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September 30th, 2020 ×

Tales from Web Dev Past - Part 2

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In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes are back with part 2 of Tales from Web Dev Past — this time looking at iFrames, layout trends, icon fonts, web rings, and more!

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Show Notes

03:00 - iFrames

  • Sidebar menu
  • target

05:42 - JavaScript image hovers

08:24 - CSS Pie

09:42 - Animated gifs of people and construction

11:20 - CSS Zoom 1 / IE CSS Hacks

  • Forced IE 7 to redraw floats

13:42 - Layout trends

16:26 - Sprite maps

  • Spritecow
  • ☠️ Killed icon fonts
    • ☠️ Killed by SVG icons

18:40 - Firebug and Firebug Lite

  • Lite was a bookmarklet

20:14 - Image maps / Background gradients

25:53 - Web rings

27:41 - Glossy buttons

28:09 - Flaming text

30:01 - Marquee tags

  • Staggered
  • Speed attribute

31:26 - Spacer gifs

34:30 - AngelFire / GeoCities

36:11 - Xanga / LiveJournal

37:29 - Above the fold content

39:36 - Homestar Runner

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