CSS & Design Category

I’ve been using Ubuntu since version 5.04 the second ever release and love it. The version numbering is based on the year and the month so 8.04 is 2008/April (see table) I use it primarily to recycle older PCs usually Pentium III so eye candy and effects provided by Compiz Fusion are not really an […]

Word Clouds Created on Wordle

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There’s a a site called Wordle where you can make some rather interesting word clouds. I made these from my thesis abstract and the the poem the Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.

The vast majority of WordPress themes available today claim to be valid XHMTL, and indeed I have no reason to disbelieve any author who makes this statement. Problems seem to arise when you have a particular theme + a range of plugins activated and XHTML validity goes out the window. Now this may be caused […]

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Essential web tools

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Lists of resources are great, but often you just don’t get round to putting them together, so it’s even better when you find someone else has put a list of resources together that cover all the stuff you would have. So for a great set of web development tools pop over to Protolize, a site […]

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CSS & PHP Essentials

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This list is by no means extensive, nor is it in any way comprehensive, it is just a selection of sites which I have found usefull, educational or just plain entertaining. There are many many more but these are a good place to start.

web design links

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All of the software mentioned on this page is free to download. HTML Editors: Nvu is a great WYSIWYGHTML editor. In fact its the same editor as in Mozilla, just stand alone with a few enhancements. Mozilla This is effectively Netscape after release to the open source community. it comes with a very good web […]

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Flash image viewer in a flash

In: CSS & Design, photography

I like Flash, I like what can be achieved in Flash by those who know what they are doing, I’ve tinkered with a few things in Flash but never really had the time to get to grips with it. I tried to get a Flash based image gallery to work but eventually gave up. Now […]

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This is the personal web site of Seòras, pronounced Shaw-russ, Gaelic for George. I'm from Aberdeen (Scotland),I'm a scientist, union activist, researcher, web designer, photographer, cyclist, hill walker, guitarist & father.