10 crucial points to check before you launch a website There are many points to check before you launch a website, which makes it very easy to forget something. 1. Review content and contact information This is not web design work per se, but if you are a web designer who works directly with the client for content, it becomes your responsibility to check that he’s be proofreading his website.
Don't Click Here: The Art of Hyperlinking I've often thought there is a subtle art to the humble hyperlink, that stalwart building block of hypertext, the stuff that Ted Nelson's Xanadu dream was made of. The word hypertext was coined by Nelson and published in a paper delivered to a national conference of the Association for Computing Machinery in 1965. Adding to his design for a nonsequential writing tool, Nelson proposed a feature called "zippered lists," in which elements in one text would be linked to related or identical elements in other texts. Nelson's two interests, screen editing and nonsequential writing, were merging. With zippered lists, links could be made between large sections, small sections, whole pages, or single paragraphs. The writer and reader could manufacture a unique document by following a set of links between discrete documents that were "zipped" together.
Flexy Boxes — CSS flexbox playground and code generation tool Flexbox browser support Three versions of the flexbox spec – each with different syntax – have been implemented in browsers. The two 2012 specs are roughly equivilant in terms of features, differing mainly in syntax. The earlier 2009 spec is less comprehensive though covers a lot of the same ground. Flexbox 2012 — W3C Candidate Recommendation, September 2012 Opera 12.1+, Firefox 22+. Chrome 21 -webkit- Flexbox early 2012 — W3C Working Draft, 22 March 2012 Internet Explorer 10 -ms- Flexbox 2009 — W3C Working Draft, 23 July 2009 Firefox 2+ -moz-, Chrome 4+ -webkit-, Safari 3.1+ -webkit-. iOS Safari 3.2+ -webkit-
Creating Intrinsic Ratios for Video Did you ever want to resize a video on the fly, scaling it as you would an image? Using intrinsic ratios for video, you can. This technique allows browsers to determine video dimensions based on the width of their containing block. Article Continues Below With intrinsic dimensions, a new width triggers a new height calculation, allowing videos to resize and giving them the ability to scale the same way images do.
Various Licenses and Comments about Them We try to list the most commonly encountered free software license on this page, but cannot list them all; we'll try our best to answer questions about free software licenses whether or not they are listed here. The licenses are more or less in alphabetical order within each section. If you believe you have found a violation of one of our licenses, please refer to our license violation page.