Monthly Archives: April 2010

Make a resizable, movable box in Flash

I’m going to show how to make a box that you can resize by dragging the corners. It’s not that hard but it does take some figuring out to get it to work right. Here’s what we’re going to make: … Continue reading

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Should web designers have a style?

One of my favorite designers is James White over at Signal Noise. If you’ve ever seen his stuff, you’ve probably noticed that he’s got the bright colors retro design down. Some of the things he’s made are just amazing, including … Continue reading

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Should you care about users that disable JavaScript or plug-ins?

The other day, someone had put up a site on reddit.com’s web_design subreddit and asked everyone to give their opinion of it. One of the first comments I read said that the site fell apart if the visitor had JavaScript … Continue reading

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CSS3 Flexible Box Layout

The new Flexible Box Layout model is something that has the potential to simplify how we lay out websites. It allows us to layout divs or other elements vertically or horizontally without needing floats or positioning. All you need is … Continue reading

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Things you need to know to be a great front-end developer

It’s been my experienced that front-end developers seem to get the short end of the stick when it comes to the importance of their work, especially if you listen to back-end and RIA programmers. But to me, a front-end developer’s … Continue reading

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When Internet Explorer supports RGBa, life’s going to be a lot easier

One of the great things about CSS is it makes things easy. I’ve had to make sites where the design has called for elements to have backgrounds with an alpha transparency of less than 100%. There’s two ways you can … Continue reading

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The majority doesn’t care what you used to make it as long as it works

The college I went to does an annual school trip to web design and development businesses for first year students. It’s to show them what the industry is really like and the differences between the firms that are out here. … Continue reading

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You’re going to see a lot more Flash on the web because of Flash Catalyst

If you’re a Flash hater, Flash Catalyst is you worst nightmare. Buried under all the Flash is dead and the apparent uselessness of the Packager for iPhone in Flash CS5 is Adobe’s Flash Catalyst. What’s Flash Catalyst? Essentially, it’s a … Continue reading

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How to fix HTML5 video

Fix the HTML5 video tag? But the spec hasn’t even been finished yet, how can it be broken? The problem with the video tag is one thing, the browser makers are arguing over which video format it should play when … Continue reading

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Missing the point of CSS3 multi-column layouts

The new multi-column layout that has been introduced with CSS3 is going to be useful but it’s not something that’s going to change how you build or layout a page. Yesterday, I read a blog post at zomigi.com where the … Continue reading

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