thebeebs

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

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    10 super-smart data visualisations

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    At one time, visualising data meant graphs. Lots and lots of graphs. Largely static. Often incomprehensible. Certainly not entertaining. Since I’ve recently set up the HTML5 Sports Challenge on Ubelly , I’ve been looking around for inspiration on how...
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    Why HTML5 league tables are a waste of time

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    My dad is bigger than your dad. No, really, he is. He’s 6’4” in his socks. Did I say 6’4”? No, I meant 6’8”. And next week, he’ll top 7’ for sure. So it was recently announced that IE10 PP4 has surpassed Safari and Opera in HTML5 support . Now, obviously...
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    8 leading designers on what responsive web design means today

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    In my last post, I delivered a barebones primer on the subject of responsive web design . It was based on hosting and attending the recent Responsive Summit and hearing what some of today’s leading web designers and UX professionals are doing with responsive...
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    HTML5 - Not just because it’s new and shiny

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    After my giddy excitement over the Cut the Rope HTML5 game , Rob Ashton’s comment got me thinking a bit more. In some ways I take Rob’s point – using HTML5 because it’s new or shiny or cool isn’t the best of reasons for doing this kind of thing. (Although...
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    HTML5 – how to decide if it’s right for you

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    HTML5, for many of us, is the future of the web. But not everybody shares our enthusiasm. Worries over the fact that it is not a finalised standard yet, the so far limited number of authoring tools available, the concern about people on IE6 with JavaScript...
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    How do you stop element breaking inside a CSS3 multi column layout

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    I came across a rather annoying feature today when I was trying to create a layout with CSS3 multi column . I wanted to stack some divs on top of each other in columns. My first attempt lead to this, which was not what I wanted: I wanted the tile’s to...
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    Who are you really developing for?

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    Privacy is dear to many people’s hearts, especially online. Recently, this has been brought into sharp relief with Google’s circumvention of users’ browser settings and the much trumpeted change to their privacy policy . Unsurprisingly it’s generated...
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    5 things you should know about developing Windows 8 Apps with HTML5

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    Now that the Windows 8 release preview is out, a lot of developers are beginning to experiment with what they can do with Windows 8. Unsurprisingly the focus for many is on Metro-style apps that can run across everything from desktop to slate. There are...
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    Are you developing for all browsers or just your favourite?

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    The choice of browsers today is wider than ever before. And, for the most part, if you develop for one modern browser, your site will pretty much work on all the others (albeit with a little tweaking here and there). It’s pretty amazing, and this browser...
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    How did they do that (with HTML5)?

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    Ok, I’m biased, but some of the most exciting stuff happening on the web right now is being driven by HTML5 and CSS3. From addictive, lightweight games to immersive, engaging sites, there’s so much great work being done out there. The thing is, often...
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