👋 Oi, mga repapips, Brian Dys here! I love music, photography, and creative stuff like UX design and art. This is a place where I collect my thoughts and works. Apart all these, I’m Jaycelle’s better half and Bryce’s dad. 🥰
Say you want to center your navigation on the page:
Simply tell CSS to:
And don’t forget to remove any float on those elements, if any.
I’m being confounded about an article I’ve read about your logo being an image (and not a background image). You would notice about the differences between the two wherein
img puts your actual image on the page and
h1 replaces the text with a background image of your logo.
You may be using one method over the other — and to calm your nerves down, Facebook and WordPress use
h1 approach while Google and Firefox use
img approach (and a whole lot of different combinations for other sites out there).
Now, I won’t go into details about both methods because I’m sure you’re already using one — even different from the two mentioned. What’s important is the answer to “why are we using what we use?”
The answer lies on your priorities.
- You like the underlying text to be the document title of your webpage
- You like the logo to be presented as is — an image of a logo
If you’ve answered the former, then most likely you’re using
h1 approach and the latter,
Personally, the way I test if I’m writing a web document properly is I strip it off everything — images and CSS — and see if it still makes sense from having semantic HTML elements to its document outline. And one of the natural steps in this test is having a heading on top of your document — usually the title of the site — it could be a logo or an photograph with an inscription — but what it represents is more important.
There are lots of combinations in putting up a logo on your webpage — just be conscious of why you’re choosing one approach over the other.
We’ve been following Yahoo!’s Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site for quite a while now and have been fine in following some of the tips — that we’ve forgotten to extend out our antennas to hear about what’s going on out there in the world of website page load performance.
This one isn’t really that technical but a “perceived performance” — it’s making your JPEGs progressive (basically if it larger than 10k in file size).
There is also an interlaced “Progressive JPEG” format, in which data is compressed in multiple passes of progressively higher detail. This is ideal for large images that will be displayed while downloading over a slow connection, allowing a reasonable preview after receiving only a portion of the data.
Instead of waiting for that JPEG image load line per line, what you would see at first is a pixelated version of the image in full size and it improves its quality as it downloads.
Read more about it in Progressive jpegs: a new best practice by Ann Robson
In a quest to streamline and improve our HTML markup, I’m looking at how the page would appear to a person using an assistive device such as a screen reader.
I’ve installed Fangs – a Firefox extension that “helps developers find accessibility issues in web pages and managers to understand how their website may appear to a person using an assistive device.”
In Fangs preferences, switch the output style to “Sectioned” to have an overview of the sectioning of the HTML document — this is related to checking the outline.
Mamachari are bicycles from Japan. They are made for riding around the city and are designed to be practical for things like riding to work, doing the shopping, taking the kids to nursery etc. Everyone’s got a mamachari in Japan. Literally everyone. To say that they are ubiquitous is an understatement. Mamachari are everywhere and are ridden by everyone – old/young, female/male, students, salary men (businessman), mothers, grandmothers and fathers.What Is a Mamachari?
- Bought from Sally of Pamarang Trading in Magallanes at around ₱2,500
- She called it “cherry” bike