Section: [Web] development

Oh my word! Gmail finally to support style tags and media queries…

I was such a doubter when I first heard the rumours. Of course it’ll take a while, then throw in the issue android email client fragmentation, but blimey this will make building email a lot easier in the not-too-distant future.

Fluid email template and banner for video campaign

Simple responsive landing page (design and code)

WordPress: excluding a category from author.php

(‘cos it took me more than a couple of minutes to find a relevant answer)

HTTP vs HTTPS

HTTPS is a speed demon…

Gmail and efficient CSS? Nah.

It’s not totally clear from the evidence but it seems the gmail team are lumping CSS and media queries together with Javascript and phishing attacks as major concerns. Seems odd but there you go. May explain they’re still killing responsive… Continue reading →

The future of html email in Android land

On expected improvements to Gmail balanced against fragmentation in Android.

Responsive landing page

 

So when did Hybrid HTML email coding start to be known as Spongy? I get it, it squeezes down small but can only expand to a certain point, but LOL –  spongy.

HTML email hacking for Outlook

Outlook is nasty, Outlook is bad. Outlook is a horrorbag. Target your HTML email fixes, cludges and workarounds for the various flavours of Outlook with Microsoft’s own conditional comment tags – as in these examples below… ‘IE’ refers to Outlook… Continue reading →

Deleting an element from an array in Dreamweaver with RegEx

You have a multidimensional array where the elements’ keys/values are each on their own line. You want to remove all elements that have the same key.

State of email production

Results from Litmus’ big-ole-survey of email production methods and issues. An interesting view of what folks are doing/using out there. Go over to see them and grab yourself a copy of the 2016 State of Email Production eBook. It’s very… Continue reading →

Litmus’ view of Email Client Marketshare

Infographictastic.

Ambient Animations in Email: Snow and Stars

HTML email animations

freshinbox.com

Save Dreamweaver template files as HTML

Dreamweaver won’t let you easily save template files as HTML – it’s always asks you to “Save as Template” in to your site’s templates directory. I figured a this simple solution to this very annoying issue a couple of years… Continue reading →

Keeping HTML line breaks in PHP

Another should-know-this-already snippet of PHP know-how… PHP will not include any line breaks immediately after a closing PHP tag. If you need or want to preserve white space in your rendered HTML code you’ll need to add a space in… Continue reading →

D’oh. Still a PHP noob after all… Despite NULL and FALSE meaning different things – they’re equal in PHP if you’re not type matching. ref http://stackoverflow.com/

Responsive images – 2014 and beyond

I’ve read a couple of interesting articles about the future of images on the web. The Picture Element from HTML5 Rocks  Responsive Images in Practice on ALA There are two image problems that need solving in our multi-dimensional device landscape:… Continue reading →

Time to drop responsive emails and go with fluid?

The rise of Android and Gmail in the last couple of years has massively changed the email landscape and has caused significant deterioration in the visual integrity of responsive email.

Box model headaches a thing of the past?

There ain’t no fool like an old-school-fool.

Prevent line breaks on a forward slash

Need to prevent “£/$/€1,000,000!!!” or similar breaking over two lines at the forward slashes? CSS word-break, word-wrap, white-space not working for you?

On migrating and merging WordPress (local to remote)

Few things to note on the process of bringing this site to life…

Recruitment site

Internal design blog

Blog proposal

Simple hack of default WordPress theme (TwentyFourteen).

Mac OS Apache ownership fix

Because the Apache user on a Mac OS X box is called “_www” not the more Linux-common “apache”…

Responsive landing pages

Digital DJ Tips v2

Three years after the original site launched Phil called me to help adapt the site to a new and bigger home…

Building a GIT changelog with PHP

The below PHP generates a cachefile used to display a GIT changelog. (Because I didn’t have the power to get GIT installed onto the production server…) If the following simple script in your repo directory doesn’t do it you may… Continue reading →

Dynamically create a PHP variable name

Thanks to this post “Dynamic variable names in PHP” for enlightening me on how easy this is. There’s a lot of stuff out there about PHP variable variables but if you just want to craft a variable’s name based on… Continue reading →

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