Well, my three personal sites have been added to the long list which Meryl has been so kind to take over. It’s good to see so large a list (I’m in the 900s) visible to the world. Had I known it existed sooner I would have signed up earlier. Apocalyptic Dreaming and SilverSpider have been pure CSS for a very long while. It’s a fun site to check out, and leads to some great Web sites. Check it out.
One of the most useful resources on the Web for both the novice and experienced Web Designer/Developer is Scriptygoddess. I’ve utilized a number of their lessons and code bits on this site and others, saving myself many many many hours of work.
They recently redesigned, shifting to a simpler display and utilizing CSS for layouts. Great to see another site join the ranks!
Well I am finally getting to start on the new site for Aussie’s Volleybar. Danny chose one of the simpler designs which should speed my build a great deal. It’s always nice to start a new project.
I have a couple of good challenges ahead on this one as well. I have to find a way to allow Danny to produce tables of seasonal rankings via MovableType. Which reminds me, time to send Ben and Mena the business license fee for this new site…
In this shrink-wrapped world it’s refreshing to be able to support good software built by people who care.
Ahh the joys of cross-browser coding. Truth be told, I actually enjoy the challenges of working through the differences between browsers and platforms.
To a point.
Well, after Sarah mentioned that she couldn’t see the content on this site (recently redesigned), I took a look around and noticed that all of the content had been shoved below the side bar. Apparently IE 5 on her Mac had some issues.
I worked through the problem, got the content in place and then discovered other issues which included weird padding in the drop down navigation. But, the most fun challenge of all is the magic scroll bar.
You see, sometimes it appears on a page and sometimes it doesn’t. If you reload the page, (poof!) it will appear.
After some searches on Google and exploration of the excellent lists on evolt I discovered that the issue is common among sites which are pure CSS utilizing positioning. The scrollbars will appear if the browser is reloaded though.
It was the positioning that caused the content to be shoved below the side bar in the first place. So, in order to have the content in the proper space, there’s the possibility that the scrollbars won’t show up.
I am going to continue to investigate the issue. Until then, if you are viewing the site with IE on a Mac, I’m sorry if you are forced to reload.
As one of the glorious Scriptygodesses, Amy and her posts have proven quite helpful on a number of occasions. I dropped by her site (domesticat.netl) out of curiousity and discovered that I rather enjoyed reading her entries.
I utilized Amy’s skinning code and tutorial on When We Met.
Good code and enjoyable distractions, what more could I ask for? A great combination in my opinion.
I woke up this morning with the intent to knock out a good bit of work. I even woke up early to get a head start, only to discover several major issues have cropped up due to a recent server change or reboot. So, I’m unable to make some key database changes which would allow me to wrap up a project.
At the same time, I can’t start on the next big project as I will need to concentrate on it and it alone for a day or two. So, I am waiting for a response from the sysadmins and trying to make good use of my time by researching a couple of new technologies.