Re: [WSG] The World Wide Web is not enough

2004-04-16 Thread David Hucklesby
for daring to use lower case in my COBOL code! There is a name for such people in English - Luddites: http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/luddite.html Thanks for raising this issue. After forty years I still don't know how to deal with it. Life. Love. Peace. David -- David Hucklesby, on 4/16

Re: [WSG] CSS Debugger in JS

2004-05-12 Thread David Hucklesby
Debug - local. Hope this helps. Write me off list if my explanation is obtuse. Life. Love. Peace. David -- David Hucklesby, on 5/11/2004 Read Cinco de Mayo at http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- * The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] Have stared too long

2004-06-16 Thread David Hucklesby
1.2. He also does IE PC. Life. Love. Peace. David -- David Hucklesby, on 6/16/2004 Read Harry Belafonte in San Francisco at http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- * The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] Designing for Opera's zoom functionality

2004-08-25 Thread David Hucklesby
percent margins on the center column large enough to allow the right column to expand without overlapping. Hard to advise without seeing your code. That's assuming your problem is with absolute positioning. Life. Love. Peace. David -- David Hucklesby, on 8/25/2004 Pieces - daily news at http

Re: [WSG] zoom, or text zoom?

2004-11-16 Thread David Hucklesby
, sans-serif; } * html, * html body {font-size: 100%; } I think that once you accept that you cannot control the appearance of a web page like a magazine page or brochure, it gives a freedom that is fun to explore. Life. Love. Peace. David -- David Hucklesby, on 11/16/2004 http://www.hucklesby.com

Re: [WSG] Imaginary Borders

2005-01-27 Thread David Hucklesby
. Life. Love. Peace. David -- David Hucklesby, on 1/27/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list

Re: [WSG] The Designer Is Dead, Long Live The Designer!

2005-01-29 Thread David Hucklesby
not exclude the other - rather, I think, the two essentially go hand in hand. Good design in my book means good communication. Good esthetics are essential - and so is usability, as well as other aspects of the content. Life. Love. Peace. David -- David Hucklesby, on 1/29/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com

Re: [WSG] New member introduction

2005-04-02 Thread David Hucklesby
-- David Hucklesby, on 4/2/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

Re: [WSG] javascript IE5

2005-06-26 Thread David Hucklesby
on XP SP2. But I can help you with the cursor problem. IE uses the proprietary cursor: hand for what you want. Non-standard, of course. Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 6/26/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http

Re: [WSG] help or web - THREAD CLOSED

2005-07-12 Thread David Hucklesby
. Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 7/12/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

Re: [WSG] HTML Codes - Characters and symbols

2005-07-13 Thread David Hucklesby
reference is Brian Wilson's HTML and CSS reference. It's two years old, but I still find it valuable: http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/index.html Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 7/13/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion

Re: [WSG] web standards detection - is it possible?

2005-07-13 Thread David Hucklesby
 easier and faster. I'm saving a copy of this. Thank you, Russ. I needed to know that. Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 7/13/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

Re: [WSG] Making CSS Buttons active

2005-07-30 Thread David Hucklesby
, David -- David Hucklesby, on 7/30/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

Re: [WSG] Making CSS Buttons active

2005-07-30 Thread David Hucklesby
, David -- David Hucklesby, on 7/30/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

Re: [WSG] Styling Form Elements

2005-08-02 Thread David Hucklesby
Street has done some comprehensive tests, with screenshots, that show what is possible - and not: http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200409/styling_form_controls/ http://www.456bereastreet.com/archive/200410/styling_even_more_form_controls/ Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 8/2/2005 http

Re: [WSG] Does anyone still design for 640x480?

2005-08-03 Thread David Hucklesby
the browser window. So, yes, 770px or less, if achievable with a decent font size. Then I force a scrollbar at that minimum, using Stu Nicholls's brilliant CSS-only technique: http://www.stunicholls.myby.co.uk/boxes/width.html HTH Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 8/3/2005 http

Re: [WSG] Form labels - What is correct usage?

2005-08-06 Thread David Hucklesby
and wrap it around the button. I can then apply a hover effect to the background of the entire label/button combination to indicate that the label is clickable. I also add a focus behavior to the label for those who, like me, tend to use the keyboard for navigating forms. Cordially, David -- David

Re: [WSG] IE min-width problem

2005-08-10 Thread David Hucklesby
-browser, with versions for both quirks and standards mode: http://www.stunicholls.myby.co.uk/boxes/minwidth.html Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 8/10/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http

Re: [WSG] another 'open new window' dilemma

2005-08-25 Thread David Hucklesby
to point and click too fast to allow a title to appear. Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 8/25/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] Fix for min-max in IE

2005-08-30 Thread David Hucklesby
as HTML 4 strict did not have this problem. This may not be a viable solution for you, but you may like to give it a try. Seems to be an IE6 on Win XP SP2 problem only. Again, I may be wrong. Needs testing. BTW - IE did not exactly crash for us - it simply locked up. Cordially, David -- David

Re: [WSG] Submenus anyone?

2005-09-02 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 2 Sep 2005 14:44:42 -0700, Phil Gohr wrote:  I would be interested in an example of a horizontal menu. TIA Phil Hi Phil, you may be interested in this pure CSS solution from Thierry: http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/demo.asp Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 9/2/2005

Re: [WSG] images in html or css

2005-09-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On ExpiresDefault access plus 2 months [/quote] See comment #13 in the cited article. Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 9/17/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

Re: [WSG] CSS Rollover Flicker

2005-12-27 Thread David Hucklesby
and solved it by putting the background images in an insignificant part of the page, and giving the IMG tags attributes of width=1 height=0. It seemed to work. Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 12/27/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com

Re: [WSG] Dean Edwards IE7... just PNG support?

2005-12-27 Thread David Hucklesby
-of-hand (Google is your friend :-) Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 12/27/2005 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints

Re: [WSG] site check: FONT sizes

2006-02-18 Thread David Hucklesby
was the norm. It uses reduced font sizes -- now I wish that I hadn't done so, and am redesigning it. I agree with you about having to know your audience. But your audience changes daily, hopefully. Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 2/18/2006 http://www.hucklesby.com

Re: [WSG] Font Sizes - Best practice

2006-02-20 Thread David Hucklesby
are familiar with the story of the man, the boy, and the donkey? : http://www.bartleby.com/17/1/62.html Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 2/20/2006 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

Re: [WSG] Font Sizes - Best practice

2006-02-21 Thread David Hucklesby
and read a synopsis. Nice reference, thank you. I feel sure we agree. (Hopefully the link to Georg's article helped.) Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 2/21/2006 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http

Re: [WSG] Font Sizes - Best practice

2006-02-22 Thread David Hucklesby
-- David Hucklesby, on 2/22/2006 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

Re: [WSG] Min-Width, IE, Fluid Content and Hair Loss

2006-02-25 Thread David Hucklesby
. There is a CSS solution. See Stu Nicholls's solution here: http://www.cssplay.co.uk/boxes/minwidth.html Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 2/25/2006 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See

Re: [WSG] how important are validation-programs?

2006-03-03 Thread David Hucklesby
errors that may give you grief if not fixed. It can save hours of debugging time! :-) Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 3/3/2006 http://www.hucklesby.com/ -- ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

Re: [WSG] Collapsing columns on liquid design

2006-03-07 Thread David Hucklesby
to accomplish. But it gives a gradually increasing border as the viewport is widened, not a fixed border. You may like to take a look anyway: http://www.positioniseverything.net/articles/jello-expo.html Cordially, David -- David Hucklesby, on 3/7/2006 http://www.hucklesby.com

Re: [WSG] PopUp windows

2007-03-07 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 7 Mar 2007 11:05:01 +0100, Bob Schwartz wrote: Problem: client wants (insists on having) popup windows. Question: can they be made OK according to all canons of WSG? (ie served in a different/alternative manner for people, devices, etc. - leave aside the js argument, as that I

Re: [WSG] PopUp windows

2007-03-07 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 7 Mar 2007 11:05:01 +0100, Bob Schwartz wrote: Problem: client wants (insists on having) popup windows. Question: can they be made OK according to all canons of WSG? (ie served in a different/alternative manner for people, devices, etc. - leave aside the js argument, as that I

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 13:03:25 +, Designer wrote: [...] Most of the methods (non-tables) for centering a div vertically (and horizontally) suffer from the same problem: they use the div height to attach a top margin and use percentages. The result is that, when the window size gets to

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 13:03:25 +, Designer wrote: [...] Most of the methods (non-tables) for centering a div vertically (and horizontally) suffer from the same problem: they use the div height to attach a top margin and use percentages. The result is that, when the window size gets to

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-19 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:43:58 +, Designer wrote: Thanks to those who responded on this. What I've done is to make a file which uses the javascript to determine the space available in the browser window, viz: [...] (code snipped) Of course, since the php is server-side, I then have to

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-19 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:43:58 +, Designer wrote: Thanks to those who responded on this. What I've done is to make a file which uses the javascript to determine the space available in the browser window, viz: [...] (code snipped) Of course, since the php is server-side, I then have to

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-20 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:43:58 +, Designer wrote: Thanks to those who responded on this. What I've done is to make a file which uses the javascript to determine the space available in the browser window, [...] You can see all this at: http://www.rhh.myzen.co.uk/gam/sandbox/ David

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size (OT?)

2007-03-20 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 14:43:58 +, Designer wrote: Thanks to those who responded on this. What I've done is to make a file which uses the javascript to determine the space available in the browser window, [...] You can see all this at: http://www.rhh.myzen.co.uk/gam/sandbox/ David

Re: [WSG] Markup for Poetry?

2007-03-29 Thread David Hucklesby
On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:50:09 -0400, Jeremy Boggs wrote: Hello, I'm working on a website that contains a number of poems. Are there any discussions or examples on strategies for marking up and styling poetry? I haven't started doing markup yet, but if it would help folks on the list, I

Re: [WSG] colour matching transparent png files

2007-04-10 Thread David Hucklesby
On 4/11/07, Andrew Harris [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am having trouble matching transparent png files to html background colours. The dodgy test page here: http://www.woowoowoo.com/pngtest/ illustrates the effect. On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:22:03 +1000, James Gollan advised: PNG has built

Re: [WSG] colour matching transparent png files

2007-04-11 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:13:07 +1000, Andrew Harris wrote: Learned friends - hope you can help me. I am having trouble matching transparent png files to html background colours. The dodgy test page here: http://www.woowoowoo.com/pngtest/ illustrates the effect. twe melb wrote: As far as i

Re: [WSG] colour matching transparent png files

2007-04-11 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:58:05 +0100, Ben Dodson wrote: Please don't give up on PNG for the sake of one old make of browser! Give IE 5/6 Windows its own style that's usable but not quite as pretty. That has 42.3% of the market share.

Re: [WSG] commenting javascript in script tags

2007-04-26 Thread David Hucklesby
On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 10:26:41 +1000, Andrew Harris wrote: 'morning all, It is common and often recommended practice to comment javascript placed in a document. script type=text/javascript language=javascript !-- myVariable = 'woo'; // -- /script Netscape 2 introduced JavaScript

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-12 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 11 May 2007 09:54:47 -0600, Dan Dorman wrote: On 5/11/07, Nick Fitzsimons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The OED seems pretty clear on the issue: abbreviation, noun: a shortened form of a word or phrase http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/abbreviation acronym, noun: a word formed from

RE: [WSG] IE6 problem - more general

2007-05-15 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 15 May 2007 10:36:17 -0400, Kepler Gelotte wrote: 1) put a border around the problem area and surrounding or enclosing blocks using “border: solid red 1px;” But be aware that a border can alter the layout. (By trapping margins that normally escape for example.) My preference is to

RE: [WSG] IE6 problem - more general

2007-05-15 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 15 May 2007 10:36:17 -0400, Kepler Gelotte wrote: 1) put a border around the problem area and surrounding or enclosing blocks using “border: solid red 1px;” But be aware that a border can alter the layout. (By trapping margins that normally escape for example.) My preference is to

Re: [WSG] ive given up on css

2007-05-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 16 May 2007 10:28:41 +0100, kevin mcmonagle wrote: Today i just told them to go back to using table based layouts and i will restrict my designs accordingly- i cant listen to the whining anymore. What would you have done in this situation? I just tell clients I have no knowledge

Re: [WSG] ive given up on css

2007-05-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 16 May 2007 10:28:41 +0100, kevin mcmonagle wrote: Today i just told them to go back to using table based layouts and i will restrict my designs accordingly- i cant listen to the whining anymore. What would you have done in this situation? I just tell clients I have no knowledge

Re: [WSG] border vs outline

2007-05-19 Thread David Hucklesby
On Sat, 19 May 2007 11:18:04 +0100, Designer wrote: On 18/05/07, Stephen Kelly [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I find this invaluable, http://www.webdevout.net/css-hacks The most valuable part (for me) was introducing me to 'outline' instead of border. I confess, I'd never come across it

RE: [WSG] css type loop

2007-05-22 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 21 May 2007 18:46:33 -0700, Thierry Koblentz wrote: But at the end of the day, this will only piss of the people on this mailing list, and the next developer to work on your web site. The users will still see a nice bold heading. The semantics are meanlingless to them. Actually

Re: [WSG] dl v table for form layout

2007-05-22 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 22 May 2007 14:28:02 +1000, Joshua Street wrote: My vote generally goes in for tables. Use th cells appropriately and there's a clear relationship there. Definition lists are semantically on par, but often harder to implement/require effort to make them *look like a table* (which is

[WSG] A CMS for POSH sites?

2007-05-24 Thread David Hucklesby
Following up on Lisa McLaughlin's recent query about blogging software, I wonder if anyone can help me find a CMS that lets me use Plain Old Semantic HTML? I'm not convinced XHTML is the wave of the future for web sites, but cannot find a version of TextPattern or WordPress or the like that does

Re: [WSG] A CMS for POSH sites?

2007-05-25 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 25 May 2007 08:56:31 -0400, Christian Montoya wrote: Getting Wordpress to use HTML 4.01 as opposed to XHTML is something I do all the time, and it's not hard at all. Read my article: http://www.christianmontoya.com/2006/02/13/serve-your-weblog-as-html-401/ Thank you all for your

Re: [WSG] Converting font size from pt to % or em

2007-05-25 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 25 May 2007 10:48:29 +0530, Sagnik Dey wrote: Hi Guys, I'm developing a website that have some standards defined. The font size specified is 9pt. But due to accessibility standards I wanted to convert that in % or em. Can anybody tell what do i need to use to view the same size

Re: [WSG] resizing text via graphics/text?

2007-06-11 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:36:11 +0100, Designer wrote: Good Morning/afternoon/evening, Further to recent discussions on text size, and in particular, using graphics sized in ems so that they resize, I've pondered the use of graphical text when wanting to use an uncommon font. So, I put a

Re: [WSG] why is this text not resizable,?

2007-06-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Sat, 16 Jun 2007 19:36:06 -0700, Tee G. Peng wrote: I was at Media Temple reading mySQL stuff, and one thing caught my eyes. First I saw the h3 text seems to have shadow effect so I tried to select it to see if it's graphic. It's not and then I notice the font isn't enlarged when I

Re: [WSG] 1 pixel gap

2007-06-19 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 17:33:34 +0100, Paul Collins wrote: Hi all, Just got a 1 pixel gap at the left of my image here that is baffling me. It is happening in Firefox and Safari on Mac - the only browsers I have tested in so far. you can see there is space below the image to the right where it

Re: [WSG] 1 pixel gap

2007-06-19 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 17:33:34 +0100, Paul Collins wrote: Hi all, Just got a 1 pixel gap at the left of my image here that is baffling me. It is happening in Firefox and Safari on Mac - the only browsers I have tested in so far. you can see there is space below the image to the right where it

Re: [WSG] Background image problem

2007-07-06 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 16:46:52 -0400, Dean Matthews wrote: I have a page with 3 divs in a wrapper div, essentially top, middle, bottom. The repeating background for the middle div is showing about 5 pixels below the bottom div (which has it's own background). This is only happening on IE 6

Re: [WSG] Background image problem

2007-07-06 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 16:46:52 -0400, Dean Matthews wrote: I have a page with 3 divs in a wrapper div, essentially top, middle, bottom. The repeating background for the middle div is showing about 5 pixels below the bottom div (which has it's own background). This is only happening on IE 6

Re: [WSG] H1 font not set in IE

2007-07-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:25:00 +0100, Nick Roper wrote: Hi James, Yup, as I say, it works fine for both headers and menus on FF/MAc, but only for the menus on FF/Win. What I'm trying to figure out is why the menus render in Garamamond but the headings don't on FF/Win Interesting. I'm on

Re: [WSG] H1 font not set in IE

2007-07-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:25:00 +0100, Nick Roper wrote: Hi James, Yup, as I say, it works fine for both headers and menus on FF/MAc, but only for the menus on FF/Win. What I'm trying to figure out is why the menus render in Garamamond but the headings don't on FF/Win Interesting. I'm on

Re: [WSG] H1 font not set in IE

2007-07-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:25:00 +0100, Nick Roper wrote: Hi James, Yup, as I say, it works fine for both headers and menus on FF/MAc, but only for the menus on FF/Win. What I'm trying to figure out is why the menus render in Garamamond but the headings don't on FF/Win Correction to my

Re: [WSG] H1 font not set in IE

2007-07-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:25:00 +0100, Nick Roper wrote: Hi James, Yup, as I say, it works fine for both headers and menus on FF/MAc, but only for the menus on FF/Win. What I'm trying to figure out is why the menus render in Garamamond but the headings don't on FF/Win Correction to my

Re: [WSG] Using target=_blank

2007-07-24 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 24 Jul 2007 13:19:21 -0400 (EDT), [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Personally I prefer links to open in the same Window. But that's me. And I don't want to force my preference on anyone. That's why it's nicer to leave it to the user to decide. The only way to let users decide is to open

Re: RES: [WSG] HELP with CSS

2007-07-28 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:36:38 -0300, SosCpdGMail wrote: Hello Ted There is, somewhere, a reference or tutorial of how can we read and learn about the structural way and css? I have look around many and many approaches to this subject, in many and many different ways like books, googling

Re: [WSG] setting fontsize in body

2007-08-07 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 7 Aug 2007 12:01:04 +0100, David Dorward wrote: This would be the older generation who tend towards having poor eyesight and needing larger font sizes? Sorry, David, Your comment makes me smile. Being retired, I assist at a computer training lab where students of all adult ages

Re: [WSG] IE, alpha transparency and sliding doors...

2007-08-22 Thread David Hucklesby
On 21/8/07 (04:02) Joseph said: Safari will sometimes show a different hue of your color than other browsers will when .png images set as backgrounds. On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 1, Rick Lecoat replied: /Slightly/ off-thread, but... I believe that this is a product of PNGs containing a built-in

Re: [WSG] IE, alpha transparency and sliding doors...

2007-08-22 Thread David Hucklesby
On 21/8/07 (04:02) Joseph said: Safari will sometimes show a different hue of your color than other browsers will when .png images set as backgrounds. On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 1, Rick Lecoat replied: /Slightly/ off-thread, but... I believe that this is a product of PNGs containing a built-in

Re: [WSG] When is invalid CSS okay?

2007-08-22 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 22 Aug 2007 11:27:11 +0100, Rick Lecoat wrote: [...] So, is it considered 'okay', in a web standards sense, to have a non- valid bug-fixes stylesheet working alongside your perfect, pristine, uiber-valid main stylesheet? Personally, after working with separate style sheets for IE,

Re: [WSG] Jquery and/or Yahoo UI

2007-10-14 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 15 Oct 2007 09:23:04 +1000, Kit Grose wrote: [...] I'm a big fan of JS libraries. I use Prototype (and Script.aculo.us) and YUI quite a lot as the basis of a lot of my larger JS-based sites. The advantage of YUI isn't so much its ability to maintain strong standards, but its very

Re: [WSG] Best way to clear a float

2007-11-12 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 09:58:37 -0600, Likely, James A. wrote: Hello, I am curious to see how others clear floats. *Sometimes* I find this works: #parent {overflow: auto;} This does require thorough testing, however. Another simple method is the one Mohamed described - floats always contain

Re: [WSG] Best way to clear a float

2007-11-12 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 09:58:37 -0600, Likely, James A. wrote: Hello, I am curious to see how others clear floats. *Sometimes* I find this works: #parent {overflow: auto;} This does require thorough testing, however. Another simple method is the one Mohamed described - floats always contain

[WSG] Input tag - closing tag optional?

2007-11-20 Thread David Hucklesby
Trying to help a friend with their form markup, I suggested they look up the W3C specifications. Their question was does the input tag require a closing /input. I told them categorically no but was embarrassed to see this in the W3C specs[1]: !ELEMENT INPUT - O EMPTY -- form control

Re: [WSG] Input tag - closing tag optional?

2007-11-23 Thread David Hucklesby
On 21 Nov 2007, at 05:12, David Hucklesby wrote: Trying to help a friend with their form markup, I suggested they look up the W3C specifications. Their question was does the input tag require a closing /input. I told them categorically no but was embarrassed to see this in the W3C specs

Re: [WSG] Input tag - closing tag optional?

2007-11-23 Thread David Hucklesby
On 21 Nov 2007, at 05:12, David Hucklesby wrote: Trying to help a friend with their form markup, I suggested they look up the W3C specifications. Their question was does the input tag require a closing /input. I told them categorically no but was embarrassed to see this in the W3C specs

RE: [WSG] Site check please

2007-11-23 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 21:53:13 +1000, Taco Fleur wrote: Sorry, I meant: Can the more obsessive compulsive members of the group, check our new site for problems please? :) www.clickfind.com.au Without even trying to be obsessive compulsive I can report that there is not enough room for the form

RE: [WSG] Site check please

2007-11-23 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 21:53:13 +1000, Taco Fleur wrote: Sorry, I meant: Can the more obsessive compulsive members of the group, check our new site for problems please? :) www.clickfind.com.au Without even trying to be obsessive compulsive I can report that there is not enough room for the form

RE: [WSG] Site check please

2007-11-23 Thread David Hucklesby
On Sat, 24 Nov 2007 12:31:30 +1000, Taco Fleur wrote: Without even trying to be obsessive compulsive I can report that there is not enough room for the form labels on my end, so several of them wrap. Would you be able to post a link to the form in question? The link is the one you gave. I

Re: [WSG] Validation questions

2007-11-27 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:34:05 +1000, Taco Fleur wrote: I have an error where it says document type does not allow element OL here The ol tag is within a formfieldset I don't understand, is this not allowed? Pass. I have an error where it says end tag for element P which is not open. The p

Re: [WSG] Validation questions

2007-11-27 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:34:05 +1000, Taco Fleur wrote: I have an error where it says document type does not allow element OL here The ol tag is within a formfieldset I don't understand, is this not allowed? Pass. I have an error where it says end tag for element P which is not open. The p

Re: [WSG] Disabling Fonts in Font Stacks

2007-11-29 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 18:23:25 -, James Leslie wrote: Does anyone know if there is a way of disabling a font at the browser level, maybe a firefox plug-in, to be able to do quick checks on legibility, sizing issues, layout, etc. Sorry I am a bit late -- but Opera's web developer

Re: [WSG] preserve whitespace

2007-12-11 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:09:03 +, Simon Cockayne wrote: I have an HTML page and I want to (well my client wants me to) preserve leading blanks in the value of a table data cell. ... td {white-space: pre;} /* perhaps? */ Cordially, David -- www.hucklesby.com

Re: [WSG] File comparison tool for Dreamweaver CS3

2007-12-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:38:07 +, Simon Cockayne wrote: Hi there, What file comparison tool would you recommend for Dreamweaver CS3? Odd. I'm surprised DW does *not* have a file compare capability. I have used text editors for decades, but have not used DW much. All text editors I ever used

Re: [WSG] BBC in Beta

2007-12-18 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:30:21 +, Paul McCann wrote: Heads up, the BBC has a new site in Beta. http://www.bbc.co.uk/home/beta Thoughts/praise/comments :) It looks like they are doing some (unsuccessful?) browser sniffing. I get a mostly black and white page in Opera, and a brightly

Re: [WSG] semantic list with explanations

2008-01-09 Thread David Hucklesby
On Wed, 09 Jan 2008 18:13:13 +1100, Chris Knowles wrote: because thats a different issue. Its an issue of the user not upgrading to software thats available and thats better. ... Just one niggle here. The user might well be using a computer at work, school, a library, or an Internet café.

Re: [WSG] Conflict between Mime Type and Document Type

2008-01-30 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 29 Jan 2008 21:37:26 +1100, Andrew Freedman wrote: Conflict between Mime Type and Document Type http://www.bigbaer.com/css_tutorials/css.image.text.wrap.htm Yah. DOCTYPE is XHTML 1.1, which should only be served as XML. I suggest HTML 4.01 or XHTML 1.0 instead, unless you want to

Re: [WSG] PNG in IE6

2008-02-21 Thread David Hucklesby
On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 09:30:08 -0600, Tim Palac wrote: Why not just use http://dean.edwards.name/IE7/ as the plugin to display your PNG? That way, if people are using IE6 with Javascript enabled, you can add png functionality, advanced CSS support, etc. I know Eric Meyer personally endorses

Re: [WSG] generated source

2008-02-26 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 26 Feb 2008 10:44:13 -0800, jody tate wrote: Does anyone have a preferred way to view and validate generated source code? By generated source I mean after Ajax, JavaScript, and so on have done their magic. [...] Yet viewing generated source in Firebug, that same meta tag

Re: [WSG] SEO, fact or fiction

2008-03-17 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 16:10:31 +, kevin mcmonagle wrote: hi, Im doing a site for a nightclub. So im doing a hybrid. The owner has demanded a music track playing continuously. What would you lot do if you had to put in a continually playing music track? Hi Kev - Because I am on dial-up

Re: [WSG] Fieldsets outside of forms. Was: Safari 3.1 and webkit-border-radius

2008-03-22 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, 21 Mar 2008 13:15:22 +0100, Keryx Web wrote: David Dorward skrev: From the spec: The FIELDSET element allows authors to group thematically related controls and labels. --- [...] E. I wanted the effect... Effects are the realm of CSS and JS, not markup. Generally true, but for

Re: [WSG] Rogue text appears in IE6.

2008-04-03 Thread David Hucklesby
On Thu, 3 Apr 2008 10:51:02 +0100, Rob Enslin wrote: I've recently built a website trying to move towards more standards-compliant code. After the delight at pushing the site live my world 'caved in' (a little over-dramatic maybe) this morning when a colleague noticed rogue 'ls. text some

Re: [WSG] Character Encoding Mismatch

2008-04-05 Thread David Hucklesby
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 4:16 PM, Kristine Cummins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can someone tell me how to fix this W3C warning – I'm new to understanding this part. http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.beverlywilson.com%2F On Fri, 4 Apr 2008 20:15:19 -0400, Nikita The Spider

Re: [WSG] Centered Horizontal Menu

2008-05-07 Thread David Hucklesby
On Sun, 04 May 2008 12:36:55 +1000, IceKat wrote: I have a list menu which is supposed to be horizontal and centered. Not a problem right? Wrong. There are three problems. 1. IE7 doesn't use display: inline very well when text is enlarged or made smaller. (just try it and see the mess it

Re: [WSG] :: CSS Code Formatting ::

2008-05-08 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 6 May 2008 19:19:24 +0530, Amrinder wrote: I was reading this article on Smashing Magazine which shows how to increase code readability, http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/05/02/improving-code-readability-with-css- styleguides/ but I have listened to Andy Clarke over Lynda.com

Re: [WSG] The Problem of adjacent links

2008-05-08 Thread David Hucklesby
On Thu, 8 May 2008 15:52:38 +0100 (BST), Stuart Foulstone wrote: From a usability/accessibility point a view. The most common separator used in such circumstances (and therefore that most expected by screen-reader users) is the vertical bar. How about a border?

Re: [WSG] Older Browsers

2008-05-12 Thread David Hucklesby
On Mon, 12 May 2008 10:04:44 +0300, Michael Persson wrote: Dear Scott, I think helping your client to install a proper web browser would also eliminate other website problems also. IE5 have terrible CSS support and you will need to make table design again to make a website look ok in

Re: [WSG] Large Background Images

2008-05-13 Thread David Hucklesby
On Tue, 13 May 2008 22:11:29 -0400, Mike at Green-Beast.com wrote: Hi Chris, bandwidth. However standards are still a concern, what perils of wisdom for using a full-page BG can the list cultivate? Hard on those with a slow connection, but I cannot foresee another issue unless the

Re: [WSG] Accessibility for HTML Email

2008-05-15 Thread David Hucklesby
On Thu, 15 May 2008 10:35:16 -0400, Erickson, Kevin (DOE) wrote: What is the most accessible method to have email links on web pages? After putting a plain email address on my web site I got a lot of spam. So I changed my contact address and put it on the page as mail(at)example(dot)com. Then

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