Tag Archives: Code

W3C Obsession and the Return of target=”_blank”

It was a very dark time in web design history, it was the time of XHTML Strict code and the obsession with W3C validation, which had made us slaves to the almighty goal of standards-compliance. My name is Bryan Hadaway, and I was a W3C junkie. I had to see that green. If I didn’t […]

Beautiful Apple Style Dropdown Menu

UPDATE — While this article may still hold some value, it is pretty dated. To see the very last incarnation of this menu’s code, download the Startup theme. You can also find my very latest (2015 onward) menus in the GenericTools code samples. Last Updated Aug 5th, 2012 — If you’re not an Apple fan […]

My Coding Code of Ethics

Quick and Dirty I loathe licensing. All the code I write and share on my blog (unless otherwise noted) is public domain (wiki). In short, that means there is no license whatsoever, no limitations, and you do not need to ask permission. My writings, ideas, theories, opinions, observations, creations, projects, experiments, etc., however, are of […]

Quick Code Snippets

I’m really putting the feelers out there on this cheat sheet, so I definitely need some feedback, if I’m to keep adding code snippets. Request a snippet: Request a Code Snippet If you really want to dive headfirst into web designing, blogging, writing, etc., I recommend trying out WordPress.com (completely free). If you’d rather have […]

5 Tools to Take Control of Your Web Browsing

Here are 5 tools I use to completely take control of my web browsing experience in: speed, security, productivity, convenience, and even creativity. This list is great for designers, developers, and casual browsers alike. 1. Firefox (Web Browser) Get it Now Firefox is the king of all browsers. I will accept the use of Chrome […]

Google +1 Button Script

If this is the first you’ve heard of this new Google +1 (Plus One) Button, checkout the official page. First, add this in between your <head> tags: <script src="https://apis.google.com/js/platform.js" async defer></script> Second, add this just below the <body> tag: <div style="position:fixed;bottom:0;left:50px;z-index:1"><g:plusone size="tall"></g:plusone></div> This will fix the Google +1 Button bottom-left on your pages. It will […]

Super Basic HTML Guide

I tend to forget the beginners with my writing. So I’m going to take it way back momentarily to the basics. How to Create a Text Link Code <a href="http://website.com/">Check This Site Out</a> Demo Check This Site Out How to Display an Image Code <img src="http://website.com/images/kittens.jpg" alt="Kittens" /> Demo How to Create an Image Link […]

How to Create Inset Text with CSS3

This often gets confused with “How to Create Indented Text with CSS3” which is completely different. Indent, to me at least, means an indented paragraph. If that’s what you’re here looking for, I won’t leave you hanging, it’s: p{text-indent:20px} What I’m referring to, is my new favorite CSS3 technique: Hello, how are you today? VS […]