[WSG] Hero Style Presentation

2008-02-05 Thread Web Man Walking
Hello

I remember seeing a few years ago a presentation done (in HTML) about Web
Standards.  It had a whole load of Super hero / Roy Lichtenstein style
graphics.  Anyone have a link, I really would appreciate it?

Thanks

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RE: [WSG] Hero Style Presentation

2008-02-05 Thread Web Man Walking
Hurrah!  Thank you.

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On 5 Feb 2008, at 09:43, Web Man Walking wrote:


Hello

I remember seeing a few years ago a presentation done (in HTML) about Web
Standards. It had a whole load of Super hero / Roy Lichtenstein style
graphics. Anyone have a link, I really would appreciate it?


Is this what you mean? http://www.hotdesign.com/seybold/

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RE: [WSG] Javascript image rotator

2007-07-12 Thread Web Man Walking
I did one for a client of mine.  Feel free to take a look...

http://thepaperchain.co.uk/ 

Not sure where I found the code but it is excellent and without JS on, it
shows an image.

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Subject: [WSG] Javascript image rotator

Hi all,

I thought this would be an easy one to Google, but yet I find myself
here again asking your professional opinions :)

Trying to find a script for random image rotation on a website.
Meaning the images would rotate every 5 seconds or so automatically,
without the need for a refresh. The only requirements would be:

- A fade effect between the rotating images.
- A fall back so users without javascript will still get a single image.

Any links would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
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[WSG] Page Structure

2007-06-27 Thread Web Man Walking
Hello

I am about to start a new website and was given some advice by a SEO expert
who says the h1 on the page should be the most relevant thing to the page.
For example for a Sports Packages company I design the website for they
have:

Company Name
Tagline
Page Content

Which in my instance is:

Glory Days
tickets, accommodation  travel packages for major events throughout the uk,
europe and worldwide
Rugby World Cup 2007 Packages

How should this be marked up:

h1Glory Days/h1
h2tickets, accommodation  travel packages for major events throughout the
uk, europe and worldwide/h2
h3Rugby World Cup 2007 Packages/h3

However the Rugby World Cup 2007 is the actual page content, they say that
should be the h1 does anyone have a better suggestion as to how to deal
with this common problem?

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RE: [WSG] Certifications / Exams / Accreditations / Qualifications

2007-06-20 Thread Web Man Walking
Hi

Thanks for your reply.  I was kind of thinking the same thing as you and a
wee bit investigation revealed not a lot.  I am indeed in the UK (Scotland)
and have a degree in Computer Science from way back :-)

You may be right about the portfolio and keeping up to date but some way to
qualify this might be nice.  I have not checked on the MS Cert's recently
but last time I did look they were based on MS products.

E. 

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I was wondering If anyone could suggest any credible certifications, exams,
qualifications etc. in:

 * Web Standards
 * Accessibility
 * SEO
 * Site Building / Design
 * etc.

That would be worthwhile taking/having on my CV as well as being useful from
a learning point of view.  I have an old MCP+SB from a few years ago but
it's all changed now :-)


Hi,

I noticed that you are based in the UK, and to be honest, there aren't
really any certificates that count for anything here, aside from possibly a
degree/masters in Computer Science or similar.

I changed career about 4 years ago to web design after playing around with
it for a couple of years as a hobby and was looking for courses as you
describe. The only thing I really found was CIW (certified internet
webmaster) courses, which I duly took. They were pretty basic and only
covered stuff I could have got from half a £10 book. I then found that I had
to explain what these 'qualifications' were at every job interview I had...
No-one had heard of them. On a positive note, I guess they improved my
confidence towards my work.

From personal experience, I found that the UK market is pretty keen on
accessibility and standards so I worked hard at trying to understand these
areas and building up a decent portfolio. A portfolio is much more important
than a CV nowadays.

I am now involved in our recruitment process and tend to be much more
interested in whether candidates read lists such as this one, read/write
blogs, go to conferences, etc than if they have a degree or other
certificate.

The web moves so quickly that what is relevant now may be irrelevant in a
years time (tabindex and accesskeys being 2 things that pop to the front of
my mind as fairly recent examples of this phenomenon).

Hope that helps

James





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[WSG] [OT] Australian Payment Providers

2007-03-29 Thread Web Man Walking
Hello

This is off topic so I apologise, however I know a lot of you guys are in
Australia.  One of my clients has expanded into Australia and is looking to
add ecommerce facilities to the AU website.  We use Protx here in the UK but
they don't stretch to Australia.  We are using the National Australia Bank
who have provided us with a list of providers but as the work is being done
from the UK we have no clue who/were/what etc.  I.e. who is good/bad.

Here is the list:
*   Advam
*   Camtech
*   Card Access Services
*   CommSecure
*   Ctel Technologies
*   Dialect
*   Direct Payment Solutions
*   eMatters
*   E-Nett
*   eWay
*   IP Payments
*   Morton Blacketer
*   NetRegistry
*   NetSell
*   PayCorp
*   PayMate
*   PocketMail
*   Premier Interactive
*   SecurePay
*   Telstra Billpay
*   Unidex
*   Verisign 

If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it.  Thank you and sorry
again.

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[WSG] Standards Savvy Shopping Cart

2006-02-02 Thread Web Man Walking
Title: Standards Savvy Shopping Cart






Hello


I am looking for a web standards friendly shopping cart for an upcoming project. I have had a look but not had much luck, previously used CactusASP but the amount of spurious and unnecessary HTML will not have me calling again.


Would appreciate any links and/or recommendations. Thank you.


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RE: [WSG] pdf graphics

2006-01-13 Thread Web Man Walking
You could always screen grab if you have to? 

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If you don't have the full version of Acrobat, you're probably SOL...

In a case like this, you ought to ask the client again for a USABLE file.
If you didn't specify the file formats required in the contract, then you
may be in for trouble.

I've had a nightmare deal with someone on a project like that a few months
back.  

I wish you luck!

Nic

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RE: [WSG] CSS Rollover Flicker

2005-12-27 Thread Web Man Walking
Hi

Why not make the background image of the li the same as the hover.  That
way it preloads itself?

E.

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Subject: [WSG] CSS Rollover Flicker

Hi everyone, happy after holiday,

I have a CSS rollover flickering problem that not just occurs in IE  
but all browsers.
The problem only happens when I have different images for link and  
hover, and a background image for the #menu.
The problem has been there for a long time with other sites, due to  
the busy schedules and deadlines I decided to ignore it because,  
after all, the menus are working - sites were up for months and  
nobody complaints.

Nonetheless, I know how annoying it is.

Was working on a new site using the same menu code, the annoyances  
suddenly becomes so big that I can't stand it anymore. I suspect it's  
something to do with caches yet I don't seem able to find what causes  
the problem.

Symptoms are random: empty gap, hover image disappears or white space  
occurs, when either of these happens, I move the cursor to the next  
menu item, come back again and it gets back to normal state.

Can you be so kind look at my code?
http://gb.lotusseeds.com/menutest.html
http://gb.lotusseeds.com/menu_test.css

THANK YOU

tee


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RE: [WSG] CSS Rollover Flicker

2005-12-27 Thread Web Man Walking
Hello

Seems to work fine now in FF1.5.  One thing, your About button still seems
to flicker, don't know if there is a problem or you just forgot to do that
one :-) 

had wasted some 4 hours trying out one of the Stu  
Nicholls' method (http://www.webreference.com/programming/ 
css_flicker/) and it broke quite badly in IE andI didn't feel like  
fixing yet another IE bug.

I had a look at his article and it seems to be more or less what I suggested
(in more detail).  This looks like it should work but I havent tested.

Glad I could help.

E.

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On Dec 27, 2005, at 3:03 AM, Web Man Walking wrote:

 Hi

 Why not make the background image of the li the same as the  
 hover.  That
 way it preloads itself?

 E.


Hi mysterious E. Interesting approach! It seems to work and a real  
quick fix.
I have tested on PC/Mac: Safari, FF, Netscape, Mozilla, iE and Opera.  
Can you guys confirm?
http://gb.lotusseeds.com/menutest_2.html

Honestly I wasn't too crazy to try out sliding doors or preloader  
scripts method (nonetheless it has to be done so that I can get over  
with the whole annoying moment  before stepping into a fresh new  
year  :) ), had wasted some 4 hours trying out one of the Stu  
Nicholls' method (http://www.webreference.com/programming/ 
css_flicker/) and it broke quite badly in IE andI didn't feel like  
fixing yet another IE bug.

If this truly works (sorry for my skeptism! Base on life' experience,  
when thing is too easy to solve/fix, I have the tendency to cast  
doubt), you'd just saved me hours of frustration for trying out  
sliding doors (by the way, I read that article a couple of time, for  
some reason I never really like the approach and therefor didn't  
think of trying).


Best,

tee


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RE: [WSG] CSS Rollover Flicker

2005-12-27 Thread Web Man Walking
This one will work if the a covers 100% of the li's area, otherwise
the li's background could shine through. But for this menu it's real
quick and simple fix. 

Sorry, I neglected to mention that, I was thinking it, just not typing it.
That what you get when you come into the office to find your landlord has
had the heating off since the 23rd!

E.

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RE: [WSG] Dragon Way (Site Check)

2005-11-28 Thread Web Man Walking
Title: Dragon Way (Site Check)



Firstly, 
congratulations on putting together a site that is well structured with the 
headings etc. My comments relate more to the usability and accessibility 
aspects. 
:
:

Thank you for your comments 
Graham, some excellent points and ones which I hope to address. I totally agree about images off etc. but this 
is what the client wants? As for the dolls, yup, you don't know what they 
mean until you mouse over, I like that term, mystery meat 
:-)


RE: [WSG] Dragon Way (Site Check)

2005-11-28 Thread Web Man Walking
I viewed it on a variety of browsers on PC. Technically, I guess, the
client is correct: the text isn't centerd. The entire image is centered in
the window. Since the logo on the left is a drawing, the actual text -
Dragon Way - is visually off to the right. And because of the color
difference between logo and text, the text part seems (to me) to be heavier
and draws my eye more, so it isn't 'centered.' 
 
Sorry, my mistake on #1 not explaining it fully.  The graphic should be
centered :-)

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[WSG] Dragon Way (Site Check)

2005-11-26 Thread Web Man Walking
Title: Dragon Way (Site Check)






Hello


I have developed a site for a client and all seems fine, compliant, etc. works ace in IE and FF. I dont have a MAC and client is complaining of:

1. Homepage - Text under dolls is not centred

2. Homepage - No logo showing

3. Rest of site - Top bar missing

4. Rest of site - dolls (same as 1.)

5. Slow


Can anyone help, take a quick look for me? This is my first post after lurking for a while :-)


http://test.dragon-way.com/


Any other comments would be ace.


Thank you.


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[WSG] Dragon Way (Site Check)

2005-11-25 Thread Web Man Walking
Title: Dragon Way (Site Check)






Hello


I have developed a site for a client and all seems fine, compliant, etc. works ace in IE and FF. I dont have a MAC and client is complaining of:

1. Homepage - Text under dolls is not centred

2. Homepage - No logo showing

3. Rest of site - Top bar missing

4. Rest of site - dolls (same as 1.)

5. Slow


Can anyone help, take a quick look for me? This is my first post after lurking for a while :-)


http://test.dragon-way.com/


Any other comments would be ace.


Thank you.


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RE: [WSG] Dragon Way (Site Check)

2005-11-25 Thread Web Man Walking
Hello

Thanks for the input...

IE5.2/Mac: Slow as hell (over a  minute). Definitely not  a connection
issue 
as all other browsers are fine. Something is causing IE5.2 to struggle when

rendering your code. Suggest they're using IE5.2/Mac to test unfortunately.

Thanks Jon.  I thought I was going nuts.  I have had a shot of the site on
clients Mac and it is IE he is using.  It does take over a minute to render
the code on each page!

IE5.2/Mac: not present
Any ideas why these don't display?  I don't have a Mac here?!?!?  Code
validates and seems OK to me?  Am I just missing something obvious?

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RE: [WSG] Dragon Way (Site Check)

2005-11-25 Thread Web Man Walking
What are you using as an editor? I noticed a meta I haven't seen before:
meta name=MSSmartTagsPreventParsing content=true /
Does that indicate FrontPage or something MS-based?
http://www.html-reference.com/META_name_MSSmartTagsPreventParsing.htm 

Point out to your client that IE5.2 is so flakey it might as well be in 
sanskrit and that and smart people using Macs will be using Safari or 
Firefox ;-)

Will give it a shot.

Thanks

E.

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RE: [WSG] Dragon Way (Site Check)

2005-11-25 Thread Web Man Walking
All sounds good.  Spec does mention IE/FF but client not the best English
speaker and not too attentive to details :-)   Now I have some facts I can
back up my points when we meet to discuss.  Thanks for all your help.  I
hope I can repay the favour one day.

E.

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Web Man Walking [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Thanks Jon.  I thought I was going nuts.  I have had a shot of the site on
 clients Mac and it is IE he is using.  It does take over a minute to 
 render
 the code on each page!

yw Ed. Thought so.

 Code
 validates and seems OK to me?  Am I just missing something obvious?

To put it as gently as I can, yes: [1] Personally I put the user agents I 
design to in the job spec/quote so there re no misunderstandings later along

the lines of, 'it doesn't look the sme in NN4 and FF'. [2] Consultation as 
to why supporting a certain agent is being depracated / depreciated if 
needed. E.g. Cost for extra work, audience use percentage etc. [3] Valid 
code doesn not mean the pages will look as you require in the browser. I'd 
suggest development in a standards compliant browser and cross-checking 
cross browser and platform _before_ showing the client in all other browsers

as you go, rather than getting surprises at the end.

OK that doesn't help you right now but as others have suggested, pointing 
out that the IE5.2- audience will make up (I'm guessing based on stats I 
monitor) 1% of the audience might help. The alterntive is (I assume not 
realistic) gettting a Mac, testing and re-writing your code. 

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