This Site Goes Mobile
I recently began modifying this site so that it can be viewed properly on a mobile device such as an Android system or iPhone.
There are many ways to present a mobile specific site but I wanted the solution to be clean and simple. The philosophy behind this site (in regards to the code) has always been to be standards compliant so as to allow as many different browsers as possible to display the information cleanly using the same code.
The best solution I found was this:http://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2010/09/combining_meta.html. This combined with a CSS media query to tweak the style-sheet for a small screens has worked very well.
There's still some work to do (for example, the header needs tweaking for small screens in portrait mode) but the site content is now officially mobile!
1st January, 2013
A Quick Note to Myself
You cannot possibly understand everything that you try to learn the very first time that you try to learn it.
Whenever you try to learn something new you should come across some things that you find difficult and indeed, some things that completely baffle you. This is the nature of learning something new.
Each time you go back to a subject, you'll build up your knowledge and confidence by reinforcing the things that you understood the last time round, you'll fill in some of the gaps that you missed the last time round, and perhaps most importantly of all, you'll fix some of the things that you got wrong the last time round but didn't know enough to even notice.
Now stop focusing on a perfect score, and finish what you've started. (There is always a "do-over".)
26th October, 2012
English Wikipedia Anti-SOPA Blackout
You may have noticed that the 'Support Wikipedia' banner that appears on most of my pages has been temporarily replaced with a 'Blackout' version. This is because the Wikipedia community has announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States-the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate.
Wikipedia are not alone in their action, raspberrypi.org, Mozilla, The Free Software Foundation and reddit.com are among the many other sites that will be 'going dark' on the 18th January.
In the spirit of my other pages; here are the 'Useful Links'.
- SOPA and PIPA - Learn more
- Wikipedia:SOPA initiative
- English Wikipedia anti-SOPA blackout
- PROTECT IP Act
- Stop Online Piracy Act
- Raspberry Pi website to go dark on Jan 18 to protest against SOPA
- Stopped they must be; on this all depends.
- How PIPA and SOPA Violate White House Principles Supporting Free Speech and Innovation
- Google - End Piracy, Not Liberty
- BBC - Sopa and Pipa anti-piracy bills controversy explained
- Mozilla Joins Virtual Protests of PIPA/SOPA
17th January, 2012