Re: [ADMIN Thread closed Re: [WSG] I am currently out of the office Re: WSG Digest

2012-04-05 Thread Henrik Madsen


We are, despite being in the office, and not due to be leaving nor  
returning any time soon, wishing everybody, who celebrates it, a Happy  
Easter :)


There is nothing urgent. No one else to call. Nothing to see here.

x




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On 05/04/2012, at 5:06 PM, Lea de Groot wrote:


Handled off list

Lea

On 5/04/12 3:27 PM, Terence Zweni Express wrote:

Could you please unsubscribe us
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Subject: [WSG] I am currently out of the office Re: WSG Digest

I am currently out of the office on annual leave and will return on
Tuesday, 10 April.  If you have an urgent query, please call my
mobile, 0413 602 697.

Otherwise, I will respond to your email on my return.

Kind regards
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Re: [WSG] Combining media stylesheets - best practice

2012-03-01 Thread Henrik Madsen


I would say minimising http requests is 'best practice.'

Henrik




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On 02/03/2012, at 8:40 AM, Ben Zeller wrote:


Hi everyone,
On a recent project we've decided to combine our @print media styles  
at the bottom of our main stylesheet. eg.

@media print { /* Print styles */}

In our global template, the stylesheet is imported with the media  
attribute screen. Using this attribute, the print styles are  
ignored.

link rel=stylesheet href=css/style.css media=screen

The following markup options offer a solution to the problem:

1.  link rel=stylesheet href=css/style.css
2.  link rel=stylesheet href=css/style.css media=all

I guess the question I have is whether there are any caveats with  
either method, and if there is a best practice solution?

The doc type is XHTML 1.0 Transitional if this is relevant.

Kind regards,
Ben Zeller

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Re: [WSG] adobe tools that works well with jaws?

2011-08-24 Thread Henrik Madsen


Ouch.




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On 24/08/2011, at 2:16 PM, Tony Crockford wrote:


On 24 Aug 2011, at 01:09, Jay Tanna wrote:


You are doing an online course and yet you don't know how to find  
out what is included in the Web design suite!  How about going to  
Adobe's website and do your own research?  You never know this  
could help you fine tune your research skills.


Do we also have to give you the Adobe's website address?  I hope not!

hth


Maybe you'd like to try blindfolded?

The clue for the intent of the question is in the Subject.






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Re: [WSG] Qt WebKit?

2011-05-23 Thread Henrik Madsen


Here's a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hv-oouXsPc




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On 23/05/2011, at 5:58 PM, tee wrote:

I received an enquiry wanting to find out if a site I built for  
Mobile devices works with Qt WebKit. Never heard of this but from  
the name I gathered it's something to do with browser using webkit  
engine, for advanced Nokia touchscreen phones perhaps.


http://qt.nokia.com/products/library/qtwebkit

I can't tell it's a nokia web browser or a framework, or both.

Thought?

Thanks!

tee

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Re: [WSG] embedding flash in html5 - alternative content

2011-05-11 Thread Henrik Madsen


http://code.google.com/p/swfobject/




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On 11/05/2011, at 5:04 PM, designer wrote:

I wondered if any of you who use Flash would indicate how you  
approach the provision of alternative content when embedding the swf  
file in html5.  The basic use of embed:


embed  src=mainmenu/mainopening.swf type=application/x-shockwave- 
flash width=497 height=329/


is simplicity itself, but how do you provide alternative content for  
folk without flash? That is, what method do you recommend?  I always  
used to do this kind of thing:


object data=mainopening.swf width=497 height=281  
type=application/x-shockwave-flash

  param name=movie value=mainopening.swf /
  param name=quality value=high /
  param name=bgcolor value=#fff /
  img src=../sitegraphics/sheltieopening.jpg alt=Sheltie  
opening graphic width=485 height=268 /

/object
Any help gratefully recvd.

Bob




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Re: [WSG] images against color backgrounds

2010-12-08 Thread Henrik Madsen

.png with alpha channel is the best way to go.

IE6 and lower can't handle the alpha channel and make the  
transparent background gray.


Can be conditionally fixed with js, for example: 
http://www.dillerdesign.com/experiment/DD_belatedPNG/



Based on my site audience I'll make fallback .gif replacements for  
the .png images (that look crappier but are at least transparent)


You can also make 8 bit .pngs (with no alpha channel) that behave  
just like .gif

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On 12/8/10 4:01 PM, cat soul wrote:


I hope I'm not bending/breaking the purpose of the list but wanted  
opinions on best practices for preparing images for use on web  
pages where there are color backgrounds, and the image must have  
some of that background color in them.


Example: you want to place an image with a drop shadow, so in  
photoshop, you prepare your image with drop shadow, both of them in  
layers above the same background color as on the page. When you  
place such an image, flattened and jpg'd, it looks seamless.


Trouble comes when you want to change the background color on the  
page(s) where you've already prepped the images with a given  
color..then you have to change that, too, and re-jpg, re-place, etc..


Some images don't look right unless their lifted off the page with  
a drop shadow, IMHO...


cs


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Re: [WSG] alt text on email graphic

2010-11-30 Thread Henrik Madsen


Yes. Agree. Honeypot for the harvesters.




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On 30/11/2010, at 6:10 PM, designer wrote:


http://www.projecthoneypot.org/how_to_avoid_spambots_2.php




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Re: [WSG] advice on background images?

2010-11-26 Thread Henrik Madsen


Have you checked that the tiles, do in fact tile seamlessly?




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On 27/11/2010, at 5:32 AM, cat soul wrote:

Any tips on how to minimize or eliminate how obvious it is where the  
tiles meet when you have the background image repeat?



thanks

cs


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Re: [WSG] Image Maps

2010-10-14 Thread Henrik Madsen


US map example: http://davidlynch.org/js/maphilight/docs/demo_usa.html




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On 15/10/2010, at 7:19 AM, Christian Snodgrass wrote:


In the US map problem, an image map may make sense.

However, there are many more in which an image map doesn't make  
sense. For example, having a graphical menu with an image map,  
having a header image map for links, etc. These would be better done  
using separate images.


Also, sometimes a scripted method might work best. For example, you  
could have each state a different image and different color. Instead  
of having to try to do a crazy 800 point polygon, you could do a  
script where it compares the color under the cursor when you click  
and determines which state you clicked on with high precision.


I'm not saying image maps should never be used... I'm saying that  
you should keep in mind alternatives because image maps are  
frequently abused.


- Christian

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Hassan Schroeder has...@webtuitive.com 
 wrote:

On 10/14/10 1:23 PM, Christian Snodgrass wrote:

If you needed to get more exact, you could use any number of  
Javascript script to get more exact

results.

And all this thrashing about is going to provide a more accessible
solution than an image map?


The exact solution depends on the exact problem.

How about the exact problem being the one that image maps were
*designed* to solve? Allowing arbitrary shapes within an image to
be linked to different content? As in the US state example?

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Re: [WSG] Fonts in MS Publisher compared to online

2010-09-14 Thread Henrik Madsen


Is the font in an h tag?

If so are you specifying font-weight: normal?

If it's part of the logo, and it has to be spot-on, then an image may  
be your only option.


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On 14/09/2010, at 5:18 PM, Lyn Smith wrote:

I have a client who is very precise in what he wants.  He sent me a  
draft in Publisher which I  transformed into a website.  The font  
for the header  text (site title) is Times New Roman.


The problem is that it looks completely different online to what it  
does in Publisher.  Publisher renders it very narrow.  Online it  
looks chunkier even though it is just normal weight, not bold.  It  
is 2.5ems - I tried reducing the size but it did not reduce the  
chunkiness.


According to Publisher, the style is Normal, 10pt, Main(Black),  
Kerning 14pt,Left, Line Spacing 1sp.


As far as I can see, there is nothing wrong with the way it looks  
online  at all - but it is not what he wants.  He wants narrow.


Is there a way of making the font narrower - short of making it an  
image - or is there an explanation I can give him of why it looks  
different online?


Thanks.


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Re: [WSG] Design a DropDownList

2010-03-03 Thread Henrik Madsen


With sons-of-suckerfish I was able to fix the sticking down issue in  
IE with jQuery:


script type=text/javascript src=http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js 
/script

script type=text/javascript!--//--![CDATA[//!--
jQuery(document).ready(function() {
jQuery(#nav li).hover(
function(){
jQuery(this).addClass(sfhover);
},function(){
jQuery(this).removeClass(sfhover);
});
});
//--!]]
/script

Hope this is useful to someone out there,

Cheers,

Henrik




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On 04/03/2010, at 5:28 AM, Bruce P wrote:

This is much better than the other suckerfish. I find people get  
confused as well in ie when clicking on the top ite locks it down,  
and all other top links also stick down.


What browsers does this not work in?

thank you

Bruce Prochnau
BKDesign Solutions
- Original Message -
From: Ruthie BenDor
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: [WSG] Design a DropDownList

I've just implemented a dropdown menu of this sort, and ran into  
some IE6 and IE7 bugs using the sons of suckerfish approach. What  
worked for me was Sons of Ursidae method, http://css-class.com/articles/ursidae/ 
 .


One gotcha: Note that if the dropdown menu overlaps with a select  
element, in IE6 the select will bleed through the dropdown menu.  
My project was already using the jQuery library, so we used a plugin  
called jquery.bgiframe.js to insert an iframe 'shim', and then used  
conditional comments to serve this JavaScript only to IE6. I'm sure  
that this approach can be adapted to work without the library  
dependency.


Cheers,
Ruthie

On Mar 3, 2010, at 3:44 PM, Haydyn phillips  
hay...@haydynphillips.com wrote:



http://htmldog.com/articles/suckerfish/dropdowns/

Best
Hayd


Naim Latifi wrote:


Hi Guys,

Does anybody know any link how to design dropdownlist control in  
css including listItems as well.?


Thanks!
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Re: [WSG] Background music on web pages

2010-02-27 Thread Henrik Madsen


80s Kevin? Mid 90s at the latest.

My 2c - don't.

My 3rd c - But if u must, set volume to zero initially and indicate  
there is an option to turn sound up/on.


Think of an open plan office situation. Far from uncommon. Music  
playing automatically would surely be the best excuse to exit.






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On 27/02/2010, at 8:45 PM, Kevin Ireson wrote:


Hi Lesley,

This is a usability issue really. Usability being a mark of quality  
or how easy a site is for user to achieve their goals on AND how  
pleasant an experience it is.


In the 80's and 90's it was very new and exciting to have some  
sound. However, very quickly became a nightmare as you had a horrid  
tune running all the time and could not switch it off without  
switching off your speakers.


So, imo the most unobtrusive way would be to have an option to play  
the music or at least, if no option is to be given, only play the  
tune once.


Best of luck in dissuading them. What I would do is show them the 10  
most successful sites on the internet. Then show them a graph of the  
number of the top 10 that play background music. Even the top 10  
sites in their own area of business. That might bring them to their  
senses.


Kevin

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Sent: Saturday, February 27, 2010 11:50 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Background music on web pages


Hi all,

I apologise if this is off-topic, but I'd really appreciate some  
advice.


I have clients who insist they want background music on their Web  
site. I've tried to dissuade them, but without success.  What is  
the most acceptable/least intrusive method of doing this?  UK  
licensing requirements differ depending on whether the music is  
downloadable or not, so I need to sort out the method in order to  
advise them on the licences. I'm still hoping the complexities of  
the licensing system will succeed where I've failed and put them  
off the whole notion, but in case not, I'd be most grateful for  
some input here.


Thank you.

Lesley


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Re: [WSG] FINAL VERSION OF MY SITE

2010-02-03 Thread Henrik Madsen


2c from me:

Clean up the main navigation - make it one deck - move copyright and  
credits links to the footer.





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On 04/02/2010, at 6:47 AM, Marvin Hunkin wrote:


HI.
CAN SOME ONE TAKE A FINAL LOOK AT THIS SITE.
AND GOT 2 FONTS.
ONE VERDANA AND ONE Arial black.
do i need any other fonts.
and does it look really good?
and also any other improvements.
let me know.
and if i need to make any changes.
tell me how to do this.
marvin.

http://www.raulferrer.com/joe/html/




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Re: [WSG] Positioned Element Disappears for Client - but I can see it!

2009-11-22 Thread Henrik Madsen


Perfect here - Mac - FF, Safari and Opera



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On 23/11/2009, at 10:18 AM, Cole Kuryakin wrote:


Hello all -

This is sort of a strange one:

I've got a project that I deployed yesterday that includes an  
absolutely

position UL at the very top that contains various weather information.

On my box, in IE7, FF, Opera, Chrome and Safari (PC) This items  
shows up
without a problem - both on my local dev environment AS WELL AS when  
I view

the site on the web.

Last evening, my client says: hey, I can only see the very bottom  
of the
icon and none of the weather information. He say's it's gone in  
both IE7

and Firefox. Hummm.

He sent me a screen shot which I've attached - I hope I can send  
attachments

to the group!

Indeed, on the attachment, the entire positioned UL is gone -  
collapsed -

(only a sliver of the bottom of the weather icon is showing). I've
highlighted this area on the attachment in yellow.

The strangest part is that when I'm viewing the site - local and  
live -

everything's perfect.

If anyone is interested in helping me solve this issue, please take  
a look

at www.sangat.ph.

If anyone DOESN'T see the entire weather feed information (date and  
time on
the first line; temperature and text forecast on the second line;  
forecast
icon on the right) at the very top-right of the layout, I'd  
appreciate any

hints on what's going on.

Great thanks to all in advance!

Cole


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Re: [WSG] Outlook 2010

2009-06-25 Thread Henrik Madsen


Indeed.

Here's Microsoft's 'totally up-themselves' response.

I'm sure they'd welcome comments ;)

http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/archive/2009/06/24/the-power-of-word-in-outlook.aspx






On 25/06/2009, at 4:37 PM, Conyers, Dwayne wrote:


Nathan de Vries writed:


In other words, Microsoft are effectively creating their own HTML-
email standard, authorable and viewable in Microsoft tools only.



So, what else is new?

:o)


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[WSG] Accessibility testing

2009-02-10 Thread Henrik Madsen


Hi all,

I'm wrapping up a Government agency website.

They have reams of design and usability standards. Some pretty  
pointless; others very valid - but no problem.


Re. accessibility, they use ACTF aDesigner.

http://www.eclipse.org/actf/downloads/tools/aDesigner/index.php

And our scores against WCAG v1.0 Level A could apparently be  
improved. They have provided scores for star rating, compliance,  
navigability and listenability.


Now, here's the thing. This software is only for PC. I'm Mac. Not very  
accessible eh? :)


What similar software / online systems do people use and get reliable  
results (if reliable results are indeed attainable)?


TIA.

Henrik


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[WSG] CSS IE6/7 - what a surprise

2009-01-23 Thread Henrik Madsen


HI all,

I'm hoping there's a simple solution to my two problems.

All looks fine in Mac browsers x5 and IE8b2 (according to netrenderer)  
but not in:


IE6 - Mysterious margins are appearing between the header and the top  
menu and in both coloured boxes in the right hand column of the main  
content.


IE6+7 - the coloured boxes are not 'expanding' to contain the content  
(in this case a floated image in both)


I found this CSS as an alternative to a clearing div and it seems to  
fix things in other browsers - except those IE's:


#NameofContainingDiv:after {
clear: both;
content: .;
display: block;
height: 0px;
visibility: hidden;
}


Would anyone be able to have a look?

Here's the link:

http://www.igenerator.com.au/dev/sm09/homepage.html

Any other thoughts, comments, suggestions - always appreciated.

TIA,

Henrik Madsen
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Re: [WSG] CSS IE6/7 - what a surprise

2009-01-23 Thread Henrik Madsen


Thanks for your replies.

Non-expanding div issue

I removed the :after stuff altogether (which initially broke the  
layout in Mac browsers)


This fixed IE7:

*:first-child+html .catalogueMid, *:first-child+html .subscribeMid  
{ overflow: hidden; }


Adding the following styles to the containing divs fixed IE6:

overflow: hidden;
zoom: 1;

And all seems fine in Mac browsers too now :s

IE6 mysterious gaps / margins

Remains unsolved. See between the header and the top menu and at the  
top of the two coloured boxes in the RH column of the main content ???


http://www.igenerator.com.au/dev/sm09/homepage.html

TIA


Henrik Madsen
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On 24/01/2009, at 7:16 AM, David Dixon wrote:

Just to correct Todd's reply, the :after property isnt support by  
either IE7 or IE6 (and below), therefore you would need to adjust  
your CSS to state (assuming you're using a CSS hack, for ease of  
display):


#NameofContainingDiv {
   *zoom: 1;
   /* all your other styles for the element */
}

#NameofContainingDiv:after {
   clear: both;
   content: '.';
   display: block;
   height: 0;
   visibility: hidden;
}

David

Todd Budnikas wrote:
Damian probably gave you your answer, but I'll also say that if you  
review the original documentation from http://www.positioniseverything.net/easyclearing.html 
 for the code  you're using, you'll see that they recommend  
conditional comments to trigger hasLayout. In your case, in the  
head of your document you should add:

!--[if IE]
style type=text/css
 #NameofContainingDiv:after {
   zoom: 1; /* triggers hasLayout */
   }  /* Only IE can see inside the conditional comment
   and read this CSS rule. Don't ever use a normal HTML
   comment inside the CC or it will close prematurely. */
/style
![endif]--
Either way, the end goal is the same.
On Jan 23, 2009, at 5:15 AM, Damian Edwards wrote:
Most likely a lack of hasLayout triggers or layout context  
changes, or both.
For the coloured boxes, add overflow:hidden to the divs with  
classes catalougeMid and subscribeMid. This will force them into a  
new layout context and in turn expand the container to contain all  
elements. If you want it to apply to IE6 and IE7 only, use a  
selector hack:
* html .catalogueMid, * html .subscribeMid { overflow: hidden; } / 
* IE6 Only */
*:first-child+html .catalogueMid, *:first-child+html .subscribeMid  
{ overflow: hidden; } /* IE7 Only */

I’d have to fire up a VM to look at the IE6 issue and it’s late J
Regards,
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*Sent:* Friday, 23 January 2009 19:37
*Subject:* [WSG] CSS IE6/7 - what a surprise
 HI all,
I'm hoping there's a simple solution to my two problems.
All looks fine in Mac browsers x5 and IE8b2 (according to  
netrenderer) but not in:
IE6 - Mysterious margins are appearing between the header and the  
top menu and in both coloured boxes in the right hand column of  
the main content.
IE6+7 - the coloured boxes are not 'expanding' to contain the  
content (in this case a floated image in both)
I found this CSS as an alternative to a clearing div and it seems  
to fix things in other browsers - except those IE's:

#NameofContainingDiv:after {
   clear: both;
   content: .;
   display: block;
   height: 0px;
   visibility: hidden;
}
Would anyone be able to have a look?
Here's the link:
http://www.igenerator.com.au/dev/sm09/homepage.html
Any other thoughts, comments, suggestions - always appreciated.
TIA,
Henrik Madsen
*Generator*
hen...@igenerator.com.au mailto:hen...@igenerator.com.au
www.igenerator.com.au http://www.igenerator.com.au/


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Re: [WSG] Browser / OS Test on website.

2009-01-13 Thread Henrik Madsen


Hi Danny,

Nice site.

Small usability suggestion: Have your 'back to the top' links on the  
right hand side of the page, so that when the page scrolls down you  
don't need to move yor mouse too much to reach the link.


Henrik

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On 14/01/2009, at 5:02 AM, Danny Croft wrote:


Hi All,

I was wondering if any of you get a spare minute, could you cast  
your professional eyes over a site I just put online. Its only a  
small online resume type site. But I'd be interested to see if  
anyone could find any issues with it or had any suggestions for  
items that I may have missed. I have done some testing and it passed  
the online W3C Validation Service for both the markup and CSS. Also  
if anyone is running an OS other than OSX (v 10.5.6) then I'd be  
interested in your results on any of the current browers.


Like I said, only if you get a minute.

Link: http://dannythewebdev.com   (almost forgot to add the link)

Cheers,

Danny

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Re: [WSG] Site Review: www.ItsAllaboutYou-studio.com

2009-01-13 Thread Henrik Madsen


External link icon: I'd lose the globe, also because it's jaggy. You  
may find this useful:


http://programmabilities.com/xml/?id=30

Link colour: The site is very blue. Maybe choose one or two  
complementary or contrasting colours, for decoration, and use a  
derivative for your link colours:


http://www.colorsontheweb.com/colorwizard.asp

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On 13/01/2009, at 11:40 PM, James O'Neill wrote:


Henrik,

Thank you for your feed back. I am working on those now. =)

The little globe is used to indicate links to external sites.  
Perhaps another icon would indicate this better?


What would you suggest for the link colors. I prefer colors that  
make the links stand our and not blend into the rest of the site...
The colors that you see current are a part of the default style  
sheet that I use and year should probably be changed.



Thank you,

Jim

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 01:22, Henrik Madsen  
hen...@igenerator.com.au wrote:


Hi Jim,

A couple of cents from downunder (in FF3, Camino, Safari / Mac).

1)  The main horizontal menu bar breaks thru the blue border on the  
right


2)  Maybe the drop menu would look better with a matching background  
image on the main category, rather than a solid blue block


3)  I'd have contact us link / details prominent

4)  Suggest font size is decreased and leading increased

5)  Increase padding around footer content

6)  Link text colour is a bit 'electric' blue (and the green, on  
hover, doesn't seem to associate with any other colour on the site)


7)  What's that little globe about?

8)  Purely personal view: everything looks a bit 'tabloid' busy and  
cluttered, which to me is kind of juxtaposed with the yoga vibe. 1)  
above should help to open up the layout but perhaps less use of bold  
(potentially even a font change to something less cold) will deliver  
a purer, classier, more whitespace, overall feel?


Like I said, my 2c.

Henrik

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Re: [WSG] Site Review: www.ItsAllaboutYou-studio.com

2009-01-10 Thread Henrik Madsen


Hi Jim,

A couple of cents from downunder (in FF3, Camino, Safari / Mac).

1)  The main horizontal menu bar breaks thru the blue border on the  
right


2)  Maybe the drop menu would look better with a matching background  
image on the main category, rather than a solid blue block


3)  I'd have contact us link / details prominent

4)  Suggest font size is decreased and leading increased

5)  Increase padding around footer content

6)  Link text colour is a bit 'electric' blue (and the green, on  
hover, doesn't seem to associate with any other colour on the site)


7)  What's that little globe about?

8)  Purely personal view: everything looks a bit 'tabloid' busy and  
cluttered, which to me is kind of juxtaposed with the yoga vibe. 1)  
above should help to open up the layout but perhaps less use of bold  
(potentially even a font change to something less cold) will deliver a  
purer, classier, more whitespace, overall feel?


Like I said, my 2c.

Henrik



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On 10/01/2009, at 2:13 AM, James O'Neill wrote:


Greetings everyone,

I just published this site: www.ItsAllAboutYou-Studio.com for my our  
Yoga Studio to-be and I am curious for a critique.
Someone else came up with the design and I hand-coded this in  
Dreamweaver. Tonight I will be applying Dean Edward's IE7/8, so,  
hopefully I can get rid of some of those CSS hacks. =) It is still a  
little bit rough it will work for now...


I am also having someone put this up on Wordpress or Drupal. Let me  
know what you think...


This is the first critique I have asked for... I  would love to hear  
any questions, comments, suggestions, or improvements.


*hides in a corner*

Thanks all,

Jim

__
All for one and one for all.

www.ArionsHome.com (Persona BLog)
www.FreeXenon.com (Web Site Consulting)
www.ItsAllAboutYou-Studio.com (Our Yoga Studio)

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Re: [WSG] Clearing issue and IE7 weirdness

2009-01-02 Thread Henrik Madsen



For what it's worth, homepage all good on Mac browsers x4.

I can however see the first problem you describe on the General  
Information page.


Try floating both your lh and rh cols, in which case the 'clear' of  
the footer should work. Seems to work in Firebug - may need some  
tweaking (and if applying margin/padding, don't forget display:inline  
(for IE6)).


Suggestion: I don't think you don't need...

div class=NavContainer
div id=LHnav class=nav

...in your lh-col.

I'd just apply positioning to the ul


Henrik

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On 02/01/2009, at 6:28 PM, Kym Kovan wrote:


Hello,

I have just been given the task of cloning an old website into our  
CMS and have bumped into a couple of oddities that I hope folk can  
help with. Looking at:


http://halfinch.net/content.cfm/MDM+and+ES/General+Information/Other+System+Spur+Gears+-+Modified+for+meccano+-+Part+1

shows a page with no content in it yet but the left-hand menu pushes  
down below the footer which has a clear:both on it. Can someone tell  
what obvious bit I am missing?


Second question is: why does IE7 put an empty scroll bar on the  
right when the content is nowhere near filling the screen vertically?



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Re: [WSG] NCFH Site Check and CSS Issues

2008-12-22 Thread Henrik Madsen


Couple of quick observations for you:

Mac

- In FF/Camino/Opera the drop menu breaks when hovering over sub items  
(it's OK in Safari)


- I have 50px - 140px of white space at the bottom of the background  
image (depending on browser - screen res. 1920 x 1200)


- Will the flash be animated? Otherwise, why Flash?

Henrik


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On 23/12/2008, at 5:55 AM, Chris Kennon wrote:


Hi,

Here a screen capture of the desired site layout and navigation  
styles:

http://working.bushidodeep.com/dwd/ncfh/02/desired.png

The drop downs appear above a flash element. And some reports of the  
background color not

appearing Firefox have been reported. Would the list review the site,
offering CSS suggestions as needed?

http://working.bushidodeep.com/dwd/ncfh/02/ncfh_template.html



CK


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Re: [WSG] valid lightbox++ ??

2008-12-16 Thread Henrik Madsen


Check this out: http://www.mjijackson.com/shadowbox/



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On 17/12/2008, at 3:24 AM, designer wrote:

I expect some may consider this off-topic, though it isn't  
really :- ).


I recently tried using lightbox and then lightbox++ , the latter  
because it enables flash movies to be presented in the same way as  
images did in lightbox.  However, the big pitfall is that in order  
to make it work the syntax has to be of this form:


a href=images/gwelanmor.swf width=600 height=400  
rel=lightbox title=Gwelanmor Internet - flash version
img src=thumbs/tn_flash.jpg alt=flash page thumbnail  
width=250 height=147

/a


You'll notice that the a href has a width and height specified, but  
of course that won't validate.  I've googled, but found no mention  
of this. I wondered if anyone here has encountered it, or better  
yet, solved it?


Any bright ideas to solve this non validation?

Thanks,

Bob

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[WSG] Dropmenu accessibility and layout problem IE6

2008-12-12 Thread Henrik Madsen


Seeking input and layout assistance (IE6, what else).

I am considering using a Son of Suckerfish dropmenu for one item in my  
main nav bar.


It is accessible to screenreaders but how - if it's even possible –  
can it be made keyboard accessible?


For example, tab to the item in the menu  hit another key(?) to open  
the dropmenu  tab to chosen submenu item  hit enter.


http://htmldog.com/articles/suckerfish/dropdowns/

Or is it wiser to forget the dropmenu approach altogether and have an  
intermediary page offering the submenu choices?


Here is the page in development. See under 'Services'

http://members.iinet.com.au/~generator/chem/index-new.php

I work on a Mac and everything looks and functions perfectly in 5  
different browsers. A colleague with IE7 has reported same. However,  
the layout is screwed in IE6:


http://members.iinet.com.au/~generator/chem/grab.jpg

Notice the dropmenu pushes content below it downwards and other menu  
items to the right. There also appears to be a problem with outer  
margins of the main content (which I do not see via browsershots.org).


I have included the relevant css and js (both external files) below.  
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


TIA,

Henrik

-

The menu is in a div with this css:

#menu {
height: 24px;
width: 840px;
margin-left: 30px;
border-bottom: solid #636467 1px;
float: left;
margin-bottom: 30px;
display: inline;
}

The other css for the menu is:

#nav, #nav ul {
list-style: none;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
line-height: 1;
}
#nav a {
display: block;
color: #636467;
font-size: 1.2em;
padding-bottom: 8px;
}
#nav a:hover {
color: #E96D1F;
}
#nav li {
float: left;
margin-right: 24px;
}
#nav li ul {
position: absolute;
left: -999em;
background-image: url(images/drop-bg.png);
background-repeat: repeat;
width: 170px;
}
#nav li li a {
color: #FF;
display: block;
padding-left: 8px;
padding-top: 6px;
padding-bottom: -2px;
width: 162px;
}
#nav li:hover ul, #nav li.sfhover ul {
left: auto;
}

-

And the javascript:

sfHover = function() {
var sfEls = document.getElementById(nav).getElementsByTagName(li);
for (var i=0; isfEls.length; i++) {
sfEls[i].onmouseover=function() {
this.className+= sfhover;
}
sfEls[i].onmouseout=function() {
this.className=this.className.replace(new RegExp( sfhover\\b), 
);
}
}
}
if (window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent(onload, sfHover);

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Re: SPAM-LOW: Re: [WSG] li hover bg preloader

2008-11-10 Thread Henrik Madsen


OK OK.

It's actionscript (Flash - yikes!!) but I think my original suggestion  
still made sense.




On 10/11/2008, at 6:50 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
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Unless it is a new extension that I have never heard of, there is no
such thing as 'rollover' in JavaScript.

/correct-pedant

Mike

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Subject: Re: SPAM-LOW: Re: [WSG] li hover bg preloader

you mean on hover (i.e.: a:hover) not on rollover (that's javaScript),
don't you?

Pedantic Joe



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Re: SPAM-LOW: Re: [WSG] li hover bg preloader

2008-11-07 Thread Henrik Madsen


Sigh



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On 08/11/2008, at 12:53 PM, Joe Ortenzi wrote:

you mean on hover (i.e.: a:hover) not on rollover (that's  
javaScript), don't you?


Pedantic Joe

On 07/11/2008, at 12:49 PM, kevin mcmonagle wrote:


ah yes i had forgotten about that, thanks.


Henrik Madsen wrote:


I have done this previously:

Have 1 background image and change its position (via css) on  
rollover (that way the whole thing is loaded initially).



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On 07/11/2008, at 10:27 AM, kevin mcmonagle wrote:


Hhi,
Whats the cleanest way to create a css prelaoder for li hover  
states.

Heres the site in question.

http://cosanglas.com/

-best
kevin



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Re: [WSG] Who are the Away on leave Notices from? [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2008-11-06 Thread Henrik Madsen


Funniest thing I've read all day!

Sorry.

Thread closed.



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On 06/11/2008, at 8:14 PM, Patrick Lauke wrote:


wondering what part of THREAD CLOSED people don't understand...


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Re: [WSG] li hover bg preloader

2008-11-06 Thread Henrik Madsen


I have done this previously:

Have 1 background image and change its position (via css) on rollover  
(that way the whole thing is loaded initially).




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On 07/11/2008, at 10:27 AM, kevin mcmonagle wrote:


Hhi,
Whats the cleanest way to create a css prelaoder for li hover  
states.

Heres the site in question.

http://cosanglas.com/

-best
kevin



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[WSG] Mark-up for physical/postal addresses

2008-10-28 Thread Henrik Madsen


Can anyone guide me re. best practice for marking-up physical  
addresses that would appear like this:


123 Acacia Avenue
Suburb State Postal Code
Tel 888 9581 4077
Fax 888 9581 2835

Or is it acceptable to keep all in p and use /br's

TIA

Henrik



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Re: [WSG] Question about presenting numeric percentages and accessibility.

2008-10-15 Thread Henrik Madsen


What about writing it out: one-third, two-thirds, half?



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On 16/10/2008, at 10:01 AM, John Unsworth wrote:


Hi all,
Just a quick question. I'm writing up a website for a simple brochure
site, and the copy I'm provided with refers to something 1/3 of
total or colour 2/3 of natural and so on. And it just occured to
me, would Number Slash Number (ie; 1/2) cause any issue in regards
accessibility, be it screen readers or poor reading or math skills
(the correct term for this alludes me for the moment, I'm thinking
dyslexia, but not sure that correctly accounts for all potential
users). As such I wondered if the abbr tag might be appropriate, or
if anyone has a better, more suitable sugestion?
Many thanks,
John Unsworth.


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Re: [WSG] Is it a good practice to have 'Back to Top' link?

2008-09-29 Thread Henrik Madsen


Perhaps the solution then is an accordian approach?



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On 29/09/2008, at 4:19 PM, David Dorward wrote:


Robin Shi wrote:
How about the tabs with JS? It visually breaks the page into small  
parts and switch by tabs.



So - the visitor comes, they read to the bottom, then they have to
scroll to the top and activate the next tab (and repeat). I'm not too
keen on this idea.

--
David Dorward
http://dorward.me.uk/



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Re: [WSG] H1 and the img tag

2008-08-25 Thread Henrik Madsen


I agree, beware SEO-wise.

If anyone's interested in seeing what black-hat SEOs are actually  
doing in this respect, read this:


http://www.igenerator.com.au/blog/2008/08/top-10-web-design-firms-use-black-hat-seo/





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On 26/08/2008, at 7:49 AM, Darren Lovelock wrote:

I'm not understanding why you would use a logo/img as an h1 tag?  
Unless you
wanted to use a nice anti-aliased font for the h1 text? If that's  
the case

then I would just use sifr.

SEO-wise you could only implement this on the homepage, otherwise  
you would
have a duplicated h1 on all your web pages (providing the image had  
the same
alt text). I wouldn't recommend using different alt text either when  
using
the same image sitewide, as search engines may see that as keyword  
stuffing.



I would keep them separate and have the alt text on the logo as your  
company

name. Then have unique h1's as normal text on each page.

I used to use a div with text in it for the logo, then css to add a
background image and text indent to move the text off-screen. I  
changed back

to an img tag as the alt text is more powerful for SEO purposes.

Darren Lovelock
Munky Online Web Design
http://www.munkyonline.co.uk
T: +44 (0)20-8816-8893


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Subject: RE: [WSG] H1 and the img tag

Hi Michael,

While that is possible, unfortunately the h1 text doesn't display when
images are off and css is still in use.
This is the issue many image replacement techniques sought to address.

Paul


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Re: [WSG] Issues making compliant code using Joomla! [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

2008-08-14 Thread Henrik Madsen


No direct experience but joomla seems to me to be bloated and  
exceedingly slow-loading.


Coincidentally, only yesterday did I discover a number of joomla-based  
sites (here in AU and elsewhere) that had been hacked. I alerted the  
owners. Yesterday afternoon they were clean (those that had been  
fixed) and this morning fresh new code had been injected.


More info here: http://forums.port80.asn.au/showthread.php?t=12610

My 2c...



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On 15/08/2008, at 9:58 AM, Chris Vickery wrote:


Hi,
For anyone with experience in making a Joomla! site generate  
compliant code, are there any tips, tricks, pitfalls or advice that  
you could impart?


We've got a company setting a site up for us in Joomla. Their other  
sites seemed to validate quite well, but it would be great to get  
suggestions.


Cheers,
Chris


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Re: [WSG] Odd space forming under navigational bar

2008-06-30 Thread Henrik Madsen


Tables and inline styles. Interesting.

Look at all that onmouseout/rollover - there's an image border or two  
specified. Could be those.


divGood luck/div
//styles for the above element are in an external file :)

On 01/07/2008, at 12:27 PM, bill kroon wrote:


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/

Thanks - Bill


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Re: SPAM-LOW: Re: [WSG] html vs. html

2008-06-21 Thread Henrik Madsen


Hi Kevin,

http://browsershots.org/ - always handy...

Good luck,

Henrik


On 22/06/2008, at 8:48 AM, kevin mcmonagle wrote:


Hi,
Are there any free services like net renderer that show firefox 2x.  
scree captures?

-best
kevin



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