Drew McLellan is lead developer on your favourite small CMS, Perch. He is Director and Senior Developer at UK-based web development agency edgeofmyseat.com, and formerly Group Lead at the Web Standards Project. When not publishing 24 ways, Drew keeps a personal site covering web development issues and themes, takes photos and tweets a lot.
Articles by Drew McLellan
1 12/2012 HTML5 Video Bumpers
Drew McLellan dazzles us with the creative typographic possibilities of
unicode-range, a little-used property of
@font-facedeclarations. More than just a unloved bauble on the CSS Christmas tree,
unicode-rangecan extend a site’s typography in useful and eye-catching ways.
1 12/2010 Finding Your Way with Static Maps
Drew McLellan opens our 2010 season by revisiting the way we implement maps to cater for all types of visitors. Should we be building all-or-nothing solutions when it comes to mapping, or can progressive enhancement play its part here, too?
1 12/2009 Working With RGBA Colour
Drew McLellan kicks off our 2009 season with a look at some of the tools CSS3 provides for applying levels of transparency to colour values, enabling you to avoid weighing down a site design with heavy PNG images.
Drew McLellan sets our 2008 series rolling with some practical tips for helping a project smoothly transition from the design to the development phase. Consider it a designer’s preflight check list to ease you into the festive season.
24 12/2007 Performance On A Shoe String
Drew McLellan rounds off our series with a look at the challenges facing a site that needs to cope with occasional peaks in traffic without spending out on high-performance hosting that’s not needed for the majority of the time. Come behind the scenes at 24 ways and see how we keep the site online through the month of December each year. Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!
1 12/2007 Transparent PNGs in Internet Explorer 6
Drew McLellan kicks off our 2007 festive season by revisiting the thorny issue of support for alpha channel PNGs in Internet Explorer 6. Why not be charitable and lend a helping hand to those poor IE6 users? They could use some Christmas cheer.
1 12/2006 Tasty Text Trimmer
Drew McLellan examines a method of enabling users to control their interface with a dynamic text trimmer, similar to that found in Safari RSS. Feeling bloated? Lose some weight at the touch of a button.
23 12/2005 Edit-in-Place with Ajax
Drew McLellan follows on from Day 1’s simple Ajax tutorial by taking the next steps and building a Flickr-style text edit-in-place system. Crank your Ajax dial up to 11 and get stuck in. Ding dong!
10 12/2005 Auto-Selecting Navigation
Drew McLellan takes a quick look at a simple method of styling navigation so that the correct item shows selected on each page. It’s a really simple idea, but extremely effective, and quite a time-saver to boot.
6 12/2005 Practical Microformats with hCard
Drew McLellan takes a practical look at the hCard microformat and how easily it can be added to existing markup. He then stops talking about himself in the third person to convince the crowd that it’s not just all hype. Baby.
1 12/2005 Easy Ajax with Prototype