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Matt is an English web designer based in Great Britain.
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In the early days of the web comments on blogs were full of useful discussion. Then came spam bots and trolls as the internet grew and the crowd changed. Today many discussions are stifled by poor comment moderation techniques like CAPTCHA, Akismet, or simply by disabling comments entirely. There's another way...continue reading
Commissioning a website can be confusing, especially if you have little experience with websites from the perspective of a site owner. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you figure it all out. But before we can talk about details we need to know more about you, so we can properly understand your needs and begin to address them…continue reading
Denis LeBlanc has a much more concise method of solving the responsive images problem than any I've seen, which is backward compatible, and has the flexibility and power of using <picture> media query support.continue reading
As hard as it is to believe, the mess of vendor prefixes is actually worse than I thought given Opera's current implementation of -webkit- hijacking.continue reading
A design I was working on called for a mobile sized display to have a single slide visible at all times, but a larger display to have two slides visible at the same time. It also required each view to scale fluidly without revealing a partial slide or looking squiffy. Here's how I managed it.continue reading
Vendor prefixes were always a bad solution, as pointed out by a few people at the time. Why? Because in reality any vendor's goal is to increase their user base, whether for business reasons (more users = more money) or for influence (more users = more sway in decision making circles, regardless of anything else). Given the importance of user base size, any vendor's secondary goal is to stop loss from their existing user base. No one wants less profit or less influence. Only after looking after the bean-counting does a vendor's goals move to championing standards or any other wider context issue. This is a reality, and this is why vendor prefixes were always going to be a serious problem leading to its own destruction.continue reading
A responsive website featuring a lot of CSS3 animation; an experiment in how far things can be pushed at the moment.continue reading
A re-recording of a talk I did recently for Standards Next, discussing the problem we have with <img> in HTML, ways that is can be tackled, and the future of how we may solve it.continue reading
A selection of noteworthy links I've recently discovered…
Katherine Noyes thinks iPads are a passing fad. Lol! Here’s why that’s so funny…
IE9 has an IE7/8 mode. They don’t actually work like IE7/8. Because that would be too easy wouldn’t it. *cry*
I would jump for joy if all they did was add no new features and fix the god-awful broken mess they so jokingly call a User Interface…
Dave Shea talks about the state of fonts on the web, and where it’s all heading. The future is pretty.
An absolutely beautiful animation, in a number of ways.
If you’re living in the UK, and you’d rather the government didn’t hold a complete database of every phone call, text message, and website you ever go on, you need to sign this petition.
A spot on assessment of the differences between purists and perfectionists, and why you want to be the later rather than the former.
PHP 4.4.9 was rolled out today, and marks the end of development for PHP4. So everyone jump to PHP5, now. PHP5.3 alpha was released today and includes namespaces; a feature planned for PHP6, but apparently pulled forward.
Cuil is a new search engine with a larger index than Google, built by former Google employees. It’s very interesting. Here are my first impressions:
I’d love to see the numbers behind this, considering their market sector. At last, IE6 is starting to die!
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