Re: Moral High-horse - was Re: [WSG] Failed Redesign and the Medi a

2006-02-01 Thread James Bennett
On 2/1/06, Herrod, Lisa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 There's no need to judge people. Everyone has a choice to work the way they
 want to. It may not be the best, or your way, but you don't know their
 reasons and they may be trying their best.

And yet, in many other industries, I was doing my best would be
considered a completely unacceptable response from a contractor who
failed to adhere to the standards of that industry. If, for example, a
construction firm puts up a skyscraper that doesn't adhere to building
codes, do they get to say Well, we did our best, but it's just so
darned difficult to follow every bit of those standards? Do they get
to mumble about how they just haven't had time to pick up new versions
of the building codes and learn how to comply with them?

Of course not. So why should it be any different in our industry,
especially now that reasonably compliant browsers are on pretty much
every personal computer, and now that there are plenty of tutorials,
conferences, communities and even dead-tree books devoted to
standards-based design and development?

Now, does that mean that we -- people who get standards -- shouldn't
be as open and friendly as possible to make sure people learn how to
do it right? Absolutely not.

But... when people in our industry tout themselves as professionals
while making little or no effort to learn or adhere to existing,
established standards and best practices, the gloves have to come off
and we have to make some noise. When major, respectable organizations
launch redesigns that look like they belong to 1997, we have to put
pressure on them to do better. If that means getting up on the moral
high horse every once in a while and doing some preaching, then we may
just have to accept that and do our best to mitigate the consequences.

 If not, at least it's less competition for you! :)

Sadly, it's not. Spending this past year freelancing taught me that at
every level of the market there's a huge amount of competition from
people who'd have a better chance of producing valid code if they used
a Ouija board. And those folks are at least as vocal and nasty as
anyone who works with standards. CSS is just a fad, standards-based
sites can't work in all the browsers, if it works in IE/Windows,
it's not broken -- I've had to defend web standards and lay out
business cases for accessibility and clean code more times than I'd
care to recount, and frankly I'm tired of being the defensive side in
those arguments, and even more tired of wasting so much energy
fighting for contracts that I end up losing to design firms that don't
know a DOCTYPE from a hole in the ground. The sooner those so-called
professionals are dragged into this millennium, the better.


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Re: Moral High-horse - was Re: [WSG] Failed Redesign and the Medi a

2006-02-01 Thread Christian Montoya
On 2/1/06, Herrod, Lisa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 If not, at least it's less
 competition for you! :)

I wish.

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RE: [WSG] [Fixed div elements] - Having troubles with IE

2006-02-01 Thread Andrew Brown
Bret!

That is exactly what am I talking about.
I applaud your skill, but not your memory :)

I am trying to pick away at your css to figure out how you got it
working but so far I have had no luck. I will most likely create a new page
away from the code I have no to see if I can just get it working.

Thanks for pointing me in some direction!

-Andrew Brown

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G'day

Andrew Brown wrote:
   I changed the doctype to strict locally and still the scrollbar does
 appear. I also already have those additional tags added. Do you know of a
 website that has enough content that scrolls and has div banners such as
 mine only done in css? I cannot say I have saw many that do. I am still on
 top of this. 

Kinda like www.sure-kleen.com ?

Don't ask me how I did it - I forgot.  But if it does what you 
want, feel free to reverse-engineer.

Regards
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Re: Moral High-horse - was Re: [WSG] Failed Redesign and the Media

2006-02-01 Thread matt andrews
On 01/02/06, russ - maxdesign [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  As a far-from-guru-status Web Standards supporter/coder (I try) I have
  witnessed, on this list and on another css-specific list, quite a bit of
  condescending and 'forced-opinion' type of replies. It doesn't make for a
  nice atmosphere when looking to these lists for help.

 Completely agree. The most common off-list comments I receive are along the
 lines of a great list, very helpful, but sometimes a bit of attitude.

That's interesting feedback.  I too dislike, and never engage in, the
disparaging of those who perhaps know less than others and are trying
to learn.

In my own defence, I think a bit of light-hearted teasing is justified
in this case:  clearly Clear Blue Sky had not bothered to keep in
touch with web development trends *at all* for the last several years.
 They are obviously not even trying to learn (so far) - and you have
to admit, their reasons were pretty comical.  If they'd invested 5
minutes in googling these reasons, they would have realised that
things have moved on (and that, on one of these reasons, they were
probably never right in the first place).

Having said that, I'll just leap on to my web standards shetland pony
and ride off into the sunset.
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RE: [WSG] list's with header text

2006-02-01 Thread kvnmcwebn
hi,
for a vertical navigation bar with multiple headings like this:


 div class=navcontainer

 h3Buncrana Town/h3
ul 
lia href=#Business Directory/a/li
lia href=#Accomodation Directory/a/li
.
/ul
 h3Community/h3
ul 
lia href=#Groups/a/li
lia href=#Clubs/a/li
.
/ul
so on...

   /div

What is the proper heading to use(h1, h2, h3)?


-best 
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Re: [WSG] list's with header text

2006-02-01 Thread Darren West
I would use:

ul id=nav-bananas
 li
 h3Buncrana Town/h3
 ul
 lia href="" Directory/a/li
 lia href="" Directory/a/li
 /ul
 /li
 li
 h3Community/h3
 ul 
 lia href="">
 lia href="">
 /ul
 /li
/ul

Where 'bananas' is replaced with a semantically suitable name such as main for main navigation or supp for supplemental etc...

I would use h3 as long as it fits in with the rest of your markup, for
example h1 for page subject, h2 for content subjects on the current
page, h3 for content subjects off page.

Darren


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lia href="">./ulso on... /divWhat is the proper heading to use(h1, h2, h3)?-best
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RE: [WSG] list's with header text

2006-02-01 Thread kvnmcwebn

ok thanks,
just to clarify a point: what odds that the ul id have a semantically
suitable name-beside making sense to people working in the code after me?

-thanks again
kvnmcewbn


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[WSG] Accessible drop down menu

2006-02-01 Thread Paul Collins



Hello all,

Got another question today which I can't seem to 
find any new information on.

Was wondering with Ajax and some of these new 
methods coming out, is there a way of creating an accessible drop-down menu that 
doesn't use scripting? As in, can we have a drop-down menu that 
wouldsubmit to the serverwhen you click on a selection, 
instead of requiring a submit button?

One option would be to use _javascript_ to submit 
using "onchange", then hiding the submit button in a nosript tag for those who 
don't have jscript turned on. Does anyone havea better idea?

I realise it may be better practice to have a go 
button, but would like to know if it's possible to do without.

Cheers,
Paul


Re: [WSG] Accessible drop down menu

2006-02-01 Thread Richard Stephenson
 One option would be to use Javascript to submit using onchange, then
 hiding the submit button in a nosript tag for those who don't have jscript
 turned on. Does anyone have a better idea?

Hi Paul,

Don't know if its exactly what you are after but i did a little script
a while ago that turns a list of links into a select box that acts as
a jumpmenu that loads a new url onchange. If the user has no js they
just get the list of links.

http://www.donkeymagic.co.uk/listselect

Richard
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[WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore




I have downloaded IE7 Beta 2 and I have looked at a couple of my sites.
I have found some problems (never mind how slow the programs is). I use
some * html hacks and some display: inline block tricks to emulate
tables in IE's 6 and lower. Are there resources for ways to fix these
hacks that are backward compatible or is the only way the method
suggested by IE team which is to use conditional comments in the *head*
and use a separate stylesheet?
Jay
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[WSG] Re: Moral High-horse

2006-02-01 Thread Lachlan Hunt

James Bennett wrote:
And yet, in many other industries, I was doing my best would be 
considered a completely unacceptable response from a contractor who 
failed to adhere to the standards of that industry. If, for example, a 
construction firm puts up a skyscraper that doesn't adhere to building 
codes, do they get to say Well, we did our best, but it's just so 
darned difficult to follow every bit of those standards? Do they get 
to mumble about how they just haven't had time to pick up new versions 
of the building codes and learn how to comply with them?


You make a very good point here and, indeed, I have come across this 
very same attitude, however there's is an important distinction that can 
be seen between the use of standards-based web development and that 
building-a-skyscraper analogy.


In the case of failing to follow building standards or codes of 
practice, there are serious penalties enforced if such standards are not 
followed properly.  For example, failing to follow a standard could lead 
to fines, injury, being sued for negligence or, in the very worst case, 
the whole building collapsing.  There's also the issue of licensing. 
i.e. You need to be a licensed/registered/qualified builder to build a 
skyscraper, or nearly any building for that matter, and failing to 
follow standards could result in loss of licence, among many other things.


However, in the case of building a website, there are very few penalties 
- actually, there are none.  You don't need a license to build a web 
site, you don't even need to be qualified or educated in any special way 
to build and publish a website.  You're not likely to get fined for 
failing to follow the standards, and not very likely to be sued 
(although, it has happened for accessibility reasons in the past).


The problem is that many people see the issue as what will happen if I 
don't follow standards?; whereas the questions they should be asking 
are what are the benefits of following standards?, how much 
easier/faster is it to develop with standards?, etc.


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Re: [WSG] Accessible drop down menu

2006-02-01 Thread Paul Collins



Hi Richard,

Thanks for that one, that will definitely come in 
handy in the future and I've got it bookmarked. Unfortunately though, in this 
instance the design won't permit me to have a list of links as it would be far 
too long to fit, so a select box is preferable.

Really useful though, thanks very 
much.

Paul

  - Original Message - 
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  Stephenson 
  To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 1:05 
  PM
  Subject: Re: [WSG] Accessible drop down 
  menu
   One option would be to use _javascript_ to submit using 
  "onchange", then hiding the submit button in a nosript tag for those 
  who don't have jscript turned on. Does anyone have a better 
  idea?Hi Paul,Don't know if its exactly what you are after but 
  i did a little scripta while ago that turns a list of links into a select 
  box that acts asa jumpmenu that loads a new url onchange. If the user has 
  no js theyjust get the list of links.http://www.donkeymagic.co.uk/listselectRichard--DonkeyMagic: 
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Re: [WSG] list's with header text

2006-02-01 Thread Darren West
Exactly for that point; IMHO decribing the content rather than the
presentation makes your markup easier to read, style and manage by
whomever - users, coders, accessibility tools, browsers, search
engines, and yourself, this is why web standards are so
important. Some interesting reading on suggested markup guidelines can
be found at
http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/whats_in_a_name.html and
http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/whats_in_a_name_pt2.html

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Re: [WSG] Accessible drop down menu

2006-02-01 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Richard Stephenson wrote:
 Don't know if its exactly what you are after but i did a little script
 a while ago that turns a list of links into a select box that acts as
 a jumpmenu that loads a new url onchange. If the user has no js they
 just get the list of links.
 
 http://www.donkeymagic.co.uk/listselect

This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Miles Davies
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/19/ie7beta_patch_glitch/You should think twice before installing any Microsoft Better products.
On 01/02/06, Jay Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



  


I have downloaded IE7 Beta 2 and I have looked at a couple of my sites.
I have found some problems (never mind how slow the programs is). I use
some * html hacks and some display: inline block tricks to emulate
tables in IE's 6 and lower. Are there resources for ways to fix these
hacks that are backward compatible or is the only way the method
suggested by IE team which is to use conditional comments in the *head*
and use a separate stylesheet?
Jay
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Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Marko Mihelcic - founder of mcville.net (http.//www.mcville.net)|(http://board.mcville.net)
could the new IE 7 beta 2 or beta 1 , can they be installed on Service pack 1 ? - coz I don't have SP2 jet :S :) 2006/2/1, Miles Davies [EMAIL PROTECTED]
:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/19/ie7beta_patch_glitch/You should think twice before installing any Microsoft Better products.
On 01/02/06, Jay Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 wrote:



  


I have downloaded IE7 Beta 2 and I have looked at a couple of my sites.
I have found some problems (never mind how slow the programs is). I use
some * html hacks and some display: inline block tricks to emulate
tables in IE's 6 and lower. Are there resources for ways to fix these
hacks that are backward compatible or is the only way the method
suggested by IE team which is to use conditional comments in the *head*
and use a separate stylesheet?
Jay
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Re: Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore




Thanks, but I fail to see what this has to do with the Beta 2 version.
The Beta 2 version is installed on top of IE 6 and acts as it should
so far. I am assuming that they have fixed any issues with Beta 1
before releasing a public beta. I have uninstalled it and all works
fine in IE6 but what I want to make sure is that I can fix issues with
my previous designs so that they don't remain broken in IE7 when it is
in GA release.

I will restate my question to be more clear:

Are there any resources, index, tables or references on specific
differences between IE7 box model and other browsers that will enable
me to check and correct for layout issues that will exist on designs in
IE 7?

I don't want to have to try tweaking every single line of my
stylesheets to GUESS if I have fixed it (as we all know, just because
it LOOKS right in the browser doesn't mean that it IS right). There are
two places I have found issues. One relates to display:table-cell and
display: table. In addition I have some odd margins/padding issues with
one site that doesn't exist in other sites with similar layout.

All the best,

Jay


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Miles Davies wrote:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/19/ie7beta_patch_glitch/
  
You should think twice before installing any Microsoft Better products.
  
  
  
  On 01/02/06, Jay Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
I have downloaded IE7 Beta 2 and I have looked at a couple of my sites.
I have found some problems (never mind how slow the programs is). I use
some * html hacks and some display: inline block tricks to emulate
tables in IE's 6 and lower. Are there resources for ways to fix these
hacks that are backward compatible or is the only way the method
suggested by IE team which is to use conditional comments in the *head*
and use a separate stylesheet?
Jay

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Re: [WSG] HTML Restructuring of hopkinsprogramming.net

2006-02-01 Thread Hopkins Programming
Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts on my question?

--ZacharyOn 1/30/06, Hopkins Programming [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Hello all!

I re-did my website (http://www.hopkinsprogramming.net/) a while back in an effort to update its look and improve the quality of the coding behind it.


Right now, it looks perfect, just like I want it to. But, I need
to improve/clean up the XHTML coding behind it - eg, properly structure
the page, designing first for Lynx and text based browsers, then going
back and making everything pretty for modern browsers through CSS.

Do you all have any suggestions on the proper kinds of things that
should end up in the heading (h1-h3) tags? Like,
is my site title or my page title supposed to be in h1?

I greatly appreciate your suggestions and input.

--Zachary Hopkins
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[WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Thierry Koblentz
The advantages of this solution:
- It uses semantic markup.
- It degrades nicely (hidden elements are visible in script-disabled
UAs).
- DTs do not appear as links without script support.
- It does not use inline event attribute (onclick()).
- It does not require A elements in the markup.
- It is screen-readers friendly.
- It is IE Mac compatible.
- It relies on one single hook.

http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/toggle_elements.asp

Please report errors/problems/etc..

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RE: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Ted Drake
Nice work Thierry.
I'm going to add this one to the library.

I know there are plenty of hide/show examples out there. This one has a nice
combination of clean code and attention to accessibility.
Ted


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Subject: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

The advantages of this solution:
- It uses semantic markup.
- It degrades nicely (hidden elements are visible in script-disabled
UAs).
- DTs do not appear as links without script support.
- It does not use inline event attribute (onclick()).
- It does not require A elements in the markup.
- It is screen-readers friendly.
- It is IE Mac compatible.
- It relies on one single hook.

http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/toggle_elements.asp

Please report errors/problems/etc..

Regards,
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[WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread Roberto Santana
Hello,

Which unit is better for web site font size? em px % ...

Thanks!
Roberto Santana

 



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Re: [WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread Brian Cummiskey

Roberto Santana wrote:

Hello,

Which unit is better for web site font size? em px % ...


Better is like beauty--  it's in the eye of the beholder.

http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=UsingFontSize

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Re: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Stephen Stagg
Is it just me, or does this example NOT work at all with safari? The  
technique may be the dog's wotsits but the page is just blank in Safari.


Stephen

On 1 Feb 2006, at 17:58, Thierry Koblentz wrote:


The advantages of this solution:
- It uses semantic markup.
- It degrades nicely (hidden elements are visible in script-disabled
UAs).
- DTs do not appear as links without script support.
- It does not use inline event attribute (onclick()).
- It does not require A elements in the markup.
- It is screen-readers friendly.
- It is IE Mac compatible.
- It relies on one single hook.

http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/toggle_elements.asp

Please report errors/problems/etc..

Regards,
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[WSG] Holy Grail - with padding!

2006-02-01 Thread Designer

Hi All,

I have just read Matthew Levine's interesting  piece, 
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/holygrail and I wondered if anyone 
has ever seen a similar thing done with padding as well (i.e., same 
effect as with a padding : 25px all around)? I've searched and not found 
anything . . .


I hate pages with no breathing-space (just my personal quirk).

Anyone?

Thanks,

Bob McClelland
Cornwall (U.K.)
www.gwelanmor-internet.co.uk



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Re: [WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread Minh D. Tran
My personal preference has always been pt. I've looked at many professional source codes and alot of them uses px or % to measure size of items (divs, img, etc), em for positioning, and pt for font sizes.Minh"Joseph R. B. Taylor" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  It's my understanding that "em" is the very best way as it'll work with the user's preferred text size. "px" obviously gives you the most control as the designer, but doesn't scale in IE when the user changes their text size.There are other existing issues, but that pretty much covers it.I myself use both depending on the situation. I've never used a "%" measurement.Hopefully that helps.Joseph R. B. TaylorSites by Joe, LLChttp://sitesbyjoe.com(609)335-3076[EMAIL PROTECTED]Roberto Santana
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Re: [WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread Brian Cummiskey

Minh D. Tran wrote:
My personal preference has always been pt. I've looked at many 
professional source codes and alot of them uses px or % to measure size 
of items (divs, img, etc), em for positioning, and pt for font sizes.
 
Minh


pt is for PRINT media, not screen.

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Re: [WSG] Holy Grail - with padding!

2006-02-01 Thread Ray Cauchi


Just a note that this 'holy grail' needs to be revisited for
IE 7...
At 06:52 AM 2/02/2006, you wrote:
Hi All,
I have just read Matthew Levine's interesting piece,

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/holygrail and I wondered if anyone
has ever seen a similar thing done with padding as well (i.e., same
effect as with a padding : 25px all around)? I've searched and not found
anything . . .
I hate pages with no breathing-space (just my personal quirk).
Anyone?
Thanks,
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Re: [WSG] Re: Moral High-horse

2006-02-01 Thread Paolo Dodet

Lachlan wrote: 
The problem is that many people see the issue as what will happen if Idon't follow standards?; whereas the questions they should be asking
are what are the benefits of following standards?, how mucheasier/faster is it to develop with standards?, etc.
If the whole matter were addressed this way, IMHO we would have two major benefits:

1. Clear understanding of our role within the society as a whole and the www community as part of that whole.

2. Easyness in communicating this concept to others (clients and/or
other webdesigners), since they will be clear to us in the first place.

I hope I was able to make my point here ;-)

Happy coding
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Re: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Al Sparber

Stephen Stagg wrote:

Is it just me, or does this example NOT work at all with safari? The
technique may be the dog's wotsits but the page is just blank in
Safari.


Hmm. You're right. All I see is a blank page in Safari (Panther).

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Re: [WSG] Holy Grail - with padding!

2006-02-01 Thread Al Sparber

Ray Cauchi wrote:

Just a note that this 'holy grail' needs to be revisited for IE 7...


Ray,

I might be speaking out of turn, but premature consternation over IE7 
could cause an unwarranted panic :-) It's a beta.


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Re: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Al Sparber

Thierry Koblentz wrote:

Stephen Stagg wrote:
Is it just me, or does this example NOT work at all with safari? 
The

technique may be the dog's wotsits but the page is just blank in
Safari.


You're right, I get a blank page in Safari. Very weird.
I know it worked with the previous version (using document.wrtie()),
but the following approach seems to create a problem in this 
browser:


if (document.getElementsByTagName  document.createElement){
var zStyles =
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(document.createElement(
'link'))zStyles.href = '/TJK_ToggleDL/TJK_ToggleDL.css';
zStyles.type = 'text/css';
zStyles.rel = 'stylesheet';
}

Is it something I should know about Safari and the method used here?


I'm not sure except that createElement is kind of fashionable but 
document.write is *much* more straightforward ;-)


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Re: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Stephen Stagg wrote:
 Is it just me, or does this example NOT work at all with safari? The
 technique may be the dog's wotsits but the page is just blank in
 Safari.

Safari chokes on the way I set the attributes. I'll update the script to
take care of the issue.
Thanks a lot for your feedback.

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Re: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Stephen Stagg wrote:
 Is it just me, or does this example NOT work at all with safari? The
 technique may be the dog's wotsits but the page is just blank in
 Safari.

You're right, I get a blank page in Safari. Very weird.
I know it worked with the previous version (using document.wrtie()), but the
following approach seems to create a problem in this browser:

if (document.getElementsByTagName  document.createElement){
var zStyles =
document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(document.createElement(
'link'))zStyles.href = '/TJK_ToggleDL/TJK_ToggleDL.css';
zStyles.type = 'text/css';
zStyles.rel = 'stylesheet';
}

Is it something I should know about Safari and the method used here?

Regards,
Thierry | www.TJKDesign.com

 On 1 Feb 2006, at 17:58, Thierry Koblentz wrote:

 The advantages of this solution:
 - It uses semantic markup.
 - It degrades nicely (hidden elements are visible in script-disabled
 UAs).
 - DTs do not appear as links without script support.
 - It does not use inline event attribute (onclick()).
 - It does not require A elements in the markup.
 - It is screen-readers friendly.
 - It is IE Mac compatible.
 - It relies on one single hook.

 http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/toggle_elements.asp

 Please report errors/problems/etc..

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[WSG] Firefox being naughty

2006-02-01 Thread Joseph R. B. Taylor

Guys and Gals,

Perhaps you can help me with this mystery.  I built this site over a 
year ago http://holidayrealty.com, and recently Firefox (I'm using 1.5 
(could be the issue)) has stopped displaying my background image on the 
main content (on subpages only) and is instead just making the 
background black!  I even went into the CSS and added a 
background-color: #FF and it didn't affect the behavior at all.


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Re: [WSG] Holy Grail - with padding!

2006-02-01 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Designer wrote:
 Hi All,
 
 I have just read Matthew Levine's interesting  piece,
 http://www.alistapart.com/articles/holygrail and I wondered if anyone
 has ever seen a similar thing done with padding as well (i.e., same
 effect as with a padding : 25px all around)? I've searched and not
 found anything . . .
 
 I hate pages with no breathing-space (just my personal quirk).
 
 Anyone?

Something like this:
http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/3cols/ ?

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Re: [WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread Francesco
--- Christian Montoya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 html { font-size:100.01%; }
 body { font-size: 1em; }  // this is a bug fix for
 browser compatibility

Why do you need this?  I don't use font-size hacks in
my CSS yet my fonts look exactly the same in all
browsers.

Francesco

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Re: Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Joshua Street
Microsoft has newsgroups for identifying and reporting bugs. I blogged
a for/against thing on IE7 preview beta 2 after having played with it
for a morning, http://joahua.com/blog/2006/02/01/ie7-beta-2 , and
discovered a zoom bug that doesn't play nice with CSS backgrounds. Bug
is here: 
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.generaltid=42be81fd-c05e-4b16-bac5-3976493b33a0cat=en_us_28cca3eb-7037-4d4f-bde1-d8efee1f1420lang=encr=ussloc=en-usm=1p=1
- please vote for it!

Shameless self-promotion aside, that newsgroup looks like something to
watch + be active in until it gets closer to final. We won't really
know for sure what render bugs IE7 is going to have until we get
there, but for now the best tactic is probably to treat it like a
standards-compliant browser (because, from what I've seen of it, it's
definitely getting there) and if you find problems report them. (And
maybe shout about them in here so they get votes from people on list +
get noticed + fixed!)

A good first-step would be to ensure your conditional-comments are if
lte IE 6, and see how IE7 goes then.

Josh

On 2/2/06, Jay Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Thanks, but I fail to see what this has to do with the Beta 2 version. The
 Beta 2 version is installed on top of IE  6 and acts as it should so far. I
 am assuming that they have fixed any issues with Beta 1 before releasing a
 public beta. I have uninstalled it and all works fine in IE6 but what I want
 to make sure is that I can fix issues with my previous designs so that they
 don't remain broken in IE7 when it is in GA release.

  I will restate my question to be more clear:

  Are there any resources, index, tables or references on specific
 differences between IE7 box model and other browsers that will enable me to
 check and correct for layout issues that will exist on designs in IE 7?

  I don't want to have to try tweaking every single line of my stylesheets to
 GUESS if I have fixed it (as we all know, just because it LOOKS right in the
 browser doesn't mean that it IS right). There are two places I have found
 issues. One relates to display:table-cell and display: table. In addition I
 have some odd margins/padding issues with one site that doesn't exist in
 other sites with similar layout.

  All the best,

  Jay



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 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/12/19/ie7beta_patch_glitch/

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 On 01/02/06, Jay Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I have downloaded IE7 Beta 2 and I have looked at a couple of my sites. I
 have found some problems (never mind how slow the programs is). I use some *
 html hacks and some display:  inline block tricks to emulate tables in IE's
 6 and lower. Are there resources for ways to fix these hacks that are
 backward compatible or is the only way the method suggested by IE team which
 is to use conditional comments in the *head* and use a separate stylesheet?
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Re: [WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread Christian Montoya
On 2/1/06, Francesco [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 --- Christian Montoya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  html { font-size:100.01%; }
  body { font-size: 1em; }  // this is a bug fix for
  browser compatibility

 Why do you need this?  I don't use font-size hacks in
 my CSS yet my fonts look exactly the same in all
 browsers.

First of all, it's not a hack. Second of all, you haven't seen the
browsers that really do need this. It covers a lot of issues such as
various DPI and rendering errors and such. Read:

http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=InternetExplorerWinBugs

... first item on the list.

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Re: [WSG] Re: Moral High-horse

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore





Paolo Dodet wrote:

  
  
Lachlan wrote: 
  
  
  The
problem is that many people see the issue as "what will happen if I
don't follow standards?"; whereas the questions they should be asking

are "what are the benefits of following standards?", "how much
easier/faster is it to develop with standards?", etc.

  
  
  

This statement is very true
If
the whole matter were addressed this way, IMHO we would have two major
benefits:
  
1. Clear understanding of our role within the society as a whole and
the www community as part of that whole.

I don't know how this is true as we can only really know our role
within a small portion of the www community within society.

There are way too many subcultures in the development and design
community. There are the DW users and the former graphic designers who
are all over WYSIWYG editing and the tag soup makers and the perpetual
transitionals (Doctypes) and the M$Word doc converters, FrontPage
zealots, template selling shills, and more. Then there are the people
who are just unplugged from any community and develop in a bubble at
home on whatever software they were told to buy at school. 

So that being said we don't have a clear role unless we are to be self
proclaimed pundits. Some more puntidtious (word?) than others. 
2.
Easyness in communicating this concept to others (clients and/or
other webdesigners), since they will be clear to us in the first place.

True(ish). But why do we have to continue to set ourselves on a course
for a long up hill climb to never know where the peak is. I have felt
for a while that the WSG and WASP need to have a clear public relations
and communications strategy. If we, as the standards oriented, can
agree on certain principles that can be easily made into a total cost
accounting for the case for web standards to business and clients and
get ourselves out of the proverbial lab with the technology then we can
get on with innovating and the day to day business of web development. 

I consider myself as a serious student of standards based development
and this ng has been a tremendous help to it but we need to stop
preaching constantly to the converted and go out there and like Seth
Godin and Guy Kawasaki get ourselves some standards evangelists.
Clients who have implemented sites on standards and saved money,
development time, upgrade headaches, forward compatibility etc. 

While I am a developer, I am still a businessperson who understands
that the little details should never stand in the way of making a
decision and to deliver a good product now --perfect it later. Cash
flow and operation is most important to business. 

Some of the members of this group are students, interested hobbyists or
just plain code freaks -- learn lots, make great websites. But for us
website developers building a business around web standards
development, I want to get past the point of critical mass for the
knowledge and acceptance of web standards in the business community so
that when I talk about it to clients they don't glaze over and even so
they are asking for it. 

BTW this is the best ng I have ever been in -- even if people do think
they see high-horses. And if you think things are at all nasty here
(which they are not), I used to subscribe to the Slackware ng, and when
Patrick V.(Slack's Developer and owner) got some mystery illness and
people though he was going to die, there were flame wars and personal
attacks like no other. 




Re: [WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread liorean
On 01/02/06, Brian Cummiskey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Minh D. Tran wrote:
  My personal preference has always been pt. I've looked at many
  professional source codes and alot of them uses px or % to measure size
  of items (divs, img, etc), em for positioning, and pt for font sizes.
 pt is for PRINT media, not screen.

Wrong. Points are for all devices that operate at different ppi* than
96. Points have a locked points per logical inch resolution of 72.
Pixels vary depending on ppi. So, if a medium has 96 ppi then a 12pt
text will be rendered as 12*96/72=16px. If a medium has 120 ppi, then
the same 12pt text will be rendered as 12*120/72=20px. If a device has
300 ppi, the 12pt text will be rendered as 12*300/72=50px. And the
reverse is also true. That means that 16px text on a 96 ppi medium
will be rendered the same size as 16*72/96=12pt. If a medium has 120
ppi, 16px text will be rendered as 16*72/120=9.6pt, and if a medium
has 300 ppi the 16px text will be rendered as 16*72/300=3.84pt.
...except for the fact that the CSS reference pixel is defined at
about 1/96 inch and not the actual medium pixels, so a smart renderer
that knows about it's medium's ppi might scale it and thus make sure
that 16px=12pt is always true. That knowledge or it's implementation
for that matter is not guaranteed, however.

* Pixels per logical inch, which is about equivalent to dots per
physical inch as is used in print media. Default in Windows is 96
(Windows even calls it DPI), or 120 for large size.
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Re: [WSG] Firefox being naughty

2006-02-01 Thread Lachlan Hunt

Joseph R. B. Taylor wrote:
Perhaps you can help me with this mystery.  I built this site over a 
year ago http://holidayrealty.com, and recently Firefox (I'm using 1.5 
(could be the issue)) has stopped displaying my background image on the 
main content  (on subpages only) and is instead just making the
background black!  I even went into the CSS and added a 
background-color: #FF and it didn't affect the behavior at all.


The background is displaying just fine on all pages I checked.  Have you 
tried viewing the page from another computer, if you have one available, 
and seen the same problem?  Does the same problem occur whether you're 
viewing the page from the web or from your local file system?  Do you 
have any firewall software enabled that could possibly be interfering 
with the page?  I've known Norton Internet Security to cause problems 
with pages before, which are fixed by disabling it, though I've never 
been able to work out exactly why it causes problems at all.


However, there is a problem with the CSS that you should fix.

body {
  ...
  background-image: url(../images/greenBG.gif);
}

You should specify a background colour and a foreground colour as well. 
 You shouldn't rely on the browser defaults, some users may change them 
and their choices may clash with yours.


  background: #X url(../images/greenBG.gif);
  color: black;

(where #X is roughly the same colour green as the greenBG.gif.)

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Re: [WSG] Holy Grail - with padding!

2006-02-01 Thread Ray Cauchi


Al
That was my point - when a structure such as Thierry's works in the
current Beta of IE7, I would prefer to use it over a 'holy grail' that
breaks (ref:

http://www.alistapart.com/d/holygrail/example_3.html)
Sure its a Beta, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will all change for
the final product...though I guess it is MS???
Love your work Thierry!
ray
At 08:01 AM 2/02/2006, Thierry Koblentz wrote:


http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/3cols/ ?


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Re: [WSG] Holy Grail - with padding!

2006-02-01 Thread Ray Cauchi


Al
That was my point - when a structure such as Thierry's works in the
current Beta of IE7, I would prefer to use it over a 'holy grail' that
breaks (ref:

http://www.alistapart.com/d/holygrail/example_3.html)
Sure its a Beta, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will all change for
the final product...though I guess it is MS???
Love your work Thierry!
ray
At 08:01 AM 2/02/2006, Thierry Koblentz wrote:


http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/3cols/ ?


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Re: Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Paul Dwyer
http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=IE7

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RE: [WSG] [Fixed div elements] - Having troubles with IE

2006-02-01 Thread Focas, Grant
Andrew,
You could also look at this - the code explains what's happening.

http://www.homebass.info/fixedPosTest/

Grant

That is exactly what am I talking about.
I applaud your skill, but not your memory :)

I am trying to pick away at your css to figure out how you got
it
working but so far I have had no luck. I will most likely create a new
page
away from the code I have no to see if I can just get it working.

Thanks for pointing me in some direction!

-Andrew Brown

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G'day

Andrew Brown wrote:
   I changed the doctype to strict locally and still the scrollbar
does
 appear. I also already have those additional tags added. Do you know
of a
 website that has enough content that scrolls and has div banners such
as
 mine only done in css? I cannot say I have saw many that do. I am
still on
 top of this. 

Kinda like www.sure-kleen.com ?

Don't ask me how I did it - I forgot.  But if it does what you 
want, feel free to reverse-engineer.

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Safari issue SOLVED! - was Re: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Thierry Koblentz
It seems that adding the rel attribute to the link element through the
DOM makes Safari go ballistic.

Using the style element instead appears to do the trick. A new version of
the script should be uploaded later today.

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Re: [WSG] Firefox being naughty

2006-02-01 Thread Marilyn Langfeld

On Feb 1, 2006, at 3:55 PM, Joseph R. B. Taylor wrote:

Guys and Gals,

Perhaps you can help me with this mystery.  I built this site over  
a year ago http://holidayrealty.com, and recently Firefox (I'm  
using 1.5 (could be the issue)) has stopped displaying my  
background image on the main content (on subpages only) and is  
instead just making the background black!  I even went into the CSS  
and added a background-color: #FF and it didn't affect the  
behavior at all.


I get a double Flash image in Safari 2.0.3 which pushes the text  
below the box into the background on the homepage. Double image in  
other pages, but the main text box stretches down to enclose the copy  
in other pages.


I get the background, though, both in Safari and Mac Firefox 1.5.

Best regards,

Marilyn Langfeld
Langfeldesigns
http://www.langfeldesigns.com
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+1.301.598.0532 fax
+1.202.390.8847 mobile


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Re: [WSG] Holy Grail - with padding!

2006-02-01 Thread Al Sparber

From: Ray Cauchi [EMAIL PROTECTED]


Al

That was my point - when a structure such as Thierry's works in the
current Beta of IE7, I would prefer to use it over a 'holy grail'
that breaks (ref: 
http://www.alistapart.com/d/holygrail/example_3.html)


Sure its a Beta, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will all 
change

for the final product...though I guess it is MS???


You lost me, Ray. I was trying to say that people should not get 
alarmed over pages that do not work in IE7 Beta 2. It should be 
completely irrelevant at this stage of developement and only to test 
for bugs - not in yours or our web pages - but in IE7.


Sorry if I confused you.

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Re: [WSG] Article: DL + DOM = cool FAQ page

2006-02-01 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Al Sparber wrote:
 Is it something I should know about Safari and the method used here?

 I'm not sure except that createElement is kind of fashionable but
 document.write is *much* more straightforward ;-)

I agree, but the DOM police scares me...
;-)

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Re: [WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread Felix Miata
Joseph R. B. Taylor wrote Wed, 01 Feb 2006 14:13:13 -0500:
 
 px obviously gives you the most control as the designer, 

The control is illusory as to users with modern browsers, since they
have the power to zoom and set a minimum font size, in addition to the
power to disregard your styles entirely, and veto power to apply very
specific overruling styles.

 but doesn't scale in IE when the user changes their text size.

This is true, but it understates the problem. The problem is that px
sizes bear no relationship to user defaults. Users are free to set
defaults to whatever size best suits, which sizes in px totally
disregard.
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Re: [WSG] Which unit is better for web site font size?

2006-02-01 Thread Felix Miata
Christian Montoya wrote Wed, 1 Feb 2006 14:10:40 -0500:
 
 For the record, most browsers default text size is 16px = 1em = 100%.
 That's most, not all.

While as a practical matter this is true, technically it isn't true.
Some browsers have a default size in px, but others, including all
versions of IE, have a default size in pt. IE's default is 12pt.

12pt means 16px only when the working DPI is 96. 96 DPI has historically
been the windoze default, which is how one gets away with claiming it
defaults to 16px. The problem is that the default 96 DPI isn't any
longer so easy to presume. Laptop sales have for a while outnumbered
desktop sales, and many higher resolution laptops are configured by
their manufacturers to 120 DPI by default. 12pt @ 120 DPI is 20px.

Just as with default font size, doze users are free to configure to
other DPI values. This is how it has always been with Linux, where 96
DPI is clearly an exception rather than a rule. In most cases Linux's
DPI is less than 96 if accurately set.

OTOH, DPI values in excess of 120 are no longer ususual either, and are
set to average quite a bit higher before long if the promise of $100
laptops for children materializes.
http://chronicle.com/free/2005/11/2005111602t.htm

So, counting on the ubiquity of a 16px default is considerably less safe
than it used to be.

For those interested in DPI derivation without a calculator, visit:
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Re: [WSG] Re: Moral High-horse

2006-02-01 Thread Paolo Dodet

Jay wrote:
I don't know how this is true as we can only really know our role
within a small portion of the www community within society.
I see your point and I can't but agree, partly because I didn't really
stated clearly what my point was, this in the first place, and secondly
because... yeah, the web community at large is really large, know what
I mean? 

When I stated this:

2.
Easyness in communicating this concept to others (clients and/or
other webdesigners), since they will be clear to us in the first place.What I really meant was that I can't sell anything if I'm not clear about what the advantages would be for my client.


But then you said:

we need to stop
preaching constantly to the converted and go out there and like Seth
Godin and Guy Kawasaki get ourselves some standards evangelists.
Clients who have implemented sites on standards and saved money,
development time, upgrade headaches, forward compatibility etc.


I couldn't agree more.

The best way to sell something is through some satisfied client of yours' friends. If I got your point here.

And then, regarding this group.

Well, I like it here. In spite of people who say there are some who look down to newbies and all that stuff, you know?

I AM a newbie, I don't feel like I am being looked down to by nobody. I
found people who helped me by giving me advice directly or indirectly,
and good pieces of advice too, mind you.

Surely, not all of us are from the same lot... Well, Thanks God. The
world would be such a boring place, otherwise. Don't you think so?

I think that the way people would look at me is the way I let them to,
and if I think that somebody is treating me contemptously well, I know
for experience that what I see in others is what is inside me, that's
why I can spot it in the first place, see what I mean?

So, I am with you, this is a nice place to share thoughts and ideas.
Far better than a lot of other place I didn't mention 'cause I like to
talk of good things and let the bad work out for themselves ;-)

Cheers
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[WSG] Safari frameset link tabbing bug

2006-02-01 Thread Focas, Grant








Hi,

Id like to alert people to a bug I have found in
Safari (1.2 and 2.0 and maybe more  thats all I have access to).

When using framesets (I know  we have a good reason
that we have to use them OK?) and navigating by keyboard:



The first link in a frame is skipped if both frames have
links. An example - http://www.meridian-records.co.uk/recmd.html
. After the link Z the focus goes to the second link in the next
frame Adar. You can go back to the first by using shift 
tab but its not intuitive.



If there are 3 frames with one link in each  an example
is http://cita.rehab.uiuc.edu/wai-eval/frames/frame-test.html
- the focus skips from frame 1 to frame 3 and frame 2 cannot be accessed via
keyboard  even with shift-tab.

Grant
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Re: [WSG] Web Standards Shetland Ponies

2006-02-01 Thread Katrina




Some people write as if there were a club, a them and us, people who get 
it and people who don't, and never the twain shall meet. 


My original post was not meant to seperate 'standardistas' from the rest 
of the industry.


It's just that I thought Standards Were the Way Things Were Done by 
Everyone (TM), and then I came across a huge article about a website 
that fit the qualification of 'Failed Redesign' (these things didn't 
really exist).


I wanted to understand why this happened. Is standards only really 
something a small contingent of geeky developers go for?


The more I look around at redesigns, I notice that more are failed than 
not. Sunbeam, Shiels Jewellry, VideoEzy, etc, etc, etc. Very few are 
standards compliant.


I don't think there is a them and us, because I think even people on 
this list are creating Failed Redesigns. There are quite a few on this 
list, and yet very few successful redesigns.


Surely it's a matter of trade-offs that people weigh up and make a 
decision about, and have their reasons for doing so. Not that long ago 
there was advice to add in all the proprietary attributes within the 
body element to make it work in all browsers.


Wouldn't it be better to be straightforwards and honest about the 
reasons for the trade-off decisions and their results?


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[WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Todd Baker
Hello Everyone,

We are in final testing for a largish site that uses a large amount of
background images for navigation and various graphical effects (as all
CSS-based sites do).

We are finding that the background images for our main navigation are
downloading last and as such the white text is unreadable untill the
background arrives .. almost last. The list that drives this is right
at the topm of the source code.

Is there any logic I can apply (ordering CSS etc) that will affect the
order the browser requests and downloads background images?

Cheers

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Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Todd Baker
Thats a big call Ted.

Ill be happy to see that back of IE6 as much as anyone but I think it
will be well into next year before IE7 overtakes IE6, even if they do
roll it into XP SP3.

Your right tho... We need to start planning for it.

On 02/02/06, Ted Drake [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I will
 put my neck out on a limb right now and say that the majority of your
 traffic by the end of October will have the ability to use :hover pseudo
 classes, first-child, alpha-transparency png graphics, attribute selectors,
 etc.

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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Lachlan Hunt

Todd Baker wrote:

We are finding that the background images for our main navigation are
downloading last and as such the white text is unreadable untill the
background arrives


You're assuming the background image will arrive.  What happens if 
someone has images turned off?  You should specify a background colour 
as well.



Is there any logic I can apply (ordering CSS etc) that will affect the
order the browser requests and downloads background images?


Browsers would likely request images in the order that they are 
required, though there is no guarantee of this.  If the markup for the 
navigation appears last in the markup, then due to incremental 
rendering, it is likely that the images required to render it will be 
downloaded near the end.  If it's at the top of the markup, then it 
seems logical that it would be downloaded near the beginning.


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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Alexander Todorenko
So you're saying that if images are disabled in the browser you
navigation becomes invisible? Can you add a background color so the
nav is readable before the images load?

Alex

On 2/2/06, Todd Baker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hello Everyone,

 We are in final testing for a largish site that uses a large amount of
 background images for navigation and various graphical effects (as all
 CSS-based sites do).

 We are finding that the background images for our main navigation are
 downloading last and as such the white text is unreadable untill the
 background arrives .. almost last. The list that drives this is right
 at the topm of the source code.

 Is there any logic I can apply (ordering CSS etc) that will affect the
 order the browser requests and downloads background images?

 Cheers

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Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore



Todd Baker wrote:


Thats a big call Ted.

Ill be happy to see that back of IE6 as much as anyone but I think it
will be well into next year before IE7 overtakes IE6, even if they do
roll it into XP SP3.

Your right tho... We need to start planning for it.

On 02/02/06, Ted Drake [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 


I will
put my neck out on a limb right now and say that the majority of your
traffic by the end of October will have the ability to use :hover pseudo
classes, first-child, alpha-transparency png graphics, attribute selectors,
etc.

I am just trying to plan ahead. I don't want to be building sites that 
have issues that I have to go back and fix when the GA release comes 
out. I have three sites with issues and want to correct them but also 
fear that it is to early to rely on the rendering in the current beta 2. 
I just don't want to be stuck with 10 projects on the go only to find 
that NOW I have to address these issues.


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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Joshua Street
For the navigation, you can put all your nav images into the one file
so that they all load at once, then use background-position to make
them sit in place.

As for making things readable before the background images download,
how about setting a background colour as well? That way if users have
images disabled (dialup users, etc.) they can still read your primary
navigation. This will obviously only work if you're not dependent on
the background being partially transparent for the nav.

Josh

On 2/2/06, Todd Baker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hello Everyone,

 We are in final testing for a largish site that uses a large amount of
 background images for navigation and various graphical effects (as all
 CSS-based sites do).

 We are finding that the background images for our main navigation are
 downloading last and as such the white text is unreadable untill the
 background arrives .. almost last. The list that drives this is right
 at the topm of the source code.

 Is there any logic I can apply (ordering CSS etc) that will affect the
 order the browser requests and downloads background images?

 Cheers

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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Todd Baker
On 02/02/06, Lachlan Hunt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 You're assuming the background image will arrive.  What happens if
 someone has images turned off?  You should specify a background colour
 as well.


Yes indeed we are adding a background colour that its close to the graphic.

  Is there any logic I can apply (ordering CSS etc) that will affect the
  order the browser requests and downloads background images?

 Browsers would likely request images in the order that they are
 required, though there is no guarantee of this.  If the markup for the
 navigation appears last in the markup, then due to incremental
 rendering, it is likely that the images required to render it will be
 downloaded near the end.  If it's at the top of the markup, then it
 seems logical that it would be downloaded near the beginning.

Thats what I would of thought but the list for this nav is right at the top..

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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Lachlan Hunt

Todd Baker wrote:

On 02/02/06, Lachlan Hunt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

You're assuming the background image will arrive.  What happens if
someone has images turned off?  You should specify a background colour
as well.


Yes indeed we are adding a background colour that its close to the graphic.


But you stated that the text is unreadable until the text arrives.  The 
background colour is obviously not suitable.



Is there any logic I can apply (ordering CSS etc) that will affect the
order the browser requests and downloads background images?

Browsers would likely request images in the order that they are
required, though there is no guarantee of this.  If the markup for the
navigation appears last in the markup, then due to incremental
rendering, it is likely that the images required to render it will be
downloaded near the end.  If it's at the top of the markup, then it
seems logical that it would be downloaded near the beginning.


Thats what I would of thought but the list for this nav is right at the top..


Is there a URI so that we may see the page and this effect occurring?

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Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread heretic
 You should seriously consider how you are doing your CSS right now and how
 you should begin planning for the not so distant future of IE6 being the
 minority browser.  Microsoft wants to ditch IE6. IE7 will be part of a
 service pack upgrade to xp and as part of the fabled vista platform.

Just because Microsoft *wants* to ditch IE6 doesn't mean it happen
just like that. Based on that logic: considering how old IE6 is right
now, you'd think that would mean nobody would be using IE5. Right?
Wrong.

I know thecounter isn't scientific, but it's a big sample; and they're
still reporting 3% IE5.x.
http://www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/stat.htm shows up to 8% for some
samples, which highlights the slow-moving software of large
organisations (including .gov).

In any case, that's a lot of people still sitting on *really* old software.

Pushing IE7 out as part of a service pack doesn't guarantee anything
either; consider all the users out there who don't have broadband yet
- many of them don't install service packs. A lot of people just don't
update their machines at all, for whatever reason.

 I will
 put my neck out on a limb right now and say that the majority of your
 traffic by the end of October will have the ability to use :hover pseudo
 classes, first-child, alpha-transparency png graphics, attribute selectors,
 etc.

You are far more optimistic than I am. I'd guess a high take-up rate;
but after the IE userbase gets to about 50/50 IE6/IE7 I think it will
slow down a lot.

We certainly won't be able to ignore IE6 in October.

...but, obviously, I really hope I'm wrong and you are right :)

 Further, they just announced their xmlhttp requests to match the other
 browsers. We will see better pages and markup very soon.

If they've really fixed the CSS bugs they claim to have fixed, life
will be much better. CSS layouts won't be subject to such a time
blowout due to IE bugfixing, which will make it more likely that large
firms will switch over from old school table designs.

 Consider this an open door. Remember the discussions about what true
 professional web developer is? Working towards an IE7 population is a true
 professional. Building pages with IE6 hacks is a 2005 professional.

Personally I think it's worth showing some caution and waiting for the
final release of IE7 before we start trying to design for it. A lot
can change between beta and final release.

Ben

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Re: [WSG] Web Standards Shetland Ponies

2006-02-01 Thread heretic
 I wanted to understand why this happened. Is standards only really
 something a small contingent of geeky developers go for?

I think it's fair to say that standards developers are still the
minority, but that doesn't make them wrong. What's right is not
always popular, what's popular is not always right.

 The more I look around at redesigns, I notice that more are failed than
 not. Sunbeam, Shiels Jewellry, VideoEzy, etc, etc, etc. Very few are
 standards compliant.

Probably mostly done by larger design firms, which tend to be using
older techniques. When your profit margins are up, it's easier to get
comfortable I think.

Also, most clients still aren't aware of
standards/accessibility/usability; they're still judging sites on how
they look and what the first few users say.

 Wouldn't it be better to be straightforwards and honest about the
 reasons for the trade-off decisions and their results?

Yes, that's true. What really sets off the standards crowd is when the
reasons are really bad, and/or people are hostile to standards. The
trap is expecting and assuming the worst of reasons, I guess :)

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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Lea de Groot

On 02/02/2006, at 9:59 AM, Todd Baker wrote:

We are finding that the background images for our main navigation are
downloading last and as such the white text is unreadable untill the
background arrives .. almost last. The list that drives this is right
at the topm of the source code.


I've always found the download order somewhat unpredictable,  
particularly cross-browser. Generally the image you want most drops  
in last (I think its related to that butter and bread falling thing)


Just to be a naysayer, have you given consideration to the  
accessability issues of background images being Important?
Derek Featherstone's CSS Background Images: Naughty or Nice?  
discusses it nicely.
http://24ways.org/advent/naughty-or-nice-css-background-images (Hi  
Derek!)

Hope that doesn't make you scream too much :)

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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Nick Gleitzman

Is there any logic I can apply (ordering CSS etc) that will affect the
order the browser requests and downloads background images?


Bear this in mind, too - some browsers will call *all* images specified 
with the background property in your CSS file, whether they're needed 
for that page or not. I fell foul of this one, and was wondering why my 
first page was taking ges to render. The solution? Boring, but 
multiple CSS files, one for each page, containing only the bg image 
declarations for that page.


HTH...

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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Ric Raftis

Nick Gleitzman wrote:

 Boring, but multiple CSS files, one for each page, containing only 
the bg image declarations for that page.


Maybe I've missed something, but why wouldn't you just have the one css 
file but declare the background image in the head section of each 
individual page?


Regards,

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[WSG] Separate mobile content considered harmful?

2006-02-01 Thread Joshua Street
Hi all,

This was big news a year or two ago now, but I just realised that,
perhaps, a separate domain space for mobile content isn't particularly
evil afterall. Tim Berners-Lee weighed in on this in May 2004 [1], and
I do agree with everything outlined in that document -- but there is
more.

We're looking at mobile content for the Sunrise Family site, along
similar lines to that on the Y!7 Sunrise WAP site [2].

However, this seems to make a great deal of sense for that website
(crappy markup on the core Sunrise site notwithstanding) simply
because the content has been trimmed down to something...
intrinsically usable. I'm quietly a fan of this approach, I think, but
would still be interested to hear compelling arguments against it.

Obviously, I'd be keen to ensure any WAP content we produced was
valid, just so there's less a pathetic mobile parser can give up on --
for example, I disagree with Yahoo!7's decision to ditch the doctype
in their WAP pages, even if WAP data is still 3c/KB or whatever it is.
If you're using WAP, you can probably afford it, plus they've used
images for bullet points. A list would surely suffice!

So I guess this is more of a content-based question. But the subdomain
thing comes into it, too, as well as the fact that this equates to
providing different versions for different devices.

1. http://www.w3.org/DesignIssues/TLD
2. http://wap.yahoo.com.au/sunrise/ -- note the evil subdomain

Regards,
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RE: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread kvnmcwebn

nick

Bear this in mind, too - some browsers will call *all* images specified
with the background property in your CSS file, whether they're needed
for that page or not.

errr..
what browsers?

I wonder what would happen if the seperate stylesheets were alled called in
from one importer stylesheet? would that make any sense?

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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Nick Gleitzman


On 2 Feb 2006, at 1:24 PM, Ric Raftis wrote:


Nick Gleitzman wrote:

 Boring, but multiple CSS files, one for each page, containing only 
the bg image declarations for that page.


Maybe I've missed something, but why wouldn't you just have the one 
css file but declare the background image in the head section of each 
individual page?


You could, of course, but I use external files for the same reason that 
I don't include the whole CSS file in the head - separation of of 
content and presentation.


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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Terrence Wood
Todd Baker said:
 We are finding that the background images for our main navigation are
 downloading last and as such the white text is unreadable

This makes for quite a usability issue. Is there any way you can revisit
the design to ensure the text is visible with images turned off or not
downloaded?

Or if it's just a case of fixing the anchor color then supply a background
color for just that element. The browser will render the specified
background color and place the image over the top of it when it is
downloaded.

EXAMPLE
a {background: #000 url(image.gif); color: #fff}

 Is there any logic I can apply (ordering CSS etc) that will affect the
 order the browser requests and downloads background images?

Not that I'm aware of... I always thought it was something magical that
browsers and servers worked out amongst themselves to in order to make
best use of the available packets and minimise requests.

kind regards
Terrence Wood.






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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Nick Gleitzman


On 2 Feb 2006, at 1:18 PM, kvnmcwebn wrote:



nick

Bear this in mind, too - some browsers will call *all* images specified
with the background property in your CSS file, whether they're needed
for that page or not.

errr..
what browsers?


Safari, from memory... it was a while ago. Later versions may have seen 
a fix. Sorry, don't have time to test right now...


I wonder what would happen if the seperate stylesheets were alled 
called in

from one importer stylesheet? would that make any sense?


Uh - wouldn't that result in the same problem? If a browser reads a CSS 
file, it will process all the other files called by it - won't it?


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Re: [WSG] HTML Restructuring of hopkinsprogramming.net

2006-02-01 Thread John S. Britsios

Hi Zachary,

I just have noticed that your web site does not meet the requirements 
for WAI AA and AAA.

But it is really beautiful.

Best,

John

Home: http://www.webnauts.net
Redesign in process: http://www.webnauts.net/redesign/



Hopkins Programming wrote:


Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts on my question?

--Zachary

On 1/30/06, *Hopkins Programming* [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Hello all!

I re-did my website (http://www.hopkinsprogramming.net/) a while
back in an effort to update its look and improve the quality of
the coding behind it.

Right now, it looks perfect, just like I want it to.  But, I need
to improve/clean up the XHTML coding behind it - eg, properly
structure the page, designing first for Lynx and text based
browsers, then going back and making everything pretty for modern
browsers through CSS.

Do you all have any suggestions on the proper kinds of things that
should end up in the heading (h1-h3) tags?  Like, is my site
title or my page title supposed to be in h1?

I greatly appreciate your suggestions and input.

--Zachary Hopkins

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Re: [WSG] HTML Restructuring of hopkinsprogramming.net

2006-02-01 Thread Hopkins Programming
It meets -A and -AAA. This re-coding process will allow me to add
text back into my a href="" tags on my main page and
gain back -AA status.

Do you know if its better to arrange the actual HTML code on the page
such that the content all comes first, and all links are at the bottom
of the page?

== Example 
h1Site/h1
h2Page/h2
h3Section One/h3
pBlah, blah, blah.../p
ul
 lia href="" One/a/li
 lia href="" Two/a/li
 lia href="" Three/a/li
ul
==

--Zachary
On 2/1/06, John S. Britsios [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Hi Zachary,I just have noticed that your web site does not meet the requirementsfor WAI AA and AAA.But it is really beautiful.Best,JohnHome: http://www.webnauts.net
Redesign in process: http://www.webnauts.net/redesign/Hopkins Programming wrote: Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts on my question?
 --Zachary On 1/30/06, *Hopkins Programming* [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 wrote: Hello all! I re-did my website (http://www.hopkinsprogramming.net/) a while back in an effort to update its look and improve the quality of
 the coding behind it. Right now, it looks perfect, just like I want it to.But, I need to improve/clean up the XHTML coding behind it - eg, properly structure the page, designing first for Lynx and text based
 browsers, then going back and making everything pretty for modern browsers through CSS. Do you all have any suggestions on the proper kinds of things that should end up in the heading (h1-h3) tags?Like, is my site
 title or my page title supposed to be in h1? I greatly appreciate your suggestions and input. --Zachary Hopkins -- ==
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Re: [WSG] HTML Restructuring of hopkinsprogramming.net

2006-02-01 Thread Terrence Wood
Hopkins Programming said:
 [is it] better that the content all comes first?

Mark Pilgrim [1], Sarah Horton (of Web Style Guide Fame, in her latest
book) and others say it is.

Roger Hudson, WSG's very own Russ Weakley, and Lisa Miller say that it isn't.

[1]:
http://diveintoaccessibility.org/day_10_presenting_your_main_content_first.html

[2]: http://www.usability.com.au/resources/source-order.cfm

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Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore






NickGleitzman wrote:

On 2 Feb 2006, at 1:24 PM, Ric Raftis wrote:
  
  
  Nick Gleitzman wrote:


Boring, but multiple CSS files, one for
each page, containing only the bg image declarations for that page.
  
  

Maybe I've missed something, but why wouldn't you just have the one css
file but declare the background image in the head section of each
individual page?

  
  
You could, of course, but I use external files for the same reason that
I don't include the whole CSS file in the head - separation of
of content and presentation.
  
  

What about SSI or PHP. I have used this for conditional class
application in navigations I don't see why you couldn't use it for
applying to stylesheet insertion. For navigation where I use image
replacement I use a single image and use the background image
positioning to handle the various states. This way the whole nav loads
at the same time and there is no need for _javascript_ preloads. 

This makes me think that I should put all my background images on one
image for an entire site. That might be a cool experiment. Has any one
tried this?

Jay



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Re: [WSG] Web Standards Shetland Ponies

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore




heretic wrote:

  
I wanted to understand why this happened. Is standards only really
something a small contingent of geeky developers go for?

  
  
I think it's fair to say that standards developers are still the
minority, but that doesn't make them wrong. "What's right is not
always popular, what's popular is not always right."
  

How very true.

  
Probably mostly done by larger design firms, which tend to be using
older techniques. When your profit margins are up, it's easier to get
comfortable I think.

Also, most clients still aren't aware of
standards/accessibility/usability; they're still judging sites on how
they look and what the first few users say.
  

As I said earlier in the high horse thread, we (standards oriented
developers) have not yet provided adequate answers for business to
take to their buddies and say " We just built our website around
standards and it was the best thing we ever did!" 

  Yes, that's true. What really sets off the standards crowd is when the
reasons are really bad, and/or people are hostile to standards. The
trap is expecting and assuming the worst of reasons, I guess :)
  

I don't know if this is true or not. What I do know is that business
doesn't care about standards because no one from THEIR group of peers
have told them to. If you had some of the biggest names in marketing
and business saying you should build around standards for such and such
a result to the overall competitiveness of the company, then you would
have standards all over. 

What I have said and will continue to say is that it is not our jobs as
a community to sell standards to our clients -- we can do it on a
one-on-one basis -- as a community we need to sell standards to the
people business looks to for answers -- Marketing Gurus, Accountants,
Consulting firms, Business Reporters and Pundits. 

Business owners rarely want to be first adopters unless they are true
entrepreneurs and don't care if they flounder on their way to the top.
Most business owners make decisions because it is the accepted thing to
do, the cheapest thing to do or the thing to do because they look or
seem better as a person or a company. When you have people like Vincent
Flanders and Jakob Nielsen talking about usability to fortune 500
companies and to web design conferences etc. they both acknowledge the
bottom line and the sacrificial choices companies must make to ensure
viability and usefulness you don't hear them talking about whether or
not the site used a clearing div at the bottom of their site or a hack
in their CSS. 

The only way that we will ever gain wide acceptance (I sound like some
sort of human rights activist) is to make business demand it because
they will not be competitive without standards based design. 

Jay


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[WSG] css/html snippets

2006-02-01 Thread Peter Ottery
on the topic of css patterns and re-usable chunks of code,

there's plenty of whole css page layout resources that you can use as
a starting point for your own stuff right, like the 'ol classics
http://glish.com/css/ or http://www.bluerobot.com/web/layouts/

what about the insides of those layouts?

with every subsequent design i do i gather more and more html 
associated css chunks that i reuse over and over. if you were using
dreamweaver you'd call them snippets.

things like:

a login box
a search box
a search results pagination bar
a set of search results
a contact us form
etc... you get the idea. just the really common stuff.

obviously customisation of these would be/is required in almost all
cases as soon as you paste them in but at least a starting point
is handy

are there resources/collections of these snippets out there? i cant
find anything decent. ie: clean / semantic / sensible / 2006.

if not, maybe there's a need for something...?


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Re: [WSG] css/html snippets

2006-02-01 Thread Joshua Street
That web patterns thing people were bouncing around in here a month or
so back? I've lost the address... if someone else doesn't post it,
it's in the archives somewhere... probably something really obvious
like webpatterns.org...  Ah, yes, that's it.

http://webpatterns.org/

On 2/2/06, Peter Ottery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 on the topic of css patterns and re-usable chunks of code,

 there's plenty of whole css page layout resources that you can use as
 a starting point for your own stuff right, like the 'ol classics
 http://glish.com/css/ or http://www.bluerobot.com/web/layouts/

 what about the insides of those layouts?

 with every subsequent design i do i gather more and more html 
 associated css chunks that i reuse over and over. if you were using
 dreamweaver you'd call them snippets.

 things like:

 a login box
 a search box
 a search results pagination bar
 a set of search results
 a contact us form
 etc... you get the idea. just the really common stuff.

 obviously customisation of these would be/is required in almost all
 cases as soon as you paste them in but at least a starting point
 is handy

 are there resources/collections of these snippets out there? i cant
 find anything decent. ie: clean / semantic / sensible / 2006.

 if not, maybe there's a need for something...?


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Re: [WSG] css/html snippets

2006-02-01 Thread Peter Ottery
Joshua wrote   http://webpatterns.org/

*checks it out*

ok, so the term patterns is potentially a too far advanced term for
what i'm thinking of. all that microformat and machine readable data
stuff is certainly interesting (Allsopp - i can hear you screaming
about it from here ;-) but...

I *think* what i'm talking about it different. i'm just thinking more
along the lines of a library of cut'n'paste chunks of re-usable code..

maybe i'm trying to jump to the result of what the web-patternists
are aiming to investigate.

pete
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Re: [WSG] css/html snippets

2006-02-01 Thread Peter Ottery
Joshua also wrote:
 That web patterns thing people were bouncing around in here a month or
 so back? I've lost the address... if someone else doesn't post it,
 it's in the archives somewhere...

oops. yeah ok:

http://www.mail-archive.com/wsg@webstandardsgroup.org/msg24333.html

it was a good thread. i missed it. guilty as charged.
*mental note - check the archives before posting*

in saying that. i think i still have a hankering to put something together.

pete
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