The Offroadcode blog
We write about a wide range of topics from web design and development to how we work and manage our varied client projects. Stay up to date with our thoughts on the web.
The online computer store eBuyer launched a £1 sale this morning, since then the site has barely been available due to being overloaded with requests. Here we talk about where we think they might have gone wrong and what they could have done differently.
We managed to present about HTML5 and Mobile web development at the Umbraco UK Festival. Here are all the resources we mentioned in the talk for easy access.
We're considering dropping ID's in our CSS selectors in an effort to help make collaborative development between design and development teams safer and more efficient.
We wrote a nice little package for helping create Doc Types in Umbraco a while back and now we've been using it a while we've come up with some tips on how best to use it to stop things getting confusing.
Ever since we started Offroadcode we've taken the stance of never giving fixed price quotes for projects. Some people think this is crazy but allow us to explain why it makes sense for clients and ourselves.
It's sometimes handy just to have a graphic reminder of screen sizes when developing flexible layouts. Here's one I made earlier.
Following a few Twitter conversations recently I was impressed at how many agencies still project manage using the humble Post It note. We're trying to move all that online.
Our design process, like many agencies was based on older technique and practice, we turned that completely on its head and embraced "content first", quick iterations and rapid HTML & CSS prototyping.
The results were amazing and incredibly liberating.
We've been extremely busy lately working on a project that represents a big investment in both our time and our money to show everyone what we feel is the best way to work on a project.
With the full introduction of IE9 of late we've been seeing some odd behaviour in some of our websites and have had to find some quick fixes for them. Here is the latest, CSS Stylesheets not working. Here is the answer and some tips of debugging browser quirks in general.