RE: [WSG] SIte Maps?

2007-11-19 Thread Mohamed Jama
Hey Bob,

Try http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

They will create

*  Create an XML sitemap format that can be submitted to Google to
help them crawl your website better.
* Create a Text sitemap to submit to Yahoo.
* Create a ROR sitemap, which is an independant XML format for any
search engine.
* Generate an HTML site map to allow human visitors to easily
navigate on your website.


And ofcourse you could just style the later HTML sitemap to suite your
site's look and feel.

Hope that helped.

M.J.
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For the sake of clarity; can you please confirm whether you are
referring to machine-readable site-maps for the benefit of Google etc.;
or to human-readable site-maps for the benefit of your human visitors?

Mike


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I have never done a site map/index. I have Googled, but the results seem

complicated, at least for a newcomer to site maps. I want to provide a 
way for visitor to a site to get where they want easily. Of course, the 
basic structure of the site is key, but when, e.g., there is a link to 
an obscure (but relevant) aspect of the content, it would be nice if 
he/she could find it.

Any links or pointers to creating such an index/map would be most 
welcome. Needless to say, standards and accessibility are important  . .
.

Thanks,

Bob

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RE: [WSG] Less than and greater than in UTF-8 encoded HTML

2007-11-14 Thread Mohamed Jama
http://www.webstandards.org/learn/reference/charts/entities/

 

Always found it to be very useful 

 

  _  

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Subject: RE: [WSG] Less than and greater than in UTF-8 encoded HTML

 

How should I code less than  and greater than  signs in UTF-8
encoded HTML? 

  

 

less than = lt;

greater than = gt;

 

You might find this useful:

http://leftlogic.com/lounge/articles/entity-lookup/

 

James


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RE: [WSG] Best way to clear a float

2007-11-12 Thread Mohamed Jama
You don't have to even clear anything if you the parent div is floated
right such:

div id=parent
  div id=oneone/div
  div id=twotwo/div
  div id=contentContent/div
/div


div#parent {float:left}
div#one {float:left}
div#two {float:left}

that would work just fine without need to any clear at all!

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Subject: Re: [WSG] Best way to clear a float

Well, in my opinion - it's alway best practice to use CSS, e.g.

div id=oneone/div
div id=twotwo/div
div id=contentContent/div

...

div#one {float:left}
div#two {float:left}
div#content {clear:both}

That should do the trick for you. :)



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 Hello,

 I am curious to see how others clear floats.

 Here is the problem. Div one and two float left and take 50% of the
screen.
 Content is to go below the two floats.

 div style=float: leftone/div
 div style=float: lefttwo/div
 divContent/div

 In the past I would use:

 div style=float: leftone/div
 div style=float: lefttwo/div
 br style=clear: both; /
 divContent/div

 As this seemed to be the only method to make the clear work in IE. I
am
 curious to see how others do this and if you are doing it with out
using the
 br style=clear:both /

 What method are you using to make this work in IE?

 Thanks

 Jamie
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RE: [WSG] Testing emails for Outlook 2007

2007-11-07 Thread Mohamed Jama
You could always open the page in word document and if everything looks
fine there it will look fine in outlook 2007 since its using MS Word to
render!

M. Jama

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RE: [WSG] Rounded Courners .... Your Take

2007-10-30 Thread Mohamed Jama
Depending on the background, if the corners blue and the background is
white then there is no problem a normal gif would do best but if the
background is gradient or patterned then maybe in Photoshop when saving
for web make sure its gif and set the matte option to a color close
enough to the background color.

Or I just use PNG with absolute transparency, I know IE6 doesn't support
it but with the PNGFIX JavaScript it should work just fine.

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Subject: [WSG] Rounded Courners  Your Take

What methods do you find best when creating rounded corners and
which methods are the most supported?

I have been using span tags and absolute positioning. I have also
recently started to use the sliding doors method because you can
achive nice rounded boxes with some nice effects, even better if
you use PNG's.

Using the span method i did find a bug in IE 6, the 2 corner span's
wouldn't sit flush with the bottom of the containing div, although it
displayed fine in every other browser i tested it on and they could
be resized fine. It was odd though, because IE 5.x display them
perfect, was just IE 6.

Lets have your beloved methods then guys.

James


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RE: [WSG] Leopard mail and standards

2007-10-22 Thread Mohamed Jama
Although it's quite annoying but it does make some sense at some weird
level, having IE as their rendering engine with its shambled security it
was easy for a lot of spammers and hackers to inflect a lot of damage on
less experienced web users.

I actually think it was quite a good idea although its near impossible
nowadays to make it cross browsers decent newsletter and forget about
background images.

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Subject: [WSG] Leopard mail and standards

When Outlook 2007 came out it incurred upon itself the righteous wrath 
of all standardistas thanks to the stupid decision to use Word as its 
HTML/CSS rendering engine.

In a few days Mac OS X Leopard will be out with much touted templates 
for the mail app. Here is my question: Are these made with standards, 
accessibility and separation of concerns in mind?


Lars Gunther


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RE: [WSG] prettier forms

2007-09-14 Thread Mohamed Jama
As I recall those are controlled by the operating system so if you using
MAC they will look nice shiny blue etc, hope that helped

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Subject: [WSG] prettier forms

Hello,

I'm looking for pointers towards tutorials on how to make a form look
prettier; especially the selectbox/pulldown and checkboxes are of
interest.

Thanks for any help,

Maarten



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RE: [WSG] How many of us are public and how many private?

2007-09-12 Thread Mohamed Jama
I work for commercial agency that handles both government and public
work

M. Jama

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On 12/9/07 (06:17) John said:

So I wonder, how many people on this list are in the commercial sector
and how many are in the non-profit / public / government / education
sector?

I'm a one-man design studio (can't quite stand the 'boutique' label ;-)
and as such I work for whoever brings their business my way, provided
they are not a walking ethical outrage.
So that makes me a commercial operation, albeit that my biggest web
client is a public sector entity here in the UK.

-- 
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RE: [WSG] Speaking of alt tags . . .

2007-09-11 Thread Mohamed Jama
Hey all,

First of all isn't ALT an attribute not a TAG?

 1.  When should one use an empty tag?  

I don't think you should empty attribute to start with, its all noted
down in your DTD if you open it up for example the strict.dtd and search
through you'll find this paragraph 

!--
   To avoid accessibility problems for people who aren't
   able to see the image, you should provide a text
   description using the alt and longdesc attributes.
   In addition, avoid the use of server-side image maps.
   Note that in this DTD there is no name attribute. That
   is only available in the transitional and frameset DTD.
--

!ELEMENT img EMPTY
!ATTLIST img
  %attrs;
  src %URI;  #REQUIRED
  alt %Text; #REQUIRED
  longdesc%URI;  #IMPLIED
  height  %Length;   #IMPLIED
  width   %Length;   #IMPLIED
  usemap  %URI;  #IMPLIED
  ismap   (ismap)#IMPLIED
  


 What is the recommended syntax of the empty tag?

Why would you have an empty attribute, just write something inside it if
you already took the time to add the attribute.

M. Jama

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Subject: [WSG] Speaking of alt tags . . .

Hi all,

What is the current wisdom about the syntax of alt tags?  I believe that

if I have a decorative image I am supposed to put a blank tag. But I've 
also been told that the tag should be alt=  , NOT alt=, because with

no spaces (or one) the screen reader will announce 'blank' whereas with 
two spaces it remains silent.  Other folk have said that logo's etc 
should have a descriptive alt tag whereas some say  a blank should be 
used.  Google answers vary somewhat.

So, in summary, my questions are:

1.  When should one use an empty tag?  and, more importantly,
2.  What is the recommended syntax of the empty tag?

Thanks,
-- 
Bob

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RE: [WSG] Speaking of alt tags . . .

2007-09-11 Thread Mohamed Jama
 For hand-crafted pages, done by a web artisan...

 

Is that what we're calling ourselves now? ;) 

 

 

Funny you mentioned it , I instantly googled it and checked if the
domain was available too sounds cool.

 

M. Jama

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RE: [WSG] XHTML+Voice

2007-09-10 Thread Mohamed Jama
This is very interesting, I've tried it and it worked like charm in my
Opera (Just needs to enable voice in the advanced TAB and then that will
automatically redirect you to download some files less then 3 minutes).

I couldn't find similar options in IE6/7 or Firefox sadly.

M. Jama

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Hi Philippe, a quick question before I forgot to ask.
  A bit off-topic: yes I use VoiceOver sometimes; the built-in voice  
options are awful, so far Vicki is the only one I can listen for more  
than 15 mintues. I'd been wanting to purhcase a pleasant voice sample  
but don't know where to look. Anybody knows about this?
Hopefully Leapord will improve.

tee




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