February 2011 Archives — Broken Links Archive

HTML5 for Web Developers

The WHATWG have released the HTML5 Edition for Web Developers, which removes all of the overly-technical details aimed at browser makers and leaves the important stuff you need to learn — and with a nice readable stylesheet applied.


Using Media Queries in the Real World

Recently I’ve been working on the new website for my employers, Poke London, which launched last week. One of the things of which I’m proudest is the use of media queries to create a site which is sympathetic to small-screen devices. I learned a lot from developing with media queries, not least of which was the limit of what’s possible with them, so I thought it would be useful to present some of the key lessons learned in this post.

By the way, throughout this post I will refer to the ‘mobile version/site/theme’; I’m aware that’s a loaded term as the site won’t work on many mobile devices, but I’m using it purely as a convenient shorthand for ‘handheld device that supports media queries’.

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I’ve updated my Speaking page to include more conferences, more videos, and a little on my speaking requirements and preferences. I’m planning to cut down on the number of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interesting offers and opportunities, so please get in touch if you’re organising an event.

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