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Dev Docs and another Responsive Bookmarklet
I came across two sources of developer documentation today, courtesy of the LinkedIn CSS3/HTML5 group. The first, DocHub http://dochub.io/#css/ and the second, DevDocs http://devdocs.io/Another Responsive Bookmarklet by Victor Coulon was also mentioned. http://responsive.victorcou... ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:24 PM

Super Useful Tools for CSS

I came across this post by Jean-Baptiste Jung yesterday, with some CSS tools I wasn't aware of. Worth checking out.

http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/super-useful-tools-for-css-coding

Posted On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 8:53 PM

NWX Forms shim - using HTML5 form types and validation in older browsers
HTML5 makes form creation and validation a simple matter. The new form input types (email, tel, url etc) allow you to give the correct keyboard type to mobile users. The validation model makes the hassle of client-side JavaScript validation a thing of the past. *But hold on a minute though. What do we do if we need to cater for older browsers? Well we can use a 'shim' or 'polyfill', as we might to support some of the other HTML5/CSS3 features.There are several such shims for forms, but the one that ......

Posted On Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:36 PM

Named anchors in HTML5
The traditional way to create named anchors (bookmarks) on a page was to use<a name="top">Top of page</a>If you are working in HTML5 you'll find that your web editors intellisense (if you have a decent one) highlights this as an error, although it will still work in current browsers.If this really is a syntax error, what's the valid HTML5 way of doing this?Well, it's very simple and has been supported by most browsers for several versions, you give the anchor/bookmark an ID and target ......

Posted On Friday, July 12, 2013 2:04 AM

Brackets Sprint 27 available
The latest Sprint 27 build of Brackets is now available.http://download.b... you're not familiar with it, Brackets is an open source web editor with some very promising features. It's still 'in the oven' as they describe it, but well worth trying out. There's a useful collection of extensions too, for code folding, code formatting, snippet creation etc ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 10, 2013 2:10 AM

Drupal Installation - script timeout
I've been installing various CMS packages locally to compare them. Some have been more difficult to install than others. Maybe the subject of another post soon....Drupal gave several headaches, not least a script timeout when building the database. It wasn't initially evident it was a script timeout. You get to the point of creating the db, hit confirm, the page appears to be doing something and then stops and you can't get any further. If you wait you eventually get the 'script timeout error' message.After ......

Posted On Thursday, July 4, 2013 9:14 PM

DimensionsApp - Another tool for testing your responsive designs
As mentioned before there are any number of tools for resizing a desktop browser to see a responsive design in action.Another one I've just been alerted to, (by the Responsive Design Weekly newsletter), is DimensionsApp, an on-line tool that works with Chrome. It lets you resize to broad bands of device widths (Phone, Wide Phone, Tablet etc) and also lets you adjust this finely, showing you the width being used.There is a Preview Mode too, which has outline skins for a number of devices.It's very ......

Posted On Thursday, July 4, 2013 8:42 PM

Responsive Design: Media query fix for IE10 on Windows Phone 8
The version of IE10 on Windows Phone 8 apparently has a bug which results in media queries not seeing the correct device width.This post from Devhammer explains all.http://devhammer.net/re... not noticed this on the WP8 Emulator which proves yet again that testing on real devices is essential ......

Posted On Monday, July 1, 2013 8:34 PM

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