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Jamie Balfour'sArticles

Building a webpage with flexible sidebar(s)
05Mar2016 / The Web
Sometimes it's a pain building a webpage with a sidebar. It took me long enough to get my own sidebar the way it is. This article explores the ways in which this can be done and which solution offers the best approach.
Building a webpage with flexible sidebar(s)
Should browsers keep a permanent copy of important libraries?
14Aug2015 / The Web
Browsers leverage caches, so why don't they just keep a copy of important libraries?
Should browsers keep a permanent copy of important libraries?
The update the HTTP specification needs
09May2015 / The Web
HTTP is old, and it's not moved with the times. In this article I make my first suggestion to improve it.
The update the HTTP specification needs
The inconsistencies of PHP
22Apr2015 / The Web
Whilst PHP has been one of my all time favourite language for what it can do, it has a very bad level of inconsistency through out the syntax.
The inconsistencies of PHP
The sad fate of the web as we know it
09Jan2015 / The Web
It is sad how the web has become this place where no individuals will create a custom website tailored to their own personality and requirements. The web consists of so many prebuilt sites that individuality is disappearing altogether.
The sad fate of the web as we know it
My 2014 suggestions to the W3C to improve CSS
21Oct2014 / The Web
This is my 2014 list of suggestions to the W3C for improving CSS. These are all things I'd like to see in the CSS4 specification when it gets considered.
My 2014 suggestions to the W3C to improve CSS
Why CSS incompatiblities are not so much a problem with mobile
21Aug2014 / The Web
Have you ever noticed how great mobile web browser development is? This article goes into a bit of depth about how CSS is miles ahead on mobile devices.
Why CSS incompatiblities are not so much a problem with mobile
What CSS still needs and where Sass has it right
15Aug2014 / The Web
My CSS 2015 wishlist. I'm particularly hopeful about two particular features. This proposal may get updated as I think of more ideas.
Who uses the CSS @media print query anyway?
22Jul2014 / The Web
CSS3 makes it easier to create printable content, but has it been implemented fully? In this article I will talk about why it is important to implement a print-friendly website using CSS and how it can be achieved. I will also talk about the concerns with websites as they are at the moment and how these concerns affect users.
Who uses the CSS @media print query anyway?
How to effectively build a both a mobile and desktop site
29Apr2014 / The Web
Responsive site design is quite easy but can be difficult to get spot on. This article looks at why and how a mobile site can be optimised better.
How to effectively build a both a mobile and desktop site
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