Better Keyboard Buttons in CSS

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A pet cat typing on a computer keyboard.

Here’s a simple scrap of CSS which you can Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V kbd { border: .1em solid #aaa; border-radius: 15%; display: inline-block; padding: .1em .5em; background: linear-gradient(180deg, #fff, #fff, #fff, #ddd); user-select: none; cursor: pointer; color: #000; font-weight: bold; } kbd:hover { background: linear-gradient(0deg, #fff, #fff, #fff, #ddd); } Features Semantic use of the kbd…

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How to present at a hack day

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I go to lots of hack days and hackathons. Some are big corporate affairs, some are boutique community events. They all have one thing in common – Geeks suck at giving demos. You have 3 minutes to convince the judges – or your peers – that you’ve built something brilliant. How do you do that?…

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Demoing BlipDrop at Mobile Monday London

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Terence standing up demoing to a room full of people.

This is a necropost – resurrected from the now defunct blog of a previous employer. I really loved the idea of geolocated ephemeral content. And I was a little disappointed that the business never saw the potential for it. Maybe I’ll find a way to relaunch it in the future. I’ve been attending Mobile Monday…

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Optical Theremin – Demo

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At Over The Air I demonstrated what I considered a novel use for one of Android’s sensors. I wanted to create a Theremin – a type of musical instrument which is played by moving one’s hand over it – changing pitch and tone by moving nearer or further away. My first attempt used the proximity…

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QRpedia Demo at Mobile Monday

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I love going to Mobile Monday London – it’s a great meeting place for those of us in the mobile industry. It’s also one of the few spaces which holds the equivalent of an “Open Mic” night. MoMoLo’s Spring Demo Night was crowded with great entrants. So much so that each of us had only…

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