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  1. Circular Segment Pie Chart Menu (experimental)

    As part of a school website's responsive rebuild, I wondered if it would feasible to remake this dartboard-esque "faculty web" menu and convert it from an image into pure CSS. Well, it *is* possible, but not without glitches - follow my journey from this to this (best viewed in Firefox, Opera and Chrome) below, and grab a more refined "take-away" freebie too.

    Inspiration: (made with images)
  2. Opting Out of Responsive Design (choosing desktop layouts on mobile)

    Responsive web design (done well) allows users to achieve their goals on any internet accessible device, but what if they *want* to view the fixed width desktop version of a website, even on mobile?

    This post comes at a time when responsive web design interest is piquing - certainly here on DD - probably the result of those emails we've been receiving via Google Webmaster Tools, that basically tell us how "X % of your web pages do not provide an optimal mobile experience... your ...
  3. IE8 Selectivizr support for Responsive Modal Gallery

    The common factor in all previous versions of the modal gallery is that alternative markup is offered for IE7/8 users to allow them to view image enlargements in a new browser window instead of the modal overlay. This is because those earlier versions of Internet Explorer do not support the CSS :target pseudo selector which triggers the modal overlay, but let's face it - having each image open in a new browser window doesn't do much for usability and it doesn't look very nice either. So, if you're ...

    Updated 07-19-2015 at 12:15 PM by Beverleyh

    CSS related , Web Design issues
  4. PHP Stylesheet/Content Switcher with Save Cookie

    Here is a simple PHP script to change stylesheets or load in alternative content (conditional loading), with cookies to store user selection.

    The nice thing about a PHP-based solution over JavaScript content/CSS switchers, is that all the checking and switching is done on the server side, before the web page even finds it's way to the browser, so you don't get any flash of unstyled content. Plus, you can conditionally load HTML or external files (improve performance and save on load ...
  5. Multi-Level, Off-Canvass Menu with IE7/8 support

    Hidden side menus, like the ones used in Facebook and Youtube apps, are a space-saving alternative to traditionally visible desktop menus. This post introduces an upgrade to the earlier CSS-only off-canvass menu, that makes it possible for IE7/8 users to enjoy this menu too.

    All the features are the same as the CSS-only version - the difference here is that JavaScript makes it compatible with earlier versions of Internet Explorer (IE7/8).

    Demo - CSS3 Multi-Level, Off-Canvass ...

    Updated 10-29-2014 at 01:09 PM by Beverleyh

    JavaScript & Ajax , CSS related , Web Design issues
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