If you work with responsive designs, you’ll perhaps be interested to learn that amongst the current working draft of the CSS3 Fonts module is reference to ‘viewport relative’ fonts: http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-values/#viewport-relative-lengths. The ‘vw’ unit (for viewport width), ‘vh’ unit (for viewport height) and ‘vm’ unit (for viewport minimum – equal to the smaller of either vm or vh) could be crucial time savers in the years to come and save the slight tedium of px to em or rem conversions. Sadly, there is no browser support for vw, vh or vm font units at present. It’s therefore a matter of watching the browser nightly builds for any implementations we can test it on. At present, I’m informed that only IE9 offers support for the new units. Certainly Firefox 7, Safari 5.1 and Chrome 15 don’t.
Easily display the viewport size of your page (for responsive designs)
I'm doing a lot of work with responsive web design at the moment and I wanted a quick and simple cross-browser way of showing what size the current viewport window…...
Discussing Android use in IFE piece for APEX
Just received hard copy of a piece I've written for APEX magazine about the rise of Android OS for In Flight Entertainment systems. It involved talking to lots of folk…...