Re: [WSG] What do you think about slicing images?

2004-11-15 Thread Thierry Koblentz
- Original Message - From: Marilyn Langfeld To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 9:19 AM Subject: [WSG] What do you think about slicing images? I haven't seen any discussions about slicing images, with regards to web standards. I

Re: [WSG] Kaosweaver Complete CSS Menu - accessible or not?

2005-02-01 Thread Thierry Koblentz
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: http://www.kaosweaver.com/extensions/details.php?id=76 Hi I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this extension and whether it is fully accessible etc as it looks like it could be quite a time saver. Hi Helen, I'm biased on this, but I'd like to point out

Re: [WSG] List Indenting

2005-02-04 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Paul wrote: Just did, on the UL class as well as the li class, no luck Hi Paul, The problem lies in your bluebox container. *Remove* the left declaration and use margin-left instead, that should fix it. Regards, Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] 3 cols width any column longest and no div clear

2005-03-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Gianfranco Todini wrote: And it doesn't use any hacks as well... What's this? * html #container {display:inline-block;} And this? * html #left {width:197px;} :-) Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com ** The discussion list for

Re: [WSG] NS4 spacing borders

2005-03-19 Thread Thierry Koblentz
True, but management should make educated decision and that means listening to developers. But a developer who doesn't know how to design for NN4 would be biased, no? IMHO, supporting NN4 is a call for: - bad semantic, - structural hacks, - extra hours spent on the project. Out of these three

Re: [WSG] NS4 spacing borders

2005-03-19 Thread Thierry Koblentz
but a useful one to know for sure. Since we're talking about NN4... Another interesting thing about this browser is the way it handles the noscript tag. In NN4, a simple noscript tags pair can break apart a whole CSS layout; at other times, it can be a great way to clear floats. Once a designer

Re: [WSG] you've been framed!

2005-03-24 Thread Thierry Koblentz
designer wrote: OK, I know about the pitfalls, but the bookmarking thing is easy to get over - just add 2 short lines of javascript from www.CodeLifter.com : if (parent.location.href == self.location.href){ window.location.href = 'whateverframeset.html' } I don't think this has to do

Re: [WSG] position:absolute in IE

2005-04-04 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Gunlaug Sørtun wrote: A simple float-design with a little bit of AP, can be as fluid as one may like it. How about 3-column floats? http://www.gunlaug.no/contents/wd_1.html Basically it is this: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/negativemargins/ This technique uses negative margins too,

Re: [WSG] position:absolute in IE

2005-04-05 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Gunlaug Sørtun wrote: Yes, that's another variant that'll work just fine. I made one based on the same idea back in may/june 2004, but Gecko-browsers wasn't clearing too well then: http://www.gunlaug.no/homesite/main_7_b.html Hi Georg, You're floating the right column and you have a few

Re: [WSG] How exactly can I get pixel perfect in IE?

2005-04-05 Thread Thierry Koblentz
tee wrote: Hi, Been wanting to find a solution but it's sort of something not critical until I came up with this menu http://www.lotusseeds.com/tryagain_michael.html Any idea? In the markup, do not leave whitespace between the list items HTH, Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] position:absolute in IE

2005-04-05 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Gunlaug Sørtun wrote: reached by different means. I don't have a personal preference, so I look into all solutions, and pick and choose from ideas and inspiration when/as needed. Guess that's how it should work across the web. The same here. There is a lot of good stuff out there, very

Re: [WSG] IE problem

2005-04-11 Thread Thierry Koblentz
I've seen hacks over the net and used one to define sizes in IE...but this problem is driving me crazy... Hi Javier, As Alan said, you should use display:inline on every float that include margins, but I believe you need more than that to fix your problem. Try this: #contizq {

Re: [WSG] more float problems

2005-04-11 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Its the input buttons that are floated and overlapping causing the .sectionfooter| to shove over. Try : div.sectionfooter {clear:left} Also make sure you set a background-color for body, because white is not the color by default ;-) HTH, Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] CSS issues: Opera's absolute positioning

2005-04-11 Thread Thierry Koblentz
would anybody be able to suggest a simple fix to get the advanced search/preferences list to align properly next to the input on my frugal google experiment http://www.splintered.co.uk/experiments/74/ ? You could try to move the UL just before the text box and then use *float* rather than an

[WSG] Multiple comments to filter non Gecko-based browsers

2005-04-13 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Hi, I'm trying to use nested comments as a filter for non gecko-based browsers. This is my markup: !-- style type=text/css some rules here /style !-- Gecko-based browsers get it right; they see the nested comment and ignore the inner block. But the Validator gives me a warning about this

Re: [WSG] Multiple comments to filter non Gecko-based browsers

2005-04-13 Thread Thierry Koblentz
I guess the first question would be.. what are you trying to do and is their another solution? Not sure what you mean by filter for non Gecko browsers? Hi James, I found out that non Gecko-based browsers see the inner block (between the comments), so I can use this markup to feed them without

Re: [WSG] Skip Navigation Visibility

2005-04-13 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Sarah Peeke (XERT) wrote: Many sites I have seen *retain this link's visibility* despite it being intended (AFAIK) primarily for screen readers. It also helps people who use tabbing navigation. Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com | ** The

Re: [WSG] Accessible dropdown menus

2005-04-14 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Roger Johansson wrote: * Semantic markup (i.e. nested unordered lists) * Graceful degradation when support for CSS and/or JavaScript is missing * Keyboard navigable, preferrably with optionally expandable menus. * Top level menu items should be real links * Menus drop down on hover

Re: [WSG] Disjointed Rollovers in css

2005-04-19 Thread Thierry Koblentz
jackie reid wrote: is there a tutorial out there that anyone has seen or used that may help me achieve this. Hi Jackie, This may help you: http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/css%20pop%20ups/ HTH, Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com ** The

Re: [WSG] Suggestions for compliant drop down menus...

2005-04-20 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Lee Jorgensen wrote: http://alistapart.com/articles/hybrid/ I didn't know about that one, but I believe it is the worst article ever published by ALA. The author says: What if we could have one clean, well-structured menu which would combine the dynamism and code-ease of dropdown menus and do

[WSG] Heads up re: skipNav and other jump links

2005-04-21 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Hi all, I've noticed that many of you are using a container ID as a named anchor (to create a skip nav for example), but I'm not sure if you're all aware that this creates an accessibility issue: the user can jump to the location, but is unable to tab past it. Also, I've found that most of the

Re: [WSG] Heads up re: skipNav and other jump links

2005-04-21 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Drake, Ted C. wrote: I've been replacing my a name=deepcontent/a with h3 id=deepcontent Or something similar. Isn't that the most appropriate way of going? Hi Ted, Try the 2 methods and you'll see how the latter solution disturbs tabbing navigation. Using the former allows UAs to jump to that

Re: [WSG] Heads up re: skipNav and other jump links

2005-04-21 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Drake, Ted C. wrote: I thought name was deprecated. From the W3C (http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/#C_8): In XML, URI-references [RFC2396] that end with fragment identifiers of the form #foo do not refer to elements with an attribute name=foo; rather, they refer to elements with an attribute

Re: Betr.: [WSG] Window Pop-ups

2005-04-26 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Gerard Copinga wrote: Hello, a href=help.htm target=_blank onClick=javascript:openNewWindow(this.href); return false; title=opens in new windowHelp/a As a side note: using _blank as the value of the target attribute is not a good idea unless the designer wants a *new* window to open each time

Re: Betr.: [WSG] Window Pop-ups

2005-04-26 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Kornel Lesinski wrote: And what about what _user_ wants? For me there is nothing more annoying that page with links to screenshots or faq entries that all stubbornly open in the same window and don't let me see more than one of them at once. IMHO, this technique gives some control to the user

Re: Betr.: [WSG] Window Pop-ups

2005-04-26 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Patrick H. Lauke wrote: Even if a link *has* _blank, you can use the right click option. I know that ;-) My point is that setting the target attribute's value to WhatEverName gives the user a *choice*. It allows him to either open these links in new windows or in the *original new one*. With

Re: [WSG] Voice family box model hack

2005-04-27 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Stevio wrote: Can someone explain how the following works? Hi Stephen, You may want to read this: http://tantek.com/CSS/Examples/boxmodelhack.html Then this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/ccomment_ovw.asp Unless I'm missing something, the latter is a simpler and -

Re: [WSG] Two separate CSS issues

2005-04-28 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Stevio wrote: Anyone know why a floated div is hidden in IE6? Try position:relative on #sidebar, that should fix it To set padding and margin to 0 value for all the elements, try * instead of #, like this: * {margin:0;padding:0} HTH, Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] Voice family box model hack

2005-04-28 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Michael Wilson wrote: If I have to use a box model hack (BMH), rather than a conditional comment, I prefer the following [01]: * html foo { /* Selector recognized by IE only */ height: 100%; /* Value for IE5.x/Win and IE6.x/Win QM */ hei\ght: auto; /* Value for IE6/Win */ } I

Re: [WSG] Combination of CSS menu with dhtm/javascript menu button?

2005-05-02 Thread Thierry Koblentz
tee wrote: Seven, but I really prefer to stay with css menu as it delivers cleaner code. I was thinking perhaps I can insert one dhtml menu in Son of suckerfish dropdowns: http://www.htmldog.com/articles/suckerfish/dropdowns/ I'm a bit biased about this one:

Re: [WSG] Combination of CSS menu with dhtm/javascript menu button?

2005-05-02 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Michael Wilson wrote: It works in NN6 Win, but I'm not sure about NN on Mac; that fix link I posted earlier has a listing of tested browsers. Michael, I've tested this page [1] in NN v6.2.3 on XPPro and it does not work. Regards, Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com [1]

Re: [WSG] Combination of CSS menu with dhtm/javascript menu button?

2005-05-03 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Michael Wilson wrote: This [01], however, does work in NN v6.2.3 on XPPro. According to the Hi, I don't think it works as intented. The nested ULs appear, but NN6 doesn't paint any background, so it is not legible. Re: the Mac fix. This fix is for MSIE 5.2 (OSX), it doesn't fix 5.0 (OS9) and

Re: [WSG] Combination of CSS menu with dhtm/javascript menu button?

2005-05-03 Thread Thierry Koblentz
tee wrote: My question was to find a good solution for my problem, not intending to create a debate that 'mine is better than your' this kind of notion' that anyone in the list might have. That was not my intention either; actually I listed *both* solutions in my OP. I just thought important

Re: [WSG] liquid 3-column layout - my head is spinning

2005-05-04 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Drake, Ted C. wrote: I've looked at about 3 dozen web sites this morning discussing the best three column layout and it is getting really confusing. So many of them are variations of each other and there are few dates on the pages to know what is new and better. Hi Ted, I don't know if this

Re: [WSG] update-- liquid 3-column layout - my head is spinning

2005-05-04 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Drake, Ted C. wrote: I've got a question. You mention the IE painting bug, which is very similar to the issue that I am having. Hi Ted, I think I mentionned this bug re: the ALA demo page. Did you notice background painting problems with my pages? However, I was able to solve the problem,

Re: [WSG] liquid 3-column layout - my head is spinning

2005-05-04 Thread Thierry Koblentz
David Laakso wrote: Just in case you change your mind about source order: http://www.alistapart.com/articles/negativemargins/ FYI: The ALA's article doesn't mention a few things: - links inside the right column appear not to be clickable in Opera 6, - there are background painting problems in

Re: [WSG] liquid 3-column layout - my head is spinning

2005-05-04 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Gunlaug Sørtun wrote: Just some quick questions -- and please don't misunderstand me here. :-) NP ;-) - How many of the old browser-versions should be allowed to influence our choice of design-methods? - Aren't there enough bugs and flaws in the new browser-versions? I see your point, but

Re: [WSG] font list?

2005-05-05 Thread Thierry Koblentz
john wrote: No matter how hard I try to explain, one of my clients just cannot understand that fonts are taken from the user's computer when they view the page. Basically, he can't shake the distinctions between print design and web design. You may want to look into sIFR:

Re: [WSG] Can fonts be fixed in firefox?

2005-05-09 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Andreas Boehmer [Addictive Media] wrote: font-size? Or do I have to go and use images instead? In which case I would have to use Javascript for the Rollover, which really goes too far! To go with CSS rather than Javascript, you can use a transparent image and swap its background. Thierry |

[WSG] Site check please - eCommerce

2005-05-09 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Hi all, I have a WAI-AAA icon at the bottom of the pages and I'd like to know if I can leave it there or if I have a few more things to work on :-) I'm using label with all my input elements, but the one for the search form at the top at the page. Does using the title attribute make it accessible

Re: [WSG] Site check please - eCommerce

2005-05-09 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Jan Brasna wrote: Label is in Priority 2, title is enough for Priority 1. BTW placing a label there and hiding it via CSS does the job too... Duh! LOL Thanks, Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com ** The discussion list for

Re: [WSG] Site check please - eCommerce

2005-05-09 Thread Thierry Koblentz
diona kidd wrote: I'm using FF 1.0.1 on Fedora 3 and the links are working for me. Which version/platform FF are you using? I'm using v. 0.8 and 1.0.2 on WinXP When you say working, do you mean you can click on them and jump to the anchors or that you can tab through all the links in the main

Re: [WSG] Site check please - eCommerce

2005-05-09 Thread Thierry Koblentz
tee wrote: Hi Thierry, I think your page has issued with Safari (Jaguar), it shuts down the browser after 2 or 3 second of loading. I tested 4 times, same result. Hi Tee, I was going to reply off-list, but on the other hand I'd like to see someone else using Jaguar to check the page. Just to

Re: [WSG] IE not displaying a link as a block level element

2005-05-11 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Drake, Ted C. wrote: The rest of the styles use body classes to show or hide specific nested menus. Does anyone see a reason why the links would not display as block? It is causing some flashing as you mouse over the links and hit dead air. The hover goes off and on Hi Ted, To fix IE,

Re: [WSG] IE not displaying a link as a block level element

2005-05-11 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Drake, Ted C. wrote: I could probably generalize the holly hacks to the whole site, but for now I am doing it on the individual nav. Are there reasons why I shouldn't just say * html li and * html a ? Did you try to use Conditional Comments instead of CSS filetrs? IMO, that's where this

Re: [WSG] CSS Comments

2005-05-11 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Drake, Ted C. wrote: This is a hack to send a style to Internet Explorer on windows and not mac. IMHO, IE CCs are a better alternative to this hack: http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/ccomment_ovw.asp Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] Minimum browsers/OS tested for?

2005-05-12 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Neerav wrote: I havent asked this for a while so it would be interesting to know what the current trend in Browser/Operating system support is for the freelancers/corporates on this list to see if there has been any change in the last 6-12 months I think of people stuck with old browsers, the

Re: [WSG] Minimum browsers/OS tested for?

2005-05-12 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Kornel Lesinski wrote: Pretty does not mean accessible. OK, I should have said look good and functional ;-) For example, when DIVs overlap, links become unclickable, content disappear. etc. I think it's better to spend time on some WAI checkpoints rather than adding display tweaks for NN4 and

Re: [WSG] there is no attribute name

2005-05-14 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Patrick H. Lauke wrote: The proper way in XHTML is using fragment identifiers: giving an ID to an element, and linking to that, e.g. a href=#contentgo to content/a div id=content I've found that using id instead of name for anchors (including a href attribute) creates an accessibility issue

Re: [WSG] there is no attribute name

2005-05-14 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Patrick H. Lauke wrote: I found that, even when using NAME, IE (particularly IE6/SP2 on WinXP/SP2) can exhibit this same behaviour of forgetting the right tab order. In fact, I just created a super simple page where my IE (version and OS as above) just does that

Re: [WSG] there is no attribute name

2005-05-15 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Thomas Ditmars wrote: div id=content ... Does this also apply to HTML 4.01 Strict? I guess my actual question is: What is the proper way of coding '#anchor-name' links in HTML 4.01 Strict? It is best to use *both* (up to XHTML 1.0) *with* a A element, to be nice to old browsers. You may want

Re: [WSG] search engine question

2005-05-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Kornel Lesinski wrote: You have to use good, accessible menu that uses links in HTML. See son of suckerfish dropdowns. I'm not sure if CSS menus are really accessible. IMHO, they lack a timer, browser support is weak and most of them do not allow keyboard navigation. On top of that, if not well

Re: [WSG] search engine question

2005-05-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Kvnmcwebn wrote: heres the menu http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/hvmenu/horizon.htm Nice, but totally inaccessible without JS support. Check www.projectseven.com I believe most of their menus are fully accessible. It is important that without client script, the navigation fully

Re: [WSG] search engine question

2005-05-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Kvnmcwebn wrote: heres the menu http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex1/hvmenu/horizon.htm This link is to show you that I'm not biased when I say you should favor a DHTML solution: http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/demo.asp ;-) Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] search engine question

2005-05-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Kornel Lesinski wrote: I'm not sure if CSS menus are really accessible. IMHO, they lack a timer, browser support is weak and most of them do not allow keyboard navigation. That's the same problem most JS menus have as well. That may be true for the bad ones, but not for quality JS menus. And

Re: [WSG] search engine question

2005-05-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Kvnmcwebn wrote: Unless you think im making a HUGE mistake by using this dhtml menu from, im going to leave it. IMHO, it is a HUGE mistake I mean what are the percentages of users with scripting disabled-is it really going to come back and haunt me? Did you check the source code? It is not

Re: [WSG] search engine question

2005-05-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Kvnmcwebn wrote: The only drawback(for me) is that the text size cant be fixed as in the js method i was using earlier. Actually, that should be one more reason to stay away from that menu ;-) But check that menu in a different browser than IE, you'll see that text-size can always be

Re: [WSG] Odd Firefox Issue...

2005-05-17 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Chris Stratford wrote: Hey Guys, Just wondering if you have ever seen this problem with firefox. Hi Chris, I do not experience any problem with that page (FF 0.8/WinXP) Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com ** The discussion list for

Re: [WSG] CSS for changeing colors

2005-05-17 Thread Thierry Koblentz
The Man With His Guide Dog At The Tent Store wrote: I do not know if this is off topic. Can CSS be used to change background and foreground colors to create a more accessible web site.? If so, how? Or please direct me to a web site that discusses the topic. Alternative styles article:

Re: [WSG] CSS list spacing: margin or line-height?

2005-05-18 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Matt Thommes wrote: I've noticed that the CSS 'line-height' property provides extra spacing between list items, such as in an ordered list, unordered list, as well as definition lists. I try to favor line-height rather than padding if I'm dealing with an element that is styled with a height

Re: [WSG] lights flashing - I'm not the only one seeing this - CSS list sp acing: margin or line-height?

2005-05-18 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Drake, Ted C. wrote: Hi Thierry This has been bugging me lately and I've been adding margin-top:-1px to some of my navigation lists to avoid this random space between list items in firefox. Do you have any recommendations for avoiding Hi Ted, It's Bruno Fassino on CSS-D who gave me a heads

Re: [WSG] Site check - lastminute.com

2005-05-21 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Gunlaug Sørtun wrote: In most browsers, there is no way to know how the page would print. There is a way: 'testing', but I agree on that browsers don't do their print-job the same way. Think Gecko is worst on print-jobs at the moment. Hi Georg, I was talking about the user, not the designer.

Re: [WSG] Web standards presentation

2005-05-21 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Mike Brown wrote: if anyone is interested, I did a presentation on web standards last week and have put it online: http://govis.signify.co.nz That's great. Can we post that link to various NGs? Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com ** The

[WSG] CSS Dropdown menu

2005-05-23 Thread Thierry Koblentz
For people interested in à la suckerfish menus, this one now allows tabbing navigation in MSIE too: http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/dropdown/demo.asp Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com ** The discussion list for

Re: [WSG] CSS Dropdown menu

2005-05-23 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Frederic Fery wrote: on your site is says What's Bad We're using CSS for another purpose than presentation. why is it that bad? It is said that flyout and dropdown menus belong to the behavior layer and that CSS should not be used to accomplish such things. Also, because this technique

Re: [WSG] CSS Dropdown menu

2005-05-24 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Rowan Lewis wrote: Nothing wrong with styling states with CSS, but there is plenty wrong with using javascript to overwrite CSS states when you could do exactly the same thing with CSS. However, adding javascript to make a browser work like the others do is fine, but you should try to

Re: [WSG] Fluidity help

2005-05-24 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Tom Livingston wrote: Hello list, Need a little help. I am building a page - http://66.155.251.18/platformrg.com/ - that was designed in a hard grid. Can I tweak this so that when text is scaled up, the boxes expand, at least vertically, to allow for the larger type as well as having the

Re: [WSG] Fluidity help

2005-05-24 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Tom Livingston wrote: My first reaction was... Yikes!, Are you nuts! Me again, http://66.155.251.18/platformrg.com/people/ In IE5.5/6Win (and Opera 8 MAC) I am seeing extra space under the image and can't figure out where the heck it's coming from. Can you? This is normal behavior. It's

Re: [WSG] the mysteries of float - i seek enlightenment

2005-05-25 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Scott Reston wrote: In Firefox, the pullquote drops within the content to clear the first sidebar. Why? Put your 2 sidebar (do not float them anymore) into a container that you float right, and give it a width (pullquote needs a width too). That should do it. Thierry |

Re: [WSG] the mysteries of float - i seek enlightenment

2005-05-25 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Thierry Koblentz wrote: Put your 2 sidebar (do not float them anymore) into a container that you float right, and give it a width (pullquote needs a width too). Of course, I meant the content of your sidebar DIVs not the whole DIVs. So you're adding one DIV but remove 2. Thierry | http

Re: [WSG] the mysteries of float - i seek enlightenment

2005-05-25 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Scott Reston wrote: sidebars will likely be separate cross-sells. If I wrap the divs in one big div, I still see the same issue. Are you sure? I just tried it and it seems to work just fine. The thing I'm most interested in, though, is the WHY? I want to Did you check the BugZilla database?

Re: [WSG] the mysteries of float - i seek enlightenment

2005-05-25 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Ingo Chao wrote: This is float Rule 5: A floating element's top may not be higher than the top of any earlier floating or block level element. I knew how to fix the issue, but I was missing the big picture. So thanks for that piece of information Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] the mysteries of float - i seek enlightenment too

2005-05-26 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Ingo Chao wrote: While I was zooming the text-size in FF, I saw that one line of text partly overlaps the red float. http://www.satzansatz.de/cssd/tmp/lineinfloat.html looks like the real browsers have some float bugs too. FFnightly20050525 WinXPSP2. Can this be confirmed on a Mac build? If

Re: [WSG] why doesn't this validate with w3c.org and what to do about it

2005-05-26 Thread Thierry Koblentz
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: checked it and w3c css validator didn't complain? once i changed test-align to text-align If the Validator returned this error, but that you didn't notice anything abnormal in the rendering of the page it is possible that you can safely remove the whole declaration

[WSG] An alternative to FIR (Fahrner Image replacement)?

2005-05-31 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Hi all, I think I may have found a new way to enhance the original idea: The demo (scalable image): http://www.TJKDesign.com/articles/tip_5.asp The article: http://www.TJKDesign.com/articles/tip.asp Please report any error you may find. -- Thierry | http://www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] An alternative to FIR (Fahrner Image replacement)?

2005-05-31 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Jan Brasna wrote: Well, I don't fancy it much, I don't like the idea of presentational image in HTML... I personally use own solution[1], based partly on Dynatext[2]. Now I'm playing with Anatoly's DIR[3] http://fecklessmind.com/main/5/definitive-solution-to-image-replacement If the user

Re: [WSG] An alternative to FIR (Fahrner Image replacement)?

2005-05-31 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Patrick Lauke wrote: Maybe I'm missing the point here, but...have we just come full circle? If you're already adding IMG to the markup, what's the point of doing h1img src=/img/helloworld.gif alt= /Hello World/h1 and applying lots of CSS to hide the text, if a simple h1img

Re: [WSG] An alternative to FIR (Fahrner Image replacement)?

2005-05-31 Thread Thierry Koblentz
pixeldiva wrote: You mean even if images are disabled? That's true with some browsers, but not all. I believe FF and Safari do not show the alt attribute value at all when images are disabled. And in MSIE, this value is not displayed in relation to the user's settings regarding text-size.

Re: [WSG] An alternative to FIR (Fahrner Image replacement)?

2005-05-31 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Patrick Lauke wrote: Unless I'm mistaken, the WebDev extension does a fairly brutal remove images from the DOM. A far more accurate test (if you don't want to change your global options) is to choose WebDev's Images Replace Images with Alt Attributes option. Can't vouch for Safari, but if

Re: [WSG] An alternative to FIR (Fahrner Image replacement)?

2005-05-31 Thread Thierry Koblentz
pixeldiva wrote: Yes. I do. I get the alt text where it's been applied. As Patrick pointed out, you must be using the built-in function of FF, but it does not work that way in Safari (atleast in v.1.2.4). Regarding MSIE, what I meant is that the alt attribute value does not match the

Re: [WSG] An alternative to FIR (Fahrner Image replacement)?

2005-05-31 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Patrick H. Lauke wrote: Ok, the IR technique I was referring to (now that I've checked) was the Gilder/Levin method http://www.mezzoblue.com/tests/revised-image-replacement/#gilderlevin Believe it or not, but I didn't know about that one ;-) Identical approach in term of CSS, but - as you know

Re: [WSG] An alternative to FIR (Fahrner Image replacement)?

2005-05-31 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Philippe Wittenbergh wrote: For Safari (using 1.3), with images disabled, I get a grey outline where the image should be, and **sometimes** the alt text displayed. Like: if it fixes inside the bounding box for the image. If the text is too long, (ie a long long alt text) on a 20px by 20px

[WSG] Opening external links in popup windows with no extra markup

2005-07-29 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Hi all, I'd appreciate your feedback about this technique that does not rely on hooks; it only uses the href attribute... http://www.tjkdesign.com/articles/popups.asp Thanks, Thierry | www.TJKDesign.com ** The discussion list for

Re: [WSG] Opening external links in popup windows with no extra markup

2005-07-29 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Hi Brian, Looks good Thierry. Thanks One thing though-- what happens to mailto: links? Good point! To be honnest with you I didn't even think about these :) But they are safe because I'm checking for an HTTP string inside the attribute's value. I think this method could be used to style

Re: [WSG] Opening external links in popup windows with no extra markup

2005-07-29 Thread Thierry Koblentz
I think you ought to check specifically that 'http://' is at the beginning of the string. Good point, I'll change this. a href=/protocols/about_http.htmlFind out about HTTP/a a href=/affiliate.asp?ref=http://foo.com/bar.php;Set your affiliation reference cookie/a And other than

Re: [WSG] Opening external links in popup windows with no extra markup

2005-07-29 Thread Thierry Koblentz
A more reusable approach would be to check for '://', as this is what differentiates 'mailto:', relative paths and 'http://' links, but will still allow you to use the script on secure pages. Whenever dealing with href maniputlation, it's always good to keep 'https' in the back of your mind

Re: [WSG] Opening external links in popup windows with no extra markup

2005-07-30 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Andrew Krespanis wrote: The problem was that we wanted to handle links to non-html files in a different manner than regular links. Ideally, it shouldn't require any more effort from the content author. The following page shows a simple demonstration of the solution:

Re: [WSG] Regexp vs indexOf (followup on: Opening external links)

2005-08-02 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Ben Curtis wrote: But, honestly -- fractions of a millisecond. The only concerns I have for the equation are: 1- if it's unobtrusively applied, then is it bullet proof (that is, can it give a false positive a non-scriptor will have to contend with)? 2- is it easy to read, understand, and

Re: [WSG] IE question - user style sheets

2005-08-04 Thread Thierry Koblentz
or a prefs page ala Stop Design. http://www.stopdesign.com I'm using server-side scripts to switch Styles Sheets and keep user's preferences active: http://www.css-p.com/TNT/ Thierry | www.TJKDesign.com ** The discussion list for

Re: [WSG] IE question - user style sheets

2005-08-04 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Peter Firminger wrote: You have a usability/accessibility issue with the onChange event on the style switcher. Take it out and add a button to submit it. Try NOT using your mouse and tab through to that form instead, then try and arrow down and you'll see the issue. I know about it, but

Re: [WSG] IE question - user style sheets

2005-08-05 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Peter Firminger wrote: You have a usability/accessibility issue with the onChange event on the style switcher. Take it out and add a button to submit it. Try NOT using your mouse and tab through to that form instead, then try and arrow down and you'll see the issue. Even something like

Re: [WSG] Proper IE Hacks

2005-08-08 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Darren Wood wrote: I use a very simple rule that will allow for CSS validation... Its the * html selector As a side note: - Conditional Comments are IE/Win only (= v5), - the star selector hack works with IE/Mac too. Thierry | www.TJKDesign.com

Re: [WSG] Sliced Image Dilema

2005-08-10 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Jeff D. Reid wrote: Can anyone here please post urls to some reading regarding the use of sliced images in building a website vs using CSS instead. Kind of a pros and cons type of paper. I'm not sure I understand your question. Is it about tables used to hold sliced images, like some Graphics

Re: [WSG] Spacing Issue

2005-08-11 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Webmaster wrote: a div-based header/3-column/footer layout that is accessible. http://www.google.com/search?q=3+column+accessible+css+layout yields some good results... Sadly not. The search for a valid CSS/(X)HTML, hack-free, 3-column CSS layout continues. Did you see this one?:

Re: [WSG] accessibility - opening new windows philosophy

2005-08-15 Thread Thierry Koblentz
I fall in line with Gary. I do to, it just makes sense I use this: onclick=window.open(this.href); return false; instead of target=_blank. This short script doesn't name the window, so it should spawn multiple popups. I'd use: onclick=window.open(this.href,'myPopup'); return false; As a side

Re: [WSG] accessibility - opening new windows philosophy

2005-08-15 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Gez Lemon wrote: Hi Thierry, This short script doesn't name the window, so it should spawn multiple popups. I'd use: onclick=window.open(this.href,'myPopup'); return false; As a side note, some blockers kill these popups. The window.open function returns true if successful, otherwise

[WSG] window.open and popup blockers

2005-08-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Following the opening new window philosophy thread, I'm curious to know if there are blockers out there that *kill* links that trigger popups (do not open a new window, do not call the href value either). I can understand the logic behind ignoring window.open (even in an anchor), but then I think

Re: [WSG] accessibility - opening new windows philosophy

2005-08-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
In the case of PDFs opening in a new window, you might not even need to add a class. You could write a function that looks for the file extension .pdf in the href attribute and open that link in a new window. Andrew Krespanis posted this link a few weeks ago

Re: [WSG] window.open and popup blockers

2005-08-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Jan Brasna wrote: I can understand the logic behind ignoring window.open (even in an anchor), but then I think a return false statement should be ignored as well. Are you sure? There's no reason for such an action. Jan, I'm not sure I understand your question regarding what you've quoted.

Re: [WSG] window.open and popup blockers

2005-08-16 Thread Thierry Koblentz
Jan Brasna wrote: Do you mean there is no reason for ignoring the return false statement? Yes. I can't see any reason why a browser/plugin/firewall etc. should ignore an independent part of a JS code. I see one. In that particular case, such behaviour makes sure that the user still can reach

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