Re: [WSG] Web design education

2006-02-15 Thread Steve Olive
Hi all, First post - I teach IT and support half of the computer network for the Arts IT section at Bathurst TAFE. We teach Web Design (as well as other courses like Digital Media and Client Support) and for the last five years have pushed for students to not only design using XHTML and

Re: [WSG] just sharing the frustration

2006-02-15 Thread Steve Olive
The easiest way to use HTMLTidy is from within the Firefox browser. Once installed have a look at the Extensions you can download to help with Web Design. I always add the following extensions: HTML Validator TAW3 - Test de Accesibilidad Web View formatted source View Rendered Source Chart

Re: [WSG] Overflow and inheritance problems with a 2-column layout

2006-02-17 Thread Steve Olive
I would recommend using the XHTML 1.0 Transitional DTD instead of HTML 4.01 - for the simple reason that there is a bit more tolerance for user-friendly options but you are following the XML standards of lower case tags and attributes, all tags being closed, preferably CSS for positioning but

Re: [WSG] Overflow and inheritance problems with a 2-column layout

2006-02-18 Thread Steve Olive
On 18/02/2006, at 4:09 PM, Gunlaug Sørtun wrote:Just a question: is it "xhtml 1.0 which may be served as xhtml and/orhtml" or "html with an xhtml DTD, lowercase and slashes, and served ashtml" you are recommending?I have no problems with the former since I use it all the time, but thelatter is

Re: [WSG] Font Sizes - Best practice

2006-02-20 Thread Steve Olive
Default font sizes also depend on the cultural background of the viewers/users. The default setting on Windows works out to be the same size as Times New Roman 10 pt when printed on Letter size paper. Australian's prefer default sizes of Times New Roman 12 pt when printed on A4 paper. I

Re: [WSG] Page veiwing

2006-02-25 Thread Steve Olive
;-) Steve Olive Bathurst Computer Solutions Web: www.bathurstcomputers.com.au _ ... (0) ... / /\ .. / / .) .. V_/_ Linux Powered! ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm

Re: [WSG] Converting the heathen: never again

2006-02-27 Thread Steve Olive
and browsers. ;-) Steve Olive Bathurst Computer Solutions Web: www.bathurstcomputers.com.au _ ... (0) ... / /\ .. / / .) .. V_/_ Linux Powered! ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] Display Issue Squash Request (pvdebeitel.com)

2006-03-02 Thread Steve Olive
and dropping below nav bar from the top blue nav bar when screen resized/font size increased in Firefox 1.5, Opera 8.0.1 Safari 2.0.3 - but mostly in Safari only when applied to extremes. (Tested on Very clean simple site. Steve Olive Bathurst Computer Solutions e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WSG] testing tips

2006-03-02 Thread Steve Olive
=firefox These are just a few of the developer tools available but make validating HTML/XHTML and CSS quick and easy. The accessibility with TAW3 takes some getting used to ;-) Hope this helps! Steve Olive Bathurst Computer Solutions e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Mobile: 0407 224 251 Web

Re: [WSG] testing tips

2006-03-03 Thread Steve Olive
On 03/03/2006, at 8:09 PM, Felix Miata wrote: On 06/03/03 02:27 Steve Olive apparently typed: Epiphany/Galeon which both use the Firefox rendering engine. There is no Firefox rendering engine. Epiphany, Phoenix/Firebird/Firefox, Galeon, K-Meleon, Mozilla, Netscape 6.x 7.x, SeaMonkey

Re: [WSG] Display Issue Squash Request (pvdebeitel.com)

2006-03-03 Thread Steve Olive
://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help ** Much more consistent across the browsers ;-) Steve Olive Bathurst Computer Solutions e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Mobile

Re: [WSG] Display Issue Squash Request (pvdebeitel.com)

2006-03-03 Thread Steve Olive
On 04/03/2006, at 10:41 AM, Rob Mientjes wrote: On 04/03/06, Steve Olive [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Much more consistent across the browsers ;-) Is that good or bad? Your wink makes me wonder. It does look like font resizing allows for much more change than before, if you mean that. I played

Re: [WSG] Ads breaking Compliancy

2006-03-05 Thread Steve Olive
visit our AdSense Support site at https://www.google.com/support/adsense . If you're unable to find an answer to your question on our site, please feel free to reply to this email. Sincerely, David The Google AdSense Team == Steve Olive

Re: [WSG] hr/hr tags

2006-03-08 Thread Steve Olive
** The XHTML tags are hr /, the same as other tags like br / that don't have a closing tag. Steve Olive Bathurst Computer Solutions e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Mobile: 0407 224 251 Web: www.bathurstcomputers.com.au _ ... (0

Re: [WSG] Announcing GrayBit v0.5 Beta

2006-03-10 Thread Steve Olive
could detect. Steve Olive Bathurst Computer Solutions e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Mobile: 0407 224 251 Web: www.bathurstcomputers.com.au _ ... (0) ... / /\ .. / / .) .. V_/_ Linux Powered! ** The discussion list for http

Re: [WSG] Certified Usable

2006-03-19 Thread Steve Olive
to the XPEyetrack page. If this is the most useable page from AIMIA members I wouldn't want them designing web pages for me. Steve Olive Bathurst Computer Solutions e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Mobile: 0407 224 251 Web: www.bathurstcomputers.com.au _ ... (0) ... / /\ .. / / .) .. V_/_ Linux

Re: [WSG] Site Check - Streaming Media

2007-05-23 Thread Steve Olive
On Tue, 22 May 2007 11:19:46 pm Hassan Schroeder wrote: Parker, Simi (DPS) wrote: I am investigating some potential issues with our live broadcasting service and if you use an O/S / browser / media player configuration other than Windows / Internet Explorer / Windows Media player, I would

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

2007-05-28 Thread Steve Olive
There is one issue that will always cause conjecture and arguments with font sizes and hasn't been raised. Australian, New Zealand, UK and European default printed font size when word processing is 12 pt Times New Roman whilst the US uses 10 pt Times New Roman, so they are used to smaller text

Re: [WSG] Content Management issue ?

2007-05-29 Thread Steve Olive
On Tue, 29 May 2007 01:51:16 am Kevin Ross wrote: Can anyone lend a hand? Thanks very much... Regards, Kevin. Have you tried looking at http://www.opensourcecms.com/? They have working installations of all Open Source CMS that you can try as user and administrator. Sit down with the

Re: [WSG] Suggestions Please for: CMS / E-commerce Solutions

2007-05-29 Thread Steve Olive
On Tue, 29 May 2007 06:20:05 am Mark Hedley wrote: Hi everyone. I am currently looking for a cost-effective (preferably opensource) solution to run our companies UK based web site. Have you looked at the e-Commerce section at http://www.opensourcecms.com? -- Regards, Steve Bathurst

Re: [WSG] To target or not

2007-07-20 Thread Steve Olive
On Friday 20 July 2007 07:44, Dave Lane wrote: If I click on a link on their site I expect it to open in my current window - if it insists on opening a new window, it pisses me off, because that's not how I work. I see that approach as indicating a designer still in a very IE5.5-6 mindset:

Re: [WSG] Using target=_blank

2007-07-25 Thread Steve Olive
On Tuesday 24 July 2007 23:49, Ryan Lin wrote: Hi all, With the XHTML Strict DTD, forcing a new window to open for a link via target=_blank is not a valid semantic method anymore. I myself believe that whether to open in a new or current window should be user decision, not wed

Re: [WSG] setting fontsize in body

2007-08-08 Thread Steve Olive
On Tuesday 07 August 2007 20:37, Rick Lecoat wrote: And I always wonder how many people, particularly the older generation who (without wanting to generalise too much) may not be quite as tech- savvy as their kids, actually have no idea that the default text size can even be adjusted, and

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

2007-09-27 Thread Steve Olive
On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:49:50 pm Steve Green wrote: One of our trainers tells me that only 4% of blind people have no sight at all. Some may not be able to see a few feet in front of them and need a guide dog to walk up the street, yet they can see a screen close-up and may not even need a

Re: A: [WSG] Target Lawsuit - Please Make Yourself Heard

2007-10-03 Thread Steve Olive
On Thu, 4 Oct 2007 01:15:18 pm Andreas Boehmer [Addictive Media] wrote: ... to providing the ability to enter the store. Should every store in the world be forced to provide a ramp for wheelchair access? No. Sorry, but this is wrong. This is the exact reason for disability legislation, every

Re: [WSG] Story Boards

2007-10-09 Thread Steve Olive
On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 01:46:58 pm marvin hunkin wrote: Hi. doing a project for my website development course. now, part of the requirements says that i need to create a story board to represent what content is to be displayed on each page. Now sighted students, would draw navigation and story

Re: [WSG] Web Standards In Colleges and Universities

2007-10-22 Thread Steve Olive
On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 07:18:32 pm 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

Re: [WSG] Opera files antitrust against MS: standards one part

2007-12-15 Thread Steve Olive
On Sat, 15 Dec 2007 12:19:26 am Michael Horowitz wrote: I can't see why government should be enforcing standards. Shouldn't that be a decision of private companies, developers and users not government? Michael Horowitz Governments enforce and specify standards every day, that is what we

Re: [WSG] standards-compliant designers and shoddy work poor QA

2008-01-12 Thread Steve Olive
On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 12:31:45 pm Michael Horowitz wrote: The answer is very simple. 100% of potential users of a website have IE on their computer. Michael Horowitz Your Computer Consultant http://yourcomputerconsultant.com 561-394-9079 Sorry to spoil your fun Michael, but 100% of Apple