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CDN, Relative URLs and local testing

Of course I use this CDN refs to jquery and jquery-ui for my (new) sites, with fallbacks to local versions:

by Martin @ 14:31 13 May 2013

Play and Sass

When working with the Play Framework, you have the choice to run develop your CSS in LESS, for which it has build-in support, or Sass, for which you'll have to install a plugin.

by Martin @ 14:32 1 May 2013

Fronteers 2012: CSS

Just like last year, this post is an reduced version of the talk by the inimitable Lea Verou with inline demo's. It's based on the video recording of her talk and her slides.

by Martin @ 14:50 9 April 2013

Multiple jQuery versions

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you need to use a new version of jQuery but the project already uses an older version and you're not at liberty to just update it. It's possible to use multiple versions of jQuery in the same document.

by Martin @ 11:26 13 September 2012

On Sass and Compass

Yesterday, I attended a training on Sass and Compass by Roy Tomeij organised by Fronteers. Sass is a CSS meta language and compiles to CSS, to make it easier to maintain than CSS yet still usable in the same browsers.

by Martin @ 8:02 12 September 2012

Fronteers 2011: Experimental Features

This article discusses some experimental browser features from several talks at Fronteers 2011. Since these are experimental features it doesn't work predictably across all browsers. Try Firefox 10+ or Chrome 17+ to see it the way I intended it to work.

by Martin @ 17:21 28 January 2012

Fronteers 2011: CSS

Warning! This article might crash Internet Explorer!

This is the first in - what I hope will be - a series of articles on the useful information I received from visiting the Fronteers 2011 conference in Amsterdam last October. Like my articles of last year's conference, I will not give a talk-by-talk summary, but rather pick out the subjects that interest me most and expand on those subjects, while referring to the original talks to give credits due.

by Martin @ 22:47 3 December 2011

IE8 Switches To Compatibility View

I've said it before and I'll say it again: This is the life! Struggling for days with some obscure IE bug!

by Martin @ 10:03 15 July 2011

Onchange Is Fired Twice In IE

Ahhh, this is the life: struggling for days with some obscure IE bug.

I have an onchange attribute with a jQuery AJAX call on a HTML dropdown that gives strange errors. But only in IE (8, didn't try it in other versions). When replacing the AJAX call with an alert, like so:

<select onchange="alert('onchange');">...</select>

it becomes clear that the onchange is triggered twice. This was also confirmed in the IE Developer Tools window, but I can't use that to debug further.

by Martin @ 8:42 15 July 2011

Fronteers 2010: CSS

Before I dive into some spectacular features of CSS3, let me say something about CSS attributes.

by Martin @ 12:06 21 January 2011