onLine weblog archive
Saturday, March 10, 2001
Friday, March 09, 2001
Well I plan to make some changes, and I hope to do it soon. I want to adopt a multi-column layout that allows for me to post all the development links I want in one column, and along side of that keep posts of a more general and possibly personal nature. So those of you that don't care about my daughter's potty habits can easily ignore my narcissistic journaling, and those of you that don't know or care what XML is can just get the personal goods without the irrelevant techno babble (hi Mom and Dad!).
I don't know if this is a good idea, because you can't please all the people all the time and all that, but it is an experiment I have been wanting to try. Others are of course already doing similar things, so I am not being terribly original. But I want to see if it makes things better here.
So any way (techno babble alert), I have been working on this new aforementioned layout, which I want to accomplish with DIVs and CSS in a standards compliant, next generation sort of way, which has forced me to dig in to some research and experiments on CSS layout (also I was supposed to write an article on the topic months ago; sorry Jeffrey) and all of this has taken up a lot of time recently. Along with a recent series of software and hardware upgrades at our little server farm, launching the 2001 5k contest, worrying about financing on the buildings we are trying to buy in NY, starting a new paying project, and etc. etc. And that I hope explains why there has not been much new at glish.com. Well, except for the CSS layout tests, which have been enormously popular.
Which brings me to my next point: I am developing a mini-site here at glish.com that will provide a listing of CSS layout techniques, and links to external resources for learning about CSS in general in addition to advanced level guides and tutorials. Coming Soon. In the meantime, can you tell me what your favorite CSS resources are?
Also, If your name is Michel and you emailed me, the email address you gave me does not work.
Thursday, March 08, 2001
Wednesday, March 07, 2001
This morning I read through all of Owen's tutorial, studied the code, and built my own 3 column liquid CSS layout that works in NS6 and IE5 Mac and PC,
Last night, while I was still trying to figure out how to get a similar layout using the float property, I came up with some serviceable designs. Here's a wacky one, here it is reversed, and here's a more standard one.
You'll notice on those pages some links to a couple of other layout tests I have done. They are just experiments, and I do not endorse the use of any of the techniques you will find there. They are all still under development. I hope to annotate them all with helpful information, but for now at least you can view source for each of them by simply scrolling down. Enjoy!
Tuesday, March 06, 2001
If I had not (like Bill) promised myself I would never *sigh* in any online discourse, I would do it here.
Monday, March 05, 2001
If you have a weblog, and I know you do, why not help us spread the word?