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Articles tagged "web development"

Here you will find a selection of tasty morsels in reverse chronological order. Feel free to peruse them at your leisure, although no guarantees as to quality or satisfaction are made. (Some of it stinks.)

  1. Why Use a Database With a Small CMS? 30 August 2012
  2. How To Make Your Website Fast 16 March 2012
  3. How A Missing Favicon Broke My App for Chrome Users 14 February 2012
  4. The Best Forms Implementation I've Ever Built 19 August 2011
  5. The Lure of On-page Editing 29 March 2011
  6. Stop Building Sites In Subfolders 09 March 2011
  7. What's In Your Utility Belt? 15 October 2009
  8. The Fallacy of Page Zooming 18 June 2009
  9. 10 Cost Effective Web Development Techniques 18 May 2009
  10. Supersleight jQuery Plugin for Transparent PNGs in IE6 12 March 2009
  11. The Cost of Accessibility 25 February 2009
  12. Coping With Internet Explorer's Mishandling of Buttons 30 July 2008
  13. When Bugs Collide: Fixing Text Dimming in Firefox 2 19 June 2008
  14. Content Management Nightmares 13 May 2008
  15. Web Standards and Accessibility with Adobe Spry 10 May 2008
  16. Don't Import, Subscribe 28 March 2008
  17. PHP mail() and The Path of No Return 02 November 2007
  18. PHP Build Systems 03 August 2007
  19. JSON All The Way 10 August 2006
  20. The Biggest Unsolved Problems of Web Design 05 July 2006
  21. Maps, Microformats and LPG 13 June 2006
  22. Sleight Update: Alpha PNG Backgrounds in IE 31 May 2006
  23. The Term 'Subscribe' Can Mislead 21 April 2006
  24. Five Most Important Considerations 21 April 2006
  25. So That Was 24ways 05 January 2006
  26. Web Development on a Microsoft Platform 01 November 2005
  27. More After The Jump 19 October 2005
  28. Taking it Personally 03 September 2005
  29. Call For Hackers 03 August 2005
  30. Paging Large Datasets in SQL Server 11 July 2005
  31. XMLHttpRequest for The Masses 12 December 2004
  32. Mental Clarity 07 December 2004
  33. A Question of Title 20 November 2004
  34. Web Applications are Easy 11 November 2004
  35. Embedding Macromedia Flash in XHTML 26 October 2004
  36. The Joel Test for Web Development - Conclusions 04 October 2004
  37. The Joel Test for Web Development - Part 3 26 September 2004
  38. The Joel Test for Web Development - Part 2 22 September 2004
  39. The Joel Test for Web Development 21 September 2004
  40. Web Development is Software Development 17 September 2004
  41. The Dangers of Redesigning a Web Application 01 September 2004
  42. Curl for HTTP Debugging 25 August 2004
  43. Browse Happy 20 August 2004
  44. A Font for Programming 18 August 2004
  45. Authentication Required 08 July 2004
  46. Scalability vs Performance 05 July 2004
  47. And Breathe Out 30 June 2004
  48. Colour me Spammy 16 June 2004
  49. The Slippery Slope 01 June 2004
  50. Experience is More Important than Knowledge Of Syntax 21 May 2004
  51. Writing The Code is the Easy Bit 18 May 2004
  52. CSS Editors 06 May 2004
  53. Comments on Comments 26 April 2004
  54. Selling Software Online 17 February 2004
  55. Inner Demon 29 January 2004
  56. As a Parrot 23 January 2004
  57. Mailio 03 January 2004
  58. Favourite PHP Tricks 02 January 2004
  59. PHP Duplicate Names 01 January 2004
  60. Data Protection 22 December 2003
  61. CSS Underscore Hack 17 December 2003
  62. Sessions, hah! What are they good for? 03 December 2003
  63. Class structure 18 November 2003
  64. We have a winner 14 November 2003
  65. My Goodness, My Guinness, MySQL 13 November 2003
  66. Search me 12 November 2003
  67. ReUSEIT judging underway 03 November 2003
  68. XML, DTD, Radio Silence 30 October 2003
  69. ALA Returns 22 October 2003
  70. Making Progress 20 October 2003
  71. It's just this damn XML 14 October 2003
  72. Caveat Emptor 09 October 2003
  73. Eolas Patent Workarounds 08 October 2003
  74. Building a Wall 30 September 2003
  75. Talking Web Standards 29 September 2003
  76. I gots me a Favicon 25 September 2003
  77. The IC-Style 22 September 2003
  78. The times they are onchanging 11 September 2003
  79. Flash Satay resurgence 04 September 2003
  80. Flash Satay Poll 20 August 2003
  81. Attention Fireworks and Photoshop users 13 August 2003
  82. Alone 08 August 2003
  83. The dot.com chair 05 August 2003
  84. Usability on the cheap 29 July 2003
  85. Adobe, what have you done? 02 July 2003
  86. Switching on the LAMP 09 May 2003
  87. Web users don't read 17 April 2003

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Drew McLellan (@drewm) has been hacking on the web since around 1996 following an unfortunate incident with a margarine tub. Since then he’s spread himself between both front- and back-end development projects, and now is Director and Senior Web Developer at edgeofmyseat.com in Maidenhead, UK (GEO: 51.5217, -0.7177). Prior to this, Drew was a Web Developer for Yahoo!, and before that primarily worked as a technical lead within design and branding agencies for clients such as Nissan, Goodyear Dunlop, Siemens/Bosch, Cadburys, ICI Dulux and Virgin.net. Somewhere along the way, Drew managed to get himself embroiled with Dreamweaver and was made an early Macromedia Evangelist for that product. This lead to book deals, public appearances, fame, glory, and his eventual downfall.

Picking himself up again, Drew is now a strong advocate for best practises, and stood as Group Lead for The Web Standards Project 2006-08. He has had articles published by A List Apart, Adobe, and O’Reilly Media’s XML.com, mostly due to mistaken identity. Drew is a proponent of the lower-case semantic web, and is currently expending energies in the direction of the microformats movement, with particular interests in making parsers an off-the-shelf commodity and developing simple UI conventions. He writes here at all in the head and, with a little help from his friends, at 24 ways.