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Styling select lists for a variety of browsers

By Mike Wenger / Posted 7.22.2014 / In Code, CSS, HTML / 0 comments

There are many JS/jQuery solutions for select replacement, allowing for complete styling of all elements. While I’ve used several, and they absolutely make sense in numerous scenarios, I prefer to not load additional scripting to the Document Object Model (DOM) if I don’t need to. And when it comes to mobile support, why change the interaction?

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Getting started with Github UIkit

By Shire Lyon / Posted 7.15.2014 / In Code, CSS, HTML / 0 comments

Github: helpful, useful, simple as always. Say hello to the UIkit.

The pros & cons of using a front-end framework brought to you by The META Q

The pros & cons of using a front-end framework

By Matt Steele / Posted 11.5.2013 / In Code, Code Process, CSS, HTML / 4 comments

Front-end frameworks have become quite popular over the last few years, and there are a lot of them out there to choose from. But how do you know if and when a framework is right for your web project? While there are lots of benefits in using frameworks, there are also some potentially serious pitfalls.

An AJAX shopping cart brought to you by The META Q

An AJAX shopping cart

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 12.11.2012 / In Code, HTML, jQuery, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

Have you ever wondered how all of those sites out there submit forms without reloading the page and in turn, run a sweet little animation? The answer is AJAX. And it's very easy to use. This introductory tutorial walks you through setting up AJAX based form submissions for a shopping cart.

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Elements Palette

By Terris Kremer / Posted 8.7.2012 / In Code, CSS, HTML / 0 comments

Separate layout from content, keep CSS lean by identifying reusable styles and create HTML/CSS patterns that anyone can use with an Elements Palette.

Meta Q how to: Responsive toggle menus brought to you by The META Q

Meta Q how to: Responsive toggle menus

By Terris Kremer / Posted 7.10.2012 / In Code, CSS, HTML, jQuery / 23 comments

I was recently tasked with building a responsive navigation menu for a project I was working on at Q Digital Studio. Wanna know how I did it? Join me as I run through how to make a responsive toggle menu.

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Meta Q Goes Mobile

By Laura Riegel / Posted 2.14.2012 / In Code, CSS, HTML, Tips, Code Tips / 0 comments

The Meta Q team is very excited to announce the release of our mobile site. As one of the main developers on the project, I wanted to share a little bit about the process and some of the key elements we put in place along the way. Hopefully some of these tools and tips will come in handy when working on your own mobile sites.

RSS feeding frenzy, Part I brought to you by The META Q

RSS feeding frenzy, Part I

By Clinton Reeves / Posted 10.11.2011 / In Code, ExpressionEngine, HTML, Tips, Content Tips / 0 comments

In Part I of this series, we look at the importance of having RSS Feeds available on your site. With the rise of social media, many believe that feeds have become a thing of the past. This couldn't be further from the truth. Feeds serve a specific purpose and are just as important now as they have been in the past.

HTML5: Old dog, new tricks brought to you by The META Q

HTML5: Old dog, new tricks

By Terris Kremer / Posted 5.24.2011 / In Code, HTML / 2 comments

I have to admit that as I get older it becomes more and more difficult to learn new tricks and HTML5 has been no exception.

Code Word: Color Me brought to you by The META Q

Code Word: Color Me

By Terris Kremer / Posted 3.29.2011 / In Code, CSS, HTML / 0 comments

Meta Q's Code Word series presents simple but common HTML and CSS problems in hopes of creating a conversation about best coding practices, introducing new ideas for solving them and giving beginners a head start. Each article in the series will present one problem and our possible solution. This issue's code word: ColorMe

Meet Object Oriented CSS: Cut the fat out of code with this smart, time saving framework brought to you by The META Q

Meet Object Oriented CSS: Cut the fat out of code with this smart, time saving framework

By Terris Kremer / Posted 3.8.2011 / In Code, CSS, HTML / 3 comments

Since Q Digital Studio began implementing Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS), both our front-end development time and our browser testing efforts have been reduced immensely. More of a CSS philosophy than the average framework, OCSS is the brainchild of Nicole Sullivan (stubbornella.org), who developed its principles while consulting for Facebook.