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Ben Holliday is an experienced design leader, writer and speaker. This is his blog (started in 2005). If you’re new to this site, Ben has published a playbook for design linking together many of his blog posts from the past 5 years. You can book him to speak at an event, get in touch or follow him on Twitter.

All blog posts in IE7

IE 7 beta 3 and Firefox 2 beta 1

I know I’m a week (or so) late on this but a couple of new browser beta’s have arrived… firstly Firefox beta 2 is great while IE 7 beta 3 is possibly not should the many rumours of bugs and problems turn out to be true. I have tested Beta 3 on the same laptop I’ve been running IE7 beta 2 on and must confess that I have had no problems but I’ve heard a few things to suggest it is a bit of a step backwards from beta 2, suggesting the final release date may be further away than we first thought. Continue reading…

Open Search

I’ve got to admit that the Beta 2 version of IE7 I’ve been testing at work is impressing me and I was further sold after attending Chris Wilson‘s talk about IE7 at @media 2006. It was at this session I first came across the the term open search and I really like the idea.. Continue reading…

A new College website (and an old one)

I’m pleased to say that I’ve just launched a new version of the Central Sussex College website. The new version is geared up for IE7 with virtually no css hacks and a general spring clean for good measure sorting out a few of the design and usability issues and taking out most (the rest to follow shortly) of the obtrusive inline javascript that sections of the site previously relied on. Continue reading…

@media 2006

Well my first web conference was most enjoyable… here is a brief round-up of my highlights…

Day 1

Eric Meyer‘s Keynote presentation was an enjoyable journey through the last ten years showing how CSS and standards have developed and as a relatively recent convert to CSS layout (20 months down and counting) it was good to get a history lesson to kick things off. Continue reading…