Archives for May 2005
snook.ca provides some nice Web development tutorials for your perusal. But that isn’t why I am posting it. I am spreading the word about this “collection of tips, tricks and bookmarks” so you can see the brilliant implementation of a commenting system. Check out one of the entires (“I’m an addict” is an ideal example, plus it explains the system) to see what I mean. Not only is the left hand margin used to display comment information in a compact method (tidy!), the comment form remains visible on the right hand side of the page as you scroll, making it easy for the reader to comment as they read. This is a great way to encourage feedback and participation.
I learned of the site and method through Derek Featherstone’s post “Dockable Comments: Intelligent DOM Scripting, which discusses his variant of the concept, which in turn was pointed out by Cameron Moll.
On top form | And all that Malarkey – A collection of good form design examples.
Another great tutorial from Roger Johnson (456 Berea Street), discusses a method to create transparent custom corners and borders, which “uses no extra markup, allows the use of transparent images for the corners and borders, and has no restrictions on the background colour and margins of the elements within the main container. Skip right ahead and take a look at the final example if you can’t wait.”