h1 {font-size: 4vw;}

by Damiaan Peeters 3. September 2012 22:28

Not that I am a CSS guru.  Far from…  But these type of measuring got me thinking about mobile design.  It opens a lot of opportunities to get your site easier readable on mobile devices…

  • Vw means viewport width,
  • Vh becomes the viewport height
  • Vmin for the smallest of the two above (vw & vh)

Browser support currently: Chrome20+, Safari 6 en IE9. (or check here for more up-to-date information http://caniuse.com/viewport-units).

Sending emails from Azure

by Damiaan Peeters 2. September 2012 18:55

There are a few ways to send you e-mail from azure.

As I wrote in the azure forums november last year, these are some options:

  • A free SMTP server from Live, Gmail or yahoo
  • Your proper smtp server (from your internet provider with smtp authentication)
  • Office 365.  Use exchange to send out e-mail.  It costs $ 4,50/month for an account.  Office 365 offers exchange mailboxes as well as POP3 and SMTP connections.  The exchange mailboxes can be accessed using Exchange Web Services
  • Another solution, but it will require extra development, is the Amazon simple e-mail service (http://aws.amazon.com/ses/)

But you might be interested in one additional option.  Sendgrid is a SMTP gateway provider.  They offer currently a free 25000 emails / month subscription for Windows Azure users. Sending e-mails can be done using an API or just over regular SMTP. 

Firefox screenshot tool in developer tools

by Damiaan Peeters 1. September 2012 14:55

Making lots of screenshots from your browser?  Then look at the new firefox command line developer tools.

  • Type SHIFT + F2
  • type “screenshot myfile.png”
  • hit return, and you have a screenshot saved in your downloads directory.

firefox screenshot devtools

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