Monthly Archives: May 2010

Education might save the Internet

I was listening to CBC radio in the car last weekend, I can’t remember what show it was, but it was a panel of people from the book world, a couple of authors and a publisher and they were discussing … Continue reading

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Please, just please, don’t use tables

A few days ago I came across a submission on Reddit that showed w3schools.com is built using tables. I was surprised a bit, but the sites a decent reference site not a site that’s pushing the future of web design … Continue reading

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In the fight for the future of the web, I’m backing Google

Yesterday, during the Google I/O keynote, Google unveiled some interesting new tools for us as web developers. The first and probably the biggest being that the VP8 video codec has been made completely open source and that Google, along with … Continue reading

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Why are programmers the web’s biggest snobs?

I grew up in a town of 40,000 people in Manitoba and one of the things you learn about in a town like that is farmers. Farmers are very particular about the trucks they buy and they usually stick with … Continue reading

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HTML5 isn’t a revolution, it’s an evolution

Back when I was still in school, A List Apart published A Preview of HTML5 and at the time, I knew my way around HTML4 and XHTML, so to me, HTML5 just appeared to be a more modern and streamlined … Continue reading

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How the <nav> tag can be improved

Recently, I started building a web site in HTML5, mainly because it’s a small site and doesn’t have all that much content. So far it’s worked great in every browser, thanks to HTML5 Shiv. But as I been working on … Continue reading

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Is Flash’s future it’s past?

In the whole Flash vs HTML5 “debate” which is really Flash video vs the HTML5 video tag, Flash never stood a chance. Why? Because any smart developer would rather just throw in a <video> than what we have to do … Continue reading

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The Front-End Developer’s Guide: Just because they say they do, doesn’t mean you should too

One of the great things about the web design and developer community is that a lot of the experts love to share their knowledge and opinions. I’ve learn a ton from sites like gotoandlearn and CSS-Tricks. I’ve spent a lot … Continue reading

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Add these things the CSS and it could become all we need

For most web designers and developers, CSS and HTML are almost one thing, you really can’t have one without the other if you want to make even decent websites now. But as much as I love CSS and most of … Continue reading

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In the battle of the video tag, one codec has the advantage

If you’re a web designer or developer, the chances are pretty much 100% that you’ve read and read and read about the HTML5 video tag. Honestly, it’s one of the things I’ve been hoping for since I first started learning … Continue reading

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