Recently at work I was presented with a football news item to add to our website — Alton College had beaten St Vincent College 3 - 1 to move level on points at the top of the Hampshire College’s under-19 League. As part of the news item there was a league table highlighting Alton’s current lofty position. Whilst marking up the table I thought it might be interesting/fun to experiment with adding a little bit of speech CSS and generated content to make the table easier to follow when read using Opera.
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Bold and Italic HTML text sometimes disappears from a textfield. Here’s a brief tutorial that tries to explain why this happens and more importantly how you can stop it.
Problems that can be solved by using the
Stage object seem to appear with some regularity on the Flash forums I visit, so I put together a little tutorial that demonstrates a common use for it.
behaviour in XHTML documents served with the application/xhtml+xml MIME type. I just found out
what I was doing wrong that was preventing all the simpler things I tried working. It’s all about namespaces.
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While experimenting using
XMLHttpRequest I noticed a few slightly strange differences between the
different browsers I was testing. These differences related to the value of the “
this” keyword in the
onreadystatechange event handler.
I got round to adding a stylesheet that doesn’t fail completely in Internet Explorer. While I was at it I also fixed up the fancy (pointless) Find as you type functionality on my search box so that now should work in IE too. Ooh AJAX how very modern.
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Hooray! Today I began my collection of original animation artwork with two fantastic pencil sketches from Futurama. I’m such a nerd…
Recently I have had the pleasure of working with some really well put together software from a company renowned for being
forefront of the evolution of business process outsourcing in the UK.
In the process I found they had included a wonderful little regular expression for validating an email address.
innerHTML property may be non-standard, but it can be a lot more
convienient than fiddling around with the DOM
methods to insert a chunk of XHTML
into a page. Currently Mozilla doesn’t allow the use of
innerHTML to insert markup
into documents served as application/xhtml+xml, so here is a class that attempts to provide similar
innerHTML for these documents.
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Users of Microsoft Internet Explorer may have noticed that this site looks a little, uh, “minimal” in your browser — minimal in this case being a polite word for broken.
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On a number of the Flash forums I visit regularly I have noticed that questions seem to appear cyclically. One of the current hot topics is “Why is my movie is broken in Firefox?” In almost every case the problem is the same — that the movie appears far too small — and it relates to the use of percentage dimensions.
This is a weird one. Usually when I find a browser bug, or at least something that looks a little like a bug, other people have already found it, documented it and come up with workarounds. This however seems to have gone pretty much unnoticed? Maybe it’s too insignificant for people to care…
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