RE: Recall: [WSG] Web design education

2006-02-13 Thread Peter Williams
From: Herrod, Lisa Herrod, Lisa would like to recall the message, [WSG] Web design education. Lisa Herrod is funny :-) -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

RE: [WSG] styling auto-generated .net id values

2005-12-08 Thread Peter Williams
the first char is a number. It seems the only sensible and ongoing way of fixing this is to generate IDs that aren't problematic. Fix the problem at the source as it were. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org

RE: [WSG] styling auto-generated .net id values

2005-12-08 Thread Peter Williams
. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

RE: [WSG] talking points for standards

2005-12-06 Thread Peter Williams
scheme. Maybe we need a content vs page weight ratio measurement with star ratings to emphasise the greater efficiency of standards based page/site creation? -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See

RE: [WSG] New logo scheme was talking points for standards

2005-12-06 Thread Peter Williams
From: Patrick H. Lauke Peter Williams wrote: 1 star for content to markup ratio 1 star for validation of markup and css Let the market regulate itself. Let standards-compliant markup sites take over because of their benefits actually manifesting themselves (easier to maintain

RE: [WSG] New logo scheme was talking points for standards

2005-12-06 Thread Peter Williams
the pretty but broken sites with no stars or 1 star though. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

RE: [WSG] New logo scheme was talking points for standards

2005-12-06 Thread Peter Williams
plan. My star rating system isn't intended to be a link away from the site. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list

RE: [WSG] New logo scheme was talking points for standards

2005-12-06 Thread Peter Williams
that used for rating energy efficiency of applicances achieve that easier than the cryptic and unloved W3C buttons. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm

RE: [WSG] New logo scheme was talking points for standards

2005-12-06 Thread Peter Williams
audience. I think the scheme (at least the implementation and enforcement) would be very impractical in the current online environment. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

RE: [WSG] editor

2005-12-01 Thread Peter Williams
since it's a Java app, it's free too. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

RE: [WSG] firefox 1.5 is official

2005-11-29 Thread Peter Williams
, it offered to check for updates. The web dev toolbar was upgraded seamlessly, but my often used ViewEXIF extension ended up disabled and there are no compatible upgrades. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See

RE: [WSG] CSS Validators

2005-11-27 Thread Peter Williams
files, which is a bother at times. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

RE: [WSG] page break up

2005-11-27 Thread Peter Williams
with the !-- comment -- method to avoid any potential problems. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

RE: [WSG] Efficient CSS Practice Methods

2005-11-23 Thread Peter Williams
of my findings. Discussions would often bring further info to light and some of us would go away with more knowledge than we started with. I'm still a member of css-d, but I rarely have time to investigate or help very much these days. http://www.css-discuss.org/ -- Peter Williams

RE: [WSG] Server Side Includes

2005-11-08 Thread Peter Williams
in browsers. That seems to be a given. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

RE: [WSG] specifying width of pre

2005-10-25 Thread Peter Williams
similar issues on another list, set the GMail encoding to Default (not UTF8). Then set it to Plain Text formatting (they recently added a Rich Text option). -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

RE: [WSG] Table width in Firefox - Strange problem

2005-10-21 Thread Peter Williams
, not at the left edge of the table. It seems that the caption is not being contained by the table in FF, but I can't explain why. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

RE: [WSG] Table width in Firefox - Strange problem

2005-10-21 Thread Peter Williams
From: Peter Williams It seems that the caption is not being contained by the table in FF, but I can't explain why. HTML 4 recommendation has this to say about the caption element: Visual user agents should avoid clipping any part of the table including the caption, unless a means is provided

RE: [WSG] Avoiding the evil br

2005-10-10 Thread Peter Williams
too? I.e: The Secretary, Your Club, PO Box 999, Anytown VIC 3000. Australia Post address format rules/recommendations don't allow punctuation. Apparently it messes with the automated sorting. It'd be good to have a method that was independant of local quirks and variations. -- Peter Williams

RE: [WSG] CSIRO to help develop web standards

2005-10-06 Thread Peter Williams
=abou tCSIROResume Seems like they are just transferring the Aussie branch from one host company/university/institution to another. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org

RE: [WSG] Meta Keywords?

2005-10-06 Thread Peter Williams
From: James Bennett In my experience, they still read the Description tag, but don't necessarily take it into account for ranking purposes; if the Description is present it will be included in the excerpt shown in the search result. That matches my experience too. -- Peter Williams

RE: [WSG] avoid Verdana - I cant get the whole point.

2005-10-04 Thread Peter Williams
. URL for press release: http://news.agfa.com/corporate/news.nsf/0/3A202FF9EA54CEBAC1256E270058A BBC?opendocument -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

RE: [WSG] avoid Verdana - I cant get the whole point.

2005-10-04 Thread Peter Williams
From: Samuel Richardson So if the Linux fallback for Verdana is Bitstream Vera Sans, what's the Linux fallback for Arial? Another answer could be Helvetica, I think that Arial is actually a copy of Helvetica (a much older typeface). -- Peter Williams

RE: [WSG] avoid Verdana - I cant get the whole point.

2005-10-04 Thread Peter Williams
on that is that it has a poorer appearance than some other typefaces from which it was derived. I believe the differences are subtle and probably not visible in screen use. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org

RE: [WSG] Flexible Font sizes in tables in ie

2005-10-04 Thread Peter Williams
there might be a hack out there that will pass 0.8em to ie, but not to firefox? Kara, Isn't this just a matter of doing something like: body, td {font-size: whatever;} -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org

RE: [WSG] avoid Verdana - I cant get the whole point.

2005-10-03 Thread Peter Williams
all the branches get extended and the whole tree grows providing mutual benefits for us all. What seems like esoteric minutae today might be just what you are looking for in the archives in six months time. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list

RE: [WSG] Forums review

2005-10-02 Thread Peter Williams
of my initial user experience. The forums look pretty, the orange/blue/purple combi is attractive. Text size on the top nav is too big and Board Rules is always wrapped for me, it could easily be half or two-thirds the size it is now and still be effective in my opinion. -- Peter Williams

RE: [WSG] computer arts mag article/review

2005-09-25 Thread Peter Williams
From: Christian Montoya [EMAIL PROTECTED] Considering none of the top designers use Dreamweaver From: Al Sparber Who are the top designers? Some bloke called Sparber at Project Seven is one of them I think. -- Peter Williams

RE: [WSG] Educate the educators (was) Barclays standards redesign

2005-09-07 Thread Peter Williams
and knew the theory well too. They had all had long years in the trade (boilermaking). -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting

RE: [WSG] Text Size Statistics

2005-09-01 Thread Peter Williams
campaign to create awareness of the desirability of upgrading old, non standards compliant browsers. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some

RE: [WSG] Online Resources for HTML Beginners

2005-08-29 Thread Peter Williams
years old, but is still a useful reference for standards based web building, and I found it an enjoyable read. http://www.veen.com/jeff/archives/000747.html -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

RE: [WSG] Online Resources for HTML Beginners

2005-08-28 Thread Peter Williams
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RE: [WSG] Accessibility, the possibilities

2005-08-23 Thread Peter Williams
From: Damian Sweeney Try http://69.93.55.164/topics/userscience/accessibility/ So, there really is a new A List Apart. Hopefully DNS propogation will proceed apace and we can all enjoy the new look and feel :-) -- Peter Williams

RE: [WSG] Specifying Web Standards and Accessibility Requirements

2005-08-22 Thread Peter Williams
which incoroprates a lot of the sort of info your are wanting I think. http://www.nypl.org/styleguide/ -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some

RE: [WSG] my head is sore

2005-08-22 Thread Peter Williams
-left: 0; font: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; color:#FFCC00; text-align: left; } -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

RE: [WSG] Accessibility, the possibilities

2005-08-22 Thread Peter Williams
://joeclark.org/access/webaccess/ alistapart has many articles on accesibility http://www.alistapart.com/topics/accessibility/ Google for terms like section 508 check and you'll find more references and tools. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list

RE: [WSG] Accessibility, the possibilities

2005-08-22 Thread Peter Williams
what you are on about. My link works http://www.alistapart.com/topics/accessibility/ -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting

RE: [WSG] Help with a simple (?) problem

2005-08-19 Thread Peter Williams
From: Chris Kennon I meant on a core style-sheet, and what does bump mean? Lea de Groot wrote: (In other words 'bump' ;)) Bumping the topic back to the top, used more in web forums that email lists. -- Peter Williams winmail.dat

RE: [WSG] Hot Topic: HTML design [was Reason for leaving]

2005-08-16 Thread Peter Williams
elements./b (XML processors normalize attributes in ways that can change the raw text of the attribute value.)b//li -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http

RE: [WSG] html design - best practices

2005-08-16 Thread Peter Williams
you are having trouble describing what you want to do and possibly why. Is it possible that you could give us an example and some context so that we can understand a bit more? -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http

RE: [WSG] Help with navigation

2005-08-16 Thread Peter Williams
problems are you seeing? -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

RE: [WSG] Help with navigation

2005-08-16 Thread Peter Williams
=currenttopicIntroduction/a/li Your real page has: lia href=introduction.htmlIntroduction/a/li -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting

RE: [WSG] html design - best practices

2005-08-16 Thread Peter Williams
could give the list a class and style it to suit your requirements, it need not appear as a bulleted or numbered vertical list. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

RE: [WSG] Site Check: VVE

2005-08-02 Thread Peter Williams
with the former media type and thus XHTML 1.1 is not a sensible choice for documents served to the web using public. -- Peter Williams ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm