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  About HTML semantics and front-end architecture

A collection of thoughts, experiences, ideas that I like, and ideas that I have been experimenting with over the last year. It covers HTML semantics, components and approaches to front-end architecture, class naming patterns, and HTTP compression. We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot — “Little Gidding” About semantics Semantics is the study of the relationships between si...

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  Show drop down list or menu above of a flash in webpage

How to make a drop down menu show above of a  flash in webpage?Normally when we embed a flash or swf file into our webpage, it is not one component of our webpage.So sometimes the flash will always show above of the webpage, it will not interact with our HTML page.To solve this problem,we need to use wmode property of object tag.wmode has three properties: window,opaque and transparent.window : the flash will show in its own rectangular window,which will not interact with    ...

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  GET, POST, and safely surfacing more of the web

As the web evolves, Google’s crawling and indexing capabilities also need to progress. Weimproved our indexing of Flash, built a more robust infrastructure called Caffeine, and we even started crawling forms where it makes sense. Now, especially with the growing popularity of JavaScript and, with it, AJAX, we’re finding more web pages requiring POST requests -- either for the entire content of the page or because the pages are missing information and/or look completely broken witho...

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  Discovery kills distribution: why the web needs a new leader

[Apple and Google have locked application discovery and distribution within their app stores. VisionMobile's Andreas Constantinou explains how Facebook is using the web to disintermediate Apple/Google and why the web needs a new leader].The platform duopoly.In just the space of 3 years, the mobile platforms landscape has changed from an election race to an oligarchy. The network effects at the heart of the Apple and Google business models have created formidable barriers to entry. The growth in ...

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  Rails and Web Development - Take the First Step

Getting started with web development isn’t easy. Looking back to when I started, the first few weeks were the toughest to stick with it. For someone who is new to text editors and the terminal – the installation process can be really overwhelming. I recently went through the process of helping some of my friends get set up with Ruby on Rails and after doing it a few times, I realized it would be helpful to write a post that others looking to get started could refer to.The following is not go...

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  Disable directory listings

Preventing directory listings can be very useful if for example, you have a directory containing important '.zip' archive files or to prevent viewing of your image directories. Alternatively it can also be useful to enable directory listings if they are not available on your server, for example if you wish to display directory listings of your important '.zip' files.To prevent directory listings, create a .htaccess file following the main instructions and guidance which includes the following te...

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  Using an Image Submit Button within an HTML Web Page Form

If you're using an HTML form on your web site and would like to use an image submit button instead of the boring standard submit button, this HTML code is for you.In order for your form's input box and your image submit button to line up properly, you will need to place it within an HTML table. In addition, unless your image has a transparent background, you will need to set the table background color to the same color as the image background so that it will seamlessly b...

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  List of Web Safe Fonts

Here is the list of websafe fonts that I use in my own personal web development. Websafe (or "web safe", "safe for the web") fonts are supposedly fonts that are common among all versions of Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. Fonts that you expect everyone viewing your webpage to have. Please contact me if you know of any other web-safe fonts that should be added to this list. These font names are in typical font-family CSS format, in other words (first choice font), (second choice fon...

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