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Friday, March 1, 2013

jQueryTO is in town this weekend

For those going please comment here and keep us all up to date jQueryTO

Friday, February 15, 2013

Website looks really small on new smart phones

With the new screen on smart phones, web sites that previously looked good now look tiny.
The solution is using viewports.  This article explains how to do this for an iPhone but this will work for any mobile device with the new style screens.

Small Web Pages on Smart Phones

If you have any tips tricks or resources you would like to share please email them to

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New CSS Image Replacement Technique

Even though CSS is as old as the hills, people are still finding interesting ways to improve things.

I just came across this article in a SitePoint email that replaces the whole -9999 trick.

Check out the article on the new css image replacement technique

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share please email them to Susan Fischer at

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Basic Cross Browser Layout Starting Points

When you think about it html has been around for a few decades and so has css so you would think someone would have come up with basic templates that support the common web page layouts and give you cross browser supported css.  Some may complain about browser versions being different.  Some may say you cannot possibly create them as browser versions keep changing.

Matthew Taylor is not one to make those excuses, he just does.  I was searching around and found this article that gives you some basic multi-column liquid layouts.  They will not do it all for you but they will start you off well.  Check out Matthew's article on the ultimate multi column liquid layouts you won't be disappointed.

If you have any tips, tricks or resources you would like to share please send them to Susan Fischer at and we will post them here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

HTML5 - Who is using it? Why prepare now?

Everybody is waiting for HTML 5 adoption. There are a lot of good features available in the draft but what browsers are supporting them. Is it worth developing for it now or wait for more support? These are some of the questions this article tries to address.

For those interested in the feature set and who is supporting them. I came across this really good demo site. It lists each feature, a demo and who supports it. Please check it out at

How are you using HTML5? Are you using it now? When will you adopt it? Please post your comments here or email them to Susan Fischer at

Friday, May 21, 2010

Coding Clean and Semantic Templates

Here is a good starting point on writing clean css code:

If you have any more articles or tips you would like me to add here please email Susan Fischer at and we will add them.

Horizontally center website structure

There appears to be many ways to horizontally center a page:

1) The "David Walsh" method. This places all the css in the wrapper div.

2) The "simple bits" method. This method centers the body tag and uses the div to left align the content. Here is the link to the full article:

I am more of a developer type so I am not sure which way is better but I always use method 2.
I look forward to your comments on which method is better and why.

On a side note, if you look at the David Walsh article, someone made a good comment on making height 100% on the html tag so you always get the scroll bar. Rory Tatum showed me this years ago. Its a good tip for those starting out with css.

height: 100%;
margin-bottom: 0.01em;

I highly recommend checking out some of the other blog articles on both blogs mentioned above. There are some great tips and tricks found there.

If you come across any articles, tips, tricks, or resources please email Susan Fischer at and we will post them here.