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August 11, 2010

Detecting Mobile Devices through javascript or PHP

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

There are so many mobile browsers available today that it would be difficult to specify each one. Unfortunately, if you wanted to detect the user browser through javascript you would have to explicitly specify each browser/mobile device and which act...

August 9, 2010

Create a Web Crawler 101

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

If you would like to learn how to create a web crawler, spider, or sometimes referred to as a bot... It is actually a lot simpler then you may think. In this short post I will display just how easy it is to obtain a mark-up from another website and t...

July 28, 2010

jQuery - Easy editable text fields

Written by Tony Lea - 2 minute read

Using jQuery you can easily create some great web user interactivity. One simple interface I wanted to create was to have an html label display some particular text and next to this text there would be an edit button. When the user clicks on the edit...

July 22, 2010

Adding font-faces in CSS3

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

The common fonts used for web development are all very boring (Arial, Verdana, Times, Helvetica, etc...). Using the font-face attribute in CSS3 you can specify fonts to be used on your site. This means you can use a true-type font face located on you...

July 19, 2010

CSS 3 Multiple backgrounds

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

In CSS3 you can specify for an object to contain multiple backgrounds. Using multiple backgrounds in CSS3 will allow you to overlap images or even repeat multiple images. This is absolutely fantastic. The user must be on a browser that supports multi...

July 19, 2010

RGBA and Opacity using CSS3

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

RGBA and Opacity features allow developers to create a tint or transparency value on an image or an object on their web interface. RGB has previously been supported in CSS; however, there is now an additional value which is the 'A' or alpha. So, when...

July 18, 2010

CSS 3 Drop Shadow Text

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

In CSS3 you can use drop shadow around divs or tables (if you still use tables). You can use these drop shadows to add a nice aesthetic look around blocks in your web interface. Check out the article on CSS 3 Drop Shadow Here. A very cool thing about...

May 26, 2010

Drop Shadow using CSS

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

I'm certain most people who have used a copy of photoshop have used the drop-shadow effect, you know it's the effect that makes the item look like it is floating. Unfortunately it can be a pain to have to create an image and put a drop shadow effect ...

May 24, 2010

Using Google Font API

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

It looks like standard web fonts may become a thing of the past. Google has introduced a new font API. Check it out here: There are several different font faces that you can choose from. Here are a few of these ...

May 7, 2010

The best way to add rounded corners using CSS and HTML

Written by Tony Lea - 1 minute read

There are many ways out there to create simple rounded corners in CSS and HTML; however, some of them are combersome and they either take up a lot of code or they require you to use images. The easiest and best way that I have found for adding rounde...

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