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There are no Flash websites

Never say “we have a Flash website”; there is no such thing. You might say: we have a website and it features, amongst a lot of relevant information in HTML pages, a Flash movie and/or application. You might say: we… Continue Reading →

Styles should not be referenced by a

(If you don’t work with HTML, this next post will be of no interest to you.) Rant: the way external CSS stylesheets are included in HTML now is not logical nor convenient. So: <link type=”test/css” href=”(…).css” rel=”stylesheet” /> is wrong,… Continue Reading →

Flickr: combining ALT and TITLE for images

If you want to embed one of your own Flickr pictures into your blog, the Flickr photo page gives you the HTML code for easy copy/paste. They require you to link back to the photo page, so obviously in the… Continue Reading →

Rails Conference in London – who’s coming?

Who wants to join in for the September Rails Conference in London? Let’s set up a nice Belgian delegation! We can get a group discount: 5 or more delegates and get 10% discount 10 or more delegates and get 15%… Continue Reading →

Storing the SQL queries in the database

I want to outline something I developed something like 5 years ago, and that I was kind of happy with at the time: a way of saving all SQL queries inside the database itself. The reason for writing this is… Continue Reading →

Web-based web development

Writing code in your browser, it’s coming this way, I tell you! Some indications: my own WikiRAD article (July 2005) Playing around with PHP and wikis at the same time made me think on how web-based editing and compiling would… Continue Reading →

Barcamp Brussels: May 2006

Last year we organised a fairly successfull blogger’s dinner in Brussels, and now we’re gonna try something different: next May we will have a Barcamp Brussels event. WHAT IS A BARCAMP? (photo by miss_rogue) Barcamp was first organised in LA… Continue Reading →

Jakob Nielsen: design mistake #5

Jakob Nielsen has published his updated Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes. One that I recently have tried to fix (before Jakob published his article, honestly!) is #5: “Classic Hits are Buried”. Highlight a few evergreens in your navigation… Continue Reading →

‘Moroccan Blue’ Leads Top Fashion Colors (RGB)

Moroccan Blue topped the list of colors at New York Fashion Week’s Fall 2005 collections, according to Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Each season, Pantone surveys designers showing… Continue Reading →

Online software development: the WikiRAD

I love the idea of social software. Specifically, while it has been several years since I first encountered the wiki concept (Ward Cunningham‘s c2.com), and I have been a Wikipedia contributor for a while, it is only since I checked… Continue Reading →

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