Playing with YouTube Thumbnails & CSS3

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I threw together a little demo of using YouTube image thumbnails as hyperlinks to their corresponding videos, and how we could use their image sizes to work with different sizes on our upcoming project. It uses HTML5, CSS3 drop shadows, CSS3 transformations, and CSS3 gradients… Take a look. I still need to wireup the Youtube…

Four Design techniques to quickly add a callout to your web pages

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There are times when you may want to call attention to something on your website. It could be a special event, an new product or service, an upcoming redesign, or any other number of things. If we haven’t previously answered this question from a design perspective (such as including a special “breaking news” element in…

Exposing Microsoft MSIE8 Lies

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Via Mike Dopp, Microsoft recently posted a page about why MSIE8 is the cat’s meow, why it’s better than its competition, and basically why you’re stupid if you surf with anything else. But are all their claims true? In a word: no. WebMoney (article no longer exists) and Geek Technica take Microsoft to task and rip…

CSS Media Selectors: Screen versus Print

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As we move ever onward with our online web presence there are certain conventions that we’ve already agreed upon and have implemented (opening external links via target="_blank", using icon sprites indicative of what type of link the hyperlink refers to (email, pdf, external link, tag, etc.)). As we march ever onward there are new technologies,…

7 Deadly Sins of Web Development

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Develop for a specific browser (rather than by the standards): When most beginning web developers start out they typically use the browser that’s most commonly on their desktop: Microsoft Internet Explorer. I know that I’ll take some heat for saying this but there’s nothing fundamentally wrong about Internet Explorer, it’s just another browser among many.…