RE: [WSG] iOS Safaro issue (?): Fixed and Absolute position

2011-08-14 Thread Tatham Oddie
As a user, I'd prefer the native support to work.


-- Tatham


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From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On 
Behalf Of tee
Sent: Saturday, 13 August 2011 9:30 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] iOS Safaro issue (?): Fixed and Absolute position

Hi Tatham,

Thank you!!  Feel utterly silly I never discover the feature in 7 by 8 
iPad screen and 2 by 3 screen from iPod Touch So I did some exploring, notice 
in mobile site that mimics App like interface, it doesn't work, take the new 
twitter mobile site for example, and the iScroll that Caleb mentioned (thanks 
Caleb!) also disable the go to top.

So I guess respecting native support is better yes?

tee


On Aug 11, 2011, at 8:21 PM, Tatham Oddie wrote:

 Hi Tee,
 
 (or is there magic tap for go to top shortcut?)
 
 Just tap at the top of the screen - ie, on the time display.
 
 Almost any iOS list / screen will scroll back to the top.
 
 
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RE: [WSG] iOS Safaro issue (?): Fixed and Absolute position

2011-08-11 Thread Tatham Oddie
Hi Tee,

 (or is there magic tap for go to top shortcut?)

Just tap at the top of the screen - ie, on the time display.

Almost any iOS list / screen will scroll back to the top.


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RE: [WSG] Need a fresh eye - can anyone see what's wrong please?

2010-11-30 Thread Tatham Oddie
Mike,

This line is invalid:

background-image: #33 url(images/Footer_background_s1.jpg);

You're defining both the color *and* the url in the image property.

Either change it to:

background-image: url(images/Footer_background_s1.jpg);
background-color: #33;

or:

background: #33 url(images/Footer_background_s1.jpg);

This is invalid across all browsers, it's just that IE8 is the only one that
seems to actually care.


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Behalf Of Mike Kear
Sent: Wednesday, 1 December 2010 3:50 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Need a fresh eye - can anyone see what's wrong please?

I have a draft layout for a client that is fine in all respects except that
in IE8,  the background image in the footer is missing. 

Here's the page concerned:
http://afpwebworks.com/strikingdistance/index.cfm

And the footer div rule is as follows for IE (I have a IE-only style sheet)
: 

#footer {
color: #d9d9d9;
background-image: #33 url(images/Footer_background_s1.jpg);
background-repeat: repeat-x;
background-position: top;
min-height: 96px;
}

Both the HTML and the CSS validate ok. 


So does any one see what I have wrong for IE?

Cheers
Mike Kear
Windsor, NSW, Australia
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RE: [WSG] Need a fresh eye - can anyone see what's wrong please?

2010-11-30 Thread Tatham Oddie
Mike,

This line is invalid:

background-image: #33 url(images/Footer_background_s1.jpg);

You're defining both the color *and* the url in the image property.

Either change it to:

background-image: url(images/Footer_background_s1.jpg);
background-color: #33;

or:

background: #33 url(images/Footer_background_s1.jpg);

This is invalid across all browsers, it's just that IE8 is the only one that
seems to actually care.


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au mob: +61 414 275 989, us cell: +1 213 280 9140, skype: tathamoddie
If you're printing this email, you're doing it wrong. This is a computer,
not a typewriter.

-Original Message-
From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Mike Kear
Sent: Wednesday, 1 December 2010 3:50 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Need a fresh eye - can anyone see what's wrong please?

I have a draft layout for a client that is fine in all respects except that
in IE8,  the background image in the footer is missing. 

Here's the page concerned:
http://afpwebworks.com/strikingdistance/index.cfm

And the footer div rule is as follows for IE (I have a IE-only style sheet)
: 

#footer {
color: #d9d9d9;
background-image: #33 url(images/Footer_background_s1.jpg);
background-repeat: repeat-x;
background-position: top;
min-height: 96px;
}

Both the HTML and the CSS validate ok. 


So does any one see what I have wrong for IE?

Cheers
Mike Kear
Windsor, NSW, Australia
Adobe Certified Advanced ColdFusion Developer AFP Webworks
http://afpwebworks.com ColdFusion 9 Enterprise, PHP, ASP, ASP.NET hosting
from AUD$15/month




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[WSG] RE: Using a dot . in a class name

2010-03-11 Thread Tatham Oddie
Hi Jens,

It would cause a conflict in CSS because of multiple class selectors:

http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/selector.html#class-html

For example:

div class=class1 class2This has two classes/div

can be targeted with:

div.class1.class2 { color: red; }

Using a dot in the class name itself would be an ambiguous selector. Does
div.rating-L4.5 mean the div with class rating-L4.5 or the div with
class rating-L4 and class 5?

As such, while it is valid (as per Sam's email that just came through) I
really wouldn't recommend it. Stick to lowercase letters, numbers and dashes
in your class names I reckon.


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Behalf Of Jens-Uwe Korff
Sent: Friday, 12 March 2010 11:12 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Using a dot . in a class name

Hi all,

I've noticed that YouTube uses a dot for its star rating:

button class=[...] ratingL ratingL-4.5

It seems to work in browsers, but I'd like to know if this character is
valid and if it might have future implications if used that way.

Thanks,
Jens


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RE: [WSG] Assistance with flash example sites

2010-01-31 Thread Tatham Oddie
Hi Elizabeth,

Once I give the Flash block on that site focus by clicking it, tabbing works
fine.

I couldn't find an alternative way of giving it focus.


Thanks,

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From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Elizabeth Spiegel
Sent: Monday, 1 February 2010 5:59 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: RE: [WSG] Assistance with flash example sites

Hi Russ

http://www.monotone.com.au/

as far as I can see, no tab access at all.


Elizabeth Spiegel
Web editing

0409 986 158
GPO Box 729, Hobart TAS 7001
www.spiegelweb.com.au



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From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Russ Weakley
Sent: Monday, 1 February 2010 2:52 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Assistance with flash example sites

Hi people,

A colleague has just asked me for some examples of Flash sites:

1. examples of flash sites which are not keyboard accessible (and/or poor
tab ordering) 2. examples of flash sites which ARE keyboard accessible 3.
examples of flash sites which work well with screen readers

(He is aware of the Harry Potter Flash site, but is after other, possibly
more recent examples)

Please no comments about the merits or lack of merits of Flash. This is for
some research he is conduction.  :)

Thanks
Russ



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RE: [WSG] Styling IE8 web slices

2010-01-17 Thread Tatham Oddie
 What does a proprietary technique have to do with web standards?

Marketing name: IE8 Web Slices
Technology: hSlice



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From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Chris F.A. Johnson
Sent: Monday, 18 January 2010 9:22 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Styling IE8 web slices

On Mon, 18 Jan 2010, Jens-Uwe Korff wrote:

 Hi all,
 
 I find that when implementing a web slice its background displays a sprite
we use. All efforts so far to style the background to plain white failed
(even with inline styles as recommended by MS [1]).
 
 Has anyone successfully styled web slices that do not have a separate HTML
source?

What does a proprietary technique have to do with web standards?

Does it even work with anything other than IE8?

 [1] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc848871%28VS.85%29.aspx

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RE: [WSG] Is it bug of IE 7 ??

2010-01-12 Thread Tatham Oddie
It's not a bug - it's just how IE decides to render it. It's totally up to
the browser as so how it renders controls, and the rounded corners are
consistent with other parts of Windows.

 

As soon as you apply a CSS based border, you're just overriding this
behaviour with your own.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

au mob: +61 414 275 989, us cell: +1 213 422 7068, skype: tathamoddie,
landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

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dramas

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Jayachandran Kandasamy
Sent: Tuesday, 12 January 2010 9:01 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Is it bug of IE 7 ??

 

Hi Folks,

 

Why does the fielset tag create rounded corner by default in the IE 7
browser, I dont have IE 6 with me and it is working fine with IE 8  FF

 

When we apply any border through CSS explicitly, then it works as normal.

 

Please revert with some valuable explanation. 

 

Thanks,

JC


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RE: [WSG] Is it bug of IE 7 ??

2010-01-12 Thread Tatham Oddie
Because Microsoft only decided to do it on fieldset / and not on other
tags. It is no more complex than that. It is not a bug.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

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landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

my business:  http://tixi.com.au/ tixi.com.au - Ticketing without the
dramas

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Jayachandran Kandasamy
Sent: Tuesday, 12 January 2010 11:10 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Is it bug of IE 7 ??

 

Hi Oddie,

 

Your answer was confusing rather convincing :) :)

 

why it is only for FIELDSET tags happening for IE 7 only can you please
gimme some examples with scenarios ???

Thanks,

JC

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 2:23 AM, Tatham Oddie tat...@oddie.com.au wrote:

It's not a bug - it's just how IE decides to render it. It's totally up to
the browser as so how it renders controls, and the rounded corners are
consistent with other parts of Windows.

 

As soon as you apply a CSS based border, you're just overriding this
behaviour with your own.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

au mob: +61 414 275 989, us cell: +1 213 422 7068, skype: tathamoddie,
landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

my business:  http://tixi.com.au/ tixi.com.au - Ticketing without the
dramas

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Jayachandran Kandasamy
Sent: Tuesday, 12 January 2010 9:01 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Is it bug of IE 7 ??

 

Hi Folks,

 

Why does the fielset tag create rounded corner by default in the IE 7
browser, I dont have IE 6 with me and it is working fine with IE 8  FF

 

When we apply any border through CSS explicitly, then it works as normal.

 

Please revert with some valuable explanation. 

 

Thanks,

JC


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RE: [WSG] google chrome frame

2010-01-03 Thread Tatham Oddie
I've spent the last 12 months working on the one of the largest sites in
Australia. Over this time we have updated our browser support matrix twice,
and will probably update it again soon.

For us, IE6 usage is starting to hit a rapid decline, falling at about 1
percentage point a week. The last 3 weeks have been 8.75%, 7.60% and now
6.25%.

Considering Chrome is currently unsupported but at 4.57% (and growing), I
expect our next update will be to drop IE6 support in favour of adding
Chrome support.

That being said, the whole site is based on progressive enhancement so it
already works in Chrome and we even have a small but consistent set of users
browsing on their PS3s.

Nevertheless, the decision of which browsers you support (and to what degree
you support them) needs to be something that you evaluate and decide
yourself using your own market metrics. Anybody who tells you what you
should and should not support is most likely an idiot and probably not a
very good business person.


Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Steve Green
Sent: Monday, 4 January 2010 11:10 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: RE: [WSG] google chrome frame

In our large-ish corporate environment we're stuck with IE6 as our default
probably for another year :(

While we know that people have installed newer browsers——IE7 is authorised,
but not the default--we still can't stop supporting IE6.



One of the UK high street banks who has tens of thousands of users recently
advised me that they will be retaining IE6 as the default browser until 2014
due to the huge amount of work required to fix the large number of bespoke
applications they use. Staff can ask for special dispensation to get IE7
installed but if you've ever tried to get a corporate IT department to do
anything you'll understand that very few people will bother asking.

I think that techies forget the concerns that ordinary people have about
technology. Older users in particular are often reluctant to install or
change anything because they don't know what they can trust and they are
scared something will break. Unlike us, they don't have the knowledge or
facilities to fix anything that goes wrong.

I suspect that the kind of websites that ordinary people use will still be
seeing significant IE6 traffic (probably in excess of 10%) for a couple more
years. The stats for techie sites will be very different, so a decision on
whether to support IE6 will depend on the demographics of the visitors.

FWIW, one of my team was in Bangalore over Christmas and had to use an
Internet café. The machines were running Windows 98! So let's not forget
that some parts of the world cannot afford to upgrade as fast as we can.

Steve Green

 




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RE: [WSG] Accessibility and HTML Emails

2009-11-02 Thread Tatham Oddie
Yes, I love the accessible nature of a long string of non-descript asterisks
instead of a simple horizontal rule element.

 


Thanks,

 

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dramas

 

 

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Behalf Of Felix Miata
Sent: Thursday, 29 October 2009 11:28 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Accessibility and HTML Emails

 

On 2009/10/28 17:37 (GMT-0400) kris wright composed:

 

 email clients vary

 wildly in their HTML rendering capabilities, and on occasion actually 

 modify your HTML code makes things even more confusing.

 

Email is supposed to be text communication. Web pages are web pages. If you
want your email recipients to reliably see web pages nearly as you intend
for them to look, have them open them in their web browsers instead of their
email clients. Make the email 100% plain text only, and provide in the email
a URL to the HTML (and CSS) formatted version on your web host.

 

Most HTML email that arrives here is redirected to the bit bucket, since
HTML in email is a highly favored spammer malware delivery method. Whatever
HTML email doesn't reach the bit bucket is seen as (big enough to read)
plain text anyway, courtesy of my email app, which has been directed to show
all messages only as plain text.

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RE: [WSG] Accessibility and HTML Emails

2009-11-02 Thread Tatham Oddie
Campaign Monitor, the company behind the ESP have more great resources on
their own site as well:

 

http://www.campaignmonitor.com/resources/

 

I highly recommend all of their content because I know there's a huge amount
of effort that goes into all the associated research and cross-client
testing.

 

 


Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

blog:  http://tath.am/ tath.am

au mob: +61 414 275 989, us cell: +1 213 422 7068, skype: tathamoddie,
landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

current project:  http://tixi.com.au/ tixi.com.au - Ticketing without the
dramas

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of S.R. Emerson
Sent: Thursday, 29 October 2009 9:06 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Accessibility and HTML Emails

 

You can have a look at The Email Standards Project
http://www.email-standards.org/ for information.

 

Also, if you want to build a set of guidelines that will work in the future,
you might want to read these two:

Microsoft to ignore web standards in Outlook 2010 - enough is enough
http://www.email-standards.org/blog/entry/microsoft-to-ignore-web-standards
/
http://www.email-standards.org/blog/entry/microsoft-to-ignore-web-standards/

 

Microsoft responds to our call for standards support
http://www.email-standards.org/blog/entry/microsoft-respond-to-our-call-for
-standards-support/
http://www.email-standards.org/blog/entry/microsoft-respond-to-our-call-for-
standards-support/

 

S. Emerson
Accrete Web Solutions
 http://www.accretewebsolutions.ca http://www.accretewebsolutions.ca
On Twitter:  http://twitter.com/accrete http://twitter.com/accrete

 


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RE: [WSG] Test in Outlook 2007

2009-04-29 Thread Tatham Oddie
Paul,

 

Office 2007 uses the Word rendering engine which is quite a different beast
from any browser, and even quite different to Outlook 2003 (which used the
IE engine for rendering and Word for composing).

 

You may find other tools like Campaign Monitor which run an instance and
deliver the result, but I'd be very wary about trusting any arbitrarily
created emulations.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

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landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

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dramas

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Paul Collins
Sent: Thursday, 30 April 2009 12:07 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Test in Outlook 2007

 

Hi all,

 

Just wondering, has anyone ever figured out a way of testing Outlook 2007
when you don't have it installed? Wondering if there is some kind of online
software that emulates it perhaps?

 

Campaign Monitor offers testing, but it costs a fiver each time you want to
check.

 

Would appreciate any help.

Cheers

Paul


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RE: [WSG] Test in Outlook 2007

2009-04-29 Thread Tatham Oddie
You can also just download the Office trial and run it in a VM ... Won't
cost you a cent and you get instant feedback.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

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landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

my business:  http://tixi.com.au/ tixi.com.au - Ticketing without the
dramas

 

From: Tatham Oddie [mailto:tat...@oddie.com.au] 
Sent: Thursday, 30 April 2009 12:57 AM
To: 'wsg@webstandardsgroup.org'
Subject: RE: [WSG] Test in Outlook 2007

 

Paul,

 

Office 2007 uses the Word rendering engine which is quite a different beast
from any browser, and even quite different to Outlook 2003 (which used the
IE engine for rendering and Word for composing).

 

You may find other tools like Campaign Monitor which run an instance and
deliver the result, but I'd be very wary about trusting any arbitrarily
created emulations.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

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landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

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dramas

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Paul Collins
Sent: Thursday, 30 April 2009 12:07 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Test in Outlook 2007

 

Hi all,

 

Just wondering, has anyone ever figured out a way of testing Outlook 2007
when you don't have it installed? Wondering if there is some kind of online
software that emulates it perhaps?

 

Campaign Monitor offers testing, but it costs a fiver each time you want to
check.

 

Would appreciate any help.

Cheers

Paul


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RE: [WSG] IE8 compatibility mode

2009-04-07 Thread Tatham Oddie
Would you mind sending me the link so I can take a look and diagnose why it
is not rendering properly without compatibility view?


Tatham Oddie
http://tath.am


-Original Message-
From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Eyemax Studios
Sent: Tuesday, 7 April 2009 3:37 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] IE8 compatibility mode

Personally I think this is just another Microsoft attempt at trying to 
enforce what it believes the Standards should be.
I too, spent several minutes trying to fix problems in ie8, when my wife 
noticed the main business's site not displaying properly, then she 
noticed the compatibility button next to the address bar in ie8 and it 
all worked fine.


Tatham Oddie wrote:
 Tee,

 IE8 is shown as a Windows Update. If you're in Uninstall or Change
Programs,
 make sure you have Show Updates ticked at the top of the window.


 Tatham Oddie
 http://tath.am


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 From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
 Behalf Of tee
 Sent: Saturday, 28 March 2009 4:02 AM
 To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
 Subject: Re: [WSG] IE8 compatibility mode


 On Mar 26, 2009, at 4:21 PM, Nick Hodge wrote:
   
 A heads up, I was using Classic View for my Vista, in IE8 with
 standard mode the sites all had a few paddings/margins issue in a
 number of pages where absolute position is declared, and on few areas
 where there is darken background color with lighter 1px horizontal
 line, the line turns to solid white. Soon as  I switched to Vista
 View, all these problems disappeared.
   
 Is the URL for this so I can escalate to IE8 team?

 Nick Hodge
 

 Hi Nick,

 I switched back to Classic View thinking to make the screenshots, but  
 all the problems I saw before I switched to Vista View are gone. Not  
 sure if it was some residues from IE7 I am absolute those problems are  
 real, not my imaginations as I actually spent some 10 minutes trying  
 to fix one page by adding a It IE8 Conditional comment, when it didn't  
 work as it should as I know my CSS code, I started looking for other  
 possible cause, however switching to Vista View was quite accidental  
 because IE8 looks exactly like IE7 in the classic view and I couldn't  
 find the Compatibility Mode on the toolbar.


 I would have uninstalled IE8 to run another test to see if I can see  
 those problem again, but I can't find how to uninstall IE8. In the  
 Control Panel  Uninstall or Change Program, I can't see IE8.

 tee


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RE: [WSG] IE8 compatibility mode

2009-04-07 Thread Tatham Oddie
Tee,

IE8 is shown as a Windows Update. If you're in Uninstall or Change Programs,
make sure you have Show Updates ticked at the top of the window.


Tatham Oddie
http://tath.am


-Original Message-
From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of tee
Sent: Saturday, 28 March 2009 4:02 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] IE8 compatibility mode


On Mar 26, 2009, at 4:21 PM, Nick Hodge wrote:

 A heads up, I was using Classic View for my Vista, in IE8 with
 standard mode the sites all had a few paddings/margins issue in a
 number of pages where absolute position is declared, and on few areas
 where there is darken background color with lighter 1px horizontal
 line, the line turns to solid white. Soon as  I switched to Vista
 View, all these problems disappeared.

 Is the URL for this so I can escalate to IE8 team?

 Nick Hodge

Hi Nick,

I switched back to Classic View thinking to make the screenshots, but  
all the problems I saw before I switched to Vista View are gone. Not  
sure if it was some residues from IE7 I am absolute those problems are  
real, not my imaginations as I actually spent some 10 minutes trying  
to fix one page by adding a It IE8 Conditional comment, when it didn't  
work as it should as I know my CSS code, I started looking for other  
possible cause, however switching to Vista View was quite accidental  
because IE8 looks exactly like IE7 in the classic view and I couldn't  
find the Compatibility Mode on the toolbar.


I would have uninstalled IE8 to run another test to see if I can see  
those problem again, but I can't find how to uninstall IE8. In the  
Control Panel  Uninstall or Change Program, I can't see IE8.

tee


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RE: [WSG] JavaScript as External File vs. Internal Code and linking to images

2009-01-06 Thread Tatham Oddie
Brett,

 

CSS is defining the image links, so the paths are relative to the CSS file
itself.

 

JavaScript is a bit different. It is basically just setting properties on
the HTML elements and this is no different to setting those properties
yourself. As such, any image references are relative to the HTML page and
not the JS file.

 

Does that help?

 

 

(Disclaimer: I know this isn't the 100% perfect explanation of DHTML but it
serves the purpose of answering this question. If you're a JS nut, please
don't pounce.)

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

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msnim:chat?contact=tat...@oddie.com.au msn:tat...@oddie.com.au,
http://tatham.oddie.com.au/ tatham.oddie.com.au

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Brett Patterson
Sent: Wednesday, 7 January 2009 12:08 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] JavaScript as External File vs. Internal Code and linking to
images

 

Recently, I experimented with changing check boxes with JavaScript. If the
user clicked on the words next to the check box, then the box would be
checked, once checked if the user clicked again, then the box would be
unchecked. I wound up having to apply the same code to the check box itself
in order to get it to work. In addition, I added code that would change the
background image of the page to either a solid color, if checked, or back to
the original image, if unchecked. It did not work. So after changing it some
more and still getting no results (I think I even asked here), I did some
research and found another way to link images directly in JavaScript. 
I should make note that all the code was in an external file at the time.
The following is the structure of the site:

-container (the name of the containing folder for all files)
||
--index.html (home page where the code will be used)
--scripts (the scripts folder, contains all the scripts)
|
---scripts.js (the scripts file itself)
^^
--styles (stylesheets folder located directly within the container
folder)
||
---styles.css (contains style declarations)
^^
--images  (located directly within the container folder)
|
---linkedimage.png (the image to be changed in page background)

I hope the structure above makes sense. Anyway, while linking the image in
the scripts.js file, I found it never switched back, yet the code never
showed any problems. When I found the other way to link images directly in
JavaScript, I changed the image link code to what would amount to being
directly in the HTML file itself: The first is the original way I linked it
the second is the new way.

*   (../images/linkedimage.png);
*   from above, changed to
*   (images/linkedimage.png);

After the change above, the code worked. I went back to reading about the
JavaScript standard, I thought that JavaScript was read like an external CSS
file was read, where you would have to use the (../) part to link to the
image if it was in a different folder one level above the current folder.
(as the first line of code above is.) Is that not how JavaScript works? When
it comes to linked images?

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RE: [WSG] labels as input wrappers + h6 in place of legend

2008-10-16 Thread Tatham Oddie
Johan – what you are describing is the correct usage in that scenario.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Johan Douma
Sent: Thursday, 16 October 2008 11:23 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] labels as input wrappers + h6 in place of legend

 

I've always used label arount input fields labeltext: input type=text 
//label without the for= attribute. 
I've never had problems with it, and I don't think I've ever seen any 
recommendation against it.




Johan Douma
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2008/10/16 David Dorward [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Jason Grant wrote:
 Ok you got both of these quite wrong for following reasons:

 In the first instance you shouldn't use b or br / at all.
 In the second instance you should not wrap input into label as the
 label should quite clearly be used for denoting a label of an input
 field and not the input field itself.

Not so:

When [the for attribute is] absent, the label being defined is
associated with the element's contents.


LABEL

  First Name
  INPUT type=text name=firstname
/LABEL


 -- http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#h-17.9.1


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RE: [WSG] .NET sites which are XHTML 1.0 strict

2008-10-07 Thread Tatham Oddie
Just this week Damian Edwards released a set of templates for ASP.NET which
make it XHTML 1.1 compliant.

You can download them for free from here:

http://www.codeplex.com/VSXHTML11Templates/

They install a new project type in Visual Studio, that when used gives you
an XHTML1.1 compliant site to start with.


Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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Subject: Re: [WSG] .NET sites which are XHTML 1.0 strict

Those all have errors (and are HTML, not XHTML). The errors are minor, 
but there are a number of them.

Robin Gorry wrote:
 http://www.mucu4u.org.nz/Home_61.aspx
 http://www.oneeast.co.nz/
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 Hi,

 I was having a *chat* with some .NET developer colleagues and they
 challenged me to find a .NET site that achieves XHTML 1.0 strict
 compliance. Hoping to prove to them that it can be done.

 Does anybody know of some .NET sites which are XHTML 1.0 strict (or even
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RE: [WSG] Incorporating Terms and Cons in signup page

2008-09-30 Thread Tatham Oddie
I would recommend a div element with a fixed height and overflow:auto.

Use of a textarea would not be semantically correct because it is not user
input. The only reason that leads to its use is that is gives you a scroll
bar for free, however this can be achieved with relative ease as mentioned
before. The submission problem is more of a side-effect than a root problem.

div.TermsAndConditions
{
height: 8em;
overflow: auto;
}


div class=TermsAndConditions
pYour text here./p
pAnd here .../p
/div

If required, you could also have a checkbox where they acknowledge their
acceptance of the terms. This would be implemented as with any other form
field because it semantically is user input.


Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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Sent: Tuesday, 30 September 2008 11:46 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Incorporating Terms and Cons in signup page


On Sep 30, 2008, at 9:15 AM, John Unsworth wrote:

 Hi WSG,
 I'm wondering about the best method to incorporate in a signup form a
 Terms and Conditions agreement, which being so long will be bought to
 the page externally. Or if it's thought best, maybe not!
 On a previous occasion I went forward using the object tag. The
 advantage to my mind is that, my document (that may change in future)
 is separate to the form and for those who don't have a browser capable
 of using the object tag, can see alternative text to link to the
 separately hosted TC page.
 But it's been put to me at work, there might be a way to house the
 document in a div, give the div a fixed size and make it scrollable.
 Alternatively I could use a textarea element, although I'm given to
 understand it would need to be outside the form so as not include it
 in the 'Signup' event when the submit button is clicked. However to
 satisfy the designer, who follows that the convention is that the form
 is visually seen before the last submit button, I'd use CSS to
 position it - but that doesn't sound very semantic to me?
 Putting it on another page, that you would link to, read, then return
 to the form to agree to has been rejected for the sanctity of the
 concept of a single page signup document.
 I hope I've been clear, and I guess I'm interested in anything similar
 to this in best practice, accessibility and standards.
 Cheers for just being there folks,
 John Unsworth


Hi John,

I haven't ever needed to write this before, but I have seen a decent  
sized scroll box at the bottom of a form with a check box to confirm  
they have read it and agree to it.

All the ones I have seen are above the final submit button, but I'm  
not sure if they are truly inside the form or not.

Depending on how you are submitting the form, and how big of a file  
the TC page is, you COULD submit it and just ignore it... But  
depending on the load of the server it might take a little bit longer  
to process the form.

Just something to think about :)


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RE: [WSG] dl question

2008-08-03 Thread Tatham Oddie
DL = definition LIST

Just like you have multiple bullet points in a UL or OL, you can have
multiple entries in a DL. It's a perfectly valid use.


Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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Subject: [WSG] dl question

Hi all,

I was under the impression a dl could only contain one dt and one  
or many dd's.

But I have just come across a piece of code that uses multiple dt's  
in the one dl

Upon further investigation, it seems this is legitimate  
practicebut does it make sense?!?!

Semantically, isn't the whole point of a dl to use definition data  
tags (dd's) to describe a definition title (dt)!? Does it make  
sense to have multiple definition titles in the same dl?! Or does it  
make more sense to have a seperate dl for each dt??
__
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RE: [WSG] Width defaulting to 100%?

2005-10-03 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
Kara,

Block elements (like div) always expand to the full width by default.

By the sounds of it you're after an inline element, so either:

A) use a span instead

or

B) set display:inline; on the DIV

You might find it helpful to read up on the difference between block and
inline elements.



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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www.fueladvance.com


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On Behalf Of Kara O'Halloran - Eduka
Sent: Tuesday, 4 October 2005 2:39 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Width defaulting to 100%?

Hi guys,

I have 2 divs inside a container.

1: a relatively positioned div to contain and position an image
2: another div, absolute position, to contain a submenu. 

Image on left, menu on right.

For some reason, both divs are expanding horizontally to take up all the
available space, even when the content inside them is only 20 pixels
wide. I'm not specifying any widths because the content is dynamic so I
have no way of knowing what the width will be.

The only width I have specified is the container width of 60em. 

Why are they doing this? Shouldn't they only expand horizontally to make
room for whatever is contained in them - in this case only a few words?

Any help would be appreciated. :)
K

(ps this happens in both ff and ie.)
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RE: [WSG] Page templates submitted for review (discard previous mail)

2005-09-28 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Pat,



The New York design
shows up like this in a screen reader:

Page
has twelve links Kraainem dash NewYork
dash Mozilla Firefox Summary colon Layout
table Table with one column and one row Table end List
of six items bullet This page link Home alt plus 1 bullet This page link News bullet This page link Contact
alt plus 9 bullet
This page link Sitemap alt plus s bullet
This page link Skip nav alt plus 2 bullet
This page link Help alt plus 0 List
end List of six items bullet This page
link New York bullet This page link Paris bullet This page link Milan
bullet This
page link Brussels bullet This page link London bullet This page link Hong
Kong List end 





Theres still
some unnecessary stuff that clutters the output. Just because it meets all the
validators doesnt mean its correct on the accessiblity front.
Also, I just dont see why you need a table here.



Nice idea though
and I like some of the designs.





Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com











From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of Pat Boens
Sent: Thursday, 29 September 2005
3:04 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Page templates
submitted for review (discard previous mail)





Dears,



In an attempt to bring a little contribution to the world of web
standards we have developed a dozen templates that we would like to submit for
your review. These templates are all shared under the terms of the
Attribution license of Creative Commons. We would like
to obtain your comments in the following areas:



1) XHTML 1.1: quality of code (+ possible improvements)

2) CSS: quality of code (+ possible improvements)

3) WCAG: we tend to create Triple-A templates, how good are we doing?
are our templates/pages really accessible?

4) Elegance of design: how good are we doing?









Here are the templates:




 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/Liquid/Samples/tennis.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/corporate/corporate2.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/motoconcho/motoconcho.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/Liquid/Liquid2.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/Quietude/Quietude.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/senator/senator.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/spagyrum/spagyrum.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/Typografia/Typografia.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/Veritas/Veritas.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/NewYork/NewYork.html
 http://www.fastwrite.com/dvlonly/web/paradeigma/Furio/Furio.html




Thank you for your input.







Pat Boens








RE: [WSG] Java (JSP) v .net for standard and accessibility

2005-09-26 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
Stuart,

The out of box ASP.NET controls in v1.1 are really quite shocking.

The out of box ASP.NET controls in v2 are XHTML compliant. (However this
doesn't mean they are semantic.)

However, the webforms concept (which uses all these drag n' drop controls)
isn't very good when it comes to the separation of concerns approach that
you're after.

You probably want to look at the MonoRail project -
http://www.castleproject.org/ which is basically a .NET version of Ruby on
Rails. This is the framework used behind my sites like
http://www.viavirtualearth.com/ which are semantic, compliant XHTML sites.


Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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www.fueladvance.com


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To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Java (JSP) v .net for standard and accessibility

I have been lucky enough to work with a very experienced java programmer 
on the last few sites I have designed. I do all the front end, he does 
the database, application, CMS, security and e-commerce development.

The experience has been very pleasurable because of the degree of 
separation we have achieved between the front and back ends that allows 
me to make the sites fully standards compatible. Any dymanic content 
spits out pure content with the bare minimum of markup necessary.

I'm wondering how .net compares as I haven't had the chance yet to build 
a site with it?

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RE: SPAM-LOW: [WSG] Java (JSP) v .net for standard and accessibility

2005-09-26 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Not true  you just
need to know how to use it properly instead of Microsoft bashing.



If you do want to use
the built in controls and still get compliant markup, I can provide you with a
really simple article on how to do so.







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

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www.fueladvance.com











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To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
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(JSP) v .net for standard and accessibility





Have you ever seen anything that
microsoft makes that makes anything near compliant code? didnt think so
If you are going to use .net and want complient code then you will spend a lot
of time going back and tweaking the code to get it to comply.









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8:23 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: SPAM-LOW: [WSG] Java
(JSP) v .net for standard and accessibility

I have been lucky enough to work with a very experienced java programmer 
on the last few sites I have designed. I do all the front end, he does 
the database, application, CMS, security and e-commerce development.

The experience has been very pleasurable because of the degree of 
separation we have achieved between the front and back ends that allows 
me to make the sites fully standards compatible. Any dymanic content 
spits out pure content with the bare minimum of markup necessary.

I'm wondering how .net compares as I haven't had the chance yet to build 
a site with it?

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RE: [WSG] teaching students developing to web standards

2005-09-11 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Christian,



I agree with that. The
word transitional implies that its about moving to newer
standards.







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

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www.fueladvance.com











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Sent: Monday, 12 September 2005
8:20 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] teaching
students developing to web standards





That's the dumbest thing
I've ever heard. Transitional pages are full of deprecated HTML 4.0 tags that
are not allowed in XHTML 1.1 or 2.0. Strict pages can usually be validated as
XHTML 1.1 without any changes. Just read the XHTML specifications for
differences between XHTML 1.0 and 1.1. It's about 3 lines. 

Strict means the page meets XHTML 1.0 specs completely. Transitional means the
page has deprecated tags that are being ignored. It's a very simple difference.


Anyone else concur?



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wrote:

Christian Montoya wrote:
 Actually, I forgot about this link too. This is a class at Cornell
 University that teaches XHTML 1.0 Strict. Here's the link:

 http://cs130.cs.cornell.edu

as was brought to my attention not too long ago, if your pages are
strict, then the future life of the pages is shortened with any changes
to the xhtml recommendations.the transitional doctype seems to be a

better choice because it will last longer than the strict doctype.i
think someone on this list brought this to my attention.

dwain

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RE: [WSG] Q: cross browser submit button image replacement

2005-08-15 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
Rex,

Safari won't let you style at all.

Take a look at what I did on www.whatcanido.com.au for the search fields
top-left.



Thanks,

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To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: [WSG] Q: cross browser submit button image replacement

Hi all,

Anyone know what is the best practise for image replacement with
rollover states for submit buttons.

I tried adding onmouseover class change javascript with:
1. background image for input type=submit /
but - doesnt work for safari, value attribute shows up 

2. text-indent=-1000em for button type=submit submit/button
but onmouseover doesnt seem to work for IE.

I haven't found a good solution for cross browser capability with
rollover states.

Thanks!
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RE: [WSG] Spacing Issue

2005-08-11 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
Hi there,

I just launched http://www.viavirtualearth.com/ which uses a three column
layout + header. Yes - there are like two CSS hacks to make it work - but
seriously, get over it...

If there's a tradeoff between tables or two hacks I'll take the two hacks.



Thanks,

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www.fueladvance.com


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Subject: RE: [WSG] Spacing Issue


  a div-based header/3-column/footer layout that is accessible.

 http://www.google.com/search?q=3+column+accessible+css+layout

 yields some good results...

Sadly not.

The search for a valid CSS/(X)HTML, hack-free, 3-column CSS layout
continues.

I'm still accepting offers for a solution. Even one that requires a
combination of techniques which incorporate a baseline footer and other
goodies.

For those who are interested in using a real world example, please feel free
to replicate my organisation's soon-to-launch site without tables. Now
there's a Web stabdards challenge for you.

http://d81314.i50.quadrahosting.com.au/

You can see I didn't try terribly hard. And, yes, I'm aware that TD widths
are deprecated.

But what's a boy to do, eh?

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RE: [WSG] Spacing Issue

2005-08-11 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
Brian,

 I'll ignore the 'get over it'

This was directed aimlessly at a lot of people, not personal. ;-)


 My only real issue with hacks is that they are not future proof.

They main requirement for our hacks was to get IE into line. As the website
has a largely Microsoft target audience, IE7 is already an issue for us.
While we test in IE6 and IE7, we haven't yet had any differences. This may
change in Beta 2, but for now it is all fine. Realistically, if you're
desigining a site for a few hundred bucks and leaving it for 2 years, future
proofing is a bit of an issue, but for most sites it's not that hard to keep
ahead of the browser curve. Browsers are only release about every six months
to a year at best.


 Well done.

Thanks alot.


 I see many sites not unlike Virtual Earth hitting the Net very soon. :)

I don't understand what you mean here?



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea
www.fueladvance.com


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Sent: Friday, 12 August 2005 12:53 PM
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Subject: RE: [WSG] Spacing Issue

 If there's a tradeoff between tables or two hacks I'll take the two hacks.

Hi Tatham,

Looks good. I'll ignore the 'get over it' and move to accept your suggestion
that a couple of hacks are acceptable. My only real issue with hacks is that
they are not future proof.

I see many sites not unlike Virtual Earth hitting the Net very soon. :)

Well done.

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RE: [WSG] Site Check: VVE

2005-08-07 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








All,



Just a quick ping to say that we've
finished version 0.5 of the site which should include 95% of the feedback I
received on the list.



 http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/vve/







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your
Idea

www.fueladvance.com











From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Tatham
 Oddie (Fuel Advance)
Sent: Tuesday, 2 August 2005 10:58
AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Cc: Tom
 Harvey
Subject: [WSG] Site Check: VVE





Guys
n gals,



In
light of the Broadleaf discussion/brawl the other week, I have a new proposal
for you. In this case, bandwidth was critical due to the existing sites
traffic base and formed a major design goal.




http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/vve/




There
are still some oddities in IE6, however I have posted to CSS-D about this.



What
I was mostly interested in some feedback on was the mark-up, etc I was
just wondering if anybody had any pointers about how to improve it.



Thanks
in advance! And Ill try not to start a punchup this time. ;-)







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite
Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com








[WSG] Editor Controls

2005-08-06 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Hi
all,



Im
looking for some advice on editor controls (like JS controls) for a CMS type thing
Im building.



Basically,
it needs to be a rich edit control thats simple for users to use.



However:




 Must produce XHTML
 Must only produce p, ul, ol, li, a, img, code,
 dl, dt, dd, strong, em, del
 Must only allow the user to format by
 
  bold = strong
  italics = em
  strike = del
  or a selection of classnames
  that I specify in the configuration
 
 Must allow embedding of images
 Could allow upload of images




Any
ideas?



Most
of the controls out there seems to generate crappy HTML4 then hack it across to
something thats mostly XHTML. If I cant find one, Ill probably
start writing one then make it open source down the track, however I dont
really have that much time to wait for it.







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com










RE: [WSG] Site Check: VVE

2005-08-02 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
David,

 Tidy Online will eliminate all the white space on your file.

The page is dynamically generated, hence all the weird tabbing that steps in
an out. I'll get a server side filter working shortly that does that kind of
stuff.

 Why are you using XHTML 1.1?

Why not? Am I missing something newer or cooler?



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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RE: [WSG] Site Check: VVE

2005-08-02 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
David,

One of the main advantages of XHTML for us is that we can use XML storage
for the CMS, and just plug this straight into the page. The whole thing is
XML. :-)



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea
www.fueladvance.com


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Sent: Wednesday, 3 August 2005 4:31 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Check: VVE

Tom Livingston wrote:

 On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 12:36:39 -0400, David Laakso [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
 wrote:

 No, this page  
 http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/vve/Dashboard/Default.ashx is not  
 breaking in any of my browsers.
 Regards,
 David Laakso


 So, XHTML 1.1 is bad because?

Hi Tom,
Tatham has a  good -- readable, usable, accessible, content driven--  
page going. You might say it is 'cool.' I do not know that XHTML 1.1 is 
good or bad. I am asking an academic question: what doctype is best for 
Tatham's 'cool' page?
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RE: [WSG] Site Check: Broadleaf

2005-07-25 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Mugur,



This article only
discusses reducing the HTML size which if you take a look at the site is
already rather anorexic. Loading an image once, caching it for potentially
weeks, and not loading anything other than small HTML pages as they browse the
rest of the site seems like the smartest way its going to happen.



Basically, unless
theres some fancy new way to encode the image, I dont see any point is
destroying an otherwise good design that our VCD team has generated for the
sake of saving a few seconds once-off.



Yes  I think 120kb is
big (not huge though). If there is a way to make it smaller, feel free to
suggest and Ill implement. Otherwise, the speed of an extreme minority of our
user base shouldnt restrict how we work.



Also, Im not assuming
as you suggest  we have bandwidth stats from the current broadleaf.com.au site
to suggest that narrowband isnt a significant concern.









Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com











From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mugur Padurean
Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 3:48 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Check:
Broadleaf





Sorry, but quoting
Microsoft page as good design example is not a good ideea. No web page that big
IS a good ideea.
Maybe this will help you:

http://www.stopdesign.com/articles/throwing_tables/

The purpose of the article it's slightly different but it's a very good
motivator for small size web pages.
Also asuming that your clients will not care or will not be affected by a web
page size does not sound to me like a good business atitute.

I have no intention to annoy you or to start a rant. It's just just that i'm on
ADSL connection ... half the planet away. And big pages load slowly, almost as
dial-up (or so it feels).



On 7/25/05, Tatham Oddie (Fuel Advance) [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:



Edward,



Thanks for your input, however we didn't
really consider this a big issue as:




 most of the
 target market will be on office internet connections and ADSL is basically
 a minimum for such people in Australia





 the image is only
 downloaded once, and will be reused in the content pages, just with
 different column layouts





 because the image
 is only downloaded once, only the first page hit will be slow  and first
 page hit occurs because users are after something on your site - they are
 prepared to wait a bit longer to get it; keeping tight page sizes is more
 critical when moving around a site in which case we're only about 4k total





 because the image
 is loaded through CSS, all of the content will be positioned and usable
 anyway before the background clogs the connection  just that a few
 seconds later the thing will start to look good as well





 many larger sites
 are starting to acknowledge all of these points as well:





 
  microsoft.com home page
  is pushing 140k
  sxc.hu home page is pushing 107k
  yahoo.com.au home page is
  pushing 167k
  ninemsn.com home page is
  pushing 136k
  news.com.au home page is
  pushing 383k
 






Thanks,



Tatham
 Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com 











From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf
Of Edward Clarke
Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 3:08 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: RE: [WSG] Site Check:
Broadleaf





I suspect the 120Kb footprint of the
background image is of more concern to most visitors.







Edward Clarke

ECommerce and Software Consultant



TN38 Consulting

http://blog.tn38.net 



Creative Media Centre

17-19 Robertson Street

Hastings

East Sussex

TN34 1HL

United Kingdom











From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf
Of Matthew Vanderhorst
Sent: 24 July 2005
17:52
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG]
Site Check: Broadleaf





The design is very nice but the background image of the tree repeats. It is not noticeable until the resolution goes beyond 1024x768. There were some css validation errors as well (http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile="">).






























RE: [WSG] What not to do for colour blind users

2005-07-25 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
There's a good article here:

http://jfly.iam.u-tokyo.ac.jp/color/

which goes through all the variations quite well.

 

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RE: [WSG] Site Check: Broadleaf

2005-07-25 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Edward,



The full stylesheet is
only served for media=screen. For media=print and
media=handheld they currently just get the raw page, which due to
the mark-up works quite well anyway.



Is this what you mean
at all?









Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com











From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Edward Clarke
Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 5:08 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: RE: [WSG] Site Check:
Broadleaf





The problem is
youre designing for a technology [DSL],
not accessibility. May I suggest a handheld stylesheet to alleviate some of the
problem with a large media screen footprint?







Edward Clarke

ECommerce and Software
Consultant



TN38 Consulting

http://blog.tn38.net



Creative Media Centre

17-19 Robertson Street

Hastings

East Sussex

TN34 1HL

United Kingdom












RE: [WSG] Site Check: Broadleaf

2005-07-25 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Mugur,



 I hope you are
not upset with me.



Not at all. J



I just fail to
understand people who are concerned about pages under 150k. Until about 2 years
ago, 50k was my limit. However since then, Ive been happy to add about
50k per year to that limit in line with the uptake of broadband, at least in Australia.
Across numerous websites, Ive never actually had a complaint from a user
/ client, only from lists such as this where people impose limits without
thinking about how networks are evolving.







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com











From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mugur Padurean
Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 5:25 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Check:
Broadleaf





Your absoutely right when
you say our creativy shoud not be restricted by any means. 
Still, the comment i made was targeted at half of your image that looks to me
that coud go safey without affecting your overal design. I'm
talking about the part behind the content. No offence but at this point it
looks more like a wallpaper to me (in size at least).

However this is your choice and in no way am I trying to be critical on that
issue, afterall, design it's a subtle thing and i may not read your message
right this time. I just expressed a not very well expained opinion,
nothing more. I hope you are not upset with me.



On 7/25/05, Tatham Oddie (Fuel Advance)  [EMAIL PROTECTED]
wrote:



Mugur,



This article only discusses reducing the HTML
size which if you take a look at the site is already rather anorexic.
Loading an image once, caching it for potentially weeks, and not loading
anything other than small HTML pages as they browse the rest of the site seems
like the smartest way it's going to happen.



Basically, unless there's some fancy new way
to encode the image, I don't see any point is destroying an otherwise good
design that our VCD team has generated for the sake of saving a few seconds
once-off.



Yes  I think 120kb is big (not huge
though). If there is a way to make it smaller, feel free to suggest and I'll
implement. Otherwise, the speed of an extreme minority of our user base
shouldn't restrict how we work.



Also, I'm not 'assuming' as you suggest
 we have bandwidth stats from the current broadleaf.com.au site to
suggest that narrowband isn't a significant concern.









Thanks,



Tatham
 Oddie 

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea 

www.fueladvance.com











From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf
Of Mugur Padurean
Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 3:48 PM




To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG]
Site Check: Broadleaf









Sorry, but quoting Microsoft page as good design
example is not a good ideea. No web page that big IS a good ideea.
Maybe this will help you:

http://www.stopdesign.com/articles/throwing_tables/

The purpose of the article it's slightly different but it's a very good
motivator for small size web pages.
Also asuming that your clients will not care or will not be affected by a web
page size does not sound to me like a good business atitute.

I have no intention to annoy you or to start a rant. It's just just that i'm on
ADSL connection ... half the planet away. And big pages load slowly, almost as
dial-up (or so it feels).



On
7/25/05, Tatham
 Oddie (Fuel
Advance)  [EMAIL PROTECTED]  wrote:



Edward,



Thanks for your input, however we didn't
really consider this a big issue as:




 most of the
 target market will be on office internet connections and ADSL is basically
 a minimum for such people in Australia





 the image is only
 downloaded once, and will be reused in the content pages, just with
 different column layouts





 because the image
 is only downloaded once, only the first page hit will be slow  and
 first page hit occurs because users are after something on your site -
 they are prepared to wait a bit longer to get it; keeping tight page sizes
 is more critical when moving around a site in which case we're only about
 4k total





 because the image
 is loaded through CSS, all of the content will be positioned and usable
 anyway before the background clogs the connection  just that a few
 seconds later the thing will start to look good as well





 many larger sites
 are starting to acknowledge all of these points as well:





 
  microsoft.com home page
  is pushing 140k
  sxc.hu home page is pushing 107k
  yahoo.com.au home page is
  pushing 167k
  ninemsn.com home page is
  pushing 136k
  news.com.au home page is
  pushing 383k
 






Thanks,



Tatham
 Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com 











From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:
[EMAIL PROTECTED]] On Behalf
Of Edward Clarke
Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 3:08 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: RE: [WSG] Site Check:
Broadleaf





I suspect the 120Kb footprint

RE: [WSG] Site Check: Broadleaf

2005-07-24 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Matt,



Ive fixed the background, and will reupload
shortly. Unfortunately all of our workstations are widescreen laptops, so while
we run higher res, were still only 900px high. Thanks for noticing.



Regarding the CSS errors  they are all IE
hacks, and besides having to add extra stylesheet documents I dont see a
way to make the validator happy. Im really not interested in the whole
conditional comments thing because they declarations get split up and things
just get confusing. If you know of a similar hack to _property:value; that achieves
the same outcome and validates, please let me know and Ill change it.









Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com











From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matthew Vanderhorst
Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 2:52 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Check:
Broadleaf





The design is very nice but the background image of
the tree repeats. It is not noticeable until the resolution goes beyond
1024x768. There were some css validation errors as well (http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile="">).

Matthew Vanderhorst


Tatham Oddie (Fuel Advance) wrote: 

Hi
all,



Ive just placed the first page of a new site on
our test-drive server:



http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/Broadleaf/



Which is a redo of:




http://www.broadleaf.com.au/



There is also a mock up which shows how it is meant to
look:



http://fueladvance.com/broadleaf/HomePagePreview.jpg



I have tested in IE6 and FF1.0.6PC and it seems to
work fine. If a few of you could take a look in other browsers thatd be
great.



Also, any design / coding suggestions would be greatly
appreciated. J







Thanks,



Tatham
 Oddie



Fuel Advance
- Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com









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RE: [WSG] Site Check: Broadleaf

2005-07-24 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)
Rowan,

Thanks for your feedback.

 I'd remove all the  in each list item and replace this with an image on

 the item bullet points.

Done.

 Also adding a label and/or legend on the search field (and hiding it with 
 CSS if desired) would increase usability.

Done.

 Personally I'd also 'no-repeat' the bg image as it doesn't look as good on

 pages with a lot of content.

Done.

 I just noticed that there is something disabling the scroll-bars. Which is

 not good when the browser window is smaller than the content or the 
 font-size is increased. This makes the site hard to use.

In progress.

 Rowan



Thanks,

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RE: [WSG] Site Check: Broadleaf

2005-07-24 Thread Tatham Oddie \(Fuel Advance\)








Edward,



Thanks for your input, however we didnt really
consider this a big issue as:




 most of the target market will
 be on office internet connections and ADSL is basically a minimum for such
 people in Australia





 the image is only downloaded
 once, and will be reused in the content pages, just with different column
 layouts





 because the image is only
 downloaded once, only the first page hit will be slow  and first
 page hit occurs because users are after something on your site - they are
 prepared to wait a bit longer to get it; keeping tight page sizes is more
 critical when moving around a site in which case were only about 4k
 total





 because the image is loaded
 through CSS, all of the content will be positioned and usable anyway before
 the background clogs the connection  just that a few seconds later
 the thing will start to look good as well





 many larger sites are starting
 to acknowledge all of these points as well:





 
  microsoft.com home page is
  pushing 140k
  sxc.hu home page is pushing
  107k
  yahoo.com.au home page is
  pushing 167k
  ninemsn.com home page is
  pushing 136k
  news.com.au home page is
  pushing 383k
 






Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance
- Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com











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Sent: Monday, 25 July 2005 3:08 AM
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Subject: RE: [WSG] Site Check:
Broadleaf





I suspect the 120Kb footprint of the background image
is of more concern to most visitors.







Edward Clarke

ECommerce and Software Consultant



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From:
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Sent: 24 July 2005 17:52
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Check:
Broadleaf





The design is very nice but the background image of the tree repeats. It is not noticeable until the resolution goes beyond 1024x768. There were some css validation errors as well (http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/validator?profile="">).


















RE: [WSG] paragraph indent

2005-07-03 Thread Tatham Oddie
Bert,

 I wanted to get my paragraphs to indent on a site so I tried the most
 intuitive thing:
 p:first-line{padding:1em}

 How about
 p { text-indent: 1em }

This will indent the whole paragraph, while Alan is only trying to indent
the first line.



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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www.fueladvance.com


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RE: [WSG] Flash and valid XHTML

2005-06-29 Thread Tatham Oddie
Erwin,

What's wrong with satay? Why do you need something else?



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
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www.fueladvance.com


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Subject: [WSG] Flash and valid XHTML

Hi all,

So far I¹ve been able to avoid using Flash but a site I¹m working on uses a
few flash elements (like a slideshow).
I¹ve been googling around but besides the alistapart article on Flash-Satay
I¹ve not been able to find another method of embedding flash in a page so
that it still validates.
Does anyone with more flash experience have any suggestions?
(I'd like the pages to validate to XHTML Strict or Transitional)
Thanks in advance,
Erwin Heiser


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RE: [WSG] 'strong' as class name

2005-06-26 Thread Tatham Oddie
Tee,

You've got the wrong selector. Use:

strong
{
font: 1em bold #369 Arial, San Serif
text-transform: uppercase;
text-decoration: none;
}


Or consult the SelectORacle:

http://penguin.theopalgroup.com/cgi-bin/css3explainer/selectoracle.py



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea
www.fueladvance.com


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Subject: [WSG] 'strong' as class name

I named a class as 

.strong {
font: 1em bold #369 Arial, San Serif
text-transform: uppercase;
text-decoration: none;}

But it does work except the 'bold'. I am curious if the strong deserved
for strongxxx/strong only. The reason I want to name that class as
'strong' is because it suits the purpose for the elements I want it be bold,
but I want it to have different typeface and font size and color.

Thanks!

tee

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[WSG] Vertical Positioning

2005-06-26 Thread Tatham Oddie








Guys
/ girls,



Im
having some problems with the vertical positioning on www.whatcanido.com.au. Basically the
content area is restricted to a maximum height of 600px, and after that I want
it be vertically centred on the page. Im aware of numerous ways to do
this (implemented it on www.e-oddie.com)
however I cant actually get any of them to work reliably.



Youll
need to look at the page on a higher resolution (1280x1024 or up) to see what I
mean. To see what I want to achieve, try adding a margin-top rule to the html
selector.



(IE
is completely stuffed in this regard  if anybody has an idea of how I might
be able to start fixing this let me know)







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie



Fuel Advance - Ignite Your Idea

www.fueladvance.com










[WSG] Preventing scrolling

2005-06-21 Thread Tatham Oddie
Hi everyone,

I currently have a problem something like this:

div
{
width: 200px;
height: 100%;
overflow: hidden;
}

div
Lots and lots of content which we never expect to fit in the
box
and we just want to be cut off. However, we only want them
to be
able to see what would fit in the box. So, we need to stop
them
from being able to click in the box and use their scroll
wheel.
Another way they could see all the content is by selecting
what
they can see and dragging down.
/div

What's the best way from stopping this from scrolling?

- javascript?

- a nested div which contains the content, positioned with fixed positioning
so even if they scroll the outer div nothing actually changes visually
(would this work? I haven't tested it)

- something else?



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
Technical Director, Fuel Advance
www.fueladvance.com



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RE: [WSG] Preventing scrolling

2005-06-21 Thread Tatham Oddie
Philippe,

This is within a container which has top:200px;bottom:150px; (or so)...



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
Technical Director, Fuel Advance
www.fueladvance.com


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Subject: Re: [WSG] Preventing scrolling


On 21 Jun 2005, at 3:04 pm, Tatham Oddie wrote:

 div
   {
   width: 200px;
   height: 100%;
   overflow: hidden;
   }

height:100% - 100% of what ?
if the parent container has no height declared, the 100% will default 
to auto, and all the content will be visible.

what you probably want is setting some height in em/px/km/
then your overflow:hidden will have some effect.

If I'm wrong, please provide a test case (url).

Philippe
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RE: [WSG] CDATA

2005-06-20 Thread Tatham Oddie
Roberto,

The comment structure you are talking about (/**/) is a CSS comment, and has
not effect on the XML document.

In your example the validator will see the CDATA as containing:

*/
@import CSS/mainStyles.css;
/*

The only characters in the style block not enclosed with the CDATA are the
slashes which are safe to have there. So, the validator is happy.

When the XML has been parsed by the browser, the contents of the CDATA is
expanded, so that the value of the style node in the XML parse tree is
now:

/**/
@import CSS/mainStyles.css;
/**/

Once the CSS parser kicks in, the first and last lines will be simply
considered as empty comments. So, the CSS parser is happy.


Thanks,

Tatham Oddie
Technical Director, Fuel Advance
www.fueladvance.com

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On Behalf Of Roberto Gorjão
Sent: Monday, 20 June 2005 10:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [WSG] CDATA

P.S.: I’m sorry… I was referring myself to style and script declarations 
like this one:

style type=text/css
/*![CDATA[*/
@import CSS/mainStyles.css;
/*]]*/
/style

---
Roberto Gorjão wrote:

 Hello,


 I know that CDATA was discussed just some days ago, but I'm still in 
 doubt...
 Is there the need to use it with the transitional XHTML DTD?
 Does anybody know if it really functions when surrounded by comment 
 tags? Because the W3C recommendation does not mention them.

 Thank you.

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[WSG] Form layout issues

2005-06-13 Thread Tatham Oddie








Guys n gals,



Im having some quirky layout issues
with http://survey.whatcanido.com.au/
specifically starting on page two of the survey, Questions2.fuel. The issues
are pretty clearly visible. Any assistance with generally improving the pages
would be greatly appreciated.







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie



Technical Director, Fuel Advance

www.fueladvance.com










[WSG] Signature markup

2005-05-30 Thread Tatham Oddie
Guys n' gals,

What would be the best way to mark-up something like:

All the best,
Tatham Oddie

They aren't really separate paragraphs so this is wrong:

pAll the best,/p
pTatham Oddie/p

This just looks hideous:

p
All the best,br /
Tatham Oddie
/p

This seems like misuse (but looks visually perfect with no extra CSS):

dl
dtAll the best,/dt
ddTatham Oddie/dd
/dl

Any ideas? opinions?



Thanks,

Tatham Oddie

Technical Director, Fuel Advance
www.fueladvance.com


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[WSG] Hardcore CSS problems - http://testdrive.whatcanido.com.au/

2005-05-30 Thread Tatham Oddie








Guys n gals,



I have a fairly hardcore CSS implementation in the
works and its almost there. However, Im having a few minor
bugs. Guess where? Did I hear you say IE6Win? *applause*



Basically:


 The cap on the bottom block
 is positioned incorrectly.
 Any text in the bottom block,
 or bottom right nav cant be selected  it seems there is
 something sitting on top of it.
 The logo top-left cant
 be clicked  it seems there is something sitting on top of it.
 The buttons top-right
 cant be clicked  it seems there is something sitting on top
 of them.




The URL is: http://testdrive.whatcanido.com.au/



The best rendering currently occurs in FF1.0.4.



Optimisation hasnt been started yet  so
dont complain too loudly about the load times. On that not however, if
anyone has some good ideas on how to cut some bloat out, please let me know.









Thanks,



Tatham Oddie



Technical Director, Fuel Advance

www.fueladvance.com










RE: [WSG] Signature markup

2005-05-30 Thread Tatham Oddie
Ok... Thanks for your help. I was just checking there wasn't some funky
über-geeky new way of doing it... If I'm smacking all my neighbours and
clients over the head about semantic mark-up I want to make sure I'm doing
it properly.



Thanks,


Tatham Oddie

Technical Director, Fuel Advance
www.fueladvance.com


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Subject: Re: [WSG] Signature markup

I'd have to agree.  It's not a list, and shouldn't be marked up as one. 
  It's a single paragraph with a line break.  Looks pretty 
straight-forward if you ask me.

~john
_
Dr. Zeus Web Design
http://www.DrZeus.net
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 This just looks hideous:
 
  p
  All the best,br /
  Tatham Oddie
  /p
 
 Really?  That's a shame, because I have a feeling that's correct.
 They're not in separate paragraphs, but they are on separate lines, and
 are therefore separated by a line break (yeah, I know, br / is
 theoretically semantically null... shrug!)
 
 Looks okay to me...
 
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[WSG] Scrolling layout problem

2005-04-03 Thread Tatham Oddie








Guys n girls,



Having some small problems with a Ski website Im
working on  and some assistance would be great.



The URL is: http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/Perisher/Default.aspx



The problems are:


 Were missing the nice
 sexy rounded corners top-left and top-right
 The horizontal scroll bar
 shouldnt be there
 The text should go over the
 mountains bottom-left
 It is totally broken in IE6




So far Ive only tested in FF1.0.2 and IE6/Win. IE6/Win
is tragic. Once I get the FF version working Ill hack it down for other
browsers where required.



Its getting quite frustrating.







Thanks,



Tatham Oddie



Technical Director, Fuel Advance

www.fueladvance.com










RE: [WSG] Scrolling layout problem

2005-04-03 Thread Tatham Oddie
Bert,

That fixed the scrollbar issues... thanks.

I'm not too worried about wheel scrolling. I use Firefox 24/7 - so it's not
that I don't care about the browser. Just that I'd prefer to get the bug
fixed (or fix it myself).


Tat


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G'day

 The URL is: http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/Perisher/Default.aspx
...
 * The horizontal scroll bar shouldn't be there

Can't help with the other issues right now, but use overflow:auto 
instead of overflow:scroll on your div#content

One thing to bear in mind is that overflowing divs can't be 
scrolled with the mouse wheel in Firefox/Mozilla.  Quite annoying 
- it's a bug that's been with us for a long time (and doesn't 
look like going away any time soon).

You could play with margins on body, and a background on html 
and forget the div, so people can still scroll with the 
mousewheel in Gecko based browsers

Regards
-- 
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http://www.betterwebdesign.com.au/
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RE: [WSG] Scrolling layout problem

2005-04-03 Thread Tatham Oddie
All,

Ok... we're getting somewhere on our end - so status update:

I've uploaded a new version to the test-drive server
(http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/Perisher/Default.aspx).

The remaining issues are:

- mountains in bottom left corner won't sit under in any browser

- scrolling isn't working in IE6

I haven't started testing any other browsers yet, so some quick checks in
that department would be nice too please.


Thanks! Tat


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Subject: RE: [WSG] Scrolling layout problem

Bert,

That fixed the scrollbar issues... thanks.

I'm not too worried about wheel scrolling. I use Firefox 24/7 - so it's not
that I don't care about the browser. Just that I'd prefer to get the bug
fixed (or fix it myself).


Tat


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G'day

 The URL is: http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/Perisher/Default.aspx
...
 * The horizontal scroll bar shouldn't be there

Can't help with the other issues right now, but use overflow:auto 
instead of overflow:scroll on your div#content

One thing to bear in mind is that overflowing divs can't be 
scrolled with the mouse wheel in Firefox/Mozilla.  Quite annoying 
- it's a bug that's been with us for a long time (and doesn't 
look like going away any time soon).

You could play with margins on body, and a background on html 
and forget the div, so people can still scroll with the 
mousewheel in Gecko based browsers

Regards
-- 
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http://www.betterwebdesign.com.au/
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[WSG] Opening links in new window with XHTML

2005-04-03 Thread Tatham Oddie








All,



Im trying to have a link open in a new window (like
Ive done a million times) however the validator doesnt like
this.



If we dont have the target attribute how are we
supposed to do it now? Or arent we supposed to do it  and leave
it up to the use agent?



This
page is not Valid XHTML 1.1!

Below are
the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML parser. 

1. Line 121, column 76: there
is no attribute target

.../ title=Australian Alpine Club
target=_blank





Tat












RE: [WSG] Opening links in new window with XHTML

2005-04-03 Thread Tatham Oddie








I agree with using transitional to port existing
sites But for totally new sites Im either in or Im
out  no point going halfway.



I think Ill just leave it and they can use the
middle-click if they want







Thanks all,

Tat













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AM
To: webstandards group
Subject: Re: [WSG] Opening links
in new window with XHTML







Hi Tatham,











Of course, if you make it XHTML1.0 transitional, it'll be
fine! 











!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC -//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0
Transitional//EN http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd











(Do you need the strict1.1 inthis case?)











Bob McClelland,
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From: Tatham Oddie 





To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org






Sent: Sunday, April 03,
2005 3:02 PM





Subject: [WSG] Opening
links in new window with XHTML









All,



Im trying to have a link open in a new window (like
Ive done a million times) however the validator doesnt
like this.



If we dont have the target attribute how are we
supposed to do it now? Or arent we supposed to do it  and leave
it up to the use agent?



This
page is not Valid XHTML 1.1!

Below are
the results of attempting to parse this document with an SGML parser. 

1. Line 121, column 76: there
is no attribute target

.../ title=Australian Alpine Club
target=_blank





Tat














[WSG] Site Review: testdrive.fueladvance.com

2005-03-22 Thread Tatham Oddie








All,



Without out taking up too much of your time, itd
be great if you could take a look at http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/
and let me know anything that leaps in your face as bad.



Please be brutal.



Im hoping there wont be too much of a
beating, but if there is Id prefer to do it now before we dump in all
the content and move to production.



(PS. Notice the XHTML1.1 validating ASP.NET? J)



Thanks in advance!





Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance

www.fueladvance.com








RE: [WSG] Site Review: testdrive.fueladvance.com

2005-03-22 Thread Tatham Oddie
As for the XHTML probs... tad embarrassed right now.

Not that this is my staging location - so I upload to it every few minutes.
It *was* working... I emailed you... I broke it... you looked.

Now works again - I think.

Do you mind checking the XHTML compliance again for me?


Thanks!


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Other than the 404 errors on some of the menu items (which I assume you 
already knew about :) the only thing I can see is a couple of validation 
issues: 
http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1uri=http%3A//testdrive.fueladvance.c
om/Default.aspx 
just to do with the html tag

Otherwise looking good.

Glenn

Tatham Oddie wrote:

 All,

 Without out taking up too much of your time, itd be great if you 
 could take a look at http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/ and let me know 
 anything that leaps in your face as bad.

 Please be brutal.

 Im hoping there wont be too much of a beating, but if there is Id 
 prefer to do it now before we dump in all the content and move to 
 production.

 (PS. Notice the XHTML1.1 validating ASP.NET? J)

 Thanks in advance!

 Tatham Oddie

 Fuel Advance

 www.fueladvance.com


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RE: [WSG] Site Review: testdrive.fueladvance.com

2005-03-22 Thread Tatham Oddie
Ok... tad embarrassed right now.

Not that this is my staging location - so I upload to it every few minutes.
It *was* working... I emailed you... I broke it... you looked.

Now works again - I think.

Do you mind checking the XHTML compliance again for me?


Thanks!


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On 22 Mar 2005, at 23:34, Tatham Oddie wrote:

 All,

 Without out taking up too much of your time, it'd be great if you 
 could take a look at http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/ and let me know 
 anything that leaps in your face as bad.

 Please be brutal.

 (PS. Notice the XHTML1.1 validating ASP.NET? J)

Non validating. You have a HTML in your supposedly validating XML 
document. You should check the w3c media type recommendations as you 
are sending your document as text/html and it shouldn't be. Perhaps you 
should try HTML 4.01 Strict.

-- 
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RE: [WSG] Site Review: testdrive.fueladvance.com

2005-03-22 Thread Tatham Oddie
David,

Thanks for taking the time to look.

I had totally forgotten to test font-zooming (too excited to launch it) so
I'll look into this.

As for the alt text - there's no image! If you take a look at the HTML it is
just a series of H1 and H2 elements. The image replacement is done totally
using CSS.

What were the HTML errors you found?


Thanks again!


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Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Review: testdrive.fueladvance.com

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 10:34:38 +1100, Tatham Oddie [EMAIL PROTECTED]  
wrote:
 Without out taking up too much of your time, it'd be great if you could  
 take
 a look at http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/
[...]
Nice, clean, and simple. Setting font-size 0.9em on the body is doing a  
number in IE on zoom. To avoid that bug use %, preferably
100% or 100.01%.  Those of us who can't remember our 40th birthday party  
will be grateful. There seems to be no alt text for the title, and the  
navigation breaks a bit too early on zoom. There's a need to correct some  
HTML errors.
 Tatham Oddie
Best,
David



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RE: [WSG] Site Review: testdrive.fueladvance.com

2005-03-22 Thread Tatham Oddie








Thanks Peter



Just to make it
clear  that P tag isnt always empty, its where messages
like Invalid Credentials appear. I should make the whole element
dynamic rather than just the content.



It certainly isnt
there for any presentation reason  Ill look into what happens when
I make the whole thing dynamic.





Tat











From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf
Of Peter J. Farrell
Sent: Wednesday, 23 March 2005
1:45 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Review:
testdrive.fueladvance.com





Tatham Oddie
wrote:
I've learned that artificial intelligence is no match for natural
stupidity.

-- 

All,



Without out taking up too much of
your time, itd be great if you could take a look at http://testdrive.fueladvance.com/
and let me know anything that leaps in your face as bad.



Please be brutal.



Im hoping there wont
be too much of a beating, but if there is Id prefer to do it now before
we dump in all the content and move to production.



(PS. Notice the XHTML1.1 validating
ASP.NET? J)



Thanks in advance!





Tatham
 Oddie

Fuel Advance

www.fueladvance.com

My local version of Tidy is complaining about the
empty p tag on line 77 on the main page - it's just a warning however.



 div class=contentBlock h2Extranet Login/h2 fieldset labelExtranet Login/label p  /p div


REFERENCE: http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/text.html#edef-P
W3C:
We discourage authors from using empty P elements. User agents should ignore empty
P elements.
However when I strip it - your content boxes no long line up in FF.



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RE: [WSG] Problems with floats in IE

2005-03-09 Thread Tatham Oddie
All fixed... Check out the site on:

http://members.stansw.asn.au/testdrive/

Thanks all - Stuart in particular - for helping me out on this issue.


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 Stuart, I regret to say Opera7.54u2 is not happy with it.

 fieldset p {
  clear: both;
 }

BTW: Latest Opera 8 beta has issue with floating fieldsets fixed (well,  
mostly).

-- 
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[WSG] Problems with floats in IE

2005-03-08 Thread Tatham Oddie








Hey boys/girls,



Having a small problem with a page (of course the problem is
only in IE6) basically the floated fieldsets are causing the top left
corner of the white box to fall out of position. Otherwise everything seems
fine.



Would a few people who are good at IE hacks / floats mind
looking at:



http://members.stansw.asn.au/testdrive/



Thanks in advance! As always, any other comments are
appreciated too.









Thanks,



Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance












RE: [WSG] centering a page

2005-03-08 Thread Tatham Oddie
Have a look at how I managed to get it to work on http://e-oddie.com/. This
is the only decent way I've found.


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Subject: [WSG] centering a page

I'm trying to get a page to center vertically and horizontally, it works 
well on IE/win and gecko, but when I checked it on mac, both safari and 
IE/win mess it up.  Any suggestions or links to resources on how to 
center things in the viewport? Here's a link to what I've been working 
with: http://jellybean.uni.cc/creamcheese/become_a_client.html
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RE: Re[2]: [WSG] Problems with floats in IE

2005-03-08 Thread Tatham Oddie








Stuart,

Thanks for your idea Im going to try and get
Chris to work first because I think its a cleaner solution. If
necessary Ill fall back to yours though.



Chris,

Using clear: left certainly fixes it, but then my forms
stack horizontally across the page. Somehow I need a clear: right or clear:
both rule in there, however both of these break the page.

Any suggestions?

I dont even understand how the floats are affecting
the left-position of the parent box



Thanks!









From:
[EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Chris Dawes
Sent: Wednesday, 9 March 2005 1:30
AM
To: Stuart Homfray
Subject: Re[2]: [WSG] Problems
with floats in IE





HelloStuart,



Hello Tatham,



use clear: left;



  /* Sidebar Styles */

fieldset.sidebarBlock,

div.sidebarBlock

{

   display: block;

   

   width: 300px;



   float: right;

   clear: left;
---

   

   margin: 10px 0 0
15px;

}



Wednesday,March9,2005,1:21:18AM,youwrote:





Aquickanswerwouldbetocreateanewleft-handsideimagewithan

extra25px(?)ofthegreygradientbackgroundontheleft,andthenset

thehorizontalbackgroundpositionto-25px(?)ondecentbrowsers,eg.



Firefox,etal.

background-position:-25px0;



IE6

background-position:00;



Maybeusethe'underscorehack'(_background-position:00;)tofeedthe

declarationtoIE6(invalidateyourCSS)oruseMSconditionalcomments.



Itmaynotbepretty,theremaywellbeabetterway,butitworks(at

leastonFirefoxandIE6!)



cheers,



Stuart



TathamOddiewrote:

Heyboys/girls,



Havingasmallproblemwithapage(ofcoursetheproblemisonlyin

IE6)basicallythefloatedfieldsetsarecausingthetopleftcornerof

thewhiteboxtofalloutofposition.Otherwiseeverythingseemsfine.



WouldafewpeoplewhoaregoodatIEhacks/floatsmindlookingat:



http://members.stansw.asn.au/testdrive/



Thanksinadvance!Asalways,anyothercommentsareappreciatedtoo.





Thanks,



TathamOddie



FuelAdvance











--

Bestregards,

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[WSG] Site Review: whatcanido.com.au

2005-02-17 Thread Tatham Oddie








Guys n Gals,



Itd be greatly appreciated if you could do a site
review of www.whatcanido.com.au. Currently
there is only a holding page  but Im interested in what people
would have to say about the way Ive achieved the text wrapping.



The screen reader output in Fangs seems perfect so Im
happy from the accessibility angle.



Ive tested in IE6.0PC and FF1.0PC. Any other browser
tests would be appreciated as well.









Thanks!





Tatham Oddie

Fuel Advance



+61 414 275 989

callto://tathamoddie








RE: [WSG] Site Review: whatcanido.com.au

2005-02-17 Thread Tatham Oddie
Levi,

You read my mind! Yeah - that was the basic reason.

Thanks a lot for the assistance.


Tat


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Checked in IE 6.x SP2 and FF1.x (pc), loooks good in both. I like the
way you did the text wrapping. Why did you use 9 divs instead of 5
though? you only have 4 lines of text and that empty line. Was it just
so that if the text size was made much smaller it'll still wrap
nicely?



On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 10:40:23 +1100, Tatham Oddie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
  
 
 Guys n' Gals, 
 
   
 
 It'd be greatly appreciated if you could do a site review of
 www.whatcanido.com.au. Currently there is only a holding page - but I'm
 interested in what people would have to say about the way I've achieved
the
 text wrapping. 
 
   
 
 The screen reader output in Fangs seems perfect so I'm happy from the
 accessibility angle. 
 
   
 
 I've tested in IE6.0PC and FF1.0PC. Any other browser tests would be
 appreciated as well. 
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 Thanks! 
 
   
 
   
 
 Tatham Oddie 
 
 Fuel Advance 
 
   
 
 +61 414 275 989 
 
 callto://tathamoddie
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RE: [WSG] Site Review: whatcanido.com.au

2005-02-17 Thread Tatham Oddie








Great. Yet not so great



Thanks a lot for your assistance
Carmelyne.





Tat











From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
On Behalf Of Carmelyne Thompson
Sent: Friday, 18 February 2005
11:33 AM
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Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Review:
whatcanido.com.au





Looks fine on netscape 7

but this is how it looks like on Opera7.52 
http://wapcss.com/whatcan.gif

- Carmelyne Thompson








Itd
be greatly appreciated if you could do a site review of www.whatcanido.com.au. Currently there
is only a holding page  but Im interested in what people would
have to say about the way Ive achieved the text wrapping.












RE: [WSG] Site Review: whatcanido.com.au

2005-02-17 Thread Tatham Oddie
Paul,

Thanks for the browser help...

In some ways I am also objecting to the way I used the spacers, but think it
was the most elegant solution that I could find. I checked it using Fangs,
and the screen reader output seems perfect. The only other option I could
think of was to use divs or something instead - avoiding the 'paragraph'
information I am currently attaching to them.


Tat


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From: Paul Novitski [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Friday, 18 February 2005 12:23 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Review: whatcanido.com.au

At 03:40 PM 2/17/2005, Tatham Oddie wrote:
It'd be greatly appreciated if you could do a site review of 
http://www.whatcanido.com.au/www.whatcanido.com.au. Currently there is 
only a holding page - but I'm interested in what people would have to say 
about the way I've achieved the text wrapping.

The screen reader output in Fangs seems perfect so I'm happy from the 
accessibility angle.

I've tested in IE6.0PC and FF1.0PC. Any other browser tests would be 
appreciated as well.


Tatham,

I think that's a clever way to wrap text around a graphic.  It seems to 
work fine (with text-resizing) in WinXP in Mozilla 1.7.2, Netscape 7.1, and 
Opera 7.23.

I know some folks (including perhaps myself) will object to your use of the 
CSS equivalent of spacer gifs, since they have no semantic content at all, 
but it does work.  I wonder if such objections would fall silent if you'd 
used a column of foreground image slices in staggered widths instead of p 
tags?

Paul
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[WSG] Site Review: e-oddie.com

2004-12-29 Thread Tatham Oddie








Hi all,

Im now reasonably confident that the redesign of http://www.e-oddie.com/ is now nearing
completion, and would appreciate a review both from a standards approach and a
design approach.

Things to note:


 http://www.e-oddie.com/ should be
 compliant  it is part of the redesign
 http://www.e-oddie.com/sydneylife/
 has some XHTML validation errors due to the way ASP.Net writes out its
 server-side forms. I am writing a reusable server module to fix this,
 although it isnt easy and will take a while. So, any form related
 violations  please ignore them for now.
 http://www.e-oddie.com/blog/professional/
 (linked to throughout the site as Geeky Stuff) hasnt
 be redesigned and it generated by a blogging tool. Ill get on to
 this next, once I have finished the rest. That way I can copy-paste a lot
 of CSS and keep it consistent.


Also, some checks in other browsers would be appreciated. I
have yet to get my Virtual PC image running, so I only have IE6 and FF1 on WinXP
to test with.



Thanks in advance!



Tatham Oddie

http://www.e-oddie.com/








RE: [WSG] Site Review: e-oddie.com

2004-12-29 Thread Tatham Oddie









Jorge,



Id LOVE to remove that table (as the HTML
comments above it also state) however I never found a way.



You may/may not have noticed a separate
thread on this list a few days ago where we attempted to do it with a simple
div solution, but never got there.



I need to somehow vertically and
horizontally center the image, then vertically center the text on top of it. If
you have a solution Id gladly implement it.





Thanks,



Tatham Oddie











From:
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Sent: Thursday, 30 December 2004 10:03 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Site Review:
e-oddie.com





Hi there!
Nice site!
But why do you use this in the HOMEPAGE ?

table id=layoutgrid summary=
tr
td 


You don't need tables in there!
Remove that table and your done !
--
Atentamente,
Jorge Laranjo

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Em 29/dez/2004, às 21:55, Tatham Oddie escreveu:

Hi all,

Im now reasonably confident that
the redesign of http://www.e-oddie.com/
is now nearing completion, and would appreciate a review both from a standards
approach and a design approach.

Things to note:
 http://www.e-oddie.com/
should be compliant  it is part of the redesign
 http://www.e-oddie.com/sydneylife/
has some XHTML validation errors due to the way ASP.Net writes out its
server-side forms. I am writing a reusable server module to fix this, although
it isnt easy and will take a while. So, any form related violations  please ignore
them for now.
 http://www.e-oddie.com/blog/professional/
(linked to throughout the site as Geeky Stuff) hasnt be redesigned and it
generated by a blogging tool. Ill get on to this next, once I have finished
the rest. That way I can copy-paste a lot of CSS and keep it consistent.

Also, some checks in other browsers
would be appreciated. I have yet to get my Virtual PC image running, so I only
have IE6 and FF1 on WinXP to test with.



Thanks in advance!



Tatham Oddie

http://www.e-oddie.com/








RE: [WSG] CSS alignment issues

2004-12-26 Thread Tatham Oddie
Bert,
Thanks for your help.
I managed to get the text centerred vertically within the panel in FF only,
however never managed to get the panel in the right place too. Also, even
though my subsites arew about to be covered in 'Get Firefox' warnings for IE
users, I need to be cross-browser compliant on my portal page.
If you could save a copy of the page and have a quick fiddle with the source
(the CSS is inline anyway for this page) that would be **extremely** well
appreciated. However, please don't feel pressured that this needs to happen.
As for the use of LI, H1, and H2 elements - I looked back on it and realised
that it probably was a stupid move. I only found out about DL a few weeks
ago and am taking sometime to get into the swing of using it. I've now
implemented this though and it's a much cleaner solution.
As for the background image - it's not finished yet, and I will optimize
more. Trust me, I know about dialup - I'm on it. I can't get broadband where
I am in the mountains west of Sydney.

Thanks,
Tatham

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Sent: Sunday, 26 December 2004 8:25 PM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] CSS alignment issues

G'day

If you look at the homepage - http://www.e-oddie.com/ - I'm having problems
laying the content out. I'm trying to centre the image on the page both
horizontally and vertically. Then, within the panel, I'm trying to
vertically centre the text. Unfortunately I'm not achieving either and am
getting different results between IE6 and FF1.
  

vertical-align only applies to 'table-cell' elements and in some cases 
inline elements.  Putting vertical-align on a div has no effect (or is 
not supposed to)

You could trick Firefox and Opera 7.5 (and perhaps some Mac/Linux 
browsers Like Safari, Konqueror etc) by setting the html and body 
elements to 100% height, giving body a display:table and panelContainer 
a display of table-cell and vertical-align:middle.  Doesn't have 
vertical centering in MSIE but should still be usable otherwise.  I can 
email you a sample file off-list if you like.

Just  a couple of other comments if I may:

1. Have you thought about using a definition list instead of an 
unordered list with (seemingly misused) h1 and h2 elements?

2. I'd compress the background image.  Takes a long time to load on 
dial-up.  183kB for a background image is a ~bit~ much.  30-40k would be 
better and should be achievable without too much loss of quality.  

Regards
-- 
Bert Doorn, Better Web Design
http://www.betterwebdesign.com.au/
Fast-loading, user-friendly websites

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RE: [WSG] CSS alignment issues

2004-12-26 Thread Tatham Oddie
Bob,
Thanks for your help here... I now finally have the page working how I want.
As for making the whole world FF-users, if you visit my site from any other
browser soon you will be redireted via this page:
http://www.e-oddie.com/sydneylife/GetFirefox.aspx
Hopefully that should get some more users switching.

Thanks again,
Tatham

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Sent: Sunday, 26 December 2004 11:32 PM
To: webstandards group
Subject: Re: [WSG] CSS alignment issues

Hi Tatham,

- Original Message - 
From: Tatham Oddie [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org; 'designer'
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 12:03 PM
Subject: RE: [WSG] CSS alignment issues


 Bob,
 I really didn't want to use a table - otherwise I would have been able to
 say that there isn't a single table in the whole site. Now I'll just have
to
 talk about the sub-sites... Grr.
 Anyway, the code was a bit more complex than you posted as I had to center
 vertically the text and the block.
 I've updated the verion on http://www.e-oddie.com/ which works in IE, but
 not FF. I just can't seem to make that work. Must be having a complete
 blinder today - as I used to do everything with tables.
 Anyway, I'm telling all my users to get Firefox and I'm a Firefox user so
I
 need to work out this prob.
 Any ideas?

 Thanks,
 Tatham
---

After writing to you, I thought I'd better check out what I'd said [ :-) ]
so I knocked up this:

http://www.marscovista.fsnet.co.uk/gwelanmor/middle/centering.html

You can see how I've applied some 'content' with a background and some text,
the latter positioned with margins.  The CSS is embedded, for simplicity.
It works in FF, IE6, IE5.5, Opera  . . .

Until all the world becomes FF :-),  there emare/em times when you just
HAVE to use a table, albeit a tiny one . . .

HTH a bit more.

Bob McClelland,
Cornwall (U.K.)
www.gwelanmor-internet.co.uk

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RE: [WSG] CSS alignment issues

2004-12-26 Thread Tatham Oddie
Gunlaug,

Not sure what you mean by: then your name will end up on the wrong list.
Besides that, I'm a reasonably active Firefox evangelist, not just a
standards evangelist. I'm tossing up on allowing other standards compliant
browsers and it will probably end up heading that way with your suggestion.
Obviously I won't redirect audio browsers (have a blind mate who uses the
site and helps me test accessability).
Would you be happy if I do this:
Opera:  'Get Firefox' button in page footers
Lynx:   'Get Firefox' button in page footers
Mozilla:'Get Firefox' button in page footers
Firefox:Nothing
Safari: 'Get Firefox' button in page footers
Other:  Forced redirect via GetFirefox.aspx

Tatham
www.e-oddie.com

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Behalf Of Gunlaug Sørtun
Sent: Monday, 27 December 2004 3:25 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] CSS alignment issues

Tatham Oddie wrote:
 ... As for making the whole world FF-users, if you visit my site from
  any other browser soon you will be redireted via this page: 
 http://www.e-oddie.com/sydneylife/GetFirefox.aspx Hopefully that 
 should get some more users switching.

Be careful with that any other browser - redirect thing. It might
backfire...

Make sure you are a bit smarter than your writing indicates.
If standard-compliant browsers gets redirected, then your name will end
up on the wrong list.

Opera-/ Lynx-/ Mozilla-/ Firefox-/ Safari-user - in that order, with a
few more standard-compliant browsers on the sideline.

Sincerely
Georg


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RE: [WSG] centering without hassle - was CSS alignment issues

2004-12-26 Thread Tatham Oddie
Bob,
Ok... you win. Page is now fixed.
Thanks for your help on this issue - this one page turned out more complex
than most of the entire redesign.

Thanks,
Tatham
www.e-oddie.com

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Subject: [WSG] centering without hassle - was CSS alignment issues

Hi Tatham (and all)

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Subject: RE: [WSG] CSS alignment issues


 Bob,
 Thanks for your help here... I now finally have the page working how I
want.
 As for making the whole world FF-users, if you visit my site from any
other
 browser soon you will be redireted via this page:
 http://www.e-oddie.com/sydneylife/GetFirefox.aspx
 Hopefully that should get some more users switching.

 Thanks again,
 Tatham


I'm not trying to be 'clever' here, just helpful - but you don't need a
nested table at all. See my revised version of your page at:

http://www.marscovista.fsnet.co.uk/gwelanmor/middle/centering.html

this is xhtml 1 trans (I haven't tried strict)  and it validates. BTW, your
background really is huge - I compressed it in photoshop and it's now 39k.

This is becoming the Christmas teaser, eh? :-)

Bob McClelland,
Cornwall (U.K.)
www.gwelanmor-internet.co.uk



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RE: [WSG] Float problem in IE6

2004-12-25 Thread Tatham Oddie
Georg,
Thanks for your help... This got it working first time!

Tatham

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Subject: Re: [WSG] Float problem in IE6

Tatham Oddie wrote:

 Im getting a float problem in IE6 that I dont understand.
 
 The URL is http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/.

The problem is known as margin-doubling in IE/win.
display: inline will fix that in your case.

On top of that you have also made it a bit tight in there, so IE/win
will drop the main column on narrow window.
A small negative back-margin on the float will help.

 For an idea of how it should display (the problem is pretty obvious)
  take a look in Firefox.

This should make it hold in IE/win, until the window gets really narrow.
Put it at the bottom of your stylesheet.

@media all {
* html div.blockRight {display: inline; margin-left: -3%;}
}

Georg
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[WSG] CSS alignment issues

2004-12-25 Thread Tatham Oddie








Hey guys,

Yet another problem with e-oddie.com 
although its my first totally CSS site so Im happy this is only
the third with few more in sight.

If you look at the homepage  http://www.e-oddie.com/ - Im having problems
laying the content out. Im trying to centre the image on the page both
horizontally and vertically. Then, within the panel, Im trying to
vertically centre the text. Unfortunately Im not achieving either and am
getting different results between IE6 and FF1.



Thanks!




 
  
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  C# Developer / Analyst
  
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[WSG] CSS/Markup Nightmare

2004-12-24 Thread Tatham Oddie








Hi all,

Im
currently having a CSS/markup nightmare Any help with this would be
greatly appreciated.

The aim is
to make my page like the mockup I have  http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/skins/Summer/Mockup.jpg.
However, Im having a nightmare making the boxes (something I thought
would be a simple process).

I have a
sample page at http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/default.aspx.
And the CSS file at http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/skins/Summer.css.

Things Id
like to sort out are:


 The CSS isnt any where near working
 (obviously)
 The markup Ive used seems like an overkill
 so Id like to simplify it


Thinks to
note are:


 The markup has to be generic enough that I can
 create different boxes just by changing the CSS (there are 3 sections with
 3 different colour schemes to identify them)
 Id like to aim for at least 4.01 strict or
 hopefully XHTML/1.1 compliance (preferred)


In advance,
thanks for any help!




 
  
  Tatham Oddie
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RE: [WSG] CSS/Markup Nightmare

2004-12-24 Thread Tatham Oddie
David,
I've managed to mostly get it working now thanks to the ALA article (why
didn't I look there first...)
I've updated the version at http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/default.aspx.
I think the markup could still use some improvement but I'm much happier
now.

Thanks,
Tatham 


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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
Behalf Of David R
Sent: Saturday, 25 December 2004 11:59 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] CSS/Markup Nightmare

Hi

My suggestion to achieve the rounded corners, is to use the 
tried-and-tested method of using wrappers, but this is hardly ideal.

Another option is to define positioned divs to each of the corners

Hmmm, I've just realised you could hook existing tags:

Say:

div class=boxContainer
div class=boxHeader
   h2Box Title goes here/h2
/div
div class=boxBody
   pContent, blah!/p
/div
/div

You could adjust margins and background images to the boxContainer, 
boxHeader, the h2 element, the boxBody, and paragraph element to achive 
the effect

I suggest you read this ALA article:

http://www.alistapart.com/articles/customcorners/

HTH
-David R

Tatham Oddie wrote:
 Hi all,
 
 I'm currently having a CSS/markup nightmare. Any help with this would be 
 greatly appreciated.
 
 The aim is to make my page like the mockup I have - 
 http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/skins/Summer/Mockup.jpg. However, I'm 
 having a nightmare making the boxes (something I thought would be a 
 simple process).
 
 I have a sample page at http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/default.aspx. 
 And the CSS file at http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/skins/Summer.css.
 
 Things I'd like to sort out are:
 
 * The CSS isn't any where near working (obviously)
 * The markup I've used seems like an overkill so I'd like to simplify
it
 
 Thinks to note are:
 
 * The markup has to be generic enough that I can create different
   boxes just by changing the CSS (there are 3 sections with 3
   different colour schemes to identify them)
 * I'd like to aim for at least 4.01 strict or hopefully XHTML/1.1
   compliance (preferred)
 
 In advance, thanks for any help!

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[WSG] Float problem in IE6

2004-12-24 Thread Tatham Oddie








Hey everyone,

Im getting a float problem in IE6
that I dont understand.

The URL is http://www.e-oddie.com/e-oddie2/.

For an idea of how it should display (the
problem is pretty obvious) take a look in Firefox. I havent tested it in
any other browsers (dont have them installed) so any help in that
department would be greatly appreciated.

Any design tips would be greatly
appreciated while were at it too (trying to finalise design today).



Thanks in advance!

Tatham