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Dec 15

Extremely Useful FireFox Add-On’s

Three of the most useful FireFox add-on’s I have found for the purpose of web development and design are:
Colorzilla, Web Developer, andHTML Validator

Dec 12

Solution to doubled margin on floats in IE6

In the wonderful web browser that is IE6, left and right margins are inexplicably doubled on floated elements. This is an obvious IE6 bug that has a very simple solution. To fix it, all you have to do is use the CSS property ‘display:inline’ on the floated element that has left or right margin. Since […]

Dec 11

Getting DIVS to Expand Vertically

One of the basic things about developing CSS Layouts that needs to be understood is that parent elements, by default in FireFox do not expand vertically with their “floated children”. The same is true in IE6 and 7 if the container doesn’t have a width set on it. For example if you have a containing […]

Dec 10

HTML5 and CSS3. Great! When can we care?

I read an article on A List Apart about HTML5 and currently there is a site called css3.info devoted to the development and implementation of CSS3. All I have to say in response to viewing these sites is an unenthusiastic: “oh, good”. We can gawk at the new great things about CSS3 and HTML 5 but the question is: when can we care?

Nov 29

Horizontally Centered Navigation List

The goal was to create a horizontally centered “tabbed” navigation menu using CSS without having to specify widths on any elements. The menu had to work with the implementation of multiple background images. I have seen this type of thing attempted on various occasions but haven’t seen anything too successful. So with that, I rolled up my sleeves put on my black rimmed glasses with tape holding them together and got to work. The end result was what I think a successful attempt at a seemingly simple horizontally centered navigation menu with no widths specified.

Sep 18

Web 2.0 Design

The term web 2.0 is defined a period of websites where, basically, content is generated by the user. Along with this period has emerged unique, although now somewhat overused design trends that define the “web 2.0 era” of websites. Whether social media is involved or not, as web designers we all know what a “web 2.0” website looks like. I am aware of the latest “web 2.0” trends and have come up with a few attribute that are featured on MANY web 2.0 designs. It is interesting to see how much of mold has been created. I do like to the look of “web 2.0” designs but the common design techniques are blantently obvious.

May 7

Detm Animation Description

The word “detm” means “devil” in an imaginary language me and a friend created when we were in middle school. Put a “tm” after the first vowel of the last syllable in any word and you’ll understand the language. This animation is a huge inside joke based on a character that has been a figment […]

Mar 4

Virtual Reality

The true problems of virtual reality do not arise from the ignorance that virtual reality will enable us to use against the negative products of society, the problems arise when Ideas adapted in a virtual space are carried over into the real world. We not only will begin to loose our own ideas, but we […]