Howto Remove Skype Plugin Markup with jQuery

web If you have installed the latest version of Skype on Windows, it automatically installs browser plugins for IE and FireFox. The browser plugin detects phone numbers on the page injects markup with clickable links to dial the number in Sykpe.

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Web Design Tips for Programmers

web I found a good article on dzone today titled Why Programmers Suck at CSS Design. The title is actually misleading, rather than focus on the why, it will actually help you create some better looking pages.

I've often wanted to write a blog entry about the same topic.

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Adobe AIR Tutorial for HTML / JavaScript Developers

web I spent a some time this weekend preparing for the Adobe AIR & Flex 3 Launch Event at my ColdFusion user group. One thing I wanted to show people was how to build a simple Adobe AIR Desktop Application using HTML & JavaScript.

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Uploading Files Like GMail Attachments

web Google's GMail has a nice way of allowing you to add multiple attachments to an email. Rather than showing you 10 file upload boxes at once, the user attaches a file, you can click a button to add another attachment.

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Watch out for Autocomplete

web I ran into a funny problem today that had to do with the Autocomplete feature in Firefox. If I had autocomplete turned off on my computer it would have been very hard to debug this issue, but I quickly realized that autocomplete was the problem.

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Howto Build a Form That Isn't Annoying (Part 2)

web This is the second part of my multi-part series called: How to build a form that isn't annoying. After posting part 1 I received lots of great feedback in the comments.

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Textile for ColdFusion

coldfusion A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had an open source project in the pipeline. Well I've been really busy so I haven't had a chance to release it until now...

I built a UDF for converting textile markup into HTML markup.

You can learn more about textile here.

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Styling Your forms with CSS and Labels

web I had a comment asking about styling forms using CSS with the label tag in my last blog entry, so I thought I would write another post to show an example.

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Turn off autocomplete for credit card input

web Memo to web developers building sites that accept credit card numbers:

Always, always set autocomplete="off" in the input tag.

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Cheat Sheet Roundup - Over 30 Cheatsheets for developers

apple coldfusion databases java linux web Lets face it, unless you have a photographic memory, no developer can remember all the different functions, options, tags, etc. that exist. Documentation can be cumbersome at times, thats why I like cheat sheets.

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How to add RSS Autodiscovery to your site

web I sometimes see web sites or blogs that have RSS feeds, but fail to include the one line of HTML that enables RSS autodiscovery. Even some well known blogs such as 37 Signals - Signal Vs Noise omit the feature.

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Regex to Replace Multiple Blank Lines with One

coldfusion web I'm working on a function to strip HTML, but preserve things like paragraph spacing. In removing HTML tags, sometimes you end up with lots of blank lines...

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Blocking Mozilla / Google Prefetch

web Mozilla browsers support a feature called link prefetching, which allows a web page to tell the browser to prefetch a url if it is idle. Google has been using this technique in their search results, telling Mozilla to start loading the first result. I also noticed that MXNA 2.

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How HTML Validity Affects E-Mail Deliverability

web ClickZ has a good article on how HTML Validity affects e-mail deliverability.

The article points out that AOL is checking for valid HTML in email messages, and will reject mail with a 554 HVU:FO error response.


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Where are my ALT tooltips in Firefox

web I was wondering why Firefox doesn't show tooltips when you use the alt attribute in img tags like IE does. Turns out IE should not be displaying alt messages in tooltips, the title attribute is designed for that.

But don't stop using the alt attribute, thats required for accessibility.

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did you hack my cf?