Emily Bennett
I'm web developer/designer at the University of Portsmouth, UK. I create and develop online courses; which is great because I love both learning and building stuff :o)
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  • Web Design
    Responsive Design, Retina Images and Debugging for Google Maps APIGoogle map rwd retina
    This final part of the Google Maps API For Designers series rounds things up by looking at responsive design, retina images and a range of testing and debugging tools which make life a lot easier.  It gives a whistle-stop tour through a whole range of areas, which you can explore further in your own projects.Read More…
  • Web Design
    Linking Up the Google Maps and Flickr APIsGoogle map flickr retina
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    Imagine you've made the beautiful map a client requested; adding all sorts of interesting markers, pop-ups, custom overlays and photos.  But then the client mentions they want to be able to add their own photos without either troubling you, or doing any coding themselves. This is where the Flickr API comes in very handy.Read More…
  • Web Design
    The Google Maps API and Custom OverlaysGoogle map overlay retina
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    In our previous tutorial we looked at how you can add markers and customize the colors and menus of a Google map using the service's API. This tutorial takes things a step further, explaining how you can create your own custom map and overlay it onto a Google map (such as my 1896 map of Portsmouth).Read More…
  • Web Design
    Getting Creative With the Google Maps APIGoogle map retina 1
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    You’ve designed a shiny new website; carefully selecting the colors, typography and photographs to perfectly reflect the company's branding.  Then your client asks you to add a map. Sure, you could use a map building ‘wizard’, such as the one that comes with every google account. But, let’s face it, their functionality is limited and they look pretty generic!Read More…