Re: [WSG] Page Structure

2007-06-27 Thread James Jeffery
H1 should be your company name, or logo. h1img src= alt=/h1 Some people like to use IR (Image Replacement) for logos, but a logo is your brand, just as your name is your brand, so i wouldnt use IR on a logo. Tagline should be H2. Im not sure on what you mean by page content, i wouldnt wrap the

Re: [WSG] Page Structure

2007-06-27 Thread James Jeffery
I didnt say you can only use a single H1 element and yes H1 is to be used for the most important headings on the page. When im developing for corp. customers i tend to place the companys identity (The Logo/Name) in the the H1 element because this is, the most important heading on the page and its

Re: [WSG] Page Structure

2007-06-27 Thread James Jeffery
So basically what your trying to say is that branding is the least important part of the page, so place it in a p ? That is incorrect. Lets say you have: Earth Consultants Free Housing and Enviroment Advice Between your title tags your likley to place something like: titleEarth Consultants -

Re: [WSG] Page Structure

2007-06-27 Thread James Jeffery
is very important. Views are views, and a great debate consists of a difference of views. : ) On 6/27/07, Tony Crockford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery wrote: So basically what your trying to say is that branding is the least important part of the page, so place it in a p ? no, I'm

Re: [WSG] Skip to Content?

2007-06-28 Thread James Jeffery
Is it not possible to place the navigation near to the top of your Source Code and position the navigation using CSS? That whay people who cannot use CSS will have the navigation at the top. Source Order is important for this very reason. There may be a reason to why you can't do it, but from

Re: [WSG] Page Structure

2007-06-28 Thread James Jeffery
Google still uses the meta=description tag. Search for 'multipak', the description given for the top link is taken from the meta tag. Im not sure about other search engines. I dont work on the SEO side of things, because usually well formed mark-up is sufficient, unless your one of these people

Re: [WSG] Site Build It and CSS???

2007-06-30 Thread James Jeffery
Looks like you will have to re-write the HTML pages, get rid of the tabled layouts, depreciated elements, inline/attribute styles before you start with any CSS. Its more time consuming than anything. I did the same a year back with phpBB and it wasn't at all nice but its possible. :) On

Re: [WSG] Dutch guild of front-end developers in the making

2007-07-03 Thread James Jeffery
Interesting, although i didnt read a word of it, its all in dutch, but i got the english summary. As for certification, its useless as one pointed out, technologys on the internet change all the time. Im at uni at the moment doing web development, and in the HTML side of things, they still teach

Re: [WSG] Robot meta tags

2007-07-04 Thread James Jeffery
No all meta tags are depreciated, and i cant see them being either, google still uses the meta=description , as also bruce has pointed out. Regards On 7/4/07, Bruce Morrison [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Tue, 2007-07-03 at 19:04 -0400, Brian Cummiskey wrote: Joyce Evans wrote: Is it

Re: [WSG] Dutch guild of front-end developers in the making

2007-07-04 Thread James Jeffery
, Sander Aarts [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery schreef: As for certification, its useless as one pointed out, technologys on the internet change all the time. Lukily for me i know alot on the web standards side of things. Well, that knowledge is useless too then as web technology

Re: [WSG] Who's A Front End Developer?

2007-07-04 Thread James Jeffery
Extensive knowledge on HTML, CSS and Javascript would be what i call a 'front end-developer'. But even then that isn't enough, front-end developers should have alot of knowledge in the Accessiblity and Usability, and if they are can design aswell, thats all the better. When i say extensive, i

Re: [WSG] Robot meta tags

2007-07-04 Thread James Jeffery
Sorry, that was a type error, sometimes i wizz so fast on the keyboard i miss keys and hit extra keys, must be my fat fingers. Depreciated means to lessen the value, and the value of meta tags has gone down hill from the days when they got abused to boost page rankings, but its not going to be

Re: [WSG] Re: Microformats was [ Is this a good use of dl ]

2007-07-08 Thread James Jeffery
Microformats are about creating standards, standards for software vendors and web developers. In the future, with the use of powerful web technologies search engines and such will be able to aggrigate results from class name, software will be able to collect information from them aswell. Its

Re: [WSG] Visual Design Of Websites

2007-07-11 Thread James Jeffery
Hi Marvin, It sounds like your trying to do to much to soon. First, lets understand the different aspects of web development. 1) Web Design - This involves understanding colors, extensive knowledge in graphics applications such as photoshop, illustrator or fireworks. 2) Front End - This is

Re: [WSG] Visual Design Of Websites

2007-07-11 Thread James Jeffery
Yep and i would totally agree, but try telling that to marvin and youll confuse the poor guy, i was keeping things very simple for him/her. From past knowledge, if your to add jargon (which it is to marvin here) you would do more damage then good at this stage. But yep Hassan is right. This

Re: [WSG] Visual Design Of Websites

2007-07-12 Thread James Jeffery
All Rounders are good, im one myself aswell, but dont expect to jump in and become good at everything, thats what im saying. And also, being an All Rounder is not a good thing sometime's, the main reason being that jobs wont be completed as quick as a team of developers could do it, ive lost a

Re: [WSG] To target or not

2007-07-13 Thread James Jeffery
Id say dont use pop-ups, nobody likes them w! :P On 7/13/07, Maria Solange Siebra Borges [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: tomorrow see you!! bye solange 2007/7/12, Matthew Ohlman [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Hello List, I was curious what others opinions were on this issue... Since W3C doesn't

Re: [WSG] Accessible headline 'scroller'

2007-07-14 Thread James Jeffery
Thats Javascript. Im not to tough at Javascript, but im sure you could detect if the user has Javascript enabled, if not provide a box with vertical scrolling, or a box with say 2 or 3 articles. That example you provided is a good example in itself. If you dont know Javascript im sure there are

Re: [WSG] Accessible headline 'scroller'

2007-07-14 Thread James Jeffery
Thats Javascript. Im not to tough at Javascript, but im sure you could detect if the user has Javascript enabled, if not provide a box with vertical scrolling, or a box with say 2 or 3 articles. That example you provided is a good example in itself. If you dont know Javascript im sure there are

Re: [WSG] H1 font not set in IE

2007-07-17 Thread James Jeffery
Im using FireFox on a Mac and it works fine. :P On 7/17/07, Nick Roper [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Nick, Thanks for that. The weird thing is though that Garamond does render for the menus. So, on the same machine/browser, the menus render in Garamond - so the font is there OK - but the

[WSG] Geo.Tagging?

2007-07-23 Thread James Jeffery
Hello Fellow Standards Geeks! Im not the sharpest knife in the draw when it comes to stuff like Geo.Tagging, i have never needed a valid reason to use geo meta tags within any of my developments, although i have learn't recently that it can/may be a benefit when collecting results based on

Re: [WSG] Designing A gui

2007-08-06 Thread James Jeffery
Hi Marvin. I really hope you wasn't posting that message to try to promote the star trek cafe page. Anyway, by GUI do you mean a layout/page design? On 8/6/07, Josh Suggs [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can you be more specific? Is there any criteria to the assignment? Josh Sent via BlackBerry

Re: [WSG] Shop Products Markup

2007-08-07 Thread James Jeffery
Depends on what you want to achieve. You can use the microformats hReview to provide product reviews, but i dont think there is anything specific for listing products. You could use XML, but only if you had real reason to, if your using XML for the sole purpose to add semantic meaning to your

Re: [WSG] Shop Products Markup

2007-08-07 Thread James Jeffery
platforms because XML isn't software or machine dependent. Using XML purely to add semantic value to elements isn't really one of them though, its like OTT, its likely to be that a machine wont see it the way you expect it to. James Jeffery ClearVue Media Faraday Warf, Aston Science Park, Birmingham

[WSG] Usability Accessibility Over Design?

2007-08-14 Thread James Jeffery
Good Evening. Does Or Should Design Out-Weight Usability and/or Accessibility? Ive been faced with a number of situations during development on a number of projects that has forced me make a choice you have all probably had to make Usability/Accessibility over design. I know Usability and

Re: [WSG] Usability Accessibility Over Design?

2007-08-14 Thread James Jeffery
Exactly the responses i expected. It is possible to get good Accessibility, Usability and Design, but usually you have to give and take for each or one of them. More often then not a website focused on good Accessibility and Usability generally lacks a 'hi-tech' design, not that any of that is a

Re: [WSG] Usability Accessibility Over Design?

2007-08-14 Thread James Jeffery
With plain HTML its accessible, if its done correct in the first place. Its the visual design which were talking about. Forcing the user to resize there fonts, or disable CSS or Javascript to be able to read a page is asking a bit to much from them. People are hacking away at there CSS and

Re: [WSG] Usability Accessibility Over Design?

2007-08-14 Thread James Jeffery
here in the UK anyway. On 8/14/07, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: With plain HTML its accessible, if its done correct in the first place. Its the visual design which were talking about. Forcing the user to resize there fonts, or disable CSS or Javascript to be able to read a page

Re: [WSG] Usability Accessibility Over Design?

2007-08-15 Thread James Jeffery
. Accessibility shares many aspects with usability because not all accessibility concerns regard markup and features for highly impaired users. However generally for most accessibility guidelines following them will improve usability for your average user too. James Jeffery wrote: Good Evening. Does

Re: [WSG] Usability Accessibility Over Design?

2007-08-15 Thread James Jeffery
However, if you want see an example where prestige is also crucial, but the designer has use compliant methods and passed 508 validation (at least) see: http://www.fosterandpartners .com/Practice/Default.aspx I dont mean to pick on this website, but from looking at

Re: [WSG] When is invalid CSS okay?

2007-08-22 Thread James Jeffery
say no. If it cant be done, dont hack away and try to make something possible, you'll end up with a right mess. James Jeffery On 8/22/07, Rick Lecoat [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is probably one of those questions that divides the audience (no, it doesn't involve brussel sprouts), but here

Re: [WSG] will Eric Meyer�s C SS SCULPTOR put me out of job?

2007-08-28 Thread James Jeffery
Dont worry about it. I doubt web companies are going to lose ANY work from clients because of any of this. On 8/28/07, Chris Wilson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That's the same short sighted question asked when WYSIWYG editors were introduced. If something like this is making you fear for your

Re: [WSG] Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

2007-08-30 Thread James Jeffery
I can understand what the WG are saying, making it optional isn't going to dent accessibility because good coders will use the alt attribute regardless. In this world there is going to be sloppy coders who dont follow rules and positive conventions. Flickr and Photobucket should provide an

Re: [WSG] Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

2007-08-30 Thread James Jeffery
Also to lessen the confusion, whilst sites like Flickr are marking up their HTML with HTML 4.01 they should continue to follow the rules and provide alt attributes. :) On 8/30/07, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I can understand what the WG are saying, making it optional isn't going

Re: [WSG] Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

2007-08-30 Thread James Jeffery
The WG are not going to depreciate it, there going to make it an option to include it, so sites like Flickr wont need to include them. In HTML 4.01 if you dont include the alt attribute, as we all know the document will not validate. Personally i think by default its usage shouldn't change, so

Re: [WSG] Accessible Adobe Photoshop and flash With Jaws

2007-09-26 Thread James Jeffery
Hi Marvin. I get the impression you are blind, from reading your previous posts i wouldn't have guessed that, some of your help and comments to other members are very good, you are clearly skilled at what you do and i admire your ability and progression in the field. The first reply i will give

Re: [WSG] Form styling

2007-09-26 Thread James Jeffery
To layout a form i usually do: form method=POST action=?php $_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT']? fieldset legendLogin To Members Area/legend divlabel for=usernameUsername/labelinput type=text id=username name=username/div divlabel for=passwordUsername/labelinput type=password id=password name=password/div

Re: [WSG] Accessible Adobe Photoshop and flash With Jaws

2007-09-27 Thread James Jeffery
James Ellis: Explain to me how a blind person would create a gradient using HEX or RGB color values, if a person born blind does not know what a color is because they have never seen one. Why put a blind person in this position in the first place? Its like asking someone with no arms to learn to

Re: [WSG] Problems validating with TIDY

2007-09-28 Thread James Jeffery
ID Attribute values MUST begin with a letter and may be followed by letters (A-Za-z), digits (0-9), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.). James On 9/28/07, Tim Offenstein [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a page I want to validate. W3C says it's valid XHTML Transitional

Re: [WSG] DOCTYPE prevents script processing in IE!

2007-10-08 Thread James Jeffery
Im at college at the moment, i tryed it with and without the doctype and it worked fine. They are using IE6, i cant test on IE7 until i get home. If everything is valid i cant see there being a problem, but there obviously it. Regrads James On 10/8/07, Simon Cockayne [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [WSG] Story Boards

2007-10-10 Thread James Jeffery
Molly has put up an example of methods to mock-up/storyboard: http://www.molly.com/2005/08/23/protoype-techniques-in-the-web-design-workflow/ James On 10/10/07, Mike at Green-Beast.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: doing a project for my website development course. now, part of the

Re: [WSG] London Meetup for people interested in an informal discussion around web standards

2007-10-12 Thread James Jeffery
For anyone based in the West Midlands there is also: http://www.multipack.co.uk/ On 10/11/07, Nick Fitzsimons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 11 Oct 2007, at 12:00, Ross Bruniges wrote: For general meet-ups with presentations and such (like Geek Dinners or things similar) then it really is

Re: [WSG] Encoded mailto links

2007-10-19 Thread James Jeffery
I was just about to post an idea, then i thought, it dont matter what you do if a spam bot gets your email address, which they always do, your going to get spam anyway. So its best to just control it on your end. In the real world businesses in prime locations get bombarded with junk mail, so

[WSG] Web Standards In Colleges and Universities

2007-10-20 Thread James Jeffery
Good Morning! Here is my problem. Im at college this year, preparing for University (Hopefully Birmingham) to study Software Engineering. At college we have a class on a Thursday called Web Development and the guy thats teaching the class in an absolute joke, no seriously, he is. He is teaching

Re: [WSG] Web Standards In Colleges and Universities

2007-10-20 Thread James Jeffery
/07, Tony Crockford [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 20 Oct 2007, at 10:18, James Jeffery wrote: Should i use my essay and examples and take it to the head of the college? I really don't know how to go about this, but its definatly a problem. Who set the syllabus? Assuming it's

Re: [WSG] Web Standards In Colleges and Universities

2007-10-21 Thread James Jeffery
:18 am, James Jeffery wrote: Good Morning! Here is my problem. Im at college this year, preparing for University (Hopefully Birmingham) to study Software Engineering. At college we have a class on a Thursday called Web Development and the guy thats teaching the class in an absolute

Re: [WSG] Re: Alt text for purely aesthetic images

2007-10-26 Thread James Jeffery
This is my view. If an image is for aesthetic purposes, it should be in with the CSS. If an image is to be used as part of the content, for example, the image of your wife, then it should be within img tags. I would say that is common sense to be honest. If you turn of the CSS would you want

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread James Jeffery
I highly doubt that presentational styles will effect SEO. When you use display:none you are not removing the content from the source, you are just hiding it from users viewing the web page. If you was to remove the element from the source using DOM that would be different. James On 10/29/07,

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread James Jeffery
or negative absolute positioning. It depends on what situation you're using it for but yes it can be bad if used wrongly. Thanks Dave - - - - - - - - - - http://www.dave-woods.co.uk On 29/10/2007, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I highly doubt that presentational styles will effect SEO

[WSG] Rounded Courners .... Your Take

2007-10-30 Thread James Jeffery
What methods do you find best when creating rounded corners and which methods are the most supported? I have been using span tags and absolute positioning. I have also recently started to use the sliding doors method because you can achive nice rounded boxes with some nice effects, even better if

Re: [WSG] Rounded Courners .... Your Take

2007-10-30 Thread James Jeffery
You can try it out for yourself by changing the images to a solid color and change the font-size in the body to 1em and test in IE5.5. See what you come up with. On Oct 30, 2007 4:46 PM, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was having a slight issue using span tags, the problem with IE5.x

Re: [WSG] Rounded Courners .... Your Take

2007-10-30 Thread James Jeffery
JavaScript it should work just fine. M. Jama big:interactive 91 Princedale Road Holland Park London W11 4NS Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Direct: +44 (0)20 7313 2262 www.biggroup.co.uk -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of James Jeffery

Re: [WSG] Rounded Courners .... Your Take

2007-10-30 Thread James Jeffery
with wrapping divs? Much more stable approach... smth like this: div class=wr1div class=wr2div class=wr3div class=wr4 [content] /div/div/div/div .wr1{background:url(corner-top-left.png)} ... On 10/30/07, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You can try it out for yourself by changing

[WSG] PHI and YUI Grids

2007-10-30 Thread James Jeffery
Does the Yahoo Grid framework have any relation to the golden rule (ie: Divine Proportion)? I am slowly learning to create aesthetically pleasing web designs, although i would never us the Yahoo framework does it have any relation? Or is YUI Grid system just a way to place blocks on the page?

Re: [WSG] PHI and YUI Grids

2007-10-30 Thread James Jeffery
Its a personal reason. I like to do everything from design, to build, to backend scripting to deploying. I find its less hassle to create my own layouts for the job i am working on. Im the same with JS and PHP, even though there are pre compiled scripts out there, i would rather create my own, so

Re: [WSG] PHI and YUI Grids

2007-10-31 Thread James Jeffery
Hmmm interesting i might take a look at it. I would love to know more about YUI Grids and the 'Golden Mean'. James On 10/31/07, Maarten Stolte [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, We've been using the YUI for a while. We wrote our own variant to support the proportions that our Art Director

Re: [WSG] PHI and YUI Grids

2007-11-01 Thread James Jeffery
Ok i will confess slightly, i think yahoo have pulled on the old heart strings and im sort of falling in love with framwork. I spend alot of time on an CSS channel on IRC, most of us on there are typical We can do anything we don't need help from anyone, and when someone mentions YUI stylesheets

Re: [WSG] PHI and YUI Grids

2007-11-03 Thread James Jeffery
@webstandardsgroup.org Subject: Re: [WSG] PHI and YUI Grids James Jeffery wrote: Hmmm interesting i might take a look at it. I would love to know more about YUI Grids and the 'Golden Mean'. James FWIW, the Golden Mean is a matter of philosophy. I believe the search string you seek is Golden

[WSG] Styling option [Forms]

2007-11-04 Thread James Jeffery
Hi all I have a select box that has a greater width and hight then the standard size. I am trying to center the default option that displays in the select box. I have tried padding: xem 0; and it centers the options when the list is displayed, but the default option does not change. Basically i

[WSG] Flex and CSS (Not the framework)

2007-11-05 Thread James Jeffery
Hi all. What relation does Flex have with CSS? I noticed it in the manual many times but never actually read up on it. Today i did a tad bit of research during a lecture. At first i was taken to flex.org , which i understand is different. When i checked the Wiki, it says Flex is a lexial

Re: [WSG] Flex and CSS (Not the framework)

2007-11-10 Thread James Jeffery
Flex, CSS and code separation Applying styles from a default.css file On Css in Flex Flex 3:Feature IntroductionsBest Regards, Nate On Nov 5, 2007 11:36 AM, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all. What relation does Flex have with CSS? I noticed it in the manual many times

Re: [WSG] Help (another topic)

2007-11-10 Thread James Jeffery
For something that simple you could use PHP and use $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] www.php.net James On Nov 10, 2007 1:41 PM, Bob Schwartz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have a client who wants a page personalized for him similar to this: http://www.vermiip.es/il-mio-ip/ so people can discover

Re: [WSG] Help (another topic)

2007-11-10 Thread James Jeffery
If you only want to show the user there IP address, something as simple as ?php print $_SERVER[''REMOTE_ADDR] ? ... would work. On Nov 10, 2007 3:30 PM, Bob Schwartz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks James, Only one minor problem, I know nearly nothing about PHP. How would I write this up?

[WSG] Javascript Dropdown Problems

2007-11-12 Thread James Jeffery
Slight issue. I have a list of links with a nested list within one for the li's. The nested listed is hidden from view and made visable when the user clicks the parent li. It works fine, apart from for accessibility reasons how should i implement this list? Users with JS disabled but CSS enabled

[WSG] [CSS3] background-image:

2007-11-12 Thread James Jeffery
Why does 'background-repeat:' determine the number of images to add? background-image: url(1), url(2), url(3); background-repeat: top, left, right, bottom; is equal to background-image: url(1), url(2), url(3), url(4); background-position: top, left, right, bottom; Would it not be better for it

Re: [WSG] [CSS3] background-image:

2007-11-12 Thread James Jeffery
Sorry made an error in the second example (url(4) should be url(1)) background-image: url(1), url(2), url(3); background-repeat: top, left, right, bottom; is equal to background-image: url(1), url(2), url(3), url(1); background-position: top, left, right, bottom; On 11/12/07, James Jeffery

Re: [WSG] Idiot's guide to JavaScript

2007-11-15 Thread James Jeffery
http://domscripting.com/book/ is very good too. Thats the one i purchased yesterday. Very good read! On Nov 14, 2007 10:02 PM, Olly Hodgson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Nov 14, 2007 9:44 PM, Chris Knowles [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Rob Mason wrote: I am looking for a really basic, plain

Re: [WSG] Site check

2007-11-17 Thread James Jeffery
Usability - Poor One off the reasons is viewing your web gallery annoyed me. I had to click through 3 pages to view the gallery and each time the flash too a while to load. - There is to much flash on the site that does not need to be there. - Colors are poor I could point out alo of things

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread James Jeffery
- The first thing that struck me was the blatent missues of the em element. - Missing title attribute from your anchor's - No indication as to who or what your site is about. At least a logo or name. - Why use XHTML? If you are not using anything XML related you should be using HTML. HTML is

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread James Jeffery
no credit. James On Nov 17, 2007 9:18 PM, Kevin Lennon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery wrote: - The first thing that struck me was the blatent missues of the em element. - Missing title attribute from your anchor's - No indication as to who or what your site is about. At least

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread James Jeffery
On Nov 18, 2007 1:19 AM, Patrick H. Lauke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery wrote: Not every anchor needs extra advisory information, so I don't see an issue here. The title attribute is optional, but a title can help to clearly and accurately describe a link and for a website

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread James Jeffery
] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of James Jeffery Sent: 18 November 2007 10:32 To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org Subject: Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check On Nov 18, 2007 1:19 AM, Patrick H. Lauke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery wrote: Not every anchor needs extra advisory

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread James Jeffery
there for the average Joe aswell. Great discussion though, some valid points on both ends i feel. James On Nov 18, 2007 7:54 PM, Patrick H. Lauke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery wrote: Some do, some don't. I would rather provide to those that do and give the disabled a greater benifit for those

Re: [WSG] Re: inline styles theoretical question

2008-01-01 Thread James Jeffery
HTML is the structure and content, CSS is the presentation, Javascript is the behaviour. Its perfectly valid to include in-line styles if you like making life hard for yourself and enjoy updating messy mark-up thats difficult to read. There may be extreme cases when you need to use inline styles,

Re: [WSG] Re: inline styles theoretical question

2008-01-01 Thread James Jeffery
A CMS system bases itself on templates. A template file will get re-used over and over as many times as it needs so if you add the following to the index.php page (which is the base for every page within the CMS): div style=border:red 1px solid?php get_section('link_list') ?/div That will give

[WSG] Test Plans

2008-01-15 Thread James Jeffery
Hi All. Im not familiar with test plans for Websites, i have my own way of running tests that usually run of what the client wants i.e: Is the header 320px heigh? and does it expand when the font size is incremented?. I have to do an in depth test plan for an assignment, which i would also use

Re: [WSG] Test Plans

2008-01-15 Thread James Jeffery
www.labscape.co.uk http://www.labscape.co.uk -- -- *From:* [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] *On Behalf Of *James Jeffery *Sent:* 15 January 2008 12:09 *To:* wsg@webstandardsgroup.org *Subject:* [WSG] Test Plans

[WSG] Dreamweaver CS3

2008-04-04 Thread James Jeffery
I've been thinking about buying the new version of Photoshop and Illustrator, as i just purchased a new dual core iMac. Currently i use BBEdit but im thinking about switching to Dreamweaver as i might aswell purchase the creative suite. Is the new dreamweaver any good for us developers? This may

Re: [WSG] Standard for committing changes to a database?

2008-04-14 Thread James Jeffery
Let the user modify the data and submit any changes. Its how most applications work and its what the users are used to. *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe:

[WSG] Question on YUI

2008-04-28 Thread James Jeffery
Morning all, I have never used YUI but i thought i might aswell give it a shot on my latest project, afterall the tools are there to save time. The problem is though their layouts, some of the ones i was looking at are heavy on Javascript. Call me wrong but from my knowledge relying soley on

Re: [WSG] valid video in (x)html?

2008-04-28 Thread James Jeffery
A google search pulls up alot of results: http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=enq=embedding+youtube+valid+htmlmeta= Try those. On 4/28/08, Designer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I have had a request from a client to include a video on a website. I know nothing about this, except for a simple

Re: [WSG] IE8 beta's a nightmare

2008-04-29 Thread James Jeffery
Microsoft should save themselves all the hassle and use the Geko engine. There IE still gets shipped with every version of Windows. They have created a nice operating system for general users and by changing their engine to an open source one is not going to decrease sales in their O/S. This

Re: [WSG] IE8 beta's a nightmare

2008-04-29 Thread James Jeffery
browsers hurts my noggin I can't see m$ using geko though (it would be admitting the competition is better) I wish they would, shame it would be better for everyone should be forever reffered to as inferior explorer :) - S 2008/4/29 James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Microsoft should save

[WSG] JS Image Slider

2008-04-29 Thread James Jeffery
Im looking on creating an image slider. Basically a 400px x 200px box that you can slide along and reveal more images. They will hold the 'latest' image uploads. Each slide will have about 4-5 images, you scoll accross and you view more. I want to do this so that users without Javascript enabled

Re: [WSG] JS Image Slider

2008-04-29 Thread James Jeffery
by Joe, LLC /Clean, Simple and Elegant Web Design/ Phone: (609) 335-3076 Fax: (866) 301-8045 Web: http://sitesbyjoe.com Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] James Jeffery wrote: Im looking on creating an image slider. Basically a 400px x 200px box that you can slide along and reveal more images

Re: [WSG] JS Image Slider

2008-04-29 Thread James Jeffery
Here is an image of what i mean for everyone else. I have quickly knocked up a youtube box and placed it where it will go on the site. http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3558/newmcvm5.png Theres actually on 3 images per slide. Thanks On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 3:27 PM, James Jeffery [EMAIL

[WSG] YouTube API

2008-04-30 Thread James Jeffery
Morning all, Not really used the API much, but im digging into it. I was thinking, would it be worth setting up a .php library (and maybe a .js), object-orientated obviously. For example, someone wanting to get a list of video's from a users account can do something like: $yt-usr-list = new

Re: [WSG] YouTube API

2008-04-30 Thread James Jeffery
VIDEO_ID should be USER_ID My bad ... just woke up with my little idea :P On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 12:03 PM, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Morning all, Not really used the API much, but im digging into it. I was thinking, would it be worth setting up a .php library (and maybe a .js

Re: [WSG] JS Image Slider

2008-04-30 Thread James Jeffery
by Joe, LLC /Clean, Simple and Elegant Web Design/ Phone: (609) 335-3076 Fax: (866) 301-8045 Web: http://sitesbyjoe.com Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Andrew Freedman wrote: James Jeffery provided the following information on 30/04/2008 12:27 AM: that will mean that users without CSS will get

Re: [WSG] JS Image Slider

2008-04-30 Thread James Jeffery
Hi Andrew Dont worry im not considering those rare users :P On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Andrew Maben [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Apr 30, 2008, at 7:17 AM, James Jeffery wrote: could be the case when a user has JS enabled and not CSS I'm having a hard time picturing

Re: [WSG] Embed a flash file 100%

2008-05-10 Thread James Jeffery
SWFObject is currently the best way to go about embedding flash. On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 7:28 PM, Michael Persson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Laert, have a look at www.staff-jeans.com where I have a full flash site wit ha full flash independent on the screen size... Michael Hello

Re: [WSG] Embed a flash file 100%

2008-05-12 Thread James Jeffery
to take a look? :) I have a problem. The flash is the black portion only and it should be at the top...I mean, there should not exist that white area.any ideia of what am I doing wrong? thanks a lot On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 4:11 PM, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: SWFObject

Re: [WSG] PHP Standards

2008-05-20 Thread James Jeffery
There are a number of ways to get tasks done on the intnernet. Some hard core programmers would use plain old C and CGI. As for PHP Standards, follow the manual and best practices. Get a book on design patterns, especially the one by the Gang Of Four, as these patterns can crossover to the

Re: [WSG] My Website query

2008-05-23 Thread James Jeffery
If i remember right, Marvin is blind. If this is correct i am amazed that you managed to produce a website and think that is worth meritt for starters. Marvin i will email you off list regarding an article i would like to write including some of your work. On 5/23/08, Jason Ray [EMAIL

Re: [WSG] AJAX short courses london

2008-05-23 Thread James Jeffery
Paul, For £100 you can get a selection of books that would teach the basics and go beyond a short course. You can also purchase a DVD package for around $200 (try CBT Nuggets). If you buy DVDs ensure they are up to date. James On 5/22/08, Paul Collins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all, I hope

Re: [WSG] AJAX short courses london

2008-05-23 Thread James Jeffery
Oh, and the Internet has tons of free places to learn. Join an IRC channel, thats where the Guru's live. On 5/22/08, Paul Collins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all, I hope this is on topic. I'm trying to find a short course on AJAX in london and having troubles finding one that is of a

[WSG] Margin or Float error?

2008-05-30 Thread James Jeffery
Call me dumb but i am really stumped on this. If you look through my source you will see i have added a transparent border to the bottom of #main-navigation and #welcome. Without adding the border the margins added to ul#article-summary-list (top margin) and the #main-navigation (bottom margin)

Re: [WSG] Margin or Float error?

2008-05-30 Thread James Jeffery
Thanks for the fix. Is this a known bug then? If so whats the bug called? On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:54 PM, Kepler Gelotte [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi James, You may want to try this instead: style type=text/css /* Globals */ html * {margin: 0; padding: 0;}

Re: [WSG] AJAX short courses london

2008-05-30 Thread James Jeffery
Only problem with the Lynda.com DVDs is sometimes they can be outdated. Although, this one is £50 and looks good. I might actually buy this, i like watching the movies when in bed. http://movielibrary.lynda.com/html/modPage.asp?ID=480 On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 9:51 PM, Joe Ortenzi [EMAIL

[WSG] Mixing CSS3 and CSS2

2008-05-30 Thread James Jeffery
I want to use CSS3 to create rounded corners but provide CSS2 markup for browsers that don't support it. Whats the best way to go about this? Taking a guess i would say use a CSS3 specific selector, so browsers that understand the selector will understand the code, those that don't won't. But

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