[WSG] IE8 bug?

2010-03-03 Thread cf



  Hi all,

  I have run in to what seems to be an IE8 bug - IE8 doesn't respond  
to internal links (as in, same page links) on a demo site I'm working  
onyet IE6 and IE7 do!


eg.
a id=top name=top/a
ul
   liblah blah blah/li
   liblah blah blah/li
/ul
a href=#topback to top/a

  I tried Googling and looking back through old posts from WSG but  
can't find anything


Has anyone come across this issue before? (and better yet, come across  
a fix??)


Regards,

Christian Fagan
Fagan Design
fagandesign.com.au[1]



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Re: [WSG] AAA Accessibility and validation

2010-01-13 Thread cf

Quoting Nick Stone boa...@nick-stone.com:


Christian,

You said you've been told to place IE specific rules in a separate
sheet, but you don't mention why you haven't done so.
Would that work?  If so, please explain your reasons for not doing so.



C) facilitates site maintenance (easy to find and modify IE specific rules)


Thanks for the feedback Nick.

I guess it's a personal preference to have the IE specific  
declarations right next to the original/good browser onesI find  
it's far easier to debug rather than having a seperate IE stylesheet.  
This is the way I've done it for ages now and until now, haven't run  
into any problems.



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[WSG] AAA Accessibility and validation

2010-01-12 Thread cf

Hi all,

I'm currently investi-mi-gationing the relevance/importance of  
validation (particularly CSS validation) in relation to the  
Accessibility guidelines here:

http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/#validation

Now, this Accessibility Appendix lists CSS validation (point 3) as a  
required attribute for compliance. However, when I run the site I am  
currently working on through the Cynthia validator here:  
http://www.cynthiasays.com/, CSS errors (of which there are many in my  
stylesheet - mainly hacks) do not cause the site to fail this check.


I assumed that CSS hacks wouldn't necessarily cause any site to fail  
the AAA Accessibility check, which is what Cynthia seems to say  
also...but the W3C guidelines insist on valid CSS (which means no  
hacks - among other things).


So, my conclusion is to think AAA compliance has more to do with the  
basics of Accessibility styling? Such as, contrast ratio between  
background and foreground colours, use of relative margins and font  
sizes, generic back-up fonts in the font-family stack, etc - as  
opposed to punishing developers for using IE-related hacks, which have  
little, if any, impact on the accessibility of a page.


I guess my question is: Do IE-related CSS hacks cause a document to  
fail AAA (or A/AA for that matter) Accessibility compliance?


Christian Fagan
Fagan Design
fagandesign.com.au


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Re: [WSG] AAA Accessibility and validation

2010-01-12 Thread cf




From: c...@fagandesign.com.au
I guess my question is: Do IE-related CSS hacks cause a document to
fail AAA (or A/AA for that matter) Accessibility compliance?


Hi Christian,

If you mean things like zoom or even proprietary -Moz or -KHTML
properties... no, that doesn't affect accessibility. Guidelines are
subjective in that it's up to the site's owner to say whether or not
his site is accessible after testing it against the various guidelines.
The W3 validator is the issue. It should have been programmed years ago
to ignore most, if not all, proprietary properties.

--
Al Sparber - PVII
http://www.projectseven.com
Dreamweaver Menus | Galleries | Widgets
http://www.projectseven.com/go/hgm
The Ultimate Web 2.0 Carousel


Specifically, I mean something like this

  .element {float:left;display:inline;zoom:1;margin-right:30px;}
 * html .element {float:none;} /* IE6 */
 *+ html .element {float:right;} /* IE7 */

I've been told to put these IE specific attributes in a seperate IE  
stylesheet in order to avoid validation errors that supposedly affect  
the AAA Acessibility check.





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Re: More than one H1? (was [WSG] Out of Office AutoReply: WSG Digest)

2009-10-16 Thread cf

Thanks for your responses...

Why use more than one H1? Simple...2 areas of the page that are of  
equal importance.


Why should it only be one? I understand the simplicity of focusing on  
one area of each page and the impact that could have in search  
resultsbut that that doesn't entirely relate to semantic  
structure. Is it not entirely plausible/acceptable to have 2 equally  
important area of the page?


I feel the logo is very important. It is, in theory, the first thing  
people notice on a site and the single most important bit of branding.


I understand also that a H1 is important to search engines  
indexingbut I'm yet to see/read/hear of any solid information that  
suggests Google (in particular) degrade the rank of your site based on  
the existence of more than one H1.


Quoting Yuval Ararat yara...@gmail.com:


Its not specified any where that a single H1 is the right approach. SEO guys
have found that google search engine tends to read the H1 as the main
subject and decided to punish any page with more then one. the punishment is
not severe so not every one of the major sites obey.
In HTML 5 there is a huge discussion about the header
tagandhttp://dev.w3.org/html5/markup/header.html#headerand the
existance of h1 inside of it. my take is that this will not catch
and only google and bing indexing will set the way they want to structure of
pages to be.


On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 3:45 PM, c...@fagandesign.com.au wrote:


Hi all, have come across something that I'm sure has come up before...

Have created a new site with the logo wrapped in a H1 tag.

The title of each page is also a H1.

Just got word back from an outsourced SEO expert who says it's probably
better if there was only one H1 on each page.

Does anyone know of any online resources backing up this theory?

I don't think it's a huge SEO concern at all but the signature on my return
email doesn't have SEO expert on it.

Many thanks.



Christian Fagan
Fagan Design
fagandesign.com.au

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Re: [WSG] Out of Office AutoReply: WSG Digest

2009-10-15 Thread cf



  Hi all, have come across something that I'm sure has come up before...

  Have created a new site with the logo wrapped in a H1 tag.

  The title of each page is also a H1.

Just got word back from an outsourced SEO expert who says it's  
probably better if there was only one H1 on each page.


  Does anyone know of any online resources backing up this theory?

I don't think it's a huge SEO concern at all but the signature on my  
return email doesn't have SEO expert on it.


Many thanks.

Christian Fagan
Fagan Design
fagandesign.com.au


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[WSG] Chrome and Safari

2008-10-15 Thread cf

Hi,

Seeing as though Google's new Chrome browser uses the same rendering  
engine as Apple's Safari, would it be acceptable to test browser  
layout issues in Chrome and assume the same CSS solutions apply in  
Safari?


Does anyone know of any distinct differences in CSS rendering between  
the 2 browsers?

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Christian Fagan
Fagan Design
fagandesign.com.au


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Re: [WSG] Equidistant floats in a container

2008-09-08 Thread cf

Quoting Todd Budnikas [EMAIL PROTECTED]:




I need to float elements in a container so that they have the same
margin between them.

I've seen somewhere a technique how this can be done without additional
classes, but can only remember part of it.

This works in Firefox and Chrome, but not in both IEs:
div ...
ul
licontent.../li
licontent.../li
licontent.../li
licontent.../li
licontent.../li
licontent.../li
/ul
/div

CSS: I want a 3px margin between the elements:
ul {list-style-type:none;margin-left:-3px}
ul li {float:right;margin:0 0 3px 3px}

While FF and Chrome show me the intended 3 elements x 2 row array in the
container div, both IE show a 2x3 matrix. Somehow they get the margin
wrong, but I cannot remember how to cure this.

Any ideas?


If i understand correctly, you may want to add a width to both the UL
and the LI items:
ul {list-style-type:none;margin-left:-3px; width:600px;}
ul li {float:right;margin:0 0 3px 3px; width:196px;}

That should make sure that 3 list items fit inside the 600px wide UL
before wrapping to the next line. Would be easier to say for sure if
there was some code to view.

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Hi Jens, if you're viewing in IE6 it will be the double-margin bugadd
display:inline to the li's and that should snap them into place.




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[WSG] Copycat site

2008-09-07 Thread cf
This is the first time I've come across such an occurence naturally in  
the online world.


I'm sure it happens all the time - this one seems just blatant to the  
point of having the same tabs in the navigation


www.foryoung.com
COPY OF
www.webdesignerwall.com

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Fagan Design
fagandesign.com.au


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Re: [WSG] Copycat site

2008-09-07 Thread cf

Yes Adam, you're right - I will remember that for future posts...

Maybe you can remember your social graces when replying.

Quoting Adam Martin [EMAIL PROTECTED]:


...and this is related to web standards how?
I don't mind these posts - but please mark them [OT]

- Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 10:57 AM
Subject: [WSG] Copycat site


This is the first time I've come across such an occurence naturally  
 in the online world.


I'm sure it happens all the time - this one seems just blatant to   
the  point of having the same tabs in the navigation


www.foryoung.com
COPY OF
www.webdesignerwall.com

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Christian Fagan
Fagan Design
fagandesign.com.au


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[WSG] dl question

2008-08-03 Thread cf

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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Christian Fagan
Fagan Design
fagandesign.com.au


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Re: [WSG] transparency, png IE6?? Screen Resolution

2008-06-10 Thread cf

Here you are Michael:
http://www.meccompany.com.au/aboutUs.php

Don't ask me how but it works

Quoting Michael Persson [EMAIL PROTECTED]:



I need a function of a link that one KNOWS is working...

Michael


IceKat wrote:

Hey,

I recently looked this up for someone else. I've found this link   
(below) to work well for regular images but don't seem to do much   
for background images pulled in with CSS. However having said that   
I've used this script without much trouble for quite a while.


As for the 800x600 thread. I've been interested in reading the   
replies and thank everyone responding to my thread. I asked because  
 I was making a fixed width layout which was looking very odd on my  
 computer when made to fix for an 800x600 and my screen being a  
wide  screen. Some of you might be glad to know I've since started  
trying  to make it fluid width but it's been great to read all the  
replies  and get the opinion of everyone.


IceKat.

PNG Link: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/bobosola/pnghowto.htm


Michael Persson wrote:

HI people,

I have tried to not use transparency for years as it is not   
working IE6 properly.


I have not a situation where i need it and there is no way out, I   
have tried some

tricks and there are some that works half way to the full solution.

There is a solution with a js file called htc somethnig where i   
get the transparency

working but only in one of the images i need them to appear.


Does anyone have a clever full functional solution for this   
transparency crap

to make work ?

I have grey hair already but its starting to fall of soon...


Michael in Athens


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