Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Monday, June 28, 2004
Pushing the CSS Envelope
My latest photoshop design has me doing some Viewport experiments and pushing some elements around based on Viewport properties. I'm anticipating it being completely broken in Mac IE, and also anticipating myself not caring. If I do decide to give a shit I'll just have to use that Mac IE hack to select the offending elements and set them to display: none;
Details on my rather heinous hacking coming soon...
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Friday, June 25, 2004
Fritz Stuck in a Box
This is Fritz,
he got stuck in a box today,
and Cybil took a picture while he pleaded to be freed.
Thursday, June 24, 2004
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
The hollywood.com redesign is so abhorent, not to mention broken to the point of unusability in Firefox, that I refuse to use it anymore. I would rather not go to the movies.
But that's not going to happen. And now that the Movie View (advanced screenings) execs are getting all pissy about us going all the time (it's not our fault they let MTV totally fuck up the Spiderman 2 screening) we're not going to as many free screenings for a little while. So with this new resolution to boycott hollywood.com I needed to find alternatives for basic movie info and reviews. Google to the rescue, easily turning up losangelesmovietimes.com for showtimes and rottentomatoes has a page with all the Kit Bowen Reviews, the reviewer we trust most of the time.
Now I've gotta remember to see if anyone wants to catch Fahrenheit 9/11 after work on Friday.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
Monday, June 21, 2004
- THE KIDS:
- *hug threesomely*
- ALFONSO CUARÓN:
- I think I directed a porno like this once.
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Helping a client choose between web standards and backwards compatibility
I was presented with a challenge last weekend while working on project specs for a freelance client. She is a extraordinarily talented and multi-faceted person (award winning novelist, once ranked 10th in the nation at racquetball), but technical requirements are just not her thing. I had a long list of technical questions that I needed her feedback on, and one of them was browser support. Instead of taking the technologies approach and talk about web standards by tossing around acronyms, I chose to talk about benefits and audiences.
- Internet Explorer 5.5+
- Netscape 6+
These are the "modern browsers." The vast majority of users will have them. The focus of this method is providing code that is fast to download, easy to maintain (you could learn to edit the code yourself), and easy to make site-wide design/layout changes.
The audiences that benefit most from Web Standards are disabled people (blind, visually impaired, mobility impaired) and Search Engines. Search Engines such as Google are for all practical purposes a blind visitor. They look at the code of the site in the same way that a screen reading program does for a blind person. Good search engine optimization pretty much requires Web Standards.
Browsers supported include the four listed about plus these:
- Internet Explorer 5.0
- Netscape 4
By coding in such a way that our layout is maintained in these old browsers we basically have to compromise each of the benefits listed above to some degree.
The audiences that benefit most from Backwards Compatibility are people using really old computers, most often found in schools and libraries.
Let me make it clear that this decision has mostly to do with which audiences will see the intended layout of the site. If you choose Web Standards the Backwards Compatible audience will still be presented with the content of the site (I make it a rule to not excluding anyone), the site would simply look a lot more like a Word document, with it's headers and lists, than a website.
I chose to cover operating system support in another section.
The only difficulty I had with the article actually was the naming of a div id, and I think came from the way the article was written, by reverse engineering the solution rather than guiding the reader through it. My problem started with the original HTML code example. The main text was wrapped in a div called "container". This is a name usually reserved for divs that hold within them other divs, making the structure of the page. My question was, why isn't it div id="content" or "copy". My question was answered with the solution to the overlapping text problem in example two. We needed another div inside "container" called "copy", to give the text a right margin. Now, the way he explained it did involve less code changing than starting out with a "copy" div and wrapping a "container" div around it, and shifting the CSS around, but personally I find following the complete path to the solution of a problem just as important as learning the answer. By messing with the solution process by basing the initial example on knowledge gained later in the solution it makes following along more difficult.
Sunday, June 13, 2004
Buckling Leather Cock-Ring
Sparing you the details, these are far the most bang for your buck of any sex toy I've encountered thus far.
Friday, June 11, 2004
style="cursor: hand; cursor: pointer;"
Thursday, June 10, 2004
It'll work just like Amway, with a percentage of evil flowing back up the pyramid.
Tuesday, June 08, 2004
it successfully transports the audience to a place that is truly magicalExactly what I've been saying. The new director has created a fantasy world on film that is awe inspiring, not just campy fun.
Monday, June 07, 2004
- Blackness; the state of being black
- A vivid or strong blue to purplish blue.
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
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