Archive for September, 2009

The League of Moveable Type

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

I just admire The League of Moveable Type. While a lot of font foundries are still working on licensing issues with embedding fonts in PDFs. here a couple of font designers discovered @font-face and went lets make the world a better place. By creating The League of Moveable Type, convincing a few fellow font designers to join them in releasing fonts with an open source licence suitable for embedding with @font-face.

I am on the Edge of the Web

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Well I am speaking at the Edge of the Web Conference in Perth in November. The title Progressive Enhancement with CSS: Or how I stopped worrying about IE6 and starting loving CSS3.

The aim is to show how you can use CSS2 and CSS3 to improve the experience of visitors using modern browsers, while not blocking access to those people still using older browsers like IE6 …

Cleaning up Word HTML

Monday, September 7th, 2009

If you are like me, on occasions you have people want to paste directly from Word into CMS or Wordpress. I was bemoaning the fact, that you either end up with Word HTML or lose all the formatting, when a colleague of mine, Steven Miles suggest I use JavaScript to clean up the HTML and provide the some code.

So this is what I created to clean up Word HTML, you paste the HTML is to the editable div, hit the button and if you are using Internet Explorer the converted HTML is copied to your clipboard. So you can paste the clean HTML (note it is HTML code) straight into the CMS editor in HTML mode …

*** does not currently work in IE8, I need to investigate further ***