September 17, 2011

Basics of the NSNotificationCenter

The uses of NSNotificationCenter can be many; It is handy for using to notify the app that a background download of data, a post of some kind is done, or some calculation is finished. It can also be useful for letting sub views know when some root level functions happen in the app such as shutdown/sending to background because the user tapped the home button. In this example I will be doing just…

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February 01, 2011

Text Selection Color

A lesser know property of CSS3 is the selection property. This allows you to change the properties of text when selected so you can highlight it in any way you want This sentence should highlight in black. And this in red. Don't forget that some browsers won't show this as it's CSS3

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January 24, 2011

Turn off Chrome's textarea resizing

When building forms for websites, much time can be spent making sure that all the elements fit together in a nice way, all lining up and looking neat. So then along came Google's Chrome browser and with it came the ability to drag resize a text area to any size possible. Great. Great? While the ability to resize the text are to be the right size for the content being entered is a great feature…

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November 11, 2010

Django Apps on MediaTemple and main.fcgi error

I was having had an issue with Django on my MediaTemple hosting and the urls being affected by a certain main.fcgi . It happened a while back, and then again recently so I decided to share the solution I found. Simply add the following to your file. Then restart the app and you should be good to go.

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August 08, 2010

ie6 double float margin bug

Here is the quickest fix I have found for fixing the ie6 double float margin bug, where all margin values are doubled on floating elements. Just apply: And the element float will be rendered as expected. Go figure...Thanks to for shining a light on, and fixing this issue.

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July 07, 2010

ie 7 min-width and button bug

A bug for anyone needing ie7 compatible forms using a min-width on the buttons. This also affects ie8 running in compatibility mode. If you are using a min-width for your form submit buttons then sadly ie7 will align button text to the right of the button. It is un-fixable with just css and the only pure solution is to remove the min-width and either use width:auto; or use width:123px; If…

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May 05, 2009

Accelerometer setup and usage

To use the accelerometer in an iPhone application you need to add the <UIAccelerometerDelegate> into the .h file of your application: Then in your .m file you must setup the accelerometer:

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