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Have you ever had trouble selecting a radio button or checkbox on your mobile phone? Two aspects of web forms that often get overlooked for mobile page views are the ‘tap size’ of radio buttons and checkboxes, and the spacing between these elements. The first dictates the target area you have to tap and the second can mean you select the wrong option ......

The Syncfusion Succinctly E-Books are coming thick and fast! The latest is one on the Twitter Bootstrap framework.



Syncfusion have released another of their free ‘Succinctly’ e-book series, on Visual Studio 2013. With every release of Visual Studio there’s additional functionality, some of which may not be obvious or even buried where you can’t find it. Getting to know you way around quickly is paramount. This e-Book aims to help newcomers and experts alike. You ......

Stuck for inspiration? Need help with CSS styling? The Enjoy CSS tool may help you. It lets you apply CSS effects dynamically and when you’re done, download the resulting style sheet.

Worth trying for sure. http://enjoycss.com/



Macaw, ‘The Code-Savvy Web Design Tool’ was released on 31st March. My initial impressions are at the same time both of disappointment and enthusiasm. Disappointment at the missing features and things I can’t seem to do, and enthusiasm for what could be a superb tool. One of the initial frustrations is that there are no help videos or tutorials. There’s ......

I wanted to add a custom search provider to IE to raise funds for a charity. It wasn’t obvious how to do this until I found the EnhanceIE site and their SearchBuilder. Simple to use and appears to work with IE7 onwards. The site is basic but what it offers works ......

WebPaltform.org is an open, free, crowd sourced reference on web technology. “The latest information on how to use the technology that runs the web – HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more”. It’s still a work in progress and you can contribute if you wish to. The CSS section is nearing completion and others are well on the way. Worth bookmarking for regular ......

This somewhat dramatic title headlines a good article from CoffeeCup laying the arguments for responsive design on the table. Their ‘Responsive Layout Maker’ app is also worth looking at, linked to from the article above. There are a number of on-line layout generators, plus Adobe Edge Reflow CC (currently in Preview) which is the nearest equivalent, ......

Syncfusion have just released another E-book in their ‘Succinctly’ series, for Windows Phone 8 Development. You can download all their books for free at http://www.syncfusion.com/r... Note that you’ll have to register if you haven’t already been there before. They are all well written and easy to follow ......

There’s no immediately obvious way to use an include on an ASP.Net Web Page and most of the time you will probably do everything you need using a layout page. I recently had an application where I used some code at the top of each page, many not based on the site template, to check for user authentication and a number of user roles. This code changed ......

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