Posts from February 2009.

Scrollbars for iframes with Internet Explorer

Another day, another problem with internet explorer.

You can’t get Internet Explorer to listen to css style declarations which attempt to manipulate the scrollbars on iframes. There is however a fix to have x or y scrolls disabled.

Eh Voila:

<iframe scrolling="yes" horizontalscrolling="no" verticalscrolling="yes"></iframe>

Obviously you need to stick in an src and any other styling you want

Twitter Quicker, Tweeting with Quicksilver

I’ll get onto twitter and tweets in just one second…

If you have a mac and you haven’t tried the Quicksilver application, I seriously suggest you put it on your list of things to do pretty soon. It is a great way of searching your document, music and application using one simple interface that is fast and doesn’t push it’s way to the front and annoy you.

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Bloated BBC Home Page Could Lose 35% of Size

I was viewing the source of the BBC home page the other day to poke around how they chose to implement various bells and whistles you find there.

Looking at the home page source (not the external files) there is a huge amount of whitespace sat in there not doing much other than adding to the already impressive size.

As an experiment I stuck the entire source code from the BBC home page into an html packer which removes any unneeded tabs, spaces and new lines and the results were pretty shocking.

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Twitter ‘patch’ the “don’t click” virus with one line of code

Before I get started, I would just like to confirm there is absolutely no reason to change your Twitter password. That’s right. Your password is safe even if you fell for the don’t click scam.

A harmless virus has been seen on Twitter over the last couple of weeks. It manifests itself as a tweet from someone which simply reads ‘Don’t click {link}’
If you are logged into twitter and you click the link, followed by a link on the following page which also reads ‘Don’t click’ then an identical message is posted without your knowledge to your own feed.

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Hide / Remove Info Window / Bubble for Embedded Google Maps

A quick note added in February 2011. Google has now removed the iwloc part of the url in most cases. To remove the pin, you can now add &amp;iwloc=near to the end of the iframe src attribute. So….

<iframe width=”300″ height=”300″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ src=”,-2.236788&sspn=0.033864,0.090294&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Manchester&t=h&z=12&ll=53.480712,-2.234376&output=embed“></iframe>

…would become…

<iframe width=”300″ height=”300″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ src=”,-2.236788&sspn=0.033864,0.090294&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Manchester&t=h&z=12&ll=53.480712,-2.234376&output=embed&iwloc=near“></iframe>

Thanks to John below for pointing this out

Old information:

Google have tweaked things again. Here is the latest way (March 2009) to embed a map including a location pin without the annoying info window or info bubble showing above it and ruining the maps centre location.

This is particularly important if you are using a small sized map less than around 400px square.

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