Hiding the Vertical Scrollbar in IE

Also related to my little signage project in the last post, one problem I encountered was the IE would insist on displaying a vertical scrollbar even though it wasn't required - and since I knew the exact pixel dimensions of the display I knew I didn't n… more »

Resizing the browser viewport

Today I've been working on electronic signage, to display meeting details on small screen outside of meeting rooms. The details themselves come from the booking system sold by my employers and the data is sucked out from the back end database by a fairl… more »

Top 7 Blog Mistakes to Avoid

An interesting article from David Airey, and I'm always a sucker for this sort of thing :roll: I'm sure I've made far more than just seven mistakes, but I'll stick to his ones: Mistake #1 - not using a self-hosted blog - never been a problem for me,… more »

Write 'uʍop ǝpısdn'

Neat trick (so long as whatever you're using to view this supports Unicode, and your font has full support for all the possible characters) - a little utility which translates each character of the input text, using a symbol lookup table, to a character… more »

Security Update for Windows Safari Beta

Apple have released an updated version of the Safari for Windows beta, fixing three security holes announced within hours of the launch earlier this week. Apparently the Apple Software Update service will do everything automatically, but I downloaded… more »

Safari for Windows - Font Issues Abound

The Safari 3 Public Beta has launched and now there's a Windows version! Of course I immediately downloaded it but I found it something of a disappointment - when I ran it there was no text getting displayed anywhere at all (the title was blank, the men… more »

Google Developer Day 2007

I spent today as a guest of Google, and I can highly recommend the experience - if nothing else it's worth it for the free lunch :) I'll do a more 'complete' post with reviews of all the talks I attended at the weekend, but for now I'll present some hig… more »

Fred Fish

I was saddened to hear today that Fred Fish died at home last week. I'd never met him, but his 'Fish Disks' were a big part of my Amiga infatuation, and my introduction to shareware and open source in general. The internet is very convenient, but getti… more »

9 plus 9 Lessons for Would-be Bloggers

Discovered this nice pair of posts (here's the follow up) via a question on LinkedIn. Since I'm four months off my fourth anniversary I felt like this is an opportune moment for some self assessment. I thought I'd have a look at each of his 18 lessons in… more »

Accessibility Petition - The PM Responds

The Prime Minister (or at least, his staff) has responded to the accessibility petition I mentioned a few posts ago. It sounds a bit like empty rhetoric: The Government is committed to ensuring that all government websites are accessible and easy to us… more »

15 CSS Properties You Probably Never Use (but perhaps should)

In a follow on from his earlier post (5 HTML elements you probably never use), Matthew Inman at SEOmoz has posted '15 CSS Properties You Probably Never Use'. Possibly not as practically useful as the earlier post, but an opportunity to broaden your CSS… more »