Re: [WSG] Dev. For Mobile Browsers

2008-09-12 Thread James Gollan
There is a good introductory book by cameron moll - not very techie but nice starting point http://mobilewebbook.com/ And i have a few links http://delicious.com/gollyg/mobile On 13/09/2008, at 12:13 PM, James Jeffery wrote: Anyone got any good resources on developing for mobile browsers?

Re: [WSG] Please help! CSS/IE Link Color Problem

2007-08-03 Thread James Gollan
FWIW seems to work in IE7 - dont have IE6 setup at the moment. On 8/4/07, Cole Kuryakin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello All - After tearing my hair out for over 4 hours I come to you guys/gals for a fresh eye and perhaps a solution. I've got a simple class name (.active) attached to an a

Re: [WSG] Please help! CSS/IE Link Color Problem

2007-08-03 Thread James Gollan
you could try adding !IMPORTANT after the colour declaration just to see if it is an inheritance issue On 8/4/07, James Gollan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: FWIW seems to work in IE7 - dont have IE6 setup at the moment. On 8/4/07, Cole Kuryakin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello All - After

Re: [WSG] Please help! CSS/IE Link Color Problem

2007-08-03 Thread James Gollan
the given rule is not using a pseudo selector (:) - it is a simple class definition. This should be consistent across browsers. On 8/4/07, Kepler Gelotte [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When the chosen page loads, the chosen link turns deep red. The declaration for this is as follows: /*ACTIVE

Re: [WSG] Visual Design Of Websites

2007-07-11 Thread James Gollan
James Ellis wrote: Hi This is true, the C4 course in Web Technology or whatever it is called now at TAFE NSW aims to give everyone a grounding knowledge in the fundementals of well, web technology. This includes graphic design, database design, server side coding, project management and many

Re: [WSG] Client - Site Edits

2007-07-11 Thread James Gollan
It has been mentioned before, but I find Drupal has been great. It has modules for most things, has a fabulous extensible content system where you can define custom content types, a very powerful theming engine, and an incredibly modular approach to core functionality. When you learn how to use

Re: [WSG] Client - Site Edits

2007-07-09 Thread James Gollan
Kevin Ross wrote: I am wondering for advice on this situation and I am also wondering how others handle ongoing updates after the initial design has been implemented. I am also wondering if a CMS system would, in any way, be a solution to a situation like this. Probably more appropriate for

Re: [WSG] colour matching transparent png files

2007-04-10 Thread James Gollan
PNG has built in colour correction that creates problems when trying to match against a hexcode in the browser. If you really need png you can export a small backgroound tile for the area that it needs to blend into. http://hsivonen.iki.fi/png-gamma/ On 4/11/07, Andrew Harris [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WSG] Validating HTML output for XSLT

2007-03-30 Thread James Gollan
the web developer toolbar gives you access to view generated source - this will reveal the result of the transformation On 3/30/07, Katrina [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Gday, If we create HTML/XHTML output through XSLT, is there anyway we can check the quality of that output? My check local HTML

Re: [WSG] Need help with CSS breadcrumbs and navigation

2007-03-30 Thread James Gollan
You have a padding and margin declaration on the hover state for the breadcrumbs. elastic.css line 69. Remove this, or set it on #breadcrumb a On 3/30/07, Chris Rahe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks so much Tee, and everyone else who offered suggestions. Some of the flaws that turned up were my

Re: [WSG] vertically aligning objects of unknown height

2007-03-29 Thread James Gollan
if they both shared a container and the input was positioned absolutely to top:50% from that container would that work? On 3/29/07, Andreas Boehmer [Addictive Media] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi guys, Is there any way to vertically align objects in CSS next to each other if the height of them

Re: [WSG] vertically aligning objects of unknown height

2007-03-29 Thread James Gollan
.container { display:block; position:relative; } .checkbox { position:absolute; top:45%; } .box { background-color:#00CCFF; width:620px; margin-left:21px; } something like this On 3/29/07, Designer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Andreas Boehmer [Addictive Media] wrote: Hi guys, Is there any way

Re: [WSG] Web design education

2006-02-16 Thread James Gollan
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've been following this discussion with great interest. I've taught HTML, CSS and JavaScript at a TAFE, but not as part of a coding course, as part of a graphic design course. That's an interesting environment in which to think about standards -- the students were

Re: [WSG] TARGET in 4.01 Strict

2006-02-15 Thread James Gollan
Lachlan Hunt wrote: Ian Anderson wrote: Lachlan Hunt wrote: I think generalisations like users hate popup windows are perhaps a little unhelpful. But the statement is 100% accurate. I, as a user, hate popups. I know of many others that hate popups too. I did not say all users, just

Re: [WSG] Web design education

2006-02-13 Thread James Gollan
Chris Taylor wrote: And, a larger question for us all: what are we as web standards and accessibility evangelists to do about the continued ingorance and apathy towards this vital subject, especially in academia? Let's hope that the recent Target website court case in the US highlights the

Re: [WSG] Web design education

2006-02-13 Thread James Gollan
Christian Montoya wrote: On 2/13/06, James Gollan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Chris Taylor wrote: And, a larger question for us all: what are we as web standards and accessibility evangelists to do about the continued ingorance and apathy towards this vital subject, especially in academia

Re: [WSG] Web design education

2006-02-13 Thread James Gollan
Ric Raftis wrote: James Gollan wrote: I feel it is worth pointing out that not all educational institutions are still teaching table based design. As an educator I feel I am in a great position to make a difference at a 'grass roots' level. Students studying web design at our college (Ultimo

Re: Recall: [WSG] Web design education

2006-02-13 Thread James Gollan
Mark Harris wrote: Terrence Wood wrote: Herrod, Lisa wrote: Herrod, Lisa would like to recall the message, [WSG] Web design education. What does that mean and where does it come from? Someone else sent me one of those recently. Generally, it means someone is using Outlook on an MS-Exchange

Re: [WSG] positive-discrimination === not positive and IMG properties

2005-12-15 Thread James Gollan
This is interesting, but a rather pragamitc approach? Are we changing our coding practice to suit the technological limitations of current user agents. Is some of the power of a standards based approach the idea that we do what is considered best practise given the current standards? I use

Re: [WSG] Firefox :hover font-weight: bold

2005-11-18 Thread James Gollan
its not to do with a bold font taking up more space and shifting other elements? Stuart Sherwood wrote: Does anyone have any experience with a bug in Firefox when using a:hover {font-weight:bold;}? When the cursor moves over the link, other elements on the page shift or even flicker over

Re: [WSG] injecting an extra hook with javascript

2005-11-02 Thread James Gollan
You mentioned that you wanted to be able to see it when you view the source - is that important? Because you wont *see* the span element but the browser will. (I imagine you are doing this for an image replacement technique in which case not seeing it wouldn't be a big issue). Remember you

Re: [WSG] IE BG Image Bug

2005-10-11 Thread James Gollan
sounds a bit like the peekaboo bug. You might try the holly hack on the problem element: /* Hides from IE-mac \*/ * html #myBackgroundContainer {height: 1%;} /* End hide from IE-mac */ Stuart Sherwood wrote: One of my sites is triggering a bug in IE where a background image loads and

Re: [WSG] CSS class and id naming conventions

2005-09-29 Thread James Gollan
Whilst it won't affect accessibility or usability for the end user (afaik) the class and id names should have semantic meaning indicating there logical function - rather than id=rightColumn you might use id=localNavColumn if the function of the column was to contain local nav. This means if

Re: [WSG] Clearleft.com

2005-09-20 Thread James Gollan
Site looks great. Slightly OT but the user survey is using a TIFF image that is not showing up in Word (Office 2003 WinXP Pro) - says something about needing Quicktime installed! I'm sure you could make it work without! James Andy Budd wrote: Hi folks, We've just launched our new company

[WSG] Problems with print style and general site check

2005-09-07 Thread James Gollan
Hi, I am having a problem getting a print stylesheet to work in Firefox 1.04 Win. It works in opera and IE, but in Fireforx the home page doesn't show up the images as expected. Actually, I have found the print preview in most recent versions of Firefox to cause crashes regularly - anyone

Re: [WSG] Problems with print style and general site check

2005-09-07 Thread James Gollan
Hi David, thanks for the feedback. I have to agree that the text, particularly on the home page, lacks contrast. I will look to make it a little darker. As for the emphasis being on the designer rather than the painter, I don't feel this was the case. The painter was very involved during the

Re: [WSG] Accessibility, the possibilities

2005-08-25 Thread James Gollan
Just out of interest Stuart, do you feel that there is a contrast issue in your article heading text? On my screens the bg grey is quite dark. Cheers James Stuart Sherwood wrote: Thanks John, It took a while but the answer I was looking for came along. Thank you! Your web site is very

RE: [WSG] FW: Site review

2005-02-22 Thread James Gollan
Thanks for all the feedback. I will get to work removing the pop-up windows - moving the content into the main page template makes sense and the accessibility advantages make it the obvious choice (easier than going back to HTML strict too!). I do care about mac users (being a part-time mac user

[WSG] FW: Site review

2005-02-21 Thread James Gollan
Would anyone have the time to look over the following site? Any feedback much appreciated. www.organicexpo.com.au Thanks James

RE: [WSG] Check website

2005-02-20 Thread James Gollan
Nice and clean looking site. A couple of issues I have noticed: You may have designed on a high resolution, but at 800x600 (still a common res) the logo disappears behind the content. I think that the white line around the top nav looks a little out of place. Cheers James -Original

[WSG] IE5 mac background and float problem (and site check if you have time!)

2005-02-18 Thread James Gollan
Hi Guys, I am having a little problem with at the following site: www.organicexpo.com.au/visitors/index.php Relevant style sheet: www.organicexpo.com.au/assets/layout.css IE mac doesnt show the background color on the main content div. The layout is a fairly simple 3 column

[WSG] IE5 mac background and float problem (and site check if you have time!)

2005-02-18 Thread James Gollan
Hi Guys, I am having a little problem with at the following site: www.organicexpo.com.au/visitors/index.php Relevant style sheet: www.organicexpo.com.au/assets/layout.css IE mac doesnt show the background color on the main content div. The layout is a fairly simple 3 column

[WSG] SMH launch

2004-04-28 Thread James Gollan
Hey why has the SMH site gone haywire in IE6? Only kidding peter looks great. That was the big one! Well done again James

RE: [WSG] A CSS Question

2004-04-21 Thread James Gollan
If you are trying to avoid the situation of a separate CSS background property for each image you could create a single image with all of your rollover states. You would then use the background position property to shift this larger image into the correct position. The advantage of this method

RE: [WSG] A CSS Question

2004-04-21 Thread James Gollan
Having read my post I should point out that I mean a single image for each button/rollover - not one huge image for everything on your page! That would just be silly. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of James Gollan Sent: Thursday, 22 April

RE: [WSG] A CSS Question

2004-04-21 Thread James Gollan
as these images are not in lists nor do their location lend themselves to being used as such! H. I'll get this yet with the wonderful advice and help ya'll providing :-) Brian -Original Message- From: James Gollan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 4:50 PM

RE: [WSG] I am having a problem... Tab (li) width

2004-04-21 Thread James Gollan
Hi Chris, The big difference between the pages seems to be the inclusion of the contact form. Try changing the id of your form element for some reason that seems to work although I dont know why! Cheers James -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: [WSG] Flow from bottom?

2004-04-04 Thread James Gollan
IE Win wll leave a 1pixel space when you absolutely position from the bottom or the right, or more if you actually have white space in your code. Try removing any line breaks this should get rid of the worst of it. http://css.nu/pointers/bugs-ie.html

RE: [WSG] Failure to load under IE and Opera

2004-04-03 Thread James Gollan
You could try taking out the xml prologue (first line). This causes IE to render in quirks mode, but I don't think it affects Opera. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Randall Potter Sent: Saturday, 3 April 2004 6:48 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [WSG] Failure to load under IE and Opera

2004-04-03 Thread James Gollan
On closer inspection it looks like the script tag is creating problems, needs the closing tag rather than the xhtml empty tag syntax. James -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Randall Potter Sent: Saturday, 3 April 2004 6:48 PM To: [EMAIL

RE: [WSG]Tables or DIVs / Spans?

2004-04-02 Thread James Gollan
Just looking through my archives for some info on forms and found this. I am wondering about the use of the legend tag in the first example (http://www.amonline.net.au/sand/using/survey.htm) to set out the question. Would this be better suited/more semantically correct in the label tag? I guess I

RE: [WSG] Purpose of this mailing list

2004-03-09 Thread James Gollan
I find that whilst there would appear to be a clear separation between a discussion of web standards and how-to's, quite often a look at someone's source code sparks off an interesting and valuable debate about the web standards issues involved. The overlap would seem to add richness to the

RE: [WSG] Padding/Margin in Opera

2004-02-19 Thread James Gollan
Not actually related to your problem, but you dont seem to have closed your head tag on the home page, creating problems validating. -Original Message- From: JW [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, 20 February 2004 12:03 AM To: WSG - CSS List Subject: [WSG] Padding/Margin in

[WSG] Site check

2004-02-19 Thread James Gollan
Hi, Was wondering if anyone with a Mac would be kind enough to check this out was having problems with IE5.2, but any other problems (any browser any platform) would be good to hear about. http://www.swamphen.com/testing/naturalgrocer/index_v05.html BTW Michael D I did change to

RE: [WSG] IE 5 position problems

2004-02-14 Thread James Gollan
Lucian tribolum.com On Feb 14, 2004, at 1:06 PM, James Gollan wrote: Thanks in anticipation I managed to get it working across all my target windows browsers. Now to move on to the mac anyone want to have a look in a few Mac browsers and tell me the bad news? Go on - itll be fun breaking

[WSG] IE 5 position problems

2004-02-13 Thread James Gollan
Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone knew why this layout http://www.swamphen.com/testing/naturalgrocer/index3.html was breaking in IE5 (severe) and 5.5 (not so severe). I suspect it may be to do with the box model or a float bug, but cant quite isolate it. Any help much appreciated.

RE: [WSG] IE 5 position problems

2004-02-13 Thread James Gollan
://www.swamphen.com/testing/naturalgrocer/index4.html - it took some weird changes to a few padding and margin settings to please all the browsers and I am still not sure why some things werent supported. Anyhoo -Original Message- From: James Gollan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, 14

RE: [WSG] IE 5 position problems

2004-02-13 Thread James Gollan
{ float:right; /* margin-left:auto; */ padding:0px; width:387px } hth, Ben Only one week till the joint Web Standards Group / Macromedia User Groups meeting at Star City and MXDU! www.mxdu.com James Gollan wrote: The rendering problems

[WSG] XML 1.1 critique

2004-01-18 Thread James Gollan
Here a fairly scathing article on the drawbacks of XML1.1, starting out with some rules: 1. Don't use it. 2. (For experts only) If you speak Mongolian, Yi, Cambodian, Amharic, Dhivehi, Burmese, or a very few other languages and you want to write your markup (not your text but your

RE: [WSG] OT: multiple IE versions

2003-11-06 Thread James Gollan
Finally someone's done it - that's brilliant. The IE5.5 shows in the about IE section as being version 6, but it seems to be 5.5, as it misinterprets the box model. And you can run them open at the same time. Very cool. -Original Message- From: Mark Stanton [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [WSG] A comic book version of tables to webstandards...

2003-10-27 Thread James Gollan
Great link - the illustrations are chosen really well, and it's not at all preachy. Well found! James -Original Message- From: russ weakley [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, 28 October 2003 11:09 AM To: Web Standards Group Subject: [WSG] A comic book version of tables to

RE: [WSG]WSG Icons

2003-10-04 Thread James Gollan
I like this third option - the anti-aliased WSG looks good, and is still readable. James -Original Message- From: Ben Bishop [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, 4 October 2003 4:29 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [WSG]WSG Icons Hello Peter and listies, -Original

RE: [WSG]Vertically aligned text without tables

2003-09-25 Thread James Gollan
I'm probably missing something here (so just ignore this post), but what about a containing div with positioning relative, and then position your boxes within this div. Your text inside is positioned absolutely from the bottom of the containing box. style type=text/css

RE: [WSG] Vertically aligned text without tables

2003-09-25 Thread James Gollan
are offset by a few pixels in Opera and Mozilla but I feel it's somehow related the the rest of my page. Thanks! cheers, George -Original Message- From: James Gollan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Friday, 26 September 2003 11:00 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: RE: [WSG]Vertically aligned