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New home for web apps

I’ve migrated the web apps to their own subdomain, so you can find them over at apps.mingteo.com—I hope people find them useful ^_^ Chinese flashcards This app is tailored to the Confucius Institute’s (孔子学院) classes, currently from Beginners up to … Continue reading
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Making the switch

I don’t know much about databases and system administration and all that jazz. I’m quite willing to admit that, without an easily pressable and instant Undo button, I am most likely awful at it. However, thanks to a couple of … Continue reading
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An iPhone happy website

Developing websites for mobile devices has come a long way since I first started research on the subject; the only vaguely useful device for browsing was the Palm, and it had a really, really awful stripped-down version of Internet Explorer … Continue reading
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Let us settle this please

Look, I’m not saying Google Chrome is a bad browser. In fact, I do quite like the responsiveness, address bar intuitiveness, and modular nature of the tabs. I’m not as much a fan of the fact that there isn’t much … Continue reading
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Mayday, mayday, (S)FTP is going down

SFTP and FTP users of blogger will no longer be able to do so. So says the powers that be, they’ve (almost ironically) created a blog to the matter, Blogger FTP info. While I didn’t necessarily mind initially, reading up … Continue reading
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Quirky margins on inline elements

We all know that IE 6 will display a carriage return after a block-level element inside another block-level element, one such example being an unordered list, converted into menu navigation. The simple fix is to set the list-items to display … Continue reading
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Its been a while

I won’t go into too much detail, but I’ve been hunting for a new hosting provider. Thanks to a friend, I am now back up and running. Several countries and photos later, I will update in a little bit with … Continue reading
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Google Chrome

Positives It’s really fast The UI is quite easy to use and comprehend Tabs containing the address bar, navigation buttons et al, rather than the other way round, actually is more semantic and intuitive It uses webkit, not a proprietary … Continue reading
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Anchor pseudoclass issues in Internet Explorer 6

I’ve never come across this problem in all my years as a developer, and needless to say, it frustrated me no end. Everyone knows the LVHA rule, or LoVe HAte (if they don’t, they should know that :link comes first, … Continue reading
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A List Aparts Web Survey 2008

I took it:
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Announcement

I forgot to mention one last thing: I have let the onegaishimasu.info domain expire, due to spam issues with *.info domains. I will continue everything as normal with the mingteo.com domain.
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Marrying strangers in coffee shops, and Firefox 3

Well, managed to find it. Marrying strangers in coffee shops. Hope you enjoy … whoever’s there. By the way, Firefox 3 came out today. Go get it. It’s pretty cool. I’m not really seeing this supposed “smaller memory footprint,” but … 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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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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