Re: [WSG] Re: Website Directory Structure - Best Practice

2006-03-20 Thread Jay Gilmore
a number of circumstances. What we are looking for is not some ultimate format or way but solutions that might be better than our own. Wikipedia: The term best practice generally refers to the best possible way of doing something;... All the best, Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant

Re: [WSG] Website Directory Structure - Best Practice

2006-03-18 Thread Jay Gilmore
-- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P] 902.529.0651 E] [EMAIL PROTECTED] U] http://www.smashingred.com B] http://www.smashingred.com/blog ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

Re: [WSG] Stand alone IE6 Installer

2006-03-17 Thread Jay Gilmore
and solution that I am using has a batch file that fixes a registry entry that will screw up your IE 6 when they are run on the same machine. I would strongly suggest that you switch back to IE6 and use a SA version of the IE7 release that is out now. Just my opinion. All the best, Jay -- Jay

Re: [WSG] Stand alone IE6 Installer

2006-03-17 Thread Jay Gilmore
://www.sitepoint.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?id=5issue=18 Scroll down for the instructions. I also found a link that has both above links included on the same article here: http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/02/12/standalone-ie7-the-fix/ ATB, Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant

Re: [WSG] WSG Site

2006-03-16 Thread Jay Gilmore
haven't suffered any list stoppages or slowdowns though. There might have been some DNS issue that may have caused it to go invisible. In certain areas. It'd be worth investigating. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P] 902.529.0651 E] [EMAIL PROTECTED] U] http

Re: [WSG] Employee Hierarchy in CSS

2006-03-16 Thread Jay Gilmore
know if that helps. If anyone wants to ad to this please let me know and I will make the changes. All the best. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P] 902.529.0651 E] [EMAIL PROTECTED] U] http://www.smashingred.com B] http://www.smashingred.com/blog

Re: [WSG] Employee Hierarchy in CSS

2006-03-16 Thread Jay Gilmore
liPA/li /ul /li /ul Geoff, Sarah, My only suggestion is to have the outer list as an ol as there is an explicit order of value/importance and it could be indicated when the list is unstyled. But this solution looks great. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant

Re: [WSG] CAPS in stylesheets

2006-03-12 Thread Jay Gilmore
many standards oriented people have moved or stayed with HTML 4.0X and those who are using XHTML are either using it incorrectly and unknowing of its proper application or the minute few who are actually serving it as application/xhtml+xml. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed

[WSG] Wanted ASAP: Clean and Simple image gallery script

2006-03-11 Thread Jay Gilmore
to be on and safe mode off. Of list responses are fine but I think others may be interested in a possible resource. All the best, Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P] 902.529.0651 E] [EMAIL PROTECTED] U] http://www.smashingred.com B] http://www.smashingred.com/blog

Re: [WSG] Wanted ASAP: Clean and Simple image gallery script

2006-03-11 Thread Jay Gilmore
Lukasz Grabun wrote: Fulfills, AFAIK, all or most of your requirements. After peeking at the site and looking at the demo code I think you have hit the nail on the head. I am open to other suggestions from members though. ATB, Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web

Re: [WSG] Site Check/Launch: Edentiti.com

2006-03-02 Thread Jay Gilmore
? Is this countering the effect in FF? Don't beat yourself up over the XHTML thing -- it is called working in the real world. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P] 902.529.0651 E] [EMAIL PROTECTED] U] http://www.smashingred.com B] http://www.smashingred.com/blog

Re: [WSG] Should logo not link to the homepage?

2006-02-23 Thread Jay Gilmore
and they are using a top level breadcrumb trail to get you there as well as a clickable logo. I would argue that their current use of the bc-trail actually makes it harder to figure out how to get back home. Ah well -- designers. All the best, Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed

Re: [WSG] problem with Conditional Comments

2006-02-20 Thread Jay Gilmore
don't know) standalone of 7 so that its conditionals work. http://blog.skyzyx.com/2006/02/02/internet-explorer-70-beta-2-standalone-is-available/ and http://weblogs.asp.net/jgalloway/archive/2005/12/28/434132.aspx for the batch file for launching. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant

Re: [WSG] Breadcrumb as Section Heading H1

2006-02-20 Thread Jay Gilmore
the less than symbols as the list bullet? Any thoughts? -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P] 902.529.0651 E] [EMAIL PROTECTED] U] http://www.smashingred.com B] http://www.smashingred.com/blog ** The discussion list

Re: [WSG] Plugin - was [ just sharing the frustration ]

2006-02-15 Thread Jay Gilmore
Designer wrote: Jay Gilmore wrote: . . . I usually paste as plain text into HTML-Kit and I have a plugin that converts line breaks into p p and also can turn text lists into ul's or ol's. Hey Jay, Can you tell us more? What plugin? Sounds very handy! Thanks Bob McClelland Cornwall

Re: [WSG] just sharing the frustration

2006-02-14 Thread Jay Gilmore
and even then I have to fix all the windows charset issues. Damned smart quotes and auto mdashes. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P] 902.529.0651 E] [EMAIL PROTECTED] U] http://www.smashingred.com B] http://www.smashingred.com/blog

Re: [WSG] Web design education

2006-02-13 Thread Jay Gilmore
there who are ex graphic designers or visual developers who know only Dreamweaver or StopDead (GoLive) who are asked to teach because they have won some prize or worked for a big company. All the best, Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer / Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P] 902.529.0651 E] [EMAIL

Re: [WSG] cool FAQ page [follow up]

2006-02-09 Thread Jay Gilmore
Hey Tierry and Terrance, This is a respectful suggestion. Since Jakob Nielsen is not dead and Useit.com is not the King James Bible, Talmud, Torah, Quaran etc., why not email him and get his opinion on this. In fact, I asked his opinion on this recent adlinks phenomena just today, where

Re: [WSG] Call for a new (scalable) business case for web standards.

2006-02-06 Thread Jay Gilmore
I am coming to realize that there is little real business case for small business. Total cost of operation of a website for a small business might be marginal. My reasoning for this thread was to formulate a position statement that could be communicated to small business leaders to have them

Re: [WSG] Call for a new (scalable) business case for web standards.

2006-02-06 Thread Jay Gilmore
Jan Brasna wrote: I want a standards based website -- can you deliver? This premise is wrong. When I'm buying a house I also do not explicitly state that I want it to be built with standards, however I anticipate it's not going to fall on my head soon. I don't agree with this analogy.

Re: [WSG] Call for a new (scalable) business case for web standards.

2006-02-03 Thread Jay Gilmore
Ben Bishop wrote: On 2/3/06, Jay Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I want to go beyond the argument of separation of information and presentation markup. What sort of resistance are you facing here? I.e. why are you arguing in the first place? The definition of argument I am

Re: [WSG] IE7 hacks

2006-02-03 Thread Jay Gilmore
development and bug fixes is done -- hence the beta release. All the best, Jay Jay Gilmore U)SmashingRed Web Marketing B)Jay Gilmore's SmashingRed Blog P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Ted Drake wrote: Hi everyone I posted a hack to IE7 today. I know I'm not the first one to find

[WSG] Call for a new (scalable) business case for web standards.

2006-02-02 Thread Jay Gilmore
. All the best, Jay -- Jay Gilmore U)SmashingRed Web Marketing B)Jay Gilmore's SmashingRed Blog P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WSG] Call for a new (scalable) business case for web standards.

2006-02-02 Thread Jay Gilmore
of semantics, logical content markup (SEO is a good argument here). Maybe I am making too much of it and trying to over theorize the issue. Jay Jay Gilmore U)SmashingRed Web Marketing B)Jay Gilmore's SmashingRed Blog P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Christian Montoya wrote: On 2/2/06, Jay

[WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore
that are backward compatible or is the only way the method suggested by IE team which is to use conditional comments in the *head* and use a separate stylesheet? Jay -- Jay Gilmore U)SmashingRed Web Marketing B)Jay Gilmore's SmashingRed Blog P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore
). There are two places I have found issues. One relates to display:table-cell and display: table. In addition I have some odd margins/padding issues with one site that doesn't exist in other sites with similar layout. All the best, Jay Jay Gilmore U)SmashingRed Web Marketing B)Jay Gilmore's SmashingRed

Re: [WSG] Re: Moral High-horse

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore
Paolo Dodet wrote: Lachlan wrote: The problem is that many people see the issue as "what will happen if I don't follow standards?"; whereas the questions they should be asking are "what are the benefits of following standards?", "how much easier/faster is it to develop

Re: [WSG] IE7 Now what?

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore
Todd Baker wrote: Thats a big call Ted. Ill be happy to see that back of IE6 as much as anyone but I think it will be well into next year before IE7 overtakes IE6, even if they do roll it into XP SP3. Your right tho... We need to start planning for it. On 02/02/06, Ted Drake [EMAIL

Re: [WSG] Background-Image download order

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore
the whole nav loads at the same time and there is no need for _javascript_ preloads. This makes me think that I should put all my background images on one image for an entire site. That might be a cool experiment. Has any one tried this? Jay Jay Gilmore U)SmashingRed Web Marketing B)Jay Gilmore's

Re: [WSG] Web Standards Shetland Ponies

2006-02-01 Thread Jay Gilmore
is to make business demand it because they will not be competitive without standards based design. Jay Jay Gilmore U)SmashingRed Web Marketing B)Jay Gilmore's SmashingRed Blog P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WSG] 2 Q: New web site, which DTD I should use? and Compresion

2006-01-31 Thread Jay Gilmore
, Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: Moral High-horse - was Re: [WSG] Failed Redesign and the Media

2006-01-31 Thread Jay Gilmore
standards. Thanks to Russ, Jay Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WSG] Best Web Standards thing I learnt in 2005.

2005-12-22 Thread Jay Gilmore
Rimantas Liubertas wrote: 2005/12/22, Jay Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED]: ... Still looking for a valid replacement to the IE CSS, display: inline-block; thing... What am I missing? display: inline-block is perfectly valid in CSS2.1 Is your problem that CSS validator

[WSG] Site Check Please (Clattco)

2005-12-22 Thread Jay Gilmore
have made out of ignorance, Issues of semantics etc, and Accessibility (not required by client but I want to get better at this). All opinions are welcome. If there are mistakes out of ignorance please point me to a reference for correction. Sincerely, Jay Gilmore

Re: [WSG] Site Check Please (Clattco)

2005-12-22 Thread Jay Gilmore
Kenny Graham (thoughtfully) wrote: With larger text sizes, your sidebar headings become white on white. I'd suggest vertically expanding that background image, or setting a similar background color along with the image. That and a few things like empty paragraph elements and stray /div on

Re: [WSG] Setting Up Font Sizes

2005-12-21 Thread Jay Gilmore
Felix Miata wrote: snip In fact, most must have done at least some personalization, since most hit statistics that say the most common screen resolution is 1024x768 even though old versions of doze default to 640x480 and newer to 800x600, and signicant numbers are above the median. It

Re: [WSG] Could really use some help with image overflow

2005-12-21 Thread Jay Gilmore
Barrie North wrote: Hi all, I have a fluid layout and for the life of me cant get the image to be cropped as the screen adjusts. Here is the link: http://www.compassdesigns.net/joomlashack/ If you resize the window the image will stay on top. I have

Re: [WSG] Best Web Standards thing I learnt in 2005.

2005-12-21 Thread Jay Gilmore
Semantics in mark-up. Minimize Div's and Span use. Still looking for a valid replacement to the IE CSS, display: inline-block; thing... All the best, Jay Paul Noone wrote: It's a God-send. If only it had been properly explained sooner. Fortunately my recent conversion to virtually

Re: [WSG] Site Critic

2005-12-16 Thread Jay Gilmore
This is a standards group and as such I think it would be best if you checked your sites in a browser that was more standards compliant than IE6 both of these layouts break in Firefox 1.5. On top of it all this is a tables based layout that doesn't even work cross browser. There is nothing in

Re: [WSG] Site Check please

2005-12-12 Thread Jay Gilmore
a span to style the larger text of the article titles. You are also using spans for the article date where you could use the classes on paragraphs. All the best, Jay BTW: My own site is not perfect so go ahead and rip it apart. When I finish my next few projects I will be revamping it. Jay Gi

Re: [WSG] Site Check please

2005-12-12 Thread Jay Gilmore
kvnmcwebn wrote: pretty cool jay, what about the top links bottom border disapearing on the hover though? -kvnmcwebn kvnmcwebn, Are you talking about my site: http://www.smashingred.com or Joe's site: http://www.sitesbyjoe.com ? All the best, Jay Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant

Re: [WSG] talking points for standards

2005-12-06 Thread Jay Gilmore
al competitors can't even make good looking tag soup -- so I win be default. That will eventually change. All the best, Jay Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Ri

Re: [WSG] talking points for standards

2005-12-06 Thread Jay Gilmore
Robert O'Neill wrote: If I wanted new windows in my house I'd buy from the BS Standard compliant company every time, wouldn't you ? Well I dunno? I am in Canada and I am assuming this might be the same as the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). In North America BS stands for

Re: [WSG] talking points for standards

2005-12-05 Thread Jay Gilmore
them know. I don't know if you will ever be able promote standards to small business. You will have better luck with larger companies. I think I may take some of the suggestions in this article and formulate a case for standards adoption for publication on my site. All the best, Jay Jay Gilmore

Re: [WSG] 2-col question

2005-12-04 Thread Jay Gilmore
except the side bar is on the left. I wrap the content and the sidebar in a pagewrapper and then do as above. The numbers are different though. I have the sidebar width of 180px and the left margin of the content box is 220px which gives me a simple space without having to ad padding. J

Re: [WSG] Newcomers and Web Standards

2005-12-03 Thread Jay Gilmore
Lori Cole wrote: I think I will start attending a local user group rather than using this list as I think people behave differently face to face and maybe some women will be there. Thanks for those of you that have commented constructively about IE and tidy. I took an HTML II online course

Re: [WSG] editor

2005-12-02 Thread Jay Gilmore
is Notepad++. There are many editors out there find and try as many as you can, choose the ones you like and find the efficiencies in them and start writing great code faster and better than you ever could in a WYSIWYG-BIS(But It's Poo[family friendly version]) editor. All the best, Jay Ja

Re: [WSG] FF1.5 and Web Dev. T/B

2005-11-30 Thread Jay Gilmore
Stephen Stagg wrote: Is it just me or does the Disable Images option on the Web Developers Toolbar not work with FF1.5? Stephen Isn't working on mine either. Images disappear for 2 seconds and reload. Jay Gilmore

[WSG] Wanted: standards, semantics and strict/valid Script Sources

2005-11-30 Thread Jay Gilmore
I wanted to know if there are resources like HotScripts etc. that provide code that is standards oriented, semantic and use valid and/or strict doctypes? I hate always having to hack the hell out of scripts etc to remove tables and replace semantics etc. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer

Re: [WSG] FF1.5 and Web Dev. T/B

2005-11-30 Thread Jay Gilmore
all my passwords. Darn. -Best, Jay Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WSG] standards, semantics and strict/valid Script Sources

2005-11-30 Thread Jay Gilmore
I am honestly looking for resources. Any help in this would be great. Jay Jay Gilmore wrote: I wanted to know if there are resources like HotScripts etc. that provide code that is standards oriented, semantic and use valid and/or strict doctypes? I hate always having to hack the hell

Re: [WSG] Call for Site Check

2005-11-29 Thread Jay Gilmore
Matt Harris wrote: Just re-worked my photography site: www.focusontheclouds.com and wanted to get your opinions. I've strayed into new territory - opting for a slightly-risky, dark background instead of sticking with a classic white background. I'm interested to hear if you think it works...

Re: [WSG] Browser check Site crit please

2005-11-29 Thread Jay Gilmore
and apply a width to create the same size. It the uneven grey backgrounds are a little distracting. Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WSG] firefox 1.5 is official

2005-11-29 Thread Jay Gilmore
3 didn't update or function. Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WSG] firefox 1.5 is official

2005-11-29 Thread Jay Gilmore
The one extension set that no longer works and I haven't found a solution is the libraries for Spellbound. I am not sure where to find the libraries. They are available at for Thunderbird. I really do use it alot for blogging and forum posting. -best. Jay Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant

Re: [WSG] page break up

2005-11-27 Thread Jay Gilmore
Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Lori Cole wrote: Thanks Scott, The correct order of those elements is doing the trick. Yellow appears. I did

Re: [WSG] page break up

2005-11-27 Thread Jay Gilmore
ts but can cause layout problems on screen. All the best, Jay Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Lori Cole wrote: Hi-I am new to CSS and strict.

Re: [WSG] page break up

2005-11-27 Thread Jay Gilmore
Christian Montoya wrote: Lord Vader's Former Handle, Anakin link, visited, focus, hover, active Always in that order! Yeah -- that's it! -Jay Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P

Re: [WSG] Casual Friday[Drop-Down Menus]

2005-11-25 Thread Jay Gilmore
main subsection. Site maps and search utilities are also a good way to ensure that people will get to the info or goal. Jay Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant Affordable Websites and Marketing Solutions for Real Small Business. SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Chris

Re: [WSG] Overlapping footer

2005-05-03 Thread Jay Gilmore
fine. This way, even if you make the #sidebar or #maincontent huge, the footer stays put. Jay -- Jay Gilmore Developer/Consultant SmashingRed Web Marketing P) 902.529.0651 E) [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [WSG] Overlapping footer

2005-05-03 Thread Jay Gilmore
Stevio wrote: Hi Jay, Thanks for that, but floating the footer left instead of setting position to absolute, means that the footer is not at the browser window, which is one of the requirements. Thanks, Stephen I see what you mean. I think that you will have to either