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September 9th, 2020 ×

Tales from Webdev Past - Clearfix × Floats × Cufon × Guestbooks × PNG Fix × More!

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about tales from web dev past — clearfix, floats, flash, cufon, guestbooks, hit counters, and more!

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Show Notes

04:28 - Float-based layouts

09:29 - Loading Screens:

  • Two websites - one flash and one HTML
  • Splash screen

11:22 - Hit counters

12:28 - Guestbooks

13:28 - Flash

  • 3rd party player
  • Media dragged its feet FOREVER
  • ☠️ Killed by Steve Jobs

18:46 - Fonts

  • The Golden Layout
  • Cufon / sIFR / Images of text
  • Typekit
  • ☠️ Killed by font-face

24:15 - Folder-based version control

  • ☠️ Killed by Git

26:22 - FTP

  • ☠️ Killed by Git, then many other things

28:40 - CSS Zen Garden

32:02 - TextMate

33:58 - Sliding doors

  • A technique for rounded corners on buttons ☠️ Killed by CSS

35:29 - PNG Fix

  • ☠️ Killed by the death of IE6

37:53 - 9-Panel layouts

  • ☠️ Killed by CSS

39:20 - CSS 3 Please

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