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Code developed by teams in particular, needs to be consistent. This applies equally to individual developers if maintenance in the future is to be as efficient as possible. The CodeGuide outlines standards for HTML and CSS that can give this consistency. To quote their Golden Rule: “Every line of code should appear to be written by the same person, ......

Syncfusion have recently followed the Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition and launched a Community Edition of their Essential Studio Enterprise Edition. See http://www.syncfusion.com/p... It gives free access to the entire product, with updates and support, to individual developers and small businesses (gross revenue below ......

You’ve probably see the search box which expands when you click on the search icon. Sofia Koletzaki explains how it’s done with CSS3 transitions. http://www.sofiakoletzaki.c... ......

Rachel Andrew has a good article about some of the emerging features in CSS. Most are already available in one or more of the modern browsers so you can test and play with them already. http://www.webdesignerdepot... ......

Lorm Ipsum is pretty much the standard for filler text but sometimes you might wish for something different. Something that scans properly and has readable sentences. Lorum Ultimatum allows you to create filler text using passages taken from some classic works of fiction, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Peter Pan’ for example, and several others. Worth giving ......

Allthefreestock.com has a good list of sites offering free images, videos and icons. Worth bookmarking.



Visual Studio Express has always had one big issue for me, the inability to install any (or very few) of the normal Visual Studio extensions. One of the best extensions for front-end development and design is the Web Essentials extension by Mads Kristensen on the VS team. It was a hugely welcome surprise to find that this extension is now available, ......

The free book on Macaw by Schonne Eldridge that I mentioned before has been updated. If you’re already subscribed you’ll get alerts for updates. If not the book is well worth getting to start you off with Macaw. If you haven’t tried Macaw yet, heck, you’re missing something big. The book is available from http://schonne.com/macaw Macaw itself is at ......

As I’ve highlighted before, the Syncfusion ‘Succinctly’ e-books are excellent resources. They’re written by experts in their field, in an easy to read format. You need to register but they are free and with no obligation or pushy marketing. Well worth downloading.



SitePoint has a good introduction to ARIA, which we can all use to help raise the accessibility of sites.



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