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An online blogof a web developer.

Custom share buttons & short urls

Share buttons are something that are pretty common place on sites these days, varying in all shapes, sizes and colours. However, over the past 6 months or so i’ve encountered more and more problems with the plugins available for these share buttons. Their cross browser support is poor, semantically a lot are incorrect (they won’t validate with W3C) and sometimes they just simply won’t work. Instead of moaning about it, I decided to develop my own super-lightweight, javascript-free share buttons. These can be found at the bottom of any blog post, including this one.

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I can get get it for free – why should I pay for a website?

An issue that a lot of web developers and designers are currently facing is the rise of the free website. It’s not a particularly new thing, with packages having been available since at least 2003, with Microsoft FrontPage being the main WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) package available to businesses that needed a quick, cheap way to get a site online.

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