IE9 CSS Limitations

You always have to worry about supporting some of those legacy browsers. Nothing is worse than pesky ol’ IE. It has gotten better now… a bit. In the latest project I have worked on we are supporting IE9+ and the...

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Vertical Alignment of a Dynamically Sized Image

I'm definitely no expert at CSS. In fact it is usually quite opposite for myself – I take a look at some other examples and figure out what I need to do. Most recently, I found myself needing to fit...

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Getting Started with Mobile Web Emulators

One of the core differences in developing web applications for mobile is your process for testing and seeing what the final output might look like. That being said, just about anything you develop on the web these days should be...

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HTML5 Placeholder Attribute

When creating web forms it is often nice to throw in a hint as to what should be entered into the field. This is a nice nuance that adds a nice level of interaction to your site. Previously you would...

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CSS & !important Declarations

The CSS declaration for “!important” has been around for a long time – since the original CSS specification. However, not many people understand exactly what it should be used for, and more importantly what it SHOULD NOT be used for....

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HTML 5 DOCTYPE Caution

So your using HTML 5 now. You just put in your DOCTYPE as: <!—- Using HTML 5 finally woo hoo! --> <!DOCTYPE html> You open up your HTML 5 page in IE9 to discover that it forces you automatically into...

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CSS Tidy Integrated with Visual Studio

CSS documents can often times be quite scrambled when dozens of developers are adding their styles in. Some people like their styles built with one class/id per line (closed) and some like it with one property/attribute per line (open). Either...

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Client Side Table Sorting in JavaScript

Table sorting is a very common polishing feature that you’ll see for most tabular data. In ASP.NET you get functionality with this out of the box with a control like a GridView, but requires a full postback just to sort...

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Firebug Lite [Works in IE]

Firebug has been the developers dream when it comes to working on web development in Mozilla Firefox. In fact, it was such a great development tool, Microsoft attempted to copy the functionality of this tool to create their own IE...

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CSS Ellipsis & HTML Tooltip

What do you do when you have a fixed width column or element in which a piece of text must be jammed into? Well, usually you end up righting a big of code to cut of the text and throw...

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