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Posts tagged with #web-design
Decreasing Load Time When Using Google Web Fonts
I've been using Google Web Fonts ever since I started building this blog. It's an awesome service with a great user interface and it makes it really easy to add fonts to your web site. Of course I had to find something wrong with it. Earlier this w...
written on May 4, 2013 at 10:19 by Mikael Lofjärd
New Drapes
I got tired of the old dark green design. It was too murky and spring is in the air, so I redesigned the site to be lighter and more "spring-y". ` `Inconsolata` is back as the source code font and `Open Sans` makes up the majority of the text on ...
written on April 22, 2013 at 23:32 by Mikael Lofjärd
LESS Is More, More Or Less
A while back I read a blog post somewhere about how the LESS parser/compiler had been remade in Javascript. "Well awesome", I thought to myself as I had been wanting some more flexibility in CSS but had been to stubborn/proud to install the SASS com...
written on March 9, 2012 at 00:05 by Mikael Lofjärd
Client-side JavaScript Initialization
Yesterday I started using the BundleController with my JavaScript files on the client-side. I also deployed my ViewManager so that all my views now uses the bundled and minified JavaScript file produced when I start (or restart) my Node.js server. T...
written on December 7, 2011 at 22:37 by Mikael Lofjärd
The Logarithmic Tag Cloud
A few days ago I sat down and tagged all my posts. Last night I decided to write a tag cloud. I started out with a simple linear scale: ` * `maxCount` - The highest occurance of any tag. * `minCount` - The lowest occurance of any tag. * `maxSize...
written on November 27, 2011 at 09:21 by Mikael Lofjärd
Somewhat backwards compatible
I got the chance to see my blog through the eyes of Internet Explorer 8 today, and boy was that something to behold. There was no styling what so ever. It looked like the internet pre 1995. This site uses HTML5 and CSS3 and that is fine for most mod...
written on November 14, 2011 at 17:55 by Mikael Lofjärd
Notes from Øredev
As you know, I went to the Øredev conference in Malmö, Sweden last week. It was a great conference and I saw a lot of great speakers talk on a lot of great topics. The first two days of Øredev were "workshop" days. On monday we ha...
written on November 13, 2011 at 18:29 by Mikael Lofjärd
Trying to fix SyntaxHighlighter on mobile browsers
I recently incorporated the SyntaxHighlighter by Alex Gorbatchev so that I can easily show code examples in a nice way. The default configuration seems to have a few quirks when it comes to working on mobile devices. Not all of them are SyntaxHighl...
written on November 4, 2011 at 11:44 by Mikael Lofjärd
Responsive Web Design
Responsive web design is the new rage in HTML. As much as I dislike buzzwords, this one is actually something worth thinking about. Scott Hanselman wrote a blog post on the subject a while back and James Fuller has it at #5 on his top 5 list of thi...
written on November 3, 2011 at 22:16 by Mikael Lofjärd