Archive for the 'Scripting' Category

WebDD: February 3 2007

January 22nd, 2007 by Nick Fitzsimons

WebDD is a web design and development conference to be held at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, UK this coming 3 February (a Saturday). There is, naturally, a certain emphasis on Microsoft technologies, but not exclusively. Actually, although there are several presentations involving MS technologies, I was wrong to think that Microsoft were somehow involved in organising WebDD: they are providing sponsorship and hosting the event, but it is indeed a community-organised conference. Thanks must go to Phil Winstanley and Dave Sussman for organising this. With sessions covering Accessibility, CSS, Microformats and much more it promises to be an interesting event. Best of all, it’s “free as in beer”! Registration is opening Real Soon Now now full; my badge arrived in the post a few days ago.

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Quirks or Strict: a Quick Way to Tell

June 4th, 2006 by Nick Fitzsimons

If you’re working with (X)HTML and CSS you’ll be aware – or you need to be aware – that browsers render pages differently depending on whether they are in Strict or Quirks mode. (There are explanations of what these terms mean from Microsoft and Mozilla.) It can be useful to have a way of making certain which mode you’re in when tracking down inconsistencies in browser behaviour.
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JavaScript Get-Together, London 2005-06-11

June 13th, 2005 by Nick Fitzsimons

I wasn’t able to make it to @media, but I did travel down to London for the JavaScript get-together in the Old Thameside Inn on Saturday afternoon. Peter K of Quirksmode had an agenda of three primary items which he anticipated eight or nine JavaScript geeks turning up to discuss; the actual figures were nearer the 30 mark, and a lot of the attendees were from the design community, so the first two parts of the meeting were instead devoted to the primary question that @media had brought up: how to get the message about the correct use of scripting out to the larger community who are already working with standards-based HTML/CSS techniques, and now want to get into the possibilities they’ve perceived through offerings like GMail and Google Maps.
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