Wanna see my link bg?

I have this sad tendency lately to reduce an announcement down to a tweet that I would have previously written a full blog post about. You know, little things like updating a Firefox extension so that it actually works again. That was almost a month ago, and I was about to share a link to my little plugin this afternoon and realized that the last time I posted anything here about it was February…of 2010.

So yea, this blog is sorely neglected, but if you’ve ever wanted to right-click on a link in Firefox and see the background image of said link (or the background of it’s parent element or multiple background images), I made an extension just for you…

In a Sixless World…

For years I’ve been dreaming of a day when I could write HTML and CSS without the limitations of Internet Explorer 6. That dream became a reality on March 1st when I left my previous job at a web agency and started working with MailChimp. MailChimp phased out their support… 

Photoshop to Website

It’s been over a year and a half since my book hit the shelves, but I am still getting a lot of email feedback. I’ve gotten 4 so far in the last week. I can’t really complain because most of it is very positive, but a lot of email means… 

CSS Blunders

I like to complain about browser inconsistency and rendering bugs as much as every other front-end developer, but it’s fairly common that the issues I’m experiencing are PEBKAC rather than IE induced. Now I know these won’t apply to most of you perfect coders out there, but I’m betting that… 

Unclickable Links in IE

As with most trades, there are some tricks about web design that you only learn through experience. Building complex layouts that avoid browser-specific hacks is certainly one of those tricks. Yes, there are some hard and fast rules you can teach new designers – like how IE version 6 and… 

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