Archive for March, 2004

DHTML slide-in menu

Sunday, March 28th, 2004

I came across this nifty little DHTML Slide In Menu on another site and decided I liked it enough to track it down. It looked a lot better to me on the site where I found it. What I don’t like is how it acts/reacts when you scroll down as it bounces.

PHP Source Code Utility – Line Numberer and Syntax Highlighter

Saturday, March 27th, 2004 PHP Source Code Utility – Line Numberer and Syntax Highlighter is a demo of a great little on-line utility. You can also download a local copy.

Syndic8 – Reviewer Guide

Thursday, March 25th, 2004 collects data on RSS and Atom news feeds and allows the syndicated content to be categorized and viewed in many formats. Sources of feeds are suggested for categorization, and approval requires that human reviewers pass on the quality of the source, namely regular postings and site availability. Many people have signed up as reviewers, […]

Opaque or Transparent Backgrounds via CSS

Monday, March 22nd, 2004

Some of the cooler looking sites sometimes use transparent layers/div’s to achieve the look. One method to get a transparent background is to use a png image with partial tranparency (see a discussion of that here). Unfortunately, Internet Explorer doesn’t much like png’s unless you go a bit to make them work. You can also […]

Mark-up Plain Text to Valid XHTML

Monday, March 22nd, 2004

How many times did someone send you a word document complete with numbered paragraphs and ask you to convert to (x)html? It happens to me all the time. Next time I am going to try this on-line as it worked very well on a demo. Daring Fireball: Markdown Web Dingus. You can also get a […]

Browser Header Checker

Sunday, March 21st, 2004

Browser Header Checker is a nice little site to check your browser header string, remote address and other browser variables. Very handy.

Color Shorthand RGB in CSS

Saturday, March 20th, 2004

I have been working on understanding CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) better as they appear to be where it is at for good web design. I really enjoy looking around the Zen Garden Project and the Word Press CSS Contest. These are awesome examples of style separated from content. Web hosting is also a service that […]

Yahoo Discloses web Beacons used to track net Wanderings

Friday, March 19th, 2004

Yahoo announces that it uses “web beacons” to track people around the web. Because you are registered with them, they can tell where you go when you visit sites containing their beacons. See their disclosure for more information. They also indicate that they use web beacons in html formated email to tell if you have […]

should we have upgrades.

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

Now days, many of us have joined the mobile brigade and now work from laptops, recently it came to my attention that many laptop owners were feeling left out in that they can’t upgrade the video card of their laptops like our desktop brothers and sisters have been doing for years. There is no longer […]

Independent – Home Page

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

Independent – Home Page is a site that will have various volunteers look through a site on different browsers and provide a report back. Interesting concept as long as the volunteers don’t mind the grind :-)

Color Eye Dropper Nice for Grabbing Quick Color

Thursday, March 18th, 2004

I often am looking at something on my computer and think, now that is a nice color … what is it. In the past I most often look either at the coding (if it is CSS for example) or save the image locally and then look using my photo/image editing software. So today I said […]

The Big debate, who owns Unix and what does it mean.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2004

I’ve been reading allot recently on the SCO/IBM legal debate about whether IBM is responsible for putting SCO proprietary code into Linux. (I should add that it hasn’t been proven yet that any proprietary code has been included in Linux because any time SCO reveal something they claim as illegal code, its found to have […]

Progress on Advanced Downloader and Paypal IPN Scripts

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

We’ve started working on the advanced downloader script now.. As well as all the features of the free versions , it will support multiple download locations and will also work as a link tracker as well. (thats the plan anyway). I’d also like to see it able to work with the IPN script to provide […]

New Tute!: The IE5 Box Model Hack and other solutions for fixing IE5/CSS layout problems

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

I have posted a new “tutorial” although it is really just an accumulations of findings I had in trying to solve the broken box model in Internet Explorer 5. This results in problems for css layout sites when viewed in IE5 unless some adjustment is made. In this article, The Box Model Hack and other […]

Technorati: Our Blog Has Been Submitted

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

We listed our blog over at Technorati. Interesting site: Technorati: What Is technorati?

New Look for Hazel’s My Dog Enthusiasts Page

Saturday, March 13th, 2004

One of our regular visitors has redone her personal pages. Hazel has had her My Dog Enthusiasts Page up for some time, but recently gave it a new look. We like it and think it shows great growth in her skills in many areas including image making, css and page layout. Well done Hazel.

Array of Hash and Hash of Hash: perl primers hit the street

Friday, March 12th, 2004

Well Franki and I (“I” because I throw in sarcastic comments during development in order to claim a contribution) have added a couple of more primers to the successful series on the site: # Perl Primer 013 Advanced data constructs An array of hashes Here we take a brief look at creating and using […]

Top Downloads Summary Added to Front Page

Friday, March 12th, 2004

We offer many free scripts for download on our site. Our downloader script that we offer to you is also used on our site and it logs how many of each file offered are downloaded. We thought people might find it useful to see which ones are most popular at any given time. Top Ten […]

Google: Risk/Benefit Analysis

Friday, March 12th, 2004

An excellent article on how to use Google’s Search Engine for good and evil: The perils of Googling. It both points out how you should carefully think through what you do in your day to expose data/information, and suggests many helpful ways to use Google to find exactly what you are looking for. Certainly worth […]

Simple CSS Mouseover Text Buttons

Thursday, March 11th, 2004

No JavaScript, no images, no tables! Simple clean Cascading Style Sheet solution to rollover text buttons. The idea and much of the coding for this one came from the yahoo html group. It has been tested in current Internet Explorer/FireFox/Mozilla browsers with success. Demonstration page showing simple text buttons with highlight on rollover. The […]

Use of Iframes in Web Design

Tuesday, March 9th, 2004

I frames are starting to make some interesting site designs possible. The other day we came accross this one which uses a combination of iframes and javascript: Cantalope Music. Click on a link in the left iframe and it will load content in the right iframe and show a different image to the left. When […]

Color Blender – Nice On-Line Utility to Pick Color Gradients

Monday, March 8th, 2004

One of the hardest things for those of us with limited color skills (or is it artistic skills?) is to get a nice set of colors for a site. We have many places we look when we want to find coordinating colors for example. However, one that I really like is this one that allows […]

Special Google Searches

Monday, March 8th, 2004

Ever want to search for something special in Google? They have some special search capabilities, like just Linux, or U.S. Government for example. See this page for the choices: Special Google Searches

Web Design Is A Moving Target

Sunday, March 7th, 2004

If we know one thing for sure it is this: Web Design is not static. Things that were amazing five years ago, or three minutes ago, may not be so amazing any more. The web is the classic open forum where each participant can seek his/her/their own level of sophistication. Often things are collaborative, much […]

What happened on any date in history?

Sunday, March 7th, 2004

This site will tell you what happened on a particular date in history, which may add interesting content to a web site. How much was a gallon of milk, gas, etc. Who was born, what were the headlines? Enter Date (MM/DD/YYYY)   (Be sure to enter slashes in the date. For example: 07/20/1969)       This can […]

Make PDF files from your files

Sunday, March 7th, 2004

I sometimes have documents submitted to me with a request to make them into pdf (portable document format) files so that they will display in Adobes free Acrobat Reader program. I have never had enough demand for this to justify buying the full blown Acrobat program. In the past I often use Corel WordPerfect (because […]

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