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Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Cascading HTML Style Sheets — A Proposal

It’s fascinating to look back at this early proposal for CSS from 1994 and see what the syntax might have been:

A one-statement style sheet that sets the font size of the h1 element:

h1.font.size = 24pt 100%

The percentage at the end of the line indicates what degree of influence that is requested (here 100%).

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Online regex tester and debugger: JavaScript, Python, PHP, and PCRE

Regular expressions are my kryptonite. I’m rubbish at them and I can never keep the vocabulary in me head.

Mark recommended this tool so I’m going to give it a go the next time I have to resort to regex.

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Wat — Destroy All Software Talks

This cracked me up. There are two possibilities: either this is really is very funny or I am very nerdy.

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

The New Bulletproof Font-Face Syntax | Fontspring

Syntax for @font-face that’s more bulletproof than the techniques previously considered bulletproof …’till an even more bulletproof syntax comes along.

Monday, April 5th, 2010

border-image-generator - In Case of Stairs

A very handy GUI for figuring out the somewhat complicated syntax of border-image in CSS3.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

CSS Border Radius

A handy shortcut for when you just can't recall the exact syntax of border-radius.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

PHP: goto - Manual

Wait... I thought this was considered harmful?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

LOLCODE

I'm sure everyone else has already discovered this but I really was L'ing O L when I read the "Hai world" code.

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Semantics in HTML - 1.”traditional semantic HTML” at microformatique - a blog about microformats and “data at the edges”

A superb article by John Allsopp on semantics in the broad sense, from philosophy and linguistics right through to markup. And this is just part one! Read, enjoy, and prepare for part two.