thebeebs

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

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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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    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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    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    This Article is out of date please check out the latest version here.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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    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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    HTML5 Sports challenge: Converting a CSV file into JSON

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    We provided data as a CSV file for the HTML5 Sports Challenge that I launched on Ubelly last week. I thought I would take some time out and show you how to convert that CSV data into JSON (without using any server side code) and then use that JSON in...
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    Turning up our noses at browser sniffing

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    Did you notice it? Well if you’re an Opera user you might. As of last week, if you go to Bing using Opera, you’ll get to see the HTML5 background video in all its glory. Now, let’s be clear, it’s not as if Opera couldn’t...
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    Learning HTML5 & CSS3

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    How did you learn to code? I ask because a couple of recent chance encounters have got me thinking that there are some pretty big gaps in people’s knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3. For example, I was chatting to a student who approached me at an event last...
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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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    HTML5 security – new target for lazy reporting by the BBC

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    Are you scared? Well you should be according to the BBC . Right now cybercriminals are targeting you through frightening new developments in HTML5. Be afraid. Be very afraid. <rant> I’m usually a fan of the BBC. They’re normally...
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    The rise of the T-shaped developer

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    What shape are you in? Speaking personally, I drink too much coffee and get too little sleep. But that’s not really what I mean. I’m talking primarily about your skill-set. Historically we’ve been an industry of specialists –...
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