February 2014 articles

CSS Hacks for Firefox

Posted: Tuesday 25th February, 2014 - 5:10pm
Author: James Griffiths

No matter how well you craft your CSS you will inevitably encounter a situation where a hack is the only solution to the problem you're facing. Normally this applies only to Internet Explorer but you may come across the odd time when, for whatever reason, Firefox is the misbehaving browser.

Now the question: how to go about targeting Firefox without affecting styles for other non-IE browsers such as Google Chrome, Opera and Safari?


Pyrocms set advanced text editor new line to paragraph

Posted: Wednesday 12th February, 2014 - 10:22pm
Author: James Griffiths

We've been doing a lot of development with PyroCMS Professional 2.2.1 in the last 2 months and we're loving working with such a great CMS. We recently came across an issue with the advanced WYSIWYG text editor where the text content was not being wrapped in p tags as expected.

Fixing this turned out to be quite simple.


The basics of setting up Phonegap for iOS

Posted: Tuesday 11th February, 2014 - 10:20pm
Author: James Griffiths

If you want to develop for different mobile platforms but don't have the time, inclination or motivation to learn the Objective C, Java or C# languages then PhoneGap should definitely be at the top of your must-have technologies list.

In this tutorial we're going to take you through setting up the basic Phonegap environment for iOS.


Essential rules for print CSS

Posted: Monday 10th February, 2014 - 10:17pm
Author: James Griffiths

One of the most overlooked and often neglected areas of CSS development is that of printing. All too often front-end developers concentrate only on crafting styles that are compatible across different browsers and devices and don't consider how their pages may look when printed.

Let's take a look at some of the challenges involved with creating print optimised CSS.


Resolving iMovie 10's red tint on MOV file import

Posted: Monday 3rd February, 2014 - 10:14pm
Author: James Griffiths

If you've recently upgraded to Mac OS X Mavericks you might find yourself experiencing an issue with importing MOV files into iMovie 10. Like many user's reporting similar experiences on the Apple forums you will probably find that your MOV files take on a red tint that can't be removed or corrected once they have been imported into iMovie.

Despite Apple's usual attention to creating an intuitive and seamless experience this is one issue that, as yet, has not been fixed by our friends from Cupertino.

So what to do?