On consecutive days this week I’ve had the great pleasure of arriving at my classroom to be greeted by holiday libations from students: one enormous pyramid of Coke Zero, the other a 18-year old single malt scotch, both accompanied by wonderful cards.
css / navigation
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 37 seconds
Every year some of my web design students develop mockups with angled navigation, “because it’s different”. It takes some time for them to understand that the primary requirement for UI is to be as clear and coherent as possible.
That doesn’t mean that site navigation has to be staid or boring: plenty of opportunities remain in the standard horizontal navigational layout. Of late, I’ve been interested in creating navigational elements in angled frames, using pure CSS.
html / multimedia
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 15 seconds
Last week two of my students wanted to know if there was a way to create a HTML5 video playlist without using a third-party service such as YouTube. They also wanted a responsive solution that would be easy to implement.
One possible answer is to use PHP to generate URL variables for a