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Have you seen this font recently? I have, over a dozen times within the last month.
Rounded corners are very commonplace in web design today. It is so common that the authors of the CSS 3 spec have decided to include it in the upcoming standard. Most browsers aren't supporting CSS 3 yet, but both the Gecko and Webkit rendering engines have had their own version of rounded corners CSS rules for a while now. It is a lot less work to simply apply a CSS rule to an element than to do it with images, so often recently I have been taking this approach. It doesn't work for IE. Internet Explorer users won't get the rounded corners. The corners are just a little added bonus to my users with the better browsers.
Flash reached the height of its popularity in the late 90s and early 2000s. Flash intros into websites were common, as were Flash games. In 2002 most people would have probably commented that the "awesomest" websites out there on the web were Flash based. But somewhere towards the mid 2000s two things happened:
There are lots of articles out there that discuss the artistic aspects of logo design (this one is good, this one is too). I want to talk about the technical side of logo design and how flexible your logo needs to be. It helps to be aware of how your logo will be applied in the real world, and what problems you might encounter after you've finished drawing it. Here is my advice for when you sit down to draw your next logo, based on my own experience.
If you are still using IE 7 to test your websites in, stop. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to IE 8.
I was curious to see what Google Wave's support for IE would be like being that they claim Wave is an HTML 5 application. When I fired it up in IE 6, 7, and 8 I got this lovely screen (see image). This was a shocker! Apparently Google has developed a plug-in for IE called Chrome Frame that actually runs Google Chrome inside of IE. There had been some effort a couple years ago towards implementing something similar to this with Mozilla/Gecko (http://www.iol.ie/~locka/mozilla/mozilla.htm), but the work apparently got dropped.
Last weekend I was excited to get an invite to try the early preview of Google's new and highly anticipated product: Google Wave.
My initial reaction: "meh".
There’s been a lot of talk lately about "Semantic HTML", or in other words, trying to use descriptive code to markup your content with. Semantic HTML is crucial for search engine optimization since it helps web crawling bots to understand your content.
There are a few HTML tags still in the W3C recommendation status that are pretty useless and should probably be depreciated, but there are others that you probably haven’t heard of that could actually be quite useful.
So the next time you’re building a webpage and you go to type <div> or <span>, stop and consider using one of these!
Hello world! I have decided to join the blog universe. I have never really considered myself a writer, but lately I have found myself with things I want to say to the world, and sometimes to myself, because I can't always remember experiences I have had, and sometimes they are useful to share. My website was in need of a refresh so I thought I would take the opportunity to add a blog to it.