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… 

View Multiple Link BGs

Have you ever right-clicked on a website graphic in Firefox expecting to find that handy “View Background Image” context menu item only to realize it wasn’t there because the element you right-clicked on was a link? No? Well it happens to me all the time. A little over a year… 

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… 

Active States on the Cheap

Whenever I create a navigation block for a website, I make sure it falls within a universal include file. This ensures that if I need to add a page or change the site navigation in any way, I just need to edit one file. Whether I’m working on a PHP… 

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