Re: [WSG] Divs for tabular data

2011-12-05 Thread David McKinnon
/datatable/ You can easily make your data table sortable, generate charts, make it super accessible and more. You can't do the same with positioned divs. ted On 12/5/11 8:44 AM, Hassan Schroeder has...@webtuitive.com wrote: On 12/4/11 11:22 PM, David McKinnon wrote: OK, so I'm working

[WSG] Divs for tabular data

2011-12-04 Thread David McKinnon
OK, so I'm working on a project in which the developers are laying out tabular data using divs. The site is using the 960 CSS grid system so making the 'tables' work just means applying the appropriate class to align each div/table cell to the grid. They say this is good because: It's fast They

Re: [WSG] disallow IE6 to load the main style sheet

2010-12-20 Thread David McKinnon
I've said about it :) David On 20/12/2010, at 8:13 AM, David McKinnon wrote: Sounds like you're going to a lot of effort to make the IE6 experince worse than it needs to be. Is this *dis*graceful degradation? ;) David On 20/12/2010, at 1:18 AM, tee weblis...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks

Re: [WSG] disallow IE6 to load the main style sheet

2010-12-19 Thread David McKinnon
Sounds like you're going to a lot of effort to make the IE6 experince worse than it needs to be. Is this *dis*graceful degradation? ;) David On 20/12/2010, at 1:18 AM, tee weblis...@gmail.com wrote: Thanks. I need to look into it and run a few tests. I think it may not be a safest approach

Re: [WSG] Chrome mystery with width of element

2010-03-11 Thread David McKinnon
Hardly surprising Tee, it's still very much in beta. We'll just have to be patient :) On 11/03/2010, at 6:22 PM, tee wrote: Speaking of Chrome, I find the Mac version quite buggy. *** List Guidelines:

Re: [WSG] Ways of sending a HTML email

2010-01-08 Thread David McKinnon
My bad, we're still on Outlook 2003 where I work. Later Outlook versions as you say, use Word, but that's not a good thing. http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2007/01/10/microsoft-breaks-html-email-rendering-in-outlook/ On 08/01/2010, at 11:13 AM, Michael MD wrote: I thought Outlook uses Word as

Re: [WSG] Ways of sending a HTML email

2010-01-07 Thread David McKinnon
If there's anything I've learned about doing HTM email is that it can't be done very well on a budget. That said, I'd recommend Campaign Monitor's or MailChimp's free templates as a good starting point: http://www.campaignmonitor.com/templates/ You can then use these in your email client and

Re: [WSG] google chrome frame

2010-01-03 Thread David McKinnon
In our large-ish corporate environment we're stuck with IE6 as our default probably for another year :( While we know that people have installed newer browsers——IE7 is authorised, but not the default--we still can't stop supporting IE6. On 03/01/2010, at 8:54 PM, David Dorward wrote: On 3

Re: [WSG] Are there any JavaScript courses in Sydney?

2009-10-13 Thread David McKinnon
Maybe I should rephrase it as a question? crickets / Did I mention we'll pay money? :) On 12/10/2009, at 11:59 PM, David McKinnon wrote: Hi, Can anyone recommend a good JavaScript course in Sydney? I've been teaching myself for a few years, so I have a reasonable idea how to write

Re: [WSG] JavaScript courses in Sydney

2009-10-13 Thread David McKinnon
Mmmm, quality ... And a trip across the Tasman. I'll run that past the boss :) On 13/10/2009, at 8:52 PM, Mike Brown wrote: David McKinnon wrote: Hi, Can anyone recommend a good JavaScript course in Sydney? I've been teaching myself for a few years, so I have a reasonable idea how to write

[WSG] JavaScript courses in Sydney

2009-10-12 Thread David McKinnon
forward. Does anyone know a good, solid one- or two-day course? There's two other people in my team who would be interested as well. We're located in the CBD, so somewhere close to the city would be ideal. Thanks, David McKinnon

[WSG] Code for Firefox, hack for IE

2008-09-01 Thread David McKinnon
Hi, For a while now, I've been operating on the principle Code for Firefox, hack for IE. That is, writing CSS for the most standards-compliant browser, and then making adjustments for non-standard behaviour. I said this in a meeting last week to argue a point and my boss said who says?.

[WSG] Font resizing

2005-11-09 Thread David McKinnon
I was just wondering what everyone's opinion of font resizing using stylesheet swapping? I'm wondering if it's still useful given that it's useless to people using screen readers, people with vision impairment will probably be more likely to us a screen magnifier, and others can use their

Re: [WSG] Font resizing

2005-11-09 Thread David McKinnon
The Herald (that's the right site Andreas) only supplies font resizing on some pages. It appears to be just its news stories and it doesn't make much difference. Here's the context for my question. I'm reworking a design that had used pixels for fonts and then supplied three larger

Re: [WSG] Font resizing

2005-11-09 Thread David McKinnon
Thanks Gunlaug, That sounds great to me. And thanks Andy and Pete, I'll look forward to reading the nicely-sized news! David On 10/11/2005, at 4:00 PM, Gunlaug Sørtun wrote: David McKinnon wrote: Here's the context for my question. I'm reworking a design that had used pixels for fonts

Re: [WSG] DW 8 standards

2005-10-11 Thread David McKinnon
I've been using DW8 (demo) since Friday and it's really very good. I'm using it mainly in code view, but its design view does an excellent view of rendering CSS layouts, a major improvement over MX 2004. It means that I'm not having to preview in a browser as much. While I almost never use it

Re: [WSG] Site Review Please

2005-04-19 Thread David McKinnon
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RE: [WSG] IE problem with CSS tabs

2004-09-30 Thread David McKinnon
My very sincerest apologies, John. I made one small change to the HTML before I started fiddling with the CSS (but which I completely forgot to tell you about). I applied the active class to the list item, rather than the a link: ul id=tabmenu li class=activea href=./index.htmlhome/a/li I'm

RE: [WSG] doctypes, quirks/standards mode and positioning

2004-09-30 Thread David McKinnon
The argument I was swayed by was that XHTML was more future-proof, since in the future everyone will use XML (and drive atomic cars). This means that the designer coming after me won't have to do as much work to do on the next redesign (which is especially good if I'm the next designer). I

RE: [WSG] gBrowser from Google

2004-09-29 Thread David McKinnon
WaSP reckons its unlikely, or the product of hallucinogenic substances: http://www.webstandards.org/buzz/archive/2004_09.html#a000446 8P David -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Greer, Ben Sent: Wednesday, 29 September 2004 11:24 AM To:

RE: [WSG] IE problem with CSS tabs

2004-09-29 Thread David McKinnon
John, 1. You've got your selectors a bit mixed up, they should be: #tabmenu .active a { ... } and #tabmenu .active a:link { ... } etc instead of #tabmenu a.active { ... } and #tabmenu a.active:link { ... } etc Then, the border and background for #tabmenu a.active:link is overriding the

RE: [WSG] Embedding Flash

2004-09-24 Thread David McKinnon
] On Behalf Of James Ellis Sent: Friday, 24 September 2004 1:56 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [WSG] Embedding Flash David McKinnon wrote: I've used Ian Hixie's method, because it seems to be the least problematic. David One of the central tenets of good coding is that comments

RE: [WSG] Embedding Flash

2004-09-23 Thread David McKinnon
Reiterating Ben's comments and Zeldman's summary of the problems with the Satay method in Designing With Web Standards, that's exactly the problem with the Satay--sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. On some browsers, on some machines, sometimes. I think Zeldman's comment is how many

RE: Re[2]: [WSG] Embedding Flash

2004-09-23 Thread David McKinnon
At the risk of over Zeldmanning the discussion... My previous comment was probably (ok definitely) influenced by Zeldman's August 12 posting Silence and Noise http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0804b.shtml The original idea behind the Web Standards Project which really kicked off the whole web standards

RE: [WSG] Embedding Flash

2004-09-20 Thread David McKinnon
to pop-up windows containing Flash files at the bottom of the page). This validates as HTML 4.0, not XHTML strict, so the answer to your question may very well be 'no'. David McKinnon www.alucida.com -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ian Fenn

RE: [WSG] my dl lists are playing nicely with IE

2004-09-15 Thread David McKinnon
After a very quick look, change #bodynav li a to display: inline; instead of block fixes it for me. (IE6 XPsp2) David -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ted Drake Sent: Thursday, 16 September 2004 9:41 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [WSG]

RE: [WSG] I need advice with following font size standards and IE

2004-09-14 Thread David McKinnon
I've been following Owen Briggs' [www.thenoodleincident.com] method. Owen did extensive testing to come up with setting the body declaration to 76% (not 75% or lower) and setting other font sizes using ems. It's worked pretty well for me. If nothing else, Owen's work is one of the most impressive

RE: [WSG] Flash in Windows Mozilla 1.6

2004-08-23 Thread David McKinnon
on--IE6/Win, Safari 1.0.3, IE5.2/Mac, Opera 7.5(Win and Mac), Firefox 0.9.3 (Win and Mac) and Camino 0.8 -- and it seems to work, but then, so does yours:) OK so that's probably not that helpful. I'll go away now. David McKinnon www.alucida.com PS: If anyone has any trobles seeing the flash

RE: [WSG] Valid Flash state of play

2004-08-18 Thread David McKinnon
Mobile: +61 (0)403 8000 27 http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/ - Ramblings Thoughts http://www.bookcrossing.com/mybookshelf/neerav David McKinnon wrote: Does anyone know if anyone has managed to produce a valid and reliable way to embed Flash objects yet? I'm noting Nick Gleitzman's reply to Seona

[WSG] Valid Flash state of play

2004-08-17 Thread David McKinnon
/ And noting Mark Lynch's comments on Flashvars using either the Satay meithod or Ian Hixie's http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1081798064count=1 Anyone know any better? David McKinnon www.alucida.com ** The discussion list for http