Archive for April, 2005

<abbr>, Firefox and links

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Finally got round to putting <abbr></abbr> where necessary on my other site.
Initially I was a bit annoyed, because some of the abbreviations are also links. It seemed like FireFox on my Mac gave preference to the visual indicator for abbreviation (grey underline) over my visual indicator for links (red dotted underline). I like to […]

If architects had to work like web designers

Friday, April 29th, 2005

A poignant analogy of what it would be like for an architect to work as we web designers often have to.

CSS tips and tricks

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Two extremely useful articles on CSS from 456bereastreet.com: CSS tips and tricks part 1 and CSS tips and tricks part 2.
Thanks Roger Johansson!

Dummy text

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

I came across a greeking engine. It generates dummy text (greeking) for print and web design.
You can set the number of words you want, a minimum and maximum length for sentences and paragraphs and the source work for your text. You can even have the text read backwards.

Everybody has to cross the river

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

It took me a good 15 minutes.
Instructions: to start click on the big blue circle on the right, to move the people click on them. To move the raft click on the pole on the opposite side of the river.
Rules:

Only 2 persons on the raft at a time
The father can not stay with any of […]

Google maps isn’t quite there yet

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Google maps UK beta launched recently. And it’s not quite there yet (you might have gathered I think that from the title of this post).
Consider my house: on google, and on streetmap. Not quite the same.
Guess which one’s right. I much prefer the Google interface though, I have to say.

Car drivers beware of the tanks

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Bike meets car meets tank, a funny yet interesting allegory on commuting by bicycle and getting knocked over by cars.