Re: [WSG] Teaching CSS

2007-03-17 Thread Tony Crockford
Cole Kuryakin wrote: Besides a book, are there any on-line, step-by-step “foundation to penthouse” curriculum course that anyone knows about and TRUSTS by experience? Thanks to all for weighing through this windy post; and advance appreciation to all who care to comment. I'm guessing, that

Re: [WSG] Teaching CSS

2007-03-17 Thread Kay Smoljak
On 3/17/07, Cole Kuryakin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: With that lengthy pre-amble, I've got to ask – is there a GREAT book out there that steps through the learning process of CSS right from the bare bones that both I and my new artist can use? You're going to get lots of recommendations for

Re: [WSG] Teaching CSS

2007-03-17 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 3/17/07, Cole Kuryakin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: With that lengthy pre-amble, I've got to ask – is there a GREAT book out there that steps through the learning process of CSS right from the bare bones that both I and my new artist can use? One book that I've heard great things about for

[WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-17 Thread Designer
I'm sorry if this is OT [but hey - it's weekend :-) ] but I'm pretty useless at javascript, DOM and all that and I've really struggled finding the info I need. Most of the methods (non-tables) for centering a div vertically (and horizontally) suffer from the same problem: they use the div

RE: [WSG] Teaching CSS

2007-03-17 Thread Bob Boisvert
Cole, I'm not sure that we can all fully understand CSS especially with browser technology changing but here are some books that have helped me. Like you, I haven't had the time to truly dig into it. CSS Mastery by Andy BuddISBN 1-59059-614-5 Site Point HTML Utopia Designing Without

[WSG] Brand logos with links to home

2007-03-17 Thread Lee Powell
Hi I was wondering what the general consensus was on whether the main logo on a site should always be a link back to the home page. Is this a general 'rule of thumb' or do many tend not to do this? Aye's or Nay's appreciated Thanks Lee

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-17 Thread Lee Powell
Hi Bob How about adding an 'overflow: scroll' to the containing div, or failing that allocate it a 'min-height'? That might avoid having to use unnecessary javascript. Regards Lee On 17 Mar 2007, at 13:03, Designer wrote: I'm sorry if this is OT [but hey - it's weekend :-) ] but I'm

Re: [WSG] Teaching CSS

2007-03-17 Thread Lee Powell
Hi I agree with all the comments made so far. The book(s) that helped me the most get my head around CSS and it's applied techniques were: Web Standards Solutions: Dan Cederholm CSS Mastery, Advanced Web Standard Solutions: Andy Budd Designing With Web Standards: Jeffrey Zeldman (new version

RE: [WSG] Teaching CSS

2007-03-17 Thread Kevin Lennon
Best learning book I have ever seen or owned on CSS was CSS the Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland published by Pogue Press / O'Reilly. The book is a great book for beginners especially as it walks you through many of the real world problems. The thing is it does cover a lot of the Hacks

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 13:03:25 +, Designer wrote: [...] Most of the methods (non-tables) for centering a div vertically (and horizontally) suffer from the same problem: they use the div height to attach a top margin and use percentages. The result is that, when the window size gets to

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 13:03:25 +, Designer wrote: [...] Most of the methods (non-tables) for centering a div vertically (and horizontally) suffer from the same problem: they use the div height to attach a top margin and use percentages. The result is that, when the window size gets to

Re: [WSG] Brand logos with links to home

2007-03-17 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 3/17/07, Lee Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was wondering what the general consensus was on whether the main logo on a site should always be a link back to the home page. Is this a general 'rule of thumb' or do many tend not to do this? I always do this - whether it's a usability

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-17 Thread Gunlaug Sørtun
Designer wrote: Most of the methods (non-tables) for centering a div vertically (and horizontally) suffer from the same problem: they use the div height to attach a top margin and use percentages. The result is that, when the window size gets to be smaller than the div size, the top of the

Re: [WSG] Brand logos with links to home

2007-03-17 Thread Paul Novitski
At 3/17/2007 07:27 AM, Lee Powell wrote: I was wondering what the general consensus was on whether the main logo on a site should always be a link back to the home page. Is this a general 'rule of thumb' or do many tend not to do this? We routinely link the logo to the home page, and we also