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May 23, 2012
by Graham
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Is Responsive Web Design Important?

There’s a huge buzz around responsive web design at the moment. As I mentioned in my previous article, mobile web browsing is expected to overtake desktop browsing within a few years. Now designers are using responsive design to ensure their sites adapt to different devices. But is it worth jumping onto the responsive bandwagon? Is responsive design an important step in the evolution of web design or is it just a gimmick? Continue reading

CSS layout design

April 15, 2012
by Graham
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Responsive Web Design – A 3 Column Layout

Now that mobile browsing is expected to overtake desktop browsing within the next few years, web developers have to think about how their sites will appear on mobile devices. This post will talk about future-proofing websites with responsive design. I’ll demonstrate an example of a 3 column front page design, complete with JQuery slideshow.
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Twitterfeed

March 25, 2012
by Graham
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Automatically Post to Social Networking Sites From Your Blog

Use Twitterfeed to automatically update your social networking websites directly from your blog!
Twitterfeed is a social media publishing tool that can handle multiple social networking accounts on your behalf! It keeps a close eye on your blog’s RSS feed and posts new entries to your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. It’s easy to setup and you can create multiple feeds to different blog categories. Continue reading

CSS Folder

August 8, 2011
by Graham
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CSS3 Text Effects

Looking for ways to jazz up your website? With new CSS3 techniques it’s easy to add some nifty text effects that can make your site really stand out. What’s great about these effects is that they degrade gracefully; that is to say that, if a browser (in this case, Internet Explorer) does not support the new CSS rules, there is a satisfactory fallback.
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July 5, 2011
by Graham
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Cheesetoast has Switched to WordPress

Cheesetoast has moved from Joomla over to WordPress! Having become more proficient with using WordPress I decided to make the switch.  Joomla is a great CMS, but WordPress is just way more fun to play around with.  

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July 3, 2011
by Graham
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Writing HTML5 Forms

Although HTML5 is becoming more popular with coders, there are still those who are hesitant about adopting the latest markup for fear of the lack of support from older browsers. Luckily, there are some cool new HTML5 form attributes that degrade gracefully in older browsers (even IE6!).

This summary of some new attributes will discuss HTML5 autofocus field, placeholder text, form validation as well as new input types (email, numbers, URL, etc.).

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