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Some useful web design tools

February 22, 2014

For browser compatibility…CbigIcon6an I use… 

HTML5 Boilerplate helps you build fast, robust, and adaptable web apps or sites. Kick-start your project with the combined knowledge and effort of 100s of developers, all in one little package.

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML)

TreeHouse: Software Development Tutorial Site

June 15, 2013


The Treehouse site uses some of the concepts from Gamification to teach people web design/development and iOS/Android programming. In relation to gamification, you can earn badges as you complete courses, these are an indicator of what skills you currently possess and are viewable by anyone including recruiters.

Code School

April 27, 2013

Very useful site,, for learning JavaScript, HTML/CSS and iOS development. Only $25 per month



Twitter Bootstrap

March 27, 2013

Loving this CSS framework from the Twitter developers…
Twitter Bootstrap
Here is a useful tutorial from w3resource…click here for tutorial

Responsive Design

December 8, 2012
The joys of web design in the post-pc era…Pictured is the device testing lab used during the development of the BBC News mobile site!


How to create QR codes

September 5, 2011

1) Go to

2) Enter in the URL you would like to create a URL for

3) Choose the image size you require

4) Click Create and save the generated QR image


Microsoft WebMatrix

November 27, 2010

Liking this new development tool from Microsoft, which is available for free to download from here


Icon Set for web design

June 21, 2010

Many thanks to Deviant Art for providing this excellent icon set


Rendering fonts: Firefox versus IE

May 12, 2010

After spending a lot of time trying to figure out why verdana looked so much better in IE than Firefox, found this article which reveals it is all down to the effects used to smooth the font, by changing to ClearType the font renders in Firefox just as well as it looks in IE.

Check out the article for full details to view steps to enable ClearType

Configuring DCOM for outputting to XL from ASP

March 5, 2010

Thanks to Chris Crowe, this article explains how to ensure you can output to Excel from an ASP.NET web app:

Read it here