Author Archives: Estelle Weyl


On January 18, 2012, to display opposition to SOPA, the internet killing so-called Stop Online Piracy Act, this blog will be temporarily shut down. If you would like to show your opposition to SOPA and PIPA, I created a small … Continue reading

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Hack for Webkit

If you want to target Webkit only, use this in your CSS: @media all and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 1){ selectors { properties: values; } } Put all your Webkit only properties and valus withing the @media at-rule block.

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Safari 5 Link selector: bug or security feature?

Safari 5 came out today. I am still testing. Safari 5 does not support all CSS selectors. While webkit (the engine behind Safari) has been supporting all CSS selectors, including all proposed CSS3 selectors for a long time now, today’s … Continue reading

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Hack for Webkit: Filter for Chrome and Safari

To target only webkit, which includes Google and Safari, encompass all the CSS that you want to use just to target Webkit in the following @media block: @media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0) { .myClass { background-color: #FF0000; } #myId {color: #0000FF;} … Continue reading

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JS Variable Scope, HTML5 Web Forms

I just wanted to point out 2 articles I wrote elsewhere that may be of interest to you. JavaScript Variable Scope: Local and Global Variables In writing JavaScript functions, variable functions can trip you up. A common error is overwriting … Continue reading

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View Source has a Posse: SXSW

If you are going to be in Austin for SXSW this weekend, make sure to come to our panel discussion: View Source Has a Posse. The “view source” functionality of browsers is near and dear to my heart, as it’s … Continue reading

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Moving from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0

Moving from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0: Skills you need to know to stay relevant. Moving from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0View more from estellevw. Here is the audio.

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Dreamweaver tip for screen shot creation

I write a lot of tutorials. Really, really basic tutorials. While I generally program in BBedit, Eclipse, vi, gEdit, NoteTab, or whatever makes sense at the moment, I write most of my tutorials and blog posts in Dreamweaver. While this … Continue reading

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iPhone Screen Orientation: Portrait and Landscape

When you tilt your iPhone, the screen changes orientation. The website you developed for the default portrait orientation may not look good in landscape mode, especially if you developed your page for the 480 (h) x 320 (w) screen. In … Continue reading

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More CSS, XHTML and JavaScript at Community MX

I have been somewhat prolific as a technical writer for Community MX over the past 12 months. If you are interested in any of the articles, they are listed below. I will add new articles to this list as they … Continue reading

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