Web Development - Part 7

  • Episode 187
  • April 19, 2011
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Robbie interviews Loudon Owen, the chairman at i4i and discusses the US Supreme Court lawsuit against Microsoft and what it means for patent holders. Robbie and Christa continue their series on web site development, and we learn how to center text using CSS, and place image elements by both HTML and CSS.

Notes:
This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Christa Wells present in studio.
  • Robbie explains a little about what happened last week with the crashing server, and how you can help.
  • Robbie opens up the files to prepare for editing the web site.
  • Interview: Loudon Owen, Chairman of i4i in Toronto.
  • Understanding what i4i software is, and how they got involved in a sizeable lawsuit with Microsoft.
  • The size of i4i, as a growing company.
  • The process i4i had to go through to get to the point where the courts awarded them roughly $290 million in 2009 in their lawsuit against Microsoft.
  • How Microsoft infringed on i4i's patent.
  • Understanding the implications of what would happen to patents in the event that Microsoft wins their US Supreme Court lawsuit with i4i.
  • What viewers and the general public can do to stand up against companies such as Microsoft to uphold legitimate patents.
  • Top stories from the Category5 TV Newsroom.
  • Feature: Web Development Part 7. Padding our header text and positioning our Polaroid image.
  • How to add comments to CSS.
  • Adding a border on your div using CSS, so you can see the dimensions and position of the div.
  • Sizing the width of our header text div to match our mockup.
  • Centering text within an element using CSS.
  • Using copy-and-paste in GiMP / Photoshop to measure how many pixels an element is.
  • Placing our Polaroid image within our web site header.
  • Using CSS to float our elements in the header.
  • Using CSS to create virtual layers of images and content.
  • Creating a div wrapper with a background image.
  • Viewer Comment: There is one week left for the Humble Frozenbyte Bundle.
  • Robbie's push to obtain content from customers has resulted in a very busy schedule, when it all comes together at once.
  • Christa is more important than most people.
  • Christa plans to post a bio on the Category5 web site.
  • How Category5 TV tries to make a difference for Earth Day (and every day).

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Christa Wells

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Robbie Ferguson

Don't worry if you find something broken... this is a work in progress.


Robbie Ferguson

I still need to fix several broken images and create more content... this is a huge undertaking! Enjoy!

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