Entries by Dave

Web Development Predictions for 2017

Tim Hooper – equimedia Less Intrusive Pop-ups Intrusive popups that appear when you first load a page provide a poor user experience and can cause real issues on mobiles & tablets, with the device sometime unable to allow the user to close them and see the actual content. Google is now cracking down on these, […]

7 Reasons You Should Redesign Your Small Business Website in WordPress

Dan Scalco Founder and director of growth at Digitalux June 15, 2016 Your website serves as the digital storefront for your business. If it doesn’t look appealing, load quickly or even have a mobile version, customers are going to keep walking. Many small business owners rely on their website to bring in a steady stream […]

10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Webmaster

Kim Lachance Shandrow Kim Lachance Shandrow is the former West Coast editor at Entrepreneur.com. Webmasters for small businesses often do it all, from designing the website to search engine optimization (SEO) to daily maintenance. So, you need an adept, creative multitasker whom you can trust with the keys to your website — the online gateway […]

6 Common Image Formats

The following post covers 6 common image formats. While it may be noticed that .eps isn’t listed, there are other file formats, (.svg) that could be also added to the list. But as the title indicates — this is a list of ‘six’. He does clearly explain the differences as I have had to do […]

About Me

I am a web developer with a background in graphic design and marketing. When not writing code, my interests turn to the old west, chili and trains. I do see a slight connection between coding HTML, PHP and combining just the right blend of spices and peppers when making a pot of chili, and I […]

Compliance with EU cookie law

By Olivia Solon 25 May 12 Wired.co.uk [divider style=”solid”] From 26 May, UK websites are required by law to comply with the EU “Cookie Law” which means that companies must gain the consent of web users before serving them web cookies. The problem is, most people don’t really understand what cookies are and how they […]

Handicapping Web Trends in 2012

With so many unknowns and battlefronts raging; mobile market-share, native applications threatening open web, paywalls now blocking previously open available information — the world of web development is just as turbulent as the economic issues facing nations across the globe. Impossible to predict what’s ahead, but there are a few trends that I’d place bets […]

Jobs’ Thoughts on Flash

Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepped up Apple’s criticism of Adobe’s Flash technology in a stinging posted in April entitled simply “Thoughts on Flash.” As for me… I have primarily used Apple products ever since I was introduced to computers and currently use an iPhone. I was extremely disappointed that the iPhone and now iPad doesn’t […]

Accessible Web Design

Accessibility is an often overlooked aspect within the web design process, but it actually should be at the core of your design process right from the start. Legal requirements for accessible design have been in place for years but have been limited to sites that receive Federal funding, government sites, educational, etc. Lawsuits have been […]

CSS element:hover vs Javascript onmouseover

Which approach is best practice? This question has raised good points for going either direction. Although the obvious answer would probably be to use CSS, IE6 only supports :hover on links. IE7 seems to also have limited CSS2 support. I’ve been using jQuery to handle scripting needs and it may be the answer until IE12 […]