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Support IE8 using media queries

I can already hear the forlorn cries of web evangelists: Drop support for IE8, if we all drop support then it will die a faster death.

I couldn’t agree more, in fact I would happily drop by IE8’s funeral and check for myself it was finally gone forever (I think it would be a busy affair).

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RESS & WordPress (WordpRESS)

I was scratching my head, wondering when I would get around to plugging in the functionality which makes WordPress serve lower resolution images to mobile devices – what a mouth-full. Well I eventually worked it out and it wasn’t that hard to do!

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Freelance Web Developer Manchester

This is just a quick follow up to my presentation which took place at Mcr FRED which is hosted by Simon Owen.

Mcr Fred is a cool and small organisation run by Simon; it is geared towards front-end web developers. He organises the whole thing including obtaining sponsorship; which buys beer and pizza, and pays for the speakers who aren’t always local, to get up here and talk to us from wherever they are.

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Self Portrait - Sam Shearon

Interview with “Dark Artist” Sam Shearon AKA Mister Sam

This interview is a follow up from my recent article on job hunting in the economic downturn; which focuses on being a creative in the “real world” and how you can create opportunity and get work.

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job hunting in the economic downturn

An alternative guide to job hunting in the economic downturn

This short guide is for all the creative souls out there who may not have thought through what happens when they graduate from university properly, umm… that’ll include me then! But seriously, if you are a little lost and want to change the way you do things there is a slither of hope that my guide will offer a different approach which you probably didn’t think of trying before.

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The Long & Winding Website

Well… maybe not so winding, but hopefully you get what I mean here

It’s been a long time in the making, but now the wait is over! I finally have managed to publish some semblance of a website for myself! Wayhey ….hang on it looks slightly unfinished!! That’s kind of because it is. So if you spot anything that looks a bit out of place, please feel free to let me know.

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