Archive for the 'Apple' Category

Issues with position fixed & scrolling on iOS

With the release of iOS 5, fixed positioned layout is said to be supported in MobileSafari. The word supported needs to be taken with a pinch of salt, because there’s all kinds of issues which I intend to show you in the following post. Note that I have filed bugs for a number of these [...]

Doing it right: skipping the iPhone url bar

Important: As of iOS7, this technique no longer works (because Apple “fixed” it). With some mobile web sites when visited on the iPhone, you may want to skip past the url bar (something I’m not sure if it’s possible, or even worth doing on other mobiles). There’s a simple solution to doing this, but doing [...]

RSS Icons for Safari

With the release of Safari 3.1 the brand new install reverted out my nice RSS icons. Annoyingly, Mac Specialist seems to have deleted their original post offering the install.

Safari 3.1 web developer functionality

I’ve just upgraded to Safari 3.1 and I’m trying to catalogue the list of available functionality. I’m certain this upgrade is driven by the announcement of the SDK for the iPhone, because in the demos showing that web development has been upgraded, it shows how features can be exploited on an iPhone – but as [...]

How to rotate a movie

I was recently asked to rotate a video for a friend. Video rotation is required every now and then (especially when you record using a photo camera and the orientation is wrong). It’s quite simple to achieve if you’ve got a Mac and QuickTime Pro (which is dirt cheap). Here’s a quick screencast showing how [...]

iPod Touch Bookmarklets & Microformats

Although this is should be obvious, since the iPod Touch comes with Safari, I’ve found to my pleasure: you can run bookmarklets through Safari (mobile).

Paste emails straight in to Mail

I’m running Mail 3 on Leopard, and all my accounts are IMAP, I just found something that surprised me (it could well have been there all the while). When I had the following in my clipboard: , random. …and paste whilst looking at an inbox in Mail, it created a new unread email with the [...]