Re: [WSG] Search Engine Script *Little off topic*

2006-02-08 Thread Joseph Lindsay
If your site meet's the terms of use, you can use Yahoo's API with
site:http://yoursite; in the request string

On 2/9/06, Jon Tan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi Todd

 This is self promoting but we might have what you're looking for. Please
 feel free to check our PHP plug-in Grow Search listed here:

 http://webstandardsgroup.org/go/resourcecat30.cfm

 or directly here: http://www.gr0w.com/amos/growsearch/

 There's also a livesearch version available which we've tested but not
 deployed.

 Regards
 Jon
 www.gr0w.com

 - Original Message -
 From: Todd Gleaton
 To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
 Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 9:05 PM
 Subject: Re: [WSG] Search Engine Script *Little off topic*


 No database here.  Just looking for a simple script that searches the site
 without advertisements or annual fee.

 thanks for the infotg


 - Original Message -
 From: Joseph R. B. Taylor
 To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
 Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 3:54 PM
 Subject: Re: [WSG] Search Engine Script *Little off topic*


 You can always get the google search this site, or you can find free
 scripts that search html documents, usually in the asp/php flavor.

 If the content of your site (articles and such) is databased, its very
 easy to write a search engine for that.

 Joseph R. B. Taylor
 Sites by Joe, LLC
 http://sitesbyjoe.com
 (609)335-3076
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

 Todd Gleaton wrote:
  Hello Everyone,
 
  As I said in the Subject...this maybe a little off topic but I thought I
  would ask the group since I am having a hard time finding what I am
  looking for.
 
  I am looking for a Search script to put on a website that will have
  about 35 to 40 web pages in it.  Most of the scripts I've found through
  looking you have to pay annually.  I am looking for preferablya free
  script or at least one I can buy for a 1 time fee.
 
  Anybody have any suggestions?
 
  Thankstg
 
 
  
 
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[WSG] Scrolling in IE5.5

2005-12-12 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Hi folks,

I have an issue with IE5.5 (who doesn't?).  This page:
http://www.ermanz.govt.nz/no/newsletters/20051118.html displays
without scroll-bars, and wont scroll with a mouse wheel either.  It
does scroll with the keyboard.

I know the obvious fix is tell the users to get a modern browser, and
I will recommend this to the user.

Has anyone else come across this before?  Is there a fix?

While you're looking, are there any Mac browser issues?

Thanks

Joe
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[WSG] Video of Screen Reader Use?

2005-11-13 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Does anybody have, or know of any video of users on the Internet with
a screen reader?

While managers listen to the arguments about accessibility, I would
like to appeal to their emotions as well.  It is much easier to
empathise with a person, than facts and figures.
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Re: [WSG] more definition list lovin' - the lh tag.

2005-07-06 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Hi Ted, can you give me the URL where you found that?  As far as I can
tell from the HTML 4.01 DTD (i'm happy to me corrected) the dl
element must contain 1 or mor dt ordd elements, and can't contain
any other elements (although the dt can have inline elements and
dd can have block and inline elements).  I can't find any reference
to a lh element in the current specs.


On 7/7/05, Drake, Ted C. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Just when I thought I couldn't love the definition list any more, I looked
 at the w3.org definition of the definition list and came across this:
 
 The opening list tag must be DL. It is followed by an optional list header
 (LHcaption/LH) and then by term names (DT) and definitions (DD). For
 example:
 
 DL
 LHList Header/LH
 DTTerm 1ddThis is the definition of the first term.
 DTTerm 2ddThis is the definition of the second term.
 /DL
 
 which could be rendered as:
 List Header
 
 Term 1
 This is the definition of the first term.
 Term 2
 This is the definition of the second term.
 
 
 Holey headers, batman! We can put a list header on our definition list?  How
 cool is that?!?
 
 Has anyone seen a site that uses this?
 
 Andy Clarke uses the definition lists in forms,
 http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/e-commerce_definition_lists.html
 . This would be a great way to markup a set of radio buttons and use the
 header to define the group of buttons.
 
 One of these days, I'm just gonna have to sit down and read the entire
 specs.
 
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Re: [WSG] more definition list lovin' - the lh tag.

2005-07-06 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Upon further research, it appears that the lh element was in older
HTML specs.  I found it in the HTML 3 DTD.  but it is not in more
recent versions.

http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/html3/html3.dtd

On 7/7/05, Joseph Lindsay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi Ted, can you give me the URL where you found that?  As far as I can
 tell from the HTML 4.01 DTD (i'm happy to me corrected) the dl
 element must contain 1 or mor dt ordd elements, and can't contain
 any other elements (although the dt can have inline elements and
 dd can have block and inline elements).  I can't find any reference
 to a lh element in the current specs.
 
 
 On 7/7/05, Drake, Ted C. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Just when I thought I couldn't love the definition list any more, I looked
  at the w3.org definition of the definition list and came across this:
 
  The opening list tag must be DL. It is followed by an optional list header
  (LHcaption/LH) and then by term names (DT) and definitions (DD). For
  example:
 
  DL
  LHList Header/LH
  DTTerm 1ddThis is the definition of the first term.
  DTTerm 2ddThis is the definition of the second term.
  /DL
 
  which could be rendered as:
  List Header
 
  Term 1
  This is the definition of the first term.
  Term 2
  This is the definition of the second term.
 
 
  Holey headers, batman! We can put a list header on our definition list?  How
  cool is that?!?
 
  Has anyone seen a site that uses this?
 
  Andy Clarke uses the definition lists in forms,
  http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/e-commerce_definition_lists.html
  . This would be a great way to markup a set of radio buttons and use the
  header to define the group of buttons.
 
  One of these days, I'm just gonna have to sit down and read the entire
  specs.
 
  Ted
  www.tdrake.net
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Re: [WSG] em vs i

2005-06-14 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Here's one of the best explanations of when to use b and i:
http://mpt.net.nz/archive/2004/05/02/b-and-i

On 6/15/05, Chris Kennon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi,
 
 Any reference on this?
 On Jun 14, 2005, at 9:53 AM, Ben Curtis wrote:
 
  for example when you are italicizing foreign words, book titles,
  ship names, or other things that are typically italicized but not
  emphasized.
 
 Also although I've googled I know from one or Russ' must reads a
 noted xhtml/css person wrote a blog entryem vsi and a few other
 semantic mark-up topics. this topic, does someone have a URL(URI)?
 
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Re: [WSG] OT: Site help please

2005-06-10 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Get your client to clear their browser cache and reload the page
(Ctrl+F5 in internet explorer)

On 6/10/05, Joern Nielsen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi Mike 
 I see some ... 
 Fine, hand-made solid timber furniture 
 ... and three pictures 
 It's fine 
 Cheers 
 Joern Nielsen 
 Bangkok, Thailand 
 www.STUFbangkok.net 
 
 
 Michael Kear [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
 This is off-topic, and I'm sorry for that, but I need some independent
 people to have a look at a page and verify I'm seeing what the rest of the
 world sees - because my client doesn't .. . SO any replies off-list please
 so we don't end up with a long off-topic debate.
 
 My client swears when he goes to this site, he sees the a new site is
 coming here ..  page that I had there as a holding page while I built his
 site. I've removed that file, but his AOL-Australia is still serving it to
 him. When I go to the site, I see a home page, with some text, nav
 buttons, pictures of the furniture the client makes etc. It's obviously not
 a watch this space page. 
 
 Can anyone please tell me which you see? 
 
 The site is at http://www.grandchesterdesigns.com.au 
 
 Thanks. Sorry to be going off-topic like this but I don't have anyone else
 to ask that's independent. 
 
 
 Cheers
 Mike Kear
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[WSG] Wellington WSG meeting

2004-12-08 Thread Joseph Lindsay
This probably goes without saying, but I'll ask anyway just in case
it's overlooked:

Can someone who's going to the Wellington meeting tonight please
blog/record happennings so that those of us that can't attend can find
out what went on?  Photos if appropriate (or incrimanating) would be
good too ;-)

Thanks

Joe

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Re: [WSG] Accessibility Checklist in Simple English

2004-12-02 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Hi,

The New Zealand Government has a checklist for its web guidelines
(which include accessibility).  Not all of the checkpoints will be
relevant to non-government sites, but they may be a useful starting
point, and are in reasonably plain english.

The latest version is being reviewed at the moment, but version 1 is
still available.

http://www.e.govt.nz/web-guidelines/compliance-checklist.asp

http://www.e.govt.nz/docs/web-guidelines-2-1/index.html


On Thu, 02 Dec 2004 08:51:16 -0500, Justin Thorp [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I don't know if this is plain english.  The W3C has a check list for WCAG.
 http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/full-checklist.html
 
 They also publish a set of quicktips.  These are very  plain english.
 They can come on a card.  They can be ordered for free from the W3C.
 http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/QuickTips/
 
 The W3C Web Accessibility Initiative also has a curriculum that they
 have on their web site.
 http://www.w3.org/WAI/wcag-curric/oversam.htm
 
 Sincerely,
 Justin Thorp
 
 Web Developer and Accessibility Specialist
 Academic Computing  Network Services
 Michigan State University
 
 Herrod, Lisa wrote:
 
 Hi list
 
 
 
 I need to do some brief training at short notice on the WCAG priority 1
 checkpoints and was just wondering if anyone had seen it in simple english.
 ie. for people who really don't have any coding experience?
 
 thanks in advance
 
 Lisa
 
 
 
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Re: [WSG] Superior Tutorials

2004-11-23 Thread Joseph Lindsay
I'm surprised that nobody has recommended starting at the WSG
resources page: http://webstandardsgroup.org/resources/


On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 16:38:28 -0700, Shane Helm [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 This is where I began:
 http://www.wpdfd.com/editorial/basics/index.html
 
 Shane Helm
 
 
 
 
 On Nov 23, 2004, at 12:36 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  Does anyone know of any superior tutorial sites for CSS.
   
  J.LinasDesign
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[WSG] Fangs Screen Reader Emulator

2004-11-22 Thread Joseph Lindsay
I've just a cool firefox extension: Fangs: The Firefox Screen Reader
Emulator at standards-schmandards. The developer has released it so
the they can get feedback and suggestions.

http://www.standards-schmandards.com/index.php?2004/11/22/8-fangs-release-05
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Re: [WSG] converting WORD text into clean XHTML

2004-11-22 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Textism have a word cleaner that works quite well:
http://textism.com/wordcleaner/


On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 11:45:30 +1100, Hope A. Stewart
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On 23/11/04 9:19 AM, Wybrow, Mark [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  There is a tool in Dreamweaver that can auto generate but I must admit I
  have never used it ...
 
 I've found that the Clean Word HTML command in Dreamweaver helps but still
 leaves too much junk I don't want.
 
 If you use Mac OS, cut and paste from Word into AppleWorks and then save as
 an html document. If you use Windows, there might be another word processing
 app that will give you cleaner html.
 
 If there is still some junk coding from the AppleWorks produced html page, I
 get rid of it with Find and Replace.
 
 I'd love a better system to this work-around that I use, so I too will be
 interested to hear what others do.
 
 
 
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Re: [WSG] choosing encoding, charset and using special characters

2004-11-18 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Hi Julin,

We have issues in New Zealand with words in Mori.  In government we
are required to use macrons to indicate a long vowel sound in Mori
words.  The way we do it is to use UTF-8 as the document character set
encoded in 7-bit ASCII.  More info is available here:
http://www.tpk.govt.nz/using/macron_paper/index.html

For older/non-utf-8 capable browsers there are a couple of server
components that translates them back to the nearest ASCII character.
(http://tinyurl.com/3vw5v) although I think these only work for the 5
vowels.  They are GPL licenced so I guess they could be extended if
you needed

Joe


On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 17:51:09 -0300, Julin Landerreche
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi all,
 my name is Julin, i'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 I have read this great tutorial
 (http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/tutorial-char-enc/)
 recommended by WSG . The article makes things more clearly to me, but
 not totally..
 
 I feel this topic (choosing encoding and using special characters) is a
 difficult one to be understood by newbies in standards (as I am) and not
 newbies.
 But I think its a bit difficult for me, because I write in spanish, so
 I usually need to use special characters like ,  or .
 
 I have choose to use the ISO-8859-1 as charset for my webpages.
 And I use to code special characters with html entity references.
 Example:
  = eacute;  = uacute;  = ntilde; etc.
 
 Well, let me ask a few questions:
 
 1) Question: Is there a way to use special characters directly in the code?
 
 I would like to use directly  or  or , and not to code them as html
 entities references.
 Hey, dont think I'm a lazy boy: just suppose this situation: if I have a
 blog, I cannot expect that people (who post comments on my blog) knows
 how to use html entities referencies.
 Surely, they will prefer to type the special characters (, , ).
 I wont like that if they use special characters in a post, then the post
 cant correctly displayed (i.e. by showing those weird characters like
 the black ? or  or  ...)
 
 2) I have seen a lot of webpages that directly use the special character
 and dont code them as html entities. This pages are displayed correctly.
 Question: Is this a good or bad practice (to use special characters in
 code, instead of entities)?
 
 3. In Google results, I found that those special characters arent always
 correctly displayed.
 Example: my webpage title in a two Google searchs result.
 
 i). servicio tcnico especializado para msicos  (b!)
 a. encoding: UTF-8
 b. charset: ISO-8859-1
 (from a page managed by Textpattern)
 
 ii). servicio tcnico especializado para msicos
 a. encoding: ISO-5-8859-1
 b. charset: ISO-8859-1
 (from a page managed by other script, or from hardcoded pages)
 
 Question:  Is there a way to force or override the encoding (not the
 charset) directly from the page code?
 I think that my textpattern managed pages should have ISO-8850-1 encoding.
 
 (This is a question I also must do in textpattern forums, because I dont
 know why pages managed by TXP have UTF-8 encoding, as there isnt any any
 line in my whole site headers that shows utf-8)
 
 3. If I change to UTF-8...
 a. wich are the advantages / disvantages?
 b. I have test it in few of my pages - all special characters (not
 encoded as entities) are incorrectly displayed... yucks!
 --
 
 Well, I think that's all, just to start.
 I would like to read more resources about encoding and charset, and also
 read experiences from the people of this list.
 
 Y tambin me gustara leer experiencias de gente que habla (y escribe
 pginas) en espaol, hay alguien en la lista?
 
 Gracias a todos! Thank you! Excuse my poor english!
 Julin Landerreche
 Buenos Aires, Argentina
 www.midi-midi.com.ar (not finished yet)
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Re: [WSG] image alignment?

2004-11-17 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Try this: http://www.thenoodleincident.com/tutorials/box_lesson/boxes.html

Check out the source of each one.  Play around with a few numbers and
selectors to see what effect each has.


On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 02:17:29 +, Sam - SS29 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 http://www.ss29.co.uk/wsg/test.html
 
 Float Left and Right with a few additions,
 
 Making the transition from table based old skool designs to XHTML - CSS
 with all the rigours of even transitional standard is quite a task
 simple issues like images alignment etc can seem insurmountable at times.
 
 The shear number of variations between CSS Levels 1, 2 3 implementations
 in browsers create a minefield of issues.
 Various ugly looking hacks cause me numerous nightmares
 
 any body know of a good plain speaking guides to using CSS to produce
 layouts.
 
  SS
 
 
 
 adam reitsma wrote:
 
 Hello,
 
 This might be a familiar story to you - i'm after a simple image
 layout. I can code this layout in tables with my eyes shut, but can't
 get it to work for me using css for layout.
 
 http://adam.mvknowles.com/imagealign/test.html
 
 are you able to make the top example look like the bottom one? one
 image left aligned, one right aligned, both vertically centred?
 
 Any help is appreciated.
 
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Re: [WSG] Site Critique

2004-11-12 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Just to add my 2c to the weight of opinion, I'm on a broadband
connection and I had to wait too long.  I'm glad I'm not on dial-up.


On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 12:58:32 -0800, Chris Kennon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi,
 
 I've not read the entire thread, someone has probably mentioned this.
 The execution of this site could have been done with (X)HTML/CSS. I
 love FLASH, and am putting the finishing touches on a MADLIBS XML
 application/game.
 
 When ever considering flash, it is always an ethical question. Not can
 we, but should we. An application as robust as flash is very seductive,
 especially when weighing the struggle that is sometimes CSS. Often at
 midnight when confronted with float issues in MAC IE 5.0, I've heard
 the siren song of FLASH.
 
 So ogle the CSS awards sites, post your questions, and find something
 hard to bite down on. The more we demand, by use, the proper
 implementation of standards the more refined another tool becomes.
 
 C
 
 On Friday, November 12, 2004, at 04:33 AM, Laurie Keith wrote:
 
  Hi,
 
 
 
  If any of you busy people have a spare 15 minutes, can you give me an
  honest
  evaluation on our new corporate web site.
 
  http://www.createwith.com
 
  I have my own opinions, but I would like to go back to the decision
  makers
  with some independent comments from other professionals.
 
  Regards,
 
  Laurie Keith - Senior Developer
 
 
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Re: [WSG] Looking for party animals

2004-10-20 Thread Joseph Lindsay
And for the Kiwis (Wellington):

http://www.openforce.at/mozparty2/?party=172


On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 23:51:40 +1000, Nigel McFarlane [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 Dear OSIA and WSG members,
 
 If you happen to:
 
 - like Mozilla or Firefox Web browsers
 
 - enjoy social occasions
 
 - reside in one of these places in Oz:
 - Adelaide (or SA)
 - Canberra
 - Tassie
 - Darwin
 
 and possibly know how to book a casual evening event,
 then could you please get fired up?
 
 Firefox 1.0 is about to turn zero and we're trying to
 organise something in every state and territory in
 Australia in November.
 
 Currently organised parties are advertised here:
 
 http://www.openforce.at/mozparty2/?view=AU
 
 C'mon, join in! (and maybe win a book)
 
 thanks, Nigel.
 
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Re: [WSG] w3c badges

2004-10-17 Thread Joseph Lindsay
 my 2c 
Good: It helps promote standards
Not so good: you look like a pratt if it doesn't validate

I think it's a matter of personal taste.  I use text links on my
sites, but not on sites I develop for work

I think it you do use them, it's probably good to have an explanation
(alt, title or fuller explanation?) somewhere for the users that don't
have a clue what they mean.
/ my 2c 


On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 14:34:38 +1000, Jason Foss
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Customers don't really care - it's true - but I've started using those
 Steal these Buttons ones (on clients' sites as well) to try and help build
 awareness.  I don't think it does any harm...
 
 Jason
 
 
 
 
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 Behalf Of Rick Faaberg
 Sent: Monday, 18 October 2004 2:09 PM
 To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Subject: Re: [WSG] w3c badges
 
  I also agree with your last point - the general public neither knows
  nor cares about this stuff. We developers only do it for
  self-congratulation and brownie points from other developers and
  standards zealots. I'd certainly think twice (or more) before putting them
 on a client's site.
 
 What is your opinion (and practice) with regard to putting the W3C badges on
 you clients' sites?
 
 I'm thinking just don't do it.
 
 Best,
 
 Rick Faaberg
 
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Re: [WSG] my site works on Mac, not PC :: suggestions???

2004-10-16 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Hi Shane,

It's and IE problem.  Looks great on Firefox.

(I don't have linux :( Firefox 0.10.1)


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On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 15:45:50 +1000, Joshua Street
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 Be nice to PC's.  I've got a PC, and all that looks fine to me.
 
 Mind you, I'm running Linux... ;)
 
 (Firefox 0.10.1, SuSE 9.1)
 
 Josh
 
 p.s. I do get a JavaScript error, though.
 
 Error: window.attachEvent is not a function
 Source File: http://sonze.com/lange/includes/scripts.js
 Line: 73
 
 
 
 On Sat, 2004-10-16 at 15:13, Shane Helm wrote:
  I was having a great week in my Mac world of coding my newest client's
  website in CSS  XHTML.  All was well in my happy little MacLife.  The
  site was working just fine in Mac Safari, Firefox, Netscape,  IE
  5.2.3.  Then I got curious as to what was going on in the PC world.  So
  I went to a friend's PC (using IE) and what to my wondering eyes did
  appear - the site was pretty jumbled and didn't adhere (to my plans).
  Surprised?  No.  Upset?  Of course.  So I believe we need to forget
  making petitions to have Microsoft update IE, how about a petition to
  ban Microsoft from ever creating software again!  Okay I'm ranting and
  raving.  Sorry.
 
  If some of you have a moment, can you verify that my floats are jumbled
  or something is awry.  I believe I've cleared my floats correctly.  I'm
  not sure where I've gone wrong, but I must get a PC to check from now
  on.  Must go shopping.  Oh no, will I actually own a PC.  Dreadful...
  Just teasing you PC folks.  :)
 
  A couple of my html pages:
  http://sonze.com/lange/index.html
  http://sonze.com/lange/bios.html
 
  Now the CSS:
  http://sonze.com/lange/css/master.css
 
  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
 
  Thank you,
  Shane Helm
 
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Re: [WSG] Positioning Quandry

2004-10-14 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Hi Chris,

Absolute positioning places an element absolutely, with regard to its
containing box.

Also, when positioning within a container even though it is implicit,
its good to also specify position: relative; to the container's
selector.  I'm not sure if this is in the spec or not, but browsers
will position relative to the viewport if you don't.

Also, you need a ; after you background image.


On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 10:56:49 -0700, Chris Kennon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 In the following snippet, my thought on absolute positioning is
 div#disco is positioned absolutely with regards to div#containingbox.
 However my little experiment places this div in relation to the
 viewport. So absolute positioning takes a block level element out of
 its normal flow?
 
 What am I missing?
 
 style type=text/css media=screen
 !--
 body{
 margin: 0;
 padding: 0;
 background-color: #eee;
 background-image: url(images/base.jpg)
 color: 000;
 font: 80% Arial, Verdana, Geneva sans-serif;
 }
 #containingbox{
 border: 1px solid #666;
 background-color: fff;
 color: 000;
 width: 500px;
 padding: 5px;
 margin: 0px auto;
 text-align: justify;
 }
 div#disco{
 position: relative;
 top: 10px;
 left: 10px;
 
 }
 
 --
 /style
 
 body
 div id=containingbox
 p
 Lorem..
 /p
 div id=disco
 p
 Lorem ..
 /p
 /div
 p
 Lorem ...
 /p
 p
 Lorem ...
 /p
 /div
 
 /body
 
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Re: [WSG] Left and right: inline content...

2004-10-04 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Hi Joshua,

try wrapping the abn in p.

#footer {clear: both;}
#footer p {float:left;}
#footer ul {float: right;}
#footer li {display:inline;}

Joe



On Tue, 5 Oct 2004 11:49:01 +1000, Joshua Street
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 Hi all.  I'm trying to do something which I know is easy with tables, but of course, 
 that's not my first preference.  Basically, it's a footer line with an ABN number 
 (for non-Australians, a business registration number) on the left, and an unordered 
 list on the right with validation links, an accessibility policy link, etc.
 
 I want it to look like this:
 
  _
 |ABN 72797798055  |XHTML|CSS|Accessibility|Top|
 |_|
 
 Markup currently goes:
 
 div id=footerABN 72797798055
  ul id=standardsline
lia href=http://validator.w3c.org/check/referer;XHTML/a/li
lia href=http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/check/referer;CSS/a/li
lia href=/accessibility/Accessibility/a/li
lia href=#body title=Back to topTop/a/li
  /ul
 /div
 
 And the CSS:
 
 #footer {clear:both;text-align:left;}
 
 #standardsline {float:right;display:inline;}
 #standardsline li {display:inline;list-style-type:none;}
 
 I've stripped irrelevant (presentation aside from layout) CSS from that, and the 
 display:inline in #standards line is probably unnecessary -- That's just me trying 
 to get it to work.
 
 Currently, it's displaying like this:
 
  _
 |ABN 72797798055  |
 |_|XHTML|CSS|Accessibility|Top|
 
 which sucks.  Well, not completely, but it's not how I want it to look.
 
 Any suggestions?
 
 Joshua Street
 base10solutions
 
 
 



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Re: [WSG] best tags for FAQs

2004-10-03 Thread Joseph Lindsay
Hi Andreas,

I use a definition list.

Usually, if the list is long, I have the list of questions at the top
as an unordered list with links to anchors further down the page too.

e.g.

ul
lia href=#q1Q1/a/li
lia href=#q2Q2/a/li
...
lia href=#qnQn/a/li
/ul

dl
dta name=q1/aQ1/dt
ddAnswer to Q1/dd
dta name=q2/aQ2/dt
ddAnswer to Q2/dd
...
/dl

Joe


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 Hi guys,
 
 I am in the process of creating a FAQ section in one of my websites and I
 was wondering what would be the best tags to use for the questions/answers?
 
 Perhaps there is no standard, but I was wondering whether a definition (DT,
 DD) would be applicable? Doesn't really sound right to me, but it would be
 nice to use specific tags to easily identify questions and answers on a FAQ
 page, don't you think?
 
 Thanks for the feedback!
 
 Andreas.
 
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Re: [WSG] Peek-a-Boo Bug in FireFox???

2004-09-18 Thread Joseph Lindsay
looks similar to this:
http://www.andybudd.com/archives/2004/03/the_incredible_dancing_google_ads/index.php


On Sat, 18 Sep 2004 16:38:30 +1000, Chris Stratford
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 Hey WSG,
 
 Need some help here...
 http://fs.neester.com/
 
 When you rollover the menu on the left.
 In MY firefox I see a PeekABoo sort of effect...
 Kind of the opposite though.
 
 the googlead ghosts over the menu for a second...??
 
 Any ideas why?
 
 Thanks
 - Chris
 
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