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Email clients and services

I’ve been using Thunderbird for several years now. Before that, (which is to say, before Thunderbird existed,) I used the Mozilla Suite’s inbuilt mail program. The services available to me with my email providers has always (and only) been POP, … Continue reading
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The right sorts of tools for the right sorts of jobs

Right, so we all know that for a block of text, you put it in a <p>. That’s not really the problem here: the problem is the other things, the possible grey areas and the borderline. None of this is … Continue reading
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Hopes for Apples next big cat

As a recent convert to Apple Macs, I’m mostly happy with my purchase. The transition from a long-time Windows XP user to a Mac user wasn’t terribly difficult, and there were many things I found that made it worth the … Continue reading
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Accessibility: whats that mean?

I am often asked about accessibility, being the resident expert (this by no means qualifies me as an expert, simply the most qualified in the office.) To some peers in my field, or those in related fields, they imagine accessibility … Continue reading
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Styling tables (part II)

Alright, so in the first part we covered the structure. Now we’re going to make the pretty. table { border-collapse: collapse; } This means “if two borders meet against one another, collapse them rather than have a doubly-thick border.” This … Continue reading
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Styling tables (part I)

Funnily enough, a lot of people ask me if I hate tables. The answer to that is no, I do not :) I rather dislike the use of tables for tabular layoutit is an unsemantic and, in the long run, … Continue reading
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