Category Archives: Web

Avoid These Mistakes When Developing Mobile Websites

When developing mobile websites is is important to recognise the difference from developing a normal web site. Mobiles have great capabilities (like touch) but also some drawbacks (like varying connection speeds).

6 Things That Will Influence Web Development

Web Development has changed over the years. It’s no longer just pretty pictures but rather a myriad of technologies striving to compliment the digital media presence of an organisation.

Summary of New CSS3 Features

As the latest standard for Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), CSS3 makes it easier for programmers to create web applications that look good on both computers and mobile devices. Developers can combine HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript to build a variety of mobile web apps. Despite being backward-compatible with earlier versions of CSS, CSS3 includes several new modules.

ASP MVC Razor: Using Sections

In order to get a consistent looking website, many designers use a common layout or master page. That’s good, but in practice we often need to add some other items to the layout too. Say, for example, we have a different style sheet or Javascript files for many of our body pages. We can achieve that using Sections.

A List of CSS Frameworks: Bootstrap and Bootstrap Alternatives

CSS Frameworks undoubtedly help in providing a quick and pleasantly aesthetic look to your product and can give considerable help in providing the base HTML, CSS and JS required. For a developer like me, CSS Frameworks contribute many of the modern standards and techniques which I may lack as a non-designer. Creating a good responsive design from scratch is not a trivial exercise so a good CSS Framework can give you a great base to start from.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a very lightweight markup language devised by John Gruber. It is used to convert plain text to HTML using a simple syntax. The main advantages of doing this are (1) you can create HTML in a plain text editor and (2) you can create HTML without any knowledge of HTML syntax.

Bootstrap Tooltips Simple Demo

Bootstrap Tooltip is a very easy way to implement pop-up tooltips and is very useful in adding tooltip help to both buttons and text. You can even mark up the text in your external data for on-screen dispay. My demo is here and the code for that is shown below. <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> <link… Read More »

Toastr is a Javascript Library for non-blocking pop-up notifications

Toastr is a simple javascript library to show pop-up messages which dissolve themselves after a few seconds. These are technically known as non-blocking notifications and you have probably seen a similar notification when new email arrives on your PC. Toastr is easy to use and very effective. My demo is here and the code for… Read More »

Web Content Audit and Evaluations

Web pages are often created, published and then just forgotten about. Not only can the content go stale and uninteresting, but links, downloads and email addresses may change, breaking the pages. This can seriously affect SEO. Technology also changes. Pages which looked great a few years ago can look poor or even unreadable on current… Read More »