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29 Jan 2013 15by7: A nice idea spoilt by reality
Super-chunky Twitter pixel art
21 Jan 2013 New Year Link Dump
A quick catch-up list.
27 Nov 2012 Catch-up Link Dump
Oodles of URLs from the past few months.
21 May 2012 Mid-May Link Dump
Ns, sea-monkeys, photos, audio, scams, Rambo and more.
16 May 2012 Please Learn To Code… If You Feel Like It
Some thoughts on programming initiatives.
18 Apr 2012 Mid-April Link Dump
Reading, composing, freezing, browsing, fracking and more.
11 Apr 2012 Mobile Browser Testing With Real Devices
A rundown of my current setup.
13 Mar 2012 Bumper Link Dump
A couple of months’ worth.
09 Jan 2012 New Year Link Dump
Restarting, reloading, plotting, puzzling, trolling, testing and more.
07 Dec 2011 Almost-End-Of-Year Link Dump
Smells, tweets, dots, spying, toys, dingbats and more.
14 Nov 2011 Green Christmas Ad Campaign & Competition
“All I want for Christmas is…”
07 Nov 2011 Autumn Link Dump
Support, terminals, GIFs, glitches, cosplay and more.
01 Aug 2011 July Link Dump
Handles, screenshots, 1984, wrestling and more.
30 Jun 2011 The Search Continues…
Find Your Geek 3.0
21 Jun 2011 Midsummer Link Dump
BBSs, geometry, edge, virality, pixels and lots more.
18 May 2011 Web Font Embedding Fully Arrives
After a long, slow journey.
05 May 2011 Post-Easter Link Dump
Books, fonts, hosting, crypts, skulls and misery.
31 Mar 2011 March Link Dump
Climbing, linking, timing, debt collecting, scaling and placeholding.
17 Mar 2011 Using The Flash Right-Click Menu For Version And Credits
A simple ActionScript tip.
11 Mar 2011 View Source (Code)
ASCII-based marketing is the future.
04 Mar 2011 February Link Dump
Lifeboats, icons, URLs, goo, war and more.
04 Feb 2011 Web Dev Link Dump
Humans, logos, emails, collisions, sprites and more.
01 Feb 2011 Bolt-on Editing With CushyCMS
Sometimes it pays to nag (politely).
22 Dec 2010 December Link Dump
Pronouns, monoliths, favicons, scrolling, fonts and more.
25 Nov 2010 Clayton Classics Site and Logo
Building a new brand.
31 Oct 2010 October Link Dump
Stupidity, handbags, hover, flabbiness, eggs and more.
23 Sep 2010 September Link Dump
Topiary, games, cookies, comics and more.
07 Sep 2010 1K Chess Showdown
Dramatic stuff.
25 Aug 2010 August Link Dump
Moyles, tangles, triangles, Bieber, Halo and more.
30 Jul 2010 July Link Dump
Shirts, URLs, martial arts, cows and more.
26 Jul 2010 A New Look for ZenMagick’s Site
Redesign now live.
16 Jul 2010 ANSAC Redesign
Making soda ash prettier.
13 Jul 2010 Pause A Flash Game With stage.frameRate
A slightly hacky trick.
29 Jun 2010 June Link Dump
Clickjacking, pensioners, movies, pedantry, blood and more.
13 May 2010 Been-Too-Busy-To-Blog Link Dump
Crap, colours, songs, Arnie, Jack and more.
05 May 2010 Flixel Feedback
Mostly positive!
15 Mar 2010 Mid-March Link Dump
Scurvy, Twitter, patents, fonts, email, muppets and more.
10 Mar 2010 HTML As Native File Format For Word Processing
I know I’d use it.
25 Feb 2010 February Link Dump
Rabbits, video, magazines, uploads, hopping and more.
28 Jan 2010 Late January Link Dump
Sci-fi, data, comics, robots, dinosaurs and more.
25 Jan 2010 A New Look for ZenMagick
I made a logo and site template.
18 Jan 2010 Mid-January Link Dump
Prisoners, music, transparency, newspapers and more.
08 Jan 2010 Posting Scores To Twitter From Flash Games
The easy approach.
23 Dec 2009 Pre-Christmas Link Dump
Basketball, trains, cameras, URLs, drops, dolls and more.
21 Oct 2009 Mid-October Link Dump
Mags, TV, video, fonts, zombies and more.
15 Oct 2009 ‘Decommissioning’ Online Marketing Campaigns
Reuse and recycle.
06 Oct 2009 Publishing To The iPhone With Flash CS5
Good news, but don’t get carried away.
05 Oct 2009 Early October Link Dump
Trademarks, profanity, developers, canvas, malware, eels and more.
01 Oct 2009 Optimising Your Web Site (a little) For The iPhone
The quick’n’easy basics.
29 Sep 2009 Breaking News: Sites Have Breaking News
Over now to our correspondent…
25 Sep 2009 MAMP PRO
An easy way to work locally on multiple sites.
22 Sep 2009 September Link Dump
Demos, tech support, Welsh Jedi, IE6, dating and more.
19 Sep 2009 Malevolent Redesign
The site’s had a lick of paint.
17 Jul 2009 Janey Thomson’s Marathon
Get your spare keyboard out.
12 Jul 2009 R.I.P. HomeSite
Thanks for the years of faithful service.
26 Jun 2009 Captcha Invaders
Prove that you’re human and beat the robot scum
12 Jun 2009 The Rather Difficult Game
Try to tackle three tricky tasks together.
02 Jun 2009 Early June Link Dump
Movies, ads, spiders, accessibility, games and more.
22 Apr 2009 “We don’t serve your type here”
The fuss over font embedding.
17 Apr 2009 Mid-April Link Dump
Business cards, polls, games, biorhythms and Skeletor.
26 Jan 2009 Late January Link Dump
Letters, titles, sins, layers and more.
08 Jan 2009 New Year Link Dump
Graves, writing, 404, cars, sounds, cuteness and more.
15 Dec 2008 Faster Flash
Speeding up games and animations.
14 Dec 2008 W I D E R
The evolution of a layout.
28 Oct 2008 October Link Dump
Games, fonts, Subversion, slices and more.
23 Sep 2008 Bad Ideas That Refuse To Die
Persistent web site mistakes.
02 Sep 2008 Open To Abuse?
Spammers ruin everything.
21 Aug 2008 Ditching Donkeywork and Empowering Clients
Nickel-and-diming is a dead end.
07 Aug 2008 Early-August Link Dump
Idiots, 3D, nonsense, gender, physics and more.
06 Jun 2008 Geek Makeover
In movies they just do their hair & remove glasses.
20 May 2008 Mid-May Link Dump
3D, sessions, fonts, podcasts, ads and more.
21 Apr 2008 Making Buttons ‘Bobble’
A simple CSS effect.
18 Apr 2008 Interchangeable Form Elements
Same data, different user interface.
16 Apr 2008 Mid-April Link Dump
Eurovision, comics, JavaScript, cards and more.
15 Apr 2008 Missing Scrollbars In Mac Firefox 3
An obscure but irritating quirk.
09 Apr 2008 A Shinier, Tastier Green Apple
An eco-friendly ecommerce redesign.
25 Mar 2008 Late-March Link Dump
Replies, URLs, comments, security, sci-fi, SPF and caching.
07 Mar 2008 Early-March Link Dump
Zombies, information, layouts, maps, pi and more.
20 Feb 2008 Using the Vista Fonts Without Vista
Install them in XP for free.
10 Feb 2008 Mid-February Link Dump
Bear, livestock, dog, pony, lemurs and more.
16 Jan 2008 Mid-January Link Dump
Printing, recording, squatting, fighting and more.
20 Dec 2007 Pre-Christmas Link Dump
Sega, favicons, crunch mode, idents and more.
19 Dec 2007 Hiding CSS From IE5
A conditional comments example.
18 Dec 2007 IE5 R.I.P.
It’s the new Netscape 4.
23 Nov 2007 Gabocorp: a Flashy Flashback to 1997
Shiny spheres and looped music.
19 Nov 2007 World of LOLcraft
By popular demand.
12 Nov 2007 Mid-November Link Dump
Science, vectors, cows, animation, poultry, comics and more.
23 Oct 2007 Floral Fashion
Boutique shopping for clothes, lingerie and accessories.
18 Oct 2007 Mid-October Link Dump
Animation, exploits, Morse, Ajax, SEO, games, amputation and beans.
21 Sep 2007 Mid-September Link Dump
Karma, fish, evil, dinosaurs, bugs and more.
30 Aug 2007 August Link Dump
Video, newspapers, marketing, ideas, bubbles and more.
24 Aug 2007 DNS Rebinding Nastiness
Zombifying browsers for fun and profit.
06 Aug 2007 Flash Enhancements
11 ways to use it to extend the browser.
19 Jul 2007 Analytics Revisited
Trying out the new Google Analytics interface.
18 Jul 2007 Mid-July Link Dump
Disaster recovery, games, PHP, video, messaging and domain names.
04 Jun 2007 Browsing By Ear
A video introduction to screen reading technology.
02 Jun 2007 May Link Dump
Sickness, security, sound effects and more.
27 Apr 2007 April Link Dump
GIFs, colours, templates, demos, clients, CSS, frameworks and maths.
14 Apr 2007 A Framework For Discussion (Of Frameworks)
Acknowledging the difference between applications and sites.
30 Mar 2007 March Link Dump
Lisa, fluid, stats, Python, brushes, Wii and time off.
28 Feb 2007 February Link Dump
Torquay, Robocop, idents, flowers and more.
22 Feb 2007 PaperVision3D’s Flashy Origami
Chucking polygons around with ActionScript.
15 Feb 2007 Inelegance-Sensing-Man Isn’t Very Catchy
From hearing whines to just whining.
24 Jan 2007 Book Review: Building Scalable Web Sites
Sound advice from Flickr’s architect.
12 Jan 2007 Microsoft Kills Off CSS In Emails
A backwards step for developers and email marketers.
28 Dec 2006 End-of-year Link Dump
Using up URLs marked “Best Before End: 2006”.
04 Dec 2006 Spam: The Movie
A trick for sneaking video into email.
28 Nov 2006 November Link Dump
Chicks, nukes, prime numbers and more.
27 Nov 2006 techlawlifelaunched
A new malevolent-designed site for attorney Jeff Seul.
24 Nov 2006 Flash Dance
Anyone drawn Jennifer Beals yet?
20 Oct 2006 Vulnerability
Sloppy coding and head-in-the-sand attitudes.
21 Sep 2006 XHTML Rules, OK?
More misguided markup advice.
15 Sep 2006 Going Phishing With Google
A handy security hole for scammers.
14 Sep 2006 Tweaking WordPress Page Titles
Improve most themes with a snippet of code.
09 Sep 2006 Sweet Test Suite
Running OS X and Windows in parallel in Parallels.
04 Sep 2006 Securing OS X’s Personal Web Sharing
Keep prying eyes away from work in progress.
18 Aug 2006 Setting Up Apache, PHP, MySQL, .htaccess and mod_rewrite in OS X
I think the title says more than enough.
17 Aug 2006 Development Developments
I’ve switched, but I promise not to be a smug fanboy.
10 Aug 2006 Childish Games
Do geeky kids still get into programming?
14 Jul 2006 Dumpy Digg, Flabby Flickr
High calorie toolkits can weigh sites down.
24 Jun 2006 WordPress and Yahoo! Hosting Gripes
Warnings for fellow web developers.
04 Jun 2006 May Link Dump
E-commerce, RSI, bogroll, generators, demons and scripts.
21 May 2006 Pre-activated Flash
Getting rid of ‘Eolas clicks’.
16 May 2006 The Duh/Wince Code
Maybe I’ve been doing too much Flash ActionScript recently.
05 May 2006 New, Improved Flash ‘Fuzzy Felt’
More dragging and dropping.
19 Apr 2006 Keeping It Stupidly Simple
Approach nifty interface gimmicks with caution.
02 Apr 2006 March Link Dump
A month’s worth of bits’n’pieces.
10 Mar 2006 Keeping Flash Active
Internet Explorer update forces changes to sites.
22 Feb 2006 February Link Dump
Bears, water, politics, web dev and fonts.
31 Jan 2006 January Link Dump
IE, animals, T-shirts, dinosaurs, tooltips, driving, wrapping and a quiz.
24 Jan 2006 New Blood For Bloglines
Some additions to my daily reading.
14 Jan 2006 Finishing Touches: Prettier Printing
Making sure sites look their best on paper.
02 Jan 2006 New Year Link Dump
Clearing out miscellaneous bits’n’pieces.
26 Nov 2005 Finishing Touches: Avoiding Caching Glitches
Prevent old style sheets from hanging around.
16 Nov 2005 Flash ‘Fuzzy Felt’
Really simple drag’n’drop scripting.
05 Nov 2005 Finishing Touches: Fonts
Tweaking typography using less obvious font choices.
02 Nov 2005 Some People Just Won’t Listen to Good Advice
The perils of game development and sequelitis.
18 Oct 2005 Mid-October Link Dump
Quickly rustled up from miscellaneous leftovers.
27 Sep 2005 Software Development Myths
A few misconceptions about programming.
18 Sep 2005 Encyclopedic Internationalisation
Using Wikipedia as an example of I18n best practice.
04 Sep 2005 Finishing Touches: Useful URLs
The address bar is part of your site’s interface.
12 Aug 2005 Flashy Flash 8
New toys to play with from Macromedia.
07 Aug 2005 They Know Where You Browse
Browsers expose more data than you might realise.
30 Jul 2005 Sky Interactive’s E-Business Portal
Get your web site on UK satellite telly for free? Surely not.
26 Jul 2005 “Kids Love Potter, Jerry”
J.K.Rowling demonstrates how not to use Flash.
11 Jul 2005 Finishing Touches: Search Engine Optimisation
How to avoid throwing away free traffic.
06 Jun 2005 Finishing Touches: Block Quotes
Neatly displaying quoted chunks of content and their sources.
26 May 2005 A 3D Frog That Isn’t Crazy
Pushing Flash, kicking and screaming, into the third dimension.
01 May 2005 Add Google Maps’ Directions to Your Site
Help people to find you with a simple little form.
30 Apr 2005 Safari So Goody (Sorry…)
First to pass Acid2; Internet Explorer still struggling with Acid0.0001 .
23 Apr 2005 Using Flash’s Local Shared Objects for Good, Not Evil
Add nifty features with Flash’s answer to cookies.
14 Apr 2005 Gmail Basic HTML View
Not as accessible as it should be.
02 Apr 2005 Finishing Touches: Opacity Rollovers
Add a translucency effect to linked images.
22 Mar 2005 March Link Dump
A quick clear-out of this month’s notes.
16 Mar 2005 Not The ‘Blink’ Malcom Gladwell Had In Mind
Hotel haunted by CSS horror.
14 Mar 2005 Validate While You Browse
Handy Firefox extension for developers.
28 Feb 2005 Finishing Touches: Text Inputs
Slightly slicker form styling.
23 Feb 2005 Retro Markup: Just Say No, Kids
XHTML pointless and overhyped? No and yes…
15 Feb 2005 The Flashy Rodent Dilemma
Should I stick with DHTML when redesigning malevole?
08 Feb 2005 Finishing Touches: Code Blocks
Producing prettier program listings.
13 Jan 2005 Finishing Touches: Emphasis
Highlighting the key point in each weblog entry.
05 Jan 2005 ASCII + JavaScript = MathML
Good-looking mathematical formulas in web pages.
05 Jan 2005 Remote Scripting for Dummies
Resources for developers getting started with XMLHttpRequest.
01 Jan 2005 Finishing Touches: Styled Keys
Applying CSS to the kbd tag to display keyboard controls.
22 Dec 2004 Finishing Touches: External Links
Automatically adding little icons to signpost the emergency exits.
11 Dec 2004 Manufacturing Widgets
Building mini-applications for Dashboard and Konfabulator.
10 Dec 2004 Flash Resurrection
Macromedia’s Flash for ’phones brings an old adversary back to life.
26 Nov 2004 Ill-informed Journalists, Bah Humbug
Columnist’s page doesn't work properly. Blames browser.
03 Nov 2004 Submit Yourself to the Button
Yield! Surrender! Give in to authority!

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