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It’s 2013, why is making HTML emails still the most frustrating thing to do?

If there’s something that should be insanely easy, it’s making an email with a pretty simple HTML layout. But instead we’re forced to code something like it’s 1997 using tables for layout. I’m not asking for full CSS3 support just … Continue reading

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A few things that caught my attention this week

This week I came across a few things that I think will make being a front end developer a lot easier. Nothing that’s going to change the world but just some things that will make your job simpler and allow … Continue reading

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Use CSS if you can then fall back to JavaScript

I have a rule when I’m making a website and that’s if you can do it with CSS, then do it with CSS. And recently I had a situation where I was updating some slideshows on a site and it … Continue reading

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It’s pretty amazing what you can make with a bit of CSS3 and a couple of lines of JavaScript

One of the things that I love about being a front-end developer is that website effects that were sometimes more complicated and time consuming than they were worth can now be created with a few lines of code. When I … Continue reading

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I can’t think of a reason why 3000 lines of CSS would be better than 100 lines of JavaScript

Don’t get me wrong, I love CSS and I’m a huge fan of the potential of CSS animations but when I see something like this, I wonder if someone is missing the point. The fact that you could make a … Continue reading

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My quest to find the right code editor

When I went to school to learn web design and development, it was right around the time when it became a matter of pride to say that you hand coded your work, that you didn’t use a WYSIWYG editor like … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s the simpler things (Or how jQuery has warped my brain)

I was reading an interview on .net magazine with Dan Cederholm, the creator of Dribbble among other things. Dan runs a studio called SimpleBits and after reading the interview, I went to his site to check it out. For some … Continue reading

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CSS3 Animation vs jQuery Animation

With CSS3 transition support in Firefox 4, I’m happy that eventually we’ll need to rely on JavaScript for one less thing. But, of course, right now CSS3 transitions are only supported in Webkit browsers, Firefox 4 and Opera. Internet Explorer … Continue reading

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How the hell did I become a JavaScript fan?

If you had told me a year ago, or even six months ago, that I’d spend an entire day working with JavaScript and I’d enjoy it, I would have called you completely insane. Until recently, I was not a fan … Continue reading

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If you do something cool with HTML/CSS/JS, remember a right-click means everyone else can do it

In the last couple of days, I came across two web pages that do something cool, not entirely useful, but fun and eye catching. The first one was a simple Flash page, chrismckenzie.com. It doesn’t do much, just a block … Continue reading

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