[WSG] Adobe's PDF format now an ISO standard

2008-07-03 Thread Andrew Freedman

http://www.iso.org/iso/pressrelease.htm?refid=Ref1141

The* Portable Document Format (PDF)*, undeniably one of the most 
commonly used formats for electronic documents, is now accessible as 
an ISO International Standard - ISO 32000-1.


- Andrew




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Re: [WSG] Odd space forming under navigational bar

2008-06-30 Thread Andrew Freedman

bill kroon provided the following information on 1/07/2008 2:27 PM:

Hey all im trying to make what i though was a rather simple site. All
is going well until now, i have this annoying gap under the nav bar
and i cant seem to see what causing it. Im hopeing  its something and
a fresh pair of eyes will pick it up quickly.

anyway heres the link http://serenal.net.au/
  


Hi Bill,

Seems to be quite a few issues there. (See IE v FF) Looks more like web 
design/ Basic html issues rather than a web standards issue.  Maybe your 
question would be best answered at a web design list.


Try - 
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/adobe-dreamweaver/?v=1t=directorych=webpub=groupssec=dirslk=1 



Andrew.


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Re: [WSG] HTML special characters coding

2008-06-17 Thread Andrew Freedman

kevin_erickson provided the following information on 18/06/2008 6:55 AM:

Hello,
I am looking for advice on if the best way to code for special characters is to 
use the actual character or the attribute value or the alt code?
i.e. for the ampersand should one use  or amp;? Does it matter? I know that 
Dreamweaver automates some of this but what is the best practice?
  


I prefer to use the character entity reference.

A great reference can be found here: 
http://www.digitalmediaminute.com/reference/entity/index.php


Using  over amp; will get picked on when checking your Mark up 
validation. http://validator.w3.org/  (Although I'm not sure if this is 
the case with every doctype (I should check this one day))


Andrew





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Re: [WSG] Alt versus Title Attribute

2008-05-27 Thread Andrew Freedman


Tom Livingston provided the following information on 28/05/2008 3:26 AM:

Can anyone give me a clear example/explanation of the difference
between the alt attribute and the title attribute? How about a real
'attributes for dummies' reference?? The difference seems very slight
to me...
  


Hi Tom,

I may be wrong here but I've always worked on the premise that alt is 
alternative text for when the image isn't available (For whatever 
reason) and the title is the title of the image.  An example would be 
alt=Customer Care Logo title=We Care about you


However as I am always learning I may learn something here today.

Andrew


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Re: [WSG] Alt versus Title Attribute

2008-05-27 Thread Andrew Freedman

kate provided the following information on 28/05/2008 5:21 AM:
The alt tag which is'nt really the right discription is really called 
the attribute tag.

Kate
Patrick H. Lauke also provided the following information on 28/05/2008 
5:33 AM:


or...the alt attribute, if you want to correct people...



That's all well and good and I for one thank you for clarifying that but 
how does that answer Tom's query?


Andrew.


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Re: [WSG] JS Image Slider

2008-04-29 Thread Andrew Freedman

James Jeffery provided the following information on 30/04/2008 12:27 AM:

that will mean that users without CSS will get a bunch of images in a list


You have users that block CSS??

I have never come across that.  Can you give an instance as to where and 
why you would cater for these visitors?


Thanks.
Andrew


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Re: [WSG] Spam mail got through?

2008-04-27 Thread Andrew Freedman
Probably  best to send this to Member help rather than to the list.  
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Andrew


kate provided the following information on 28/04/2008 5:36 AM:

Hi I just got an e-mail from:

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Dear friend
   We  mainly sell electrical product .
such as digital cameras,
mobile,LCD TV,xbox, Laptops,DV,Mp4, GPS, and so on.All items come with 
12month international warranty . If you want to buy something ,

please contact us freely ,

It looked suspeciously like spam to me. Has it come from WSG?
Kate 




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Re: [WSG] How to make diagonal lines change color?

2008-04-11 Thread Andrew Freedman
Sounds more like a web design issue rather than a web standards issue.  
Maybe it should be taken to a web design list.


Try - 
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/adobe-dreamweaver/?v=1t=directorych=webpub=groupssec=dirslk=1


Andrew.


Laert Jansen provided the following information on 11/04/2008 8:54 AM:

Hello everyone.

Well there´s something I want to do but I have no idea if it´s 
possible to be done and how would I do this.
My website (www.laertjansen.com http://www.laertjansen.com) has some 
two color diagonal lines as a bg.

What I want to do is: On the mouse over color X it becomes color Y
   On the mouse over color Y it becomes 
color X

Is it possible to be done?
Thanks a lot for any help
--
Laert Jansen
www.laertjansen.com http://www.laertjansen.com





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Re: [WSG] Validating Flash

2008-03-27 Thread Andrew Freedman

Tim MacKay provided the following information on 27/03/2008 4:37 PM:


Hi List,

 

My question is about embedding Flash on html pages (just certain 
elements -- not talking about full flash sites). I always get errors 
from HTML Tidy and the validator about the object and embed tags, 
which wrecks my validated markup. What is the standards-compliant way 
to embed Flash elements so that my site validates and stops throwing 
errors?


 


Thanks,

Tim




Hi Tim,

I always use the following code and my pages always validate. 


Is it standards compliant? Someone can answer that for me perhaps...

Andrew


script type=text/javascript
AC_FL_RunContent( 
'codebase','http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,19,0','width','180','height','185','title','Wonderful','src','swf/my_wonderful','quality','high','pluginspage','http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer','movie','swf/index_testimonial'
 ); //end AC code
/script

noscript
object type=application/x-shockwave-flash data=swf/my_wonderful.swf width=100 
height=100
 param name=movie value=swf/my_wonderful.swf /
 param name=quality value=high /
/object
/noscript






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Re: [WSG] form problem

2008-02-24 Thread Andrew Freedman

Michael Horowitz provided the following information on 25/02/2008 9:22 AM:
I fixed that and the problem is still occurring.  Also put the = in 
after the for





It doesn't appear that you have uploaded it then.

I tested your code with and without the change.  Post change it works as 
it should.


Andrew


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Re: [WSG] Conflict between Mime Type and Document Type

2008-01-29 Thread Andrew Freedman

Joe Ortenzi wrote:

which site is the this site that is showing you the message:

Conflict between Mime Type and Document Type

My apologies.  In my haste before the Hail storm hit I sent this off 
without the URL.


http://www.bigbaer.com/css_tutorials/css.image.text.wrap.htm

Andrew


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[WSG] Conflict between Mime Type and Document Type

2008-01-28 Thread Andrew Freedman

G'day,

I see this warning often when using the W3C validator and figured I must 
be doing something wrong, but as it is a warning I never bothered 
looking into it.


Now I've seen it on the results from this site so it has roused my 
curiosity.


Can some explain to me why this is occurring and how it is overcome.

Thanks.
Andrew


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Re: [WSG] Preventing copying of text from web page.

2007-12-20 Thread Andrew Freedman

Nick Roper wrote:

Hi,

We have been asked by a client whether it is possible to any extent to 
prevent/deter users from copying content from a particular web page. 



Apart from putting copyright information on it and relying on visitors 
integrity to not plagiarize it there is not a great deal they can do. 

That is unless they have deep pockets and a team of lawyers to track 
their information and hunt any offenders down.


Even if the information is displayed as an image they can always have 
someone type it up.


If they are so concerned about their information then perhaps they 
shouldn't publish it to the web?


Andrew


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Re: [WSG] Strange CSS problem

2007-12-16 Thread Andrew Freedman


Michael Horowitz wrote:
At http://theatomicconservative.typepad.com/ when I click on any of my 
links the text at Subscribe to this blog's feed turns red (which is 
the color is should change to when clicked.




Hi Michael,

It's not doing it here - FF 2.0.0.11 or IE 6.0.

Andrew


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Re: [WSG] Using target=_blank

2007-07-24 Thread Andrew Freedman


Firstly I have no argument for you to give your customer.

Having a new window is not like having windows pop up automatically. If 
there is a requirement for the content to be displayed in a new window 
then why use a different doc type for that one page?


Now when I mention requirement' I mean for a legitimate reason other 
than advertisements and the like.  Say for example the new window when 
banking or a tutorial movie that does not need to take up the entire 
browser real estate..


I don't believe they should be used to own or contain the visitor.  Your 
content should be enough to keep them there as long as they feel they 
need to be there.


If your stats are showing that they are leaving soon after arriving then 
either your content is not what they were expecting or needed or it is 
not up to the standard your peers are offering.


And as for the Jakob Nielson argument I, for one, have never subscribed 
to that point of view.


AF



Ryan Lin wrote:

Hi all,

With the XHTML Strict DTD, forcing a new window to open for a link via 
target=_blank is not a valid semantic method anymore. I myself 
believe that whether to open in a new or current window should be user 
decision, not wed designer/developer. If I am using Strict DTD, the 
only way to achieve opening the new window is through JavaScripts.


So what argument should I give to my clients not to use 
target=_blank ? If I say that won't validate your page, they won't 
care. So any non-technical argument that I can give to them?


Ryan





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