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Phone numbers on mobile and desktop page views
There are issues with displaying phone numbers on web pages. You may want them to display as clickable links on a mobile phone but not on the tablet or desktop view of the page.HTML5 gives us the href="tel:+44 xxx yyyyyyyy" ability to have a clickable link which works on a phone but if clicked on a desktop normally does nothing except give a warning dialog unless you have the browser's Skype add-in.Two options commonly used are:1) Remove the underlining and link colour on the desktop view. It remains ......

Posted On Saturday, December 29, 2012 7:07 AM

Responsive Tables - a simple solution
Many of the sites I work with have pages displaying tables of data; insurance claims, medical data, membership lists, sports results etc. When I started moving to responsive layouts to give cross-device compatibility, some of these tables didn't fit on mobile portrait screen sizes.My initial solution was to hide them on the portrait screen and display a note 'Please view this page in landscape'. This wasn't very elegant and fell down immediately when a table was too wide for landscape view as well. ......

Posted On Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:04 PM

Microsoft ends development of Expression Web
On the 20th December 2012 Microsoft announced that development on the Expression Studio products was being stopped (In reality it had largely been stopped for many months). See http://expression.microsoft... Whilst this wasn't a surprise, many of us had held the fervent hope that EW would continue to build on the excellent platform it had become.In essence, Expression Web and Expression Design are now unsupported free downloads and Expression Blend ships as a tool within Visual Studio 2012. ......

Posted On Thursday, December 27, 2012 2:14 AM

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