Take full control of what elements from a web page you want to print without the annoying pop-up window called “Print-friendly Version”. How? With a hidden iFrame, a CSS stylesheet for print and a little bit of JavaScript.

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I recently came across the task to re-design a web site written in HTML from the last millenium. Having absolutely no control over the HTML which was generated by some pre-historic ASP code, the only option was the intensive usage of CSS. I found tags and parameters in there I didn’t even know existed! Read the rest of this entry »

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Setting up a larger Joomla site I came in need of running some of the pages with SSL. Neither Joomla’s forum nor Google seems to have a satisfactory solution for this topic. Fortunately I came up with a solution using the indispensable plugin Jumi. Read the rest of this entry »

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I’ve been searching the extension page of joomla.org for the best video player for Joomla with playlist support. Read the rest of this entry »

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The last two days Flash (CS3) has been driving me crazy. One of my FLA files keeps getting corrupted. I save and when I try to reopen, I get the message “Failed to open Document“, and there is nothing I can do. I’ve been losing hours of work. But I found a solution – sort of…

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When importing Flash Video into Flash you are strongly warned against embedding videos that are too long and contain audio. I took this warning seriously and used streaming instead. Big mistake.

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When using movieclips in the main timeline, one often faces the problem that the movieclips will not be displayed properly. Mostly this is due to the graphics or text in the movieclips are hidden in the first frame and will fade in or fly in from the one side. This makes it harder to work with the movieclips in the main timeline – it is not WYSIWYG – you don’t see what you get.

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When making long Flash Movies that mostly rely on keyframing in the timeline, I’ve always found it cumbersome to get the timing right. Read the rest of this entry »

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I have a vision – a Joomla-driven web site with lots of Flash content and updated dynamically using Ajax. Read the rest of this entry »

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When designing web pages on my Mac, I am often in need of a magnifying glass to see every single pixel in detail. Solution? Meet Pixie.

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