Archive for the ‘CSS’ Category

Full Window Flash With Minimum Dimensions – Updated

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Several years ago we came up with a solution for “full window” Flash that maintains a minimum width and height, without requiring JavaScript in modern browsers. Thanks to the feedback of several users we restored Chrome compatibility. At the same time we simplified the CSS, created a landing page, hosted example, downloadable package, and re-certified it in all major browsers, even IE 5.

In our testing we also came across swffit and SWFForceSize. Both of these JavaScript only solutions can be replaced by ours in most cases with better compatibility and less fragility. Our solution primarily relies on CSS, and only uses JavaScript in IE 6 or less.

The original article “Full Window Flash (With Minimum Dimensions), Done Right” is now it’s own page. The original article is still useful for a procedural explanation on how we came up with the solution and what each part of it does. The inline examples have not been updated to reflect the new code, instead refer to the standalone page.

Please post any comments, suggestions or problems here.

Internet Explorer 6 Duplicate Characters Bug

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Just for reference if you come across the old issue with IE 6 duplicating characters at the end of a block of text, check out this article at Position Is Everything.

Removing automatic quotes from the q (quote) tag

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Just a quick note, if you’re ever looking to remove the automatically generated quotes from a <q> (quote) tag, all you need to do is use a little CSS to unstyle it.

q:before,
q:after {
content: "";
}

IE doesn’t understand this, but it doesn’t automatically make the quotes anyway. For more information see this article.

Updated: Full Window Flash (With Minimum Dimensions)

Friday, September 26th, 2008

I updated the Full Window Flash (With Minimum Dimensions), Done Right post. It now properly supports Firefox 3 and has been retested against Safari and IE 5 through 7. I also fixed a few more broken links and tried to spruce other things up as well. Feedback is encouraged.

The One Hand Bandit

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Our good friend Ryan O’Neil needed a site that allowed him to easily connect with his fans. A blog alone would’ve done the trick. However, a standalone blog based on pre-built templates just doesn’t offer a level of personalization and uniqueness that an artist deserves.

The solutions to these problems are not difficult or complex. The solution is to blend together the ease of use of a blogging platform with the extensibility of Strict HTML and CSS.

As is the case in most of our projects, the objectives are clear: cleanliness in design, simplicity in maintenance, value through simplicity, a stable foundation, and an adherence to standards through semantic markup.

All Ryan has to do is focus on the message. We take care of the rest.