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Photography and Digital Imaging

Photography and Digital Imaging

I have gained a real love for photography and its associated creativeness.  It not only centres on the box that captures the pictures - it opens the door to a whole world of creativity involving electronics, software, lighting and dowright imagination.  Some people's imagination happens to capture the imagination of the masses, and many others strive to take their work further to either get it noticed, or to reach personal milestones.

The articles I present in this section of ebswift.com are offered to provide an entry into areas oft overlooked due to complexity or lack of knowledge.  In my own search for new realms of creativity I document both for myself and for the reader some of my findings where proven results can be reproduced.

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Stretchable CSS Boxes

Stretchable CSS Boxes

Every now and then you might stumble across a site that has used layout boxes where they are actually stretching and breaking apart on your hi-res monitor.  Or you may have decided to make your own layout boxes manually only to have to change layout later and learn just how hard it is to re-align the whole layout.

Well over time I have perfected my own version of CSS boxes that are incredibly versatile and are useful for liquid layout design.  You can contain them in a fixed size, you can make them small - very small, or you can make them so they stretch infinitely in both directions.  Even better, you can do it by simply wrapping your content in a start and end include (two lines of code).  This is what I consider the holy grail of CSS boxes.  Best of all it will work across any browser without the need for any browser detection.

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A perfect weber roast

Simmo's Weber Roast Cooking Primer

It's amazing how many people who I talk to who just love the taste of a Weber roast, but if asked if they'd ever be interested in having a go at it they look at you like you've just asked them to have a crack at bomb disposal.

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