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

2006-03-11 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 11/03/06, Jay Gilmore [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 If anyone on this list knows of or has a clean and simple PHP/MySQL
 image gallery script that is not full of nested tables and is easy to
 modify with a basic php knowledge I need it for a project. Preferably
 one that uses GD and not Imagemagik and doesn't require register globals
   to be on and safe mode off.

I recommend http://zenphoto.org/. Not sure about register_globals,
but it excels on every level. Doesn't do tags yet, but seems to be in
the works. The latest, 1.0, features even more things than I've worked
with yet—working with a pre-1.0 somewhere—and is still very
lightweight.

HTH
-Rob.


Re: [WSG] Display Issue Squash Request (pvdebeitel.com)

2006-03-03 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 03/03/06, Steve Olive [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Following coding errors:

 Line 13 - Empty span tags

Intentional. It's a design decision, but the result isn't there yet. I
might even take it out when I'm done, but for now it's okay.

 Line 60 - Unclosed img tag
 Line 89 - Unclosed img tag

I think those are outta here now. A plugin I used made ugly image
elements and I seem to have missed that.

 Problems with Verhalen Foto's Agenda text wrapping and dropping
 below nav bar from the top blue nav bar when screen resized/font size
 increased in Firefox 1.5, Opera 8.0.1  Safari 2.0.3 - but mostly in
 Safari only when applied to extremes. (Tested on

How about now? IE okay (I worry about IE a lot, as 95% of the audience
will be using IE. And yes, I will put a pro-Firefox button in the
backend)?

 Very clean simple site.

Thanks. It should be. Dealing with laymen here. Laymen may be too
advanced a definition... And there are some design elements upcoming
that I'm not done with yet.

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

2006-03-02 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 02/03/06, Rob Mientjes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Looks good, everything works. Just not sure about the logo and left
 chunk of site. Why is that below the header bar? Is that just Safari
 or was it a conscious decision? Please do explain.

Of course it was conscious, but I still don't get it. It's not
consistent enough for my tastes. What's the reasoning behind it?

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

2006-03-02 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 02/03/06, Lachlan Hunt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 It was decided by the designer and management that they wanted the logo
 on the homepage to be slightly larger and more prominent as a branding
 exercise, but to then move it up to the header, out of the way for all
 the sub pages.

Okay, fair enough.

  Also, a typo on the about page says About Edentit—think of all the
  children that will grin gleefully.

 Couldn't find that typo anywhere.  Which page?  Give the URI.

Sorry, should've been clearer. It's in the title on the About page
and some subpages of that as well.

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

2006-03-02 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 02/03/06, Kevin Futter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Well, it should be *who* will grin gleefully for a start.

My apologies for that typo, but it shouldn't detract from the matter at hand.

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Re: [WSG] Target sued over non-accessible site

2006-02-10 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 09/02/06, Conyers, Dwayne, Mr [C] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 While I believe accessibility is an important design issue, is there legal
 precedent for suing someone for poor design?  It seems a bit like suing
 Mickey Dees for spilling hot coffee in the lap...

Yes, but spilling hot coffee in the lap isn't at all relevant to good
or poor design, nor to accessibility. Not a great comparison, sorry ;)

And yes, I'd also assume there are precedents of people in wheel
chairs suing a company over poor design.

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Re: [WSG] Today's lesson: Respect - be courteous up or leave

2006-02-09 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 10/02/06, liorean [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 And, and please do something similar for posting ettiquette. Just
 looking at replies to this post  there's two top posts which quote
 your entire message without any trimming...

To stay off-topic here, that's the mail app's preference, probably.
Gmail and the default Y! mail have top posting, but at least Y! mail
can be changed.

Oh, asking people to go through a bit more work to reply properly? Right.

-Rob.


Re: [WSG] Technical Aberrations?

2006-01-15 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 15/01/06, Bruce [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 The simplebits is very interesting. But it seems angled images in a list
 that change aren't do-able using CSS without tables and some kind of image
 replacement technique. A pic is worth a thousand words so I have made a link
 to the mockup with a menu item hi-lited.:
 http://www.bkdesign.ca/mockup5.pdf

 Personally I don't think this can be done, but I'm an amature,

With image replacement and some smart positioning, I do think it _can_
be done. Stu has some nice examples of the outrageousness we can
produce with CSS at http://cssplay.co.uk/  Do give it a shot, and if
it won't work out, ask on this list again for support. I'm sure many
will be able to help you out.

-Rob.


Re: [WSG] Site check and review please

2005-12-02 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 12/2/05, Jad Madi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 We have alpha launched itoot.net yesterday, please give me your
 opinion, feedback, criticism

Looks good, no issues. That is to say, no issues with design and
performance. The about page could use some revisions. The quotation
marks aren't pretty (in fact, they are a hinder: they break the flow
of the sentence) and I'd like to know just a bit more about the
company (it's a company website? Can't tell from the front page _at
all_, and this time I'm not sure if that's good).

Good luck with pushing it into (real) alphas, betas and point aughts! :)

-Rob.


Re: [WSG] Visited links

2005-11-11 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 11/11/05, Tim Burgan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  In CSS, if I style my visited links so they are purple, as so...

 a:visited { color: purple; }

  ...once the user has visited a particular link, from then on the color for
 that link will not be purple.

  Once the content for that visited page is updated, does the browser realise
 the linked page has changed and link color change back to it's previous
 state?

  No it does not, the browser still thinks that link is visited. Problem!


  Do you have any suggestions as to how to overcome this?

There is no solution for that, unless you get yourself a
URI-/datastructure like FogBugz's.


Re: [WSG] using the * within a selector

2005-10-05 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 10/5/05, Drake, Ted C. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 a[hreflang=sp]:after, a[hreflang=sp-*]:after {content:\A0(In Spanish);
 font-size:90%; color:#666;}

 Is there a way to use the wildcard inside a selector like this?

a[hreflang*=sp]::after { ... }

See: http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/CR-css3-selectors-2003/#selectors
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Re: [WSG] using the * within a selector

2005-10-05 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 10/5/05, Rob Mientjes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 a[hreflang*=sp]::after { ... }

 See: http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/CR-css3-selectors-2003/#selectors

Or a[hreflang^=sp]::after { ... } just to make sure it only selects
attributes starting with sp and nothing else.


Re: [WSG] Use of asterisk in ALT

2005-10-05 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 10/5/05, Sarah Peeke (XERT) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I recently stumbled across a site (sorry lost the reference now) that
 made reference to the fact that an asterisk should be used inside an ALT
 attribute (eg alt=*) when the image is only used for presentation
 purposes.

Maybe it was talking about images used for bullets and the like?
Because if so, yes, it would _kinda_ make sense to use an asterisk as
alt text, but surely we know better and use ULs for that purpose? ;)


Re: [WSG] When bugs become patterns - A look at CSS Hacks

2005-09-29 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 9/29/05, Irina Ahrens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi,

  I've found this to be an interesting idea and wondering what other members
 think about it:

  When bugs become patterns - A look at CSS Hacks:
 http://spaces.msn.com/members/siteexperts/Blog/cns!1pNcL8JwTfkkjv4gg6LkVCpw!1805.entry#comment

Applying the class attribute to the HTML element is invalid, and a
browser could ignore it completely, provided you have some real bad
luck. I wouldn't recommend doing this.
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Re: [WSG] IE MAC just won't play ball!

2005-09-27 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 9/28/05, Reeka Jean [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 But doesn't that depend on what you're using the bold tag for? There are
 times, for instance - when you might want something to appear bold
 visually, but it wouldn't need to be spoken louder/emphasized for a
 screen reader, which - if I'm not mistaken, reads strong differently
 than it would normal text.
 snip /
 Same thing for i/i and em/em If you're just making it itallic
 for no other reason than visual, and you don't want it to be emphasized
 in a screen reader - there's no reason to use em.

The problem lies in the fact that HTML should not deal with how it
looks. HTML can only convey meaning and structure (and content,
obviously), not looks or visuals.

Anyway. Depends on the situation how much you can play around with it.

It _always_ depends ;)

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Re: [WSG] Class Discusion: *{margin: 0; padding: 0} ???

2005-06-17 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 6/17/05, Cole Kuryakin - x7m [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 So...will *{margin: 0 padding:0} in the HTML or Body declaration block zero
 the margin and padding properties for all child elements in one go? I've
 never seen the * used before.

Something you may also want to remember is the immense advantage you
have with cross-browser issues. ULs have either margin or padding in
IE vs. Firefox, and there's more. Just bring it all back to zero and
you can style it your way without any surprises.

 And if this will work, will it work with older browsers?

My most daring bet would be that even 4.0 browsers support the
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Re: [WSG] background image size in future CSS

2005-05-05 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 5/5/05, Julián Landerreche [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 just curiosity:
 Will it be possible (in CSS3) to change the dimension (width, height) of
 a background image directly from the stylesheet?

There's work on 'stretch'. Read the draft to know more.

 So, you can use a tiny image to create a whole screen background by
 stretching it from the CSS... and save a lot of bandwith...

In what possible way can you stretch an image, keep it looking good
and save bandwidth? The only possible thing I can imagine can be done
with 'repeat', so tell me what you actually want to achieve.
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Re: [WSG] background image size in future CSS

2005-05-05 Thread Rob Mientjes
On 5/5/05, Jan Brasna [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 SVG ;)

Jan, I thought we try to pursue a goal here: working stuff in IE too ;)

But seriously, I have no idea what the use _can_ be.
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Re: [WSG] Styling the legend tag in a fieldset

2005-04-05 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Apr 5, 2005 6:57 PM, Phil Baines [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I have been finding that the amount of styling a legend will take is rather
 limited since the browser applies a certain level of style to it by itself.
 I was wondering if any of you guys might know a good resource regarding
 styling legends, and what is/is not possible. 

Give this a shot:
http://www.themaninblue.com/experiment/InForm/
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Re: [WSG] problem mixing stucture and content

2005-03-29 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 15:26:47 -0500, Alan Trick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Consider the following lines of fake poetry:
 
 Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent,
 per conubia nostra per inceptos hymenaeos.
 
 Now consider making a xml document out of it, where you had some
 elements for structure like |poem| and |line|; and some elements for
 content markup like |||q||| and others.
 So how would you format it? (Assuming keeping the quote and lines are
 both need to be the appropriate elements and style is not important, yet)

Fake the PRE element. It automatically tosses new lines on new lines,
unlike the usual element. Also, inline elements can go multi-line in
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Re: [WSG] {Spam?} stupid question

2005-03-26 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 05:45:43 +, Kvnmcwebn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I see a lot of high traffic sites that only use the @import method that
 would not work well unstyled. Is this acceptable yet?

Well, if you mean that using @import excludes some browsers: it is
acceptable. If you consider that most of your styling won't even work
in the browsers that don't @import, then you're better off. The
average CSS styled website won't work well in NS4, IE4 and all those,
if you know what I mean. They don't even support it correctly. So
acceptable? It's the better thing to do. Cause you gotta know this:
content is better for them than a heavily broken layout.
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Re: [WSG] XHTML 1.1 Presentation Module

2005-03-25 Thread Rob Mientjes
Pardon me for continuing this off-topicness, but this just caught my
attention BIG TIME.

On Fri, 25 Mar 2005 23:12:54 +, Patrick H. Lauke
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Ah, thank you for the usual Chewbacca defense...when a discussion on
 standards doesn't go the way you like, just point the validator at one
 of the other person's sites and point at their errors. The fact that one
 of my team (oh yes, team...or did you think I was the only one working
 on a large University site?) borked a recent change obviously diminishes
 any of the points I made in the discussion...*sigh*

Worse is picking a personal/corporate site and think that showcases
someone's abilities. Pardon me, but my markup doesn't show that I know
all specs quite well, and funnily enough, people haven't even started
to me on that. They know that sometimes you don't get to showcase your
(maybe even supreme) knowledge through a personal site, or even worse,
a client's site.

Sorry people, but this is ridiculous. Patrick, hope you will just
ignore this from now on. We oughta know better than that. (Respect to
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Re: [WSG] navigation using arrows for location

2005-03-03 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Fri, 4 Mar 2005 08:04:46 +1100, Peter Ottery
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 As you can see, the vertical lines are the catch am trying to think
 'outside the square' to solve the prob but I cant see how you could do it
 without an id on every and li. I made Archive active in the first list to
 show how the need for the vertical line to go up *or* down to point to the
 next list complicates the issue. 

I have this idea of overlapping ULs and LIs that will display or hide
the red line. But it's hard to even visualise :(

 I'm not going to kill myself over this one. Potentially the best solution is
 to put some background images on the parent div that just show vertical
 lines that go all the way from the top to the bottom between the lists,
 which would still give the impression of drilling down through a hierarchy
 type of thing. Would be sweet if we could get it working tho :) 

Totally.
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Re: [WSG] navigation using arrows for location

2005-03-02 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Wed, 2 Mar 2005 09:18:18 +1100, Peter Ottery
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 so I've designed myself a nice looking navigation scheme that displays
 visually whereabouts you are within a site. 

That's pretty. Pretty smart stuff.

 Now I just need to work out how to sort out the css :) 

I've some things in my head. Give it a shot, and if you don't succeed,
don't hesitate to ask.
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[WSG] Emulating min-width

2005-01-31 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Mon, 31 Jan 2005 00:19:43 +, David R [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Comments?

I try not to use extraneous DIVs, and the star html selector hack has
been a loyal servant to that.

p { min-width: 620px; }
* html p { width: 620px; } /* IE thinks there's a containing element
around HTML */
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Re: [WSG] need explanation on this css element please

2005-01-28 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:04:52 -0500, Bruce Gilbert [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 *html li {padding:0;margin:0;}

It's the 'star html' hack, which is only parsed by IE. IE thinks
there's another element 'above' html. There isn't, but hey.

 also, I noticed this doesn't validate by w3c, but I see it a lot

It should validate. Get rid of the space.
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[WSG] Help on file extensions used

2005-01-27 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 05:06:15 -0800 (PST), dotcompals
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Dear friends,
 Can any one help me with the extension used these days in
 some we pages. For example .gne (flickr.com) .pyra  .do
 (blogger.com). How can these extensions be created  what
 are its advantages?

Usually done with Apache's .htaccess funkiness. The advantages are
pretty unknown to me though. None web standards related AFAIK though.
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[WSG] Containers and frames

2005-01-26 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Wed, 26 Jan 2005 18:01:57 +, David R [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 designer wrote:
  Hi Robin,
 
   dtTitle/dt
dd link /dd
dd link2 /dd
dd link3 /dd
  /dl
 
 I thought that the dt and dd elements had to come in pairs?

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Re: [WSG] IE clearing when not needed

2005-01-18 Thread Rob Mientjes
IE has some sort of auto-clearing, so yeah, it does that. I'm not sure
about the fix though.


On Tue, 18 Jan 2005 12:55:23 +0800, Lyn Patterson
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi all
 
 www.westernwebdesign.com.au/host.html
 
 Have a floated box that I want to sit inside and overhang another box.
 This works fine in FF and Opera but IE is clearing the normal box and
 putting it underneath  the floated box.
 
 How do I make this work in IE?
 
 Thanks
 
 Lyn Patterson
 Western Web Design
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Re: [WSG] semantic markup for song chart?

2005-01-04 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Wed, 5 Jan 2005 05:17:37 +0800, Wong Chin Shin
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 It's a list of songs, so ol is the gut reaction. But what about the
 information within each song listing? table within a li?

Best for me is an ol with in that per song a dl.
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Re: [WSG] Site Review Please! ZenGarden Submission ...

2005-01-01 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Sat, 1 Jan 2005 14:15:19 -0600, Mani Sheriar [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Do you have any suggestions for getting rid of the horizontal scroll?  I
 see it in FF too and I don't like it but can't quite figure out how to
 make it disappear.

Looks great! But on the horizontal scrollbar, I get the feeling that
the div with the tree is too wide. Outline with your web dev toolbar.
It's silly, as it doesn't need that width.
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Re: [WSG] Why style to IE?

2004-12-27 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 17:46:56 +0100, Mathias Bynens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 As a person, you can of course say fuck you to IE, but as a web
 professional I find it impossible to ignore it. [ Ben de Groot -
 http://mathibus.com/archives/2004/10/02/phpss/#comment-3 ]

It's totally true. IE is a factor that weighs in at 95% of your
project. Take that in account :)

And as that is Ben's reply to my comment with the apt 'Fuck IE', I
feel the need to explain. My visitors use primarily Firefox, Mozilla,
Safari, Opera, feedreaders and IE. I hate IE, but if I don't need
worry about it, fine. I won't. However, real projects should always be
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Re: [WSG] styling :first-line Pseudo-element

2004-12-16 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Fri, 17 Dec 2004 09:02:25 +0930, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I have a class .pmi in my page and I want style the first line of
 differently so that the first line is smaller than the second line. The
 code below doesn't seem to work and I was wondering if it was because of
 the br/ tag in my html.

.pmi p:first-line {
font-size: 1.2em;
}

You say that the first line of any element p in .pmi should have a
different font-size. Try and change it to:

p.pmi:first-line {
font-size: 1.2em;
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Re: [WSG] text-align problem.

2004-12-09 Thread Rob Mientjes
How about display:blocking the anchors and then floating them to the right?


On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 08:26:53 +1100, Joshua Leung [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 Morning people.
 
 I'm having problems justifying some text in a simple manner, could anyone
 help?
 
 I want to change.
 
 this:
 
 -
 By Email:
 Administration: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Projects: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Services: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Scott Nicholson: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Managing Director
 -
 
 into this:
 
 -
 
 By Email:
 Administration: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Projects:   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Services:   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Scott Nicholson:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 Managing Director
 -
 
 (notice the aligned email address's in the second version )
 
 I'm trying to do this without creating another DIV ( I seem to go crazy with
 DIV's usually )
 
 I've tried:
 
 #content-right p a { text-align: right; }
 
 and tried to create a span around the anchor tag and then
 { text-align: right } that
 
 but they both seem to do nothing :(
 
 If there is no other way than to create another div inside my #content-right
 div, then I will concede!
 
 Here is the page source: http://www.triplejosh.com/work/metro/contact.html
 
 Here is the page CSS:
 http://www.triplejosh.com/work/metro/stylesheetMetro.css
 
 The page is validated in xHTML Transitional . but I think im going to start
 using Strict as I will come across less problems in cross browser
 compatibility, is that right?
 
 cheers,
 - Josh -
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Re: [WSG] Site Checking

2004-12-02 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 10:19:19 -, Phil Baines
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi Folks, 
 
   
 
 This is my first message to the list, but I have been watching for a little
 while. Weldon to the Administrators for maintaining a good list, and to the
 posters for keeping the list so busy! 
 
 snip /  

The first things that caught my attention are the file sizes of the
images. Not everybody's on broadband yet...

Clean code, except for two silly things I checked in Teifi's site: a
name=content class=skipTonbsp;/a The attribute name should be
replaced by id, and the link may have some content to keep in logical
for screen readers and css-less people. And by using an id, you can
also kill the class.

And what's up with the span/spans in your code?

Lloyd Motors look nice, but again some code silliness. I don't know if
you want to put anything in #footer, but it seems it's only there for
clearing purposes. (Tip:
http://www.positioniseverything.net/easyclearing.html)

Overall I like it.
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Re: [WSG] Site Checking

2004-12-02 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 12:13:16 -, Phil Baines
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Clean code, except for two silly things I checked in Teifi's site: a
  name=content class=skipTonbsp;/a The attribute name should be
  replaced by id, and the link may have some content to keep in logical
  for screen readers and css-less people. And by using an id, you can
  also kill the class.
 
 This is meant to be an Anchor for the 'Skip to content' links earlier on in
 the code. As far as my knowledge leads me to believe, and ID attribute will
 not work in place of the NAME attribute for an Anchor (or at least it wont
 for older browsers). Also, according to this -
 http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/tagpages/a/a-bookmark.htm - Either
 the HREF or NAME MUST be present in an Anchor tag.

According to this HTML 4.0 spec
(http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-html40-19980424/struct/links.html), ID
is allowed on anchors as well for the same purpose. Also, the DTD
tells me ID has replaced the HTML NAME in XHTML
(http://66.102.9.104/custom?q=cache:v8_T7ASDsDQJ:www.w3.org/People/mimasa/test/schemas/xhtml-basic10-f2.xsd.txt+name+id+anchor+xhtml+1hl=enie=UTF-8).

Hey, I'm just a n00b.
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Re: [WSG] Why does firefox tooltip only TITLE attribute and not ALT?

2004-12-01 Thread Rob Mientjes
Because it shouldn't. IE is the one who does it wrong. There is an
extension though, if you're that silly :/

http://www.gadgetopia.com/2004/11/09/FirefoxALTTagsAndTooltips.html


On Wed, 01 Dec 2004 10:11:36 +, Joey [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I am curious as to why Firefox only understands the title attribute when
 creating tool tips, why cant we just use ALT? Cause if we want tool tips on
 our sites to work on all browsers this means we have to enter an ALT  TITLE
 attribute which doubles the code for the same thing? Not very nice code in
 my opinion (necessary but i don't see why) then if we just use TITLE
 attribute we get Web Standards errors when validating our code? Yet if we
 just use ALT we don't get tool tips in Firefox  Whats the deal with
 this? I have always wondered i hope someone can enlighten me!
  
  Cheers! :-) 
  
 
  (If anyone saw my previous post about trying to position a DIV tag always
 bottom right of the page, and has a solution for that, please help me! I
 still haven't worked it out)
  
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Re: [WSG] Use of address

2004-11-29 Thread Rob Mientjes
This has been discussed in the legendary SimpleBits:
http://www.simplebits.com/notebook/2004/08/04/sq.html

Quite some discussion...


On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 20:55:45 +1100, Nick Lo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I'm curious if and how you are all using the address tag. The HTML 4
 spec has this to say:
 
 --
 The ADDRESS element may be used by authors to supply contact
 information for a document or a major part of a document such as a
 form. This element often appears at the beginning or end of a document.
 
 For example, a page at the W3C Web site related to HTML might include
 the following contact information:
 
 ADDRESS
 A href=../People/Raggett/Dave Raggett/A,
 A href=../People/Arnaud/Arnaud Le Hors/A,
 contact persons for the A href=ActivityW3C HTML Activity/ABR
 $Date: 1999/12/24 23:37:50 $
 /ADDRESS
 --
 
 ...and out of curiosity jumping ahead the xhtml2 spec says...
 
 --
 The address element may be used by authors to supply contact
 information for a document or a major part of a document such as a
 form. This element often appears at the beginning or end of a document.
 
 content model of address element
 The content model of the address element should be improved to improve
 its semantic processability.
 
 Attributes
 
 The Common collection
  A collection of other attribute collections, including: Core,
 Events, I18N, Bi-directional, Edit, Embedding, Map, and Hypertext
 
 Example:
 
 address href=mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]Webmaster/address
 --
 
 On a Contact Us page I'm currently using it like so:
 
 h3Tasmania Office/h3
 ul
 liContact: Errol Flynn/li
 /ul
 address
 pPO Box 123/p
 pHobart TAS 7001/p
 pph.: (03) 6222 1234/p
 pfax: (03) 6222 1235/p
 pemail: a href=mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
 [EMAIL PROTECTED]/a/p
 /address
 
 However, the specs above don't make it fully clear if what I'm doing is
 wrong or right. The phrase to supply contact information for a
 document or a major part of a document seems to rule out it's most
 common use on a contact page as strictly speaking that's usually
 contact info for an organisation.
 
 Surely address simply applies as a block element to ANY address,
 however it then also seems unclear as to how to format the address
 within that block.
 
 Thanks,
 
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Re: [WSG] Includes in XHTML

2004-11-27 Thread Rob Mientjes
You can't render a part of a page as HTML, but it is possible to let
PHP parse all pages with some variable or something like that as HTML
instead of XHTML.


On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 19:51:21 -0500, Jonathan T. Sage [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 good evening -
 
   I've set up my site to serve as XHTML 1.1 - the entire site is
 actually a single PHP file that parses a bunch of XML.  my problem
 comes in on a few pages where I am actually serving an e-mail archive,
 some of which contains some not very well written HTML (hotmail
 actually).  I was wondering if there is an easy way to tell the
 browser to render just a section of the page in a HTML4 mode, to avoid
 it bombing out.  google hasn't turned up much.  For more info on what
 I'm looking to fix, take a look at the sub pages of :
 
 http://theatre.msu.edu/Productions/smcallboard.php
 
 thanks ~j
 
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 Theatrical Lighting / Set Designer
 Professional Web Design
 
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Re: [WSG] optimising CSS?

2004-11-26 Thread Rob Mientjes
Flump to the rescue: http://flumpcakes.co.uk/css/optimiser/


On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 19:34:35 +, john [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I agree that ultimately doing it yourself is the best solution...but it
 would be really helpful if I could see an optimised version of my CSS,
 for comparison.  That's one of the best ways for me to learn.
 
 ~john
 _
 Dr. Zeus Web Development
 http://www.DrZeus.net
 content without clutter
 
 
 on 11/26/2004 7:24 PM Gunlaug Sørtun said the following:
 
 
  john wrote:
  I'm just wondering if there's a service available that optimises
  stylesheets.  I know I have redundancies and some junk code in my CSS,
  and I'd love to have it streamlined.
 
  Any thoughts?
 
  I don't think there are software capable of doing any _real_ clean-up in
  CSS-- yet. Have heard lots about helpful software though, but since I'm
  not using any myself...
 
  Because we may use overrides and browser-hacks and things like that, any
  software short of a complete cross-browser imitator, with bugs and all,
  would get lost in there. We may loose more than we gain.
  Developing our own structure in CSS, and cleaning up our own mess, is
  the only reliable solution, I think.
 
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Re: [WSG] Question to the others ...

2004-11-14 Thread Rob Mientjes
 em: the 'font-size' of the relevant font

Not totally. An em is the width of (no shit!) an 'M' glyph. But the
rest is allright for me.

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Re: Re[2]: [WSG] Question to the others ...

2004-11-14 Thread Rob Mientjes
I find the description of font-size a bit dodgy, so I wanted to make
clear that all units have a meaning.


On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 11:14:21 +, Iain Harrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Sunday, November 14, 2004, 11:02:43 AM, Rob wrote:
 
  em: the 'font-size' of the relevant font
 
  Not totally. An em is the width of (no shit!) an 'M' glyph. But the
  rest is allright for me.
 
 Totally. The font size is set in em units. The unit is defined as
 the width of an 'm' glyph.
 
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Re: Re[4]: [WSG] Question to the others ...

2004-11-14 Thread Rob Mientjes
  I find the description of font-size a bit dodgy,
 
 I agree. Defining a font size in terms of a unit that is based on a
 font size seems pretty stupid to me too, but that's how it is. There
 are lots of stupidities around.

Well, in the print business, it's much more strict, which I prefer.
There are so much more units that I do not know of, but I try to keep
it clear in HTML too. That's hard with such inconsistencies.

 Here in the UK, we use words like referrer colour centre and
 so on. Seems that HTML is based on a foreign language.

I prefer UK English. Everything web is just crappy English :/


But on topic, em is relative and is the width of an M. There you have
it, but just don't mix it all up. There's a lot of confusion around
fonts. (To illustrate, Word uses pts that are bigger than the ones in
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Re: [WSG] What you think? And will it work

2004-11-14 Thread Rob Mientjes
Creative _Commons_ is the best you can do. Another thing you might
want to add is a link or even generator meta to WordPress. It's
published under the same CC you're referring to.

On the concept: well, someone had to do it.


On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 19:44:13 -, Mark Harwood [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 http://xhtmlandcss.co.uk/index.php?p=4
 
 Well all weekend ive finally been getting this site sorted after about
 3months of saying I would.
 
 Basically im going to offer templates, menus and such that I either didn't
 use for clients work or test ones.
 
 Id also like some advice on the copyright side of things? Should I use one
 of them creative commerce thingies?
 
 Ps. Sites not live yet hence lack of content :)
 
 Many thanks
 Mark Harwood
 
 Phunky.co.uk / xhtmlandcss.co.uk / zinkmedia.co.uk / Currently looking for
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Re: [WSG] Border Background Image

2004-11-11 Thread Rob Mientjes
On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 10:54:15 -0800, Chris Kennon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 While browsing the w3.org border properties section, I began to wonder
 can borders have background images?

Sorry, not yet. I believe it's in the works for CSS3.

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Re: [WSG] problem with Form

2004-11-09 Thread Rob Mientjes
Have you tried to right float the .formContainer? It looks like the
menu left bit is contained by the right side, if you float thr right
side it should be okay, but I can't be sure.
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