Image with Background Image CSS

I just wanted to share a very quick tip with you that I’ve recently used and was surprised to see worked cross-browser. I suppose I shouldn’t have been too surprised as it uses valid CSS markup, but anyhow. I wanted to give an existing image a background image and usually I would put the image in a ‘div’ or ‘li’ …

Target IE6, IE7 and IE8 in your CSS

So you’ve created a site and it looks great in Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox and even the horrible Internet Explorer 8, but then you check it in Internet Explorer 6 & 7 and it looks terrible. Now you need to make some CSS tweaks to bring everything in line, but trying to do this universally across all browsers is neon …

The Google Star

We spend a lot of time optimising our client’s sites for the Search Engines and of course Google is always a key area that we focus on. Recently I was checking our own site to ensure that optimisation changes were kicking in as expected and I noticed a new item in the listing. It’s a small blue star next to …

Should I use Flash on my web site?

It’s interesting that if you type in the keyword ‘Should I use Flash on my web site’ that it pulls up loads of results in Google from way back in 2005 / 2006 and perhaps this is telling in itself – but it’s still an important question that is being asked. Indeed today a client of ours asked if we …

Adding jQuery to WordPress

First off WordPress comes loaded with a selection of scripts and these can be found in the wp-includes/js/ directory. WordPress already uses jQuery in the admin area and so it’s already native and can be called easily by the following line of code in your header.php file in the <head> section: <?php wp_enqueue_script(“jquery”); ?> <?php wp_head(); ?> Now you may …

Jquery Workshop – Loading a list in order

A quick one for those of you wondering how to sequentially load a list in order with jQuery with animation. First off you’re going to need to include the wonderful jQuery framework between the <head></head> tags of your document and you can download it from here:- Get jQuery OR you can simply hotlink the latest vesion back to the jquery …

Prototype vs jQuery

When deciding on a direction for delivery good web design one thing the developer often has to consider is which framework will deliver the results and also stand the test of time. For Slick Media this was much like whether to go Open Source with the PHP/MySQL model or ASP/MSSQL model. We chose wisely and went with PHP/MySQL and we …

Designing Web Sites for iPhone 1

We all know it’s good form to test our development web sites across browsers, but do we all also check across multiple devices such as the iPhone? At Slick Media we try and do just that and we’ll be looking into a few tricks to solve common questions:- Stop text resize on iphone(that makes our web text different sizes even …