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New framework for responsive HTML emails

Ink is a fairly new framework from Zurb, who brought us the Foundation CSS framework, for creating responsive HTML emails. It’s been a while since I’ve been asked to help put together an HTML email but as news of this…

jQuery cycle plugin

Where would we be without jQuery, the JavaScript library that speeds up development no end? I’ve recently been using the Bootstrap 2.3.2 CSS framework within our content management system, TerminalFour Site Manager and…

A scalable and modular approach to writing CSS

Something that I’ve been keen to introduce to the web team for quite a while is a coding standard: a style guide, a consistent way for the whole team to write and format their code (whether HTML, CSS, JavaScript or…

Check accessibility with HTML_CodeSniffer from Squiz

Last month we had a visit from web content management system company Squiz. The primary reason for their visit was to demo their CMS Matrix but one of the really cool and practical things they left us with was simply…

Replacing the website header when printing web pages

Until this week, printing web pages resulted in the University crest looking broken and ugly. We needed to find a way to replace this for printed documents. We achieved this with a few tweaks to one jQuery file, common…

Saying goodbye to Internet Explorer 6

Today, Microsoft launched a big push aimed at “Moving the world off Internet Explorer 6”. IE6 Countdown aims to educate people about why they need to upgrade their browsers. The target is for IE6 to account for less…

Printing out webpages

Did you know that all University webpages print out in a print-friendly format automatically? From time to time we are asked if we can add ‘print-friendly’ pages to the website. But this functionality has always been…

Using Yahoo! Pipes to filter an RSS feed

I’m currently working on a redesign of the University’s research homepage which involves a requirement to pull in three RSS feeds: Recent research outputs (from the PURE research portal, which hasn’t gone public yet)…