Welcome to ‘five minute argument’, a collection of articles, editorials, and tutorials about css, html, and the World Wide Web.
Sunday, 26th August 2012
The best place for conversation about a blog post? Its comments.
- 4th April:
Different ways of looking at a problem can produce quite different solutions.
- 3rd April:
Continuing the a-z series with the bane of my working life: Content Management Systems.
- 2nd April:
Back in the day, we fastidiously kept track of list of interesting URLs, and grouped them in a menu list in our browsers. Whatever happened to that?
- 1st April:
And so we begin with the first of twenty-six posts dedicated to all things web-related. First up: accessibility.
- 31st March:
Announcing serious intentions to damn well start blogging again.
- 19th August:
How to solve a common problem with dynamic image loading
- 15th July:
Just testing …
- 5th July:
In which two popular browsers confound all expectations.
- 2nd June
- 29th May:
Margins often behave in frustrating ways when combined with floated elements. Here’s a quick solution to one such problem.
- 14th March:
A port of Remy Sharp’s excellent ‘ify’ code.
- 19th February:
Even the most basic styling can reveal differences in user agent styles
- 7th February:
This tutorial explains, step-by-step, how to use CSS and jQuery animations to build a simple ‘auto-scrolling’ vertical list.
- 18th January:
Or ‘Adding functionality to the CSS progress bar’
- 17th January:
More fun playing with semantics.
A bit about link ‘footprints’, ‘block-level’ links, and HTML 5.
How to style a right-aligned menu, the easy way.
By their nature, links — and, especially, images within them — can display quite unexpectedly.
- 22nd October:
Something not about web-design for a change.
- 27th September:
‘Maths games’ may have an useful function to fulfil, but don’t overestimate their importance.
- 1st September:
A simple demo of a ‘URL predictor’ that makes use of sitemap data.
- 1st August:
After almost a year of fairly sporadic blogging, an argument has finally arisen.
Yes, those fixed-positioned elements are annoying; please bear with me.