Posts tagged with "General web"

Posted: Saturday, August 6th 2011

First up is a pretty cool showcase of what you can acheieve from a typography point of view with web fonts, called Lost Worlds Fairs, which take place on the Moon and at Atlantis (latter being my favourite!).

http://lostworldsfairs.com
http://lostworldsfairs.com/atlantis

Next up is the very cool iScroll project. I've just used this on some client work, and whilst it does seem to be a little quirky in some cases, it tends to behave more often than not on mobile devices though.

So what does it solve? On certain mobile devices like an iPhone or iPad, if you've got an area which has CSS overflow: scroll or auto applied, on a desktop browser you would get scrollbars, but on these devices you get …nothing.

What end users might not know is that you can still scroll these areas using two fingers, but this isn't very clear, and can result in a frustrating experience. Enter iScroll which simply adds scrollbars to these areas (and more)! You will need to target these areas and add iScroll, it doesn't magically detect them, but offers up a solution for something Apple didn't particularly want to tackle.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2011

Chances are this might have completely passed you by, but there's been a shift for whatever reason for sites to start using hash tag URLs, the big cases being Twitter, Facebook and Gawker group (blogs such as io9, kotaku, gizmodo).

The Gawker switch pissed me off because it broke any URLs that come through RSS readers etc, and didn't work for mobile (redirect to a mobile site that couldn't work with the URL, perhaps http://xkcd.com/869/), a key mistake was only having #! URLs without any no javascript normal URLs.

Anywho the following post gives you an excellent overview as to the in's and out's of the whole thing, in short, hash tags for applications where SEO isn't a concern.

http://www.quirkey.com/blog/2011/02/10/ish/