thebeebs

Also known as Martin Beeby, I am a web developer and work for Microsoft as a developer evangelist

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    4 Ways to test your website in old versions of IE

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    This Article is out of date please check out the latest version here. Twice this week I’ve been asked how you can test older versions of Internet Explorer once whilst delivering a guest lecture at Stafford University and then just a few hours...
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    How to name a web browser (by those who have)

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    I don’t know about you, but my web browser is the second app I launch every day (just after email). In fact, overall, I probably spend more time using it than pretty much anything else (not surprising considering what I do). But it got me wondering, where...
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    Building a shopping cart with knockout.js

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    Prior to joining Microsoft I worked for a large online retailer, so I know first-hand how difficult it is to produce a good shopping cart. As a user updates quantities, deletes items or changes delivery options it’s important to update the sub total,...
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    HTML5 Video not working in IE9 - Some tips to debug

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    If you can’t get HTML5 video to work in IE9 here is the process that I use to figure out what’s wrong: First I will load up the page and press F12 to bring up the developer tools I then pop over to the console tab in the console I get a reference to the...
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    Cut the Rope now in HTML5

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    Cut the rope was a game originally built for iPhone and Android by ZeptoLab and it's gone on to sell 70 million copies, the good news is that it has been ported to HTML5 by PixelLabs, ZentoLab and the Internet Explorer team. It works in Chrome, Safari...
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    Conflict and Empathy

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    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been watching the slow-motion train-wreck that’s the debate over whether the HTML5 spec should use srcset or picture polyfill to deal with responsive images ( see .Net for a good round up ). I’ve covered Responsive Web Design...
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    Responsive web design in 3 minutes 42 seconds

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    How many screens do you create your sites for? For many designers and developers the answer is one, perhaps two – a traditional desktop/laptop and, maybe, a smartphone. Chances are these will be two separate sites – the www.main-site-that-most-effort...
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    Privacy – it’s not what you hide but what you tell that counts

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    Online privacy is one of those polarising topics. For many people it’s the hot button that triggers all their feelings of mistrust against what companies do online. For others, it’s no big deal – they just don’t care. Me? I’m somewhere in the middle....
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    6½ tips for landing a developer job

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    As I recently blogged, right now is a great time to be a developer . Good people with good skills are seriously in demand by tech companies large and small. Of course, the best employers can still afford to be pretty choosy. Now, these days, I don’t recruit...
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    Five Things You Can’t Do With HTML5 (yet)

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    As much as I’m fascinated with where HTML5 is going, most of my day to day work is all about what you can do right now (or at the very least, ways to hack something together that works until a more elegant solution comes along). But today, I want to briefly...
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