I was the second Ben to be employed at Outside Line. Its confusing – I’ve never worked with a Ben before. The other Ben gets more phonecalls too, so I’m constantly getting interrupted by shouts and calls across the office intended for someone far more important. This has led to the coining of a nickname […]
Recently, we at Outside Line launched a new website for Golden Wonder’s new noodle brand, The Nations Best. In a departure from the normal day-to-day, I built the bespoke server-side functionality to power the nifty Flash front-end. In doing so, I put together a few PHP libraries, one to access the Flickr API and one […]
The logo for the 2012 Olympic games was yesterday unveiled on the London 2012 website. Wolf Olins, the firm tasked with creating the branding, have avoided any kind of cliche, (I was thinking the Thames, London Eye or Big Ben would feature prominently), and instead have opted for a new-rave/eighties themed device that looks to be focused […]
I don’t often think to post tips on using HTML/CSS anymore, partly because they are more than likely already out there and partly because it is such a stale and dull way of generating content on a website, (second only to posting ‘best of’ lists). Sometimes though, the odd discovery warrants an entry, if only for personal […]
If you need to apply the hasLayout property to an element in Internet Explorer but don’’t want to add height or another potentially damaging CSS property, use the proprietry zoom:1;. It is an IE only CSS property and sets the hasLayout flag to true while adding nothing visually or semantically to the element. Saved my skin more times than I care to remember.
With the forthcoming release of a new version of Internet Explorer, many of the hacks and workarounds used by site developers to target individual browser flaws and serve custom CSS are going to stop working. The developers of IE 7 have themselves warned that a number of the hacks, (such as those discussed previously on this site) will no […]
This article relates to installing and working with Apache, PHP and MySQL in OS X 10.4. These instructions may be out of date on later versions of OS X. The first part of this tutorial focused on getting Apache up and running in a way that would hopefully reflect a live server environment. This second […]