Mobile & Web Developer

Adding some JavaScript auto-magic to your client’s website

Adding some JavaScript auto-magic to your client’s website

What really ‘makes’ a website is that feeling of complete, that little bit of polish added at any point in the development cycle, that just makes the website feel complete. It can come in a variety of shapes and forms but the end result is always the same, you feel like the website is well planned, developed and implemented. HOWEVER, don’t confuse this with adding every feature under the sun, even minimalistic designs achieve this. Here is some examples of what I’m referring to: A lightbox (aka Shadowbox) popup viewer that is applied to any new images added by you…

Not all service providers are the same

Not all service providers are the same

I’m often asked by clients who I recommend when it comes to registering domain names and purchasing hosting and while this is good because it means I can recommend a tried and tested provider, there are clients (and people who aren’t clients) who learn the lesson the hard way. By using a company that you haven’t been recommended by a friend in the know or after doing some careful research you can set yourself up for some serious headaches having to deal with issues that arise. A few of the common issues that come up are: Forgetting your password and…

Cufon: Using custom fonts on the web with Cufon

Cufon: Using custom fonts on the web with Cufon

Thanks to Cufon when a designer gives you an amazing design and you see a custom font you don’t have to cringe. A few simple steps you can have a custom font on your site and have that cross browser¬†compatible¬†(including IE6!) To get it working there are 3 basic steps Include cufon-yui.js (you can get the latest from http://cufon.shoqolate.com) Include a custom font javascript file, just upload the font you want to use to the generator on http://cufon.shoqolate.com and you’ll be given a javascript file that represents the font Initialise cufon to replace given elements of the page such as…