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  • Blog Post: Get your free HTML5 exam voucher

          Get ahead of your competition: Earn your MCSD certifications and start developing Windows 8 web and Windows store apps. We’ll get you started with our “Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3” course and exam. It’s all FREE: Register for the free online course , and receive...
  • Blog Post: Easy spam protection using hidden form fields

    By Ian Haynes Spam bots usually fill in all the form fields they see on a page, and can’t tell whether a field needs to be blank. Developer Martin Psinas takes advantage of this to create simple spam protection: http://www.sitepoint.com/easy-spam-prevention-using-hidden-form-fields/ ...
  • Blog Post: CSS Font Size Testing

    By Ian Haynes Font sizes can vary on different devices because of the display pixel densities. You can get round this by using relative sizes (ems or rems). It’s easy enough to build a test page for this but it’s something you probably never find time to do. Kevin Pederson has saved us...
  • Blog Post: Article: Solve browser zoom issues with ‘proportional media queries’

    By Ian Haynes We can cover a range of device sizes with CSS3 media queries and typically do so using % or ems (or rems) for font sizing and test for the device width in pixels. This can give issues with browser zoom modes however, and a solution is to use ems for the media queries too, rather than...
  • Blog Post: Article: A JavaScript alternative to CSS Media Queries

    By Ian Haynes Adapt.js determines which CSS files to load before the browser renders a page. Apart from being JS dependant it does have the advantage of being supported in old browsers without the use of response.js. A case of swings and roundabouts perhaps…. http://adapt.960.gs/ Author...
  • Blog Post: CSS3: Font sizing with ‘rem’

    by Ian Haynes . One of the new CSS3 constructs that gets less attention than it deserves is that of ‘root em’ font sizing, normally know as ‘rem’. This makes all font sizes relative to the root <html> element of a page, not relative to the parent element. At a stroke...
  • Blog Post: How to: MicroFinance App, Creating the Front End

    by Matt Robinson , Mando Group We embarked on a proof of concept project to create a line of business web application using some of the latest technologies such as Windows Azure and HTML5 and see if we could combine these technologies with great design to produce an awesome experience for the end...
  • Blog Post: W3Conf: Practicing what they preach

    W3C , the web standards organisation, held its first developer conference in November. The website for the conference practices what it preaches. It uses some of the latest features, including: HTML semantic elements andclass-based metadata for dates and the conference location. Accessibility...
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