:Archive Of January 2002:

Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 8:34 AM -

Followup with good news: Eric got a new Mac.

Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 4:02 PM -

Wonderful news. We now have a CSS-Discuss list.

Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 12:47 PM -

Timing is everything. Eric's computer has died. We're working on a book. Did I mention the book? We're trying to write the kick-ass real-world CSS book to get the thing back to manageable size for all of us. The schedule is tight. No time for computer trouble, much less an outright failure.

Are you in NYC? Got a spare G3+ mac you can help him out with? Follow this link and read his bit over on the right. Eric already gives back to the community, and we're also both helping with an online mega-resource.

I suggest the rest of us resist the urge to fill his mailbox with condolences and fixit advice; he's a sharp lad. If he says it's dead, it's dead. Another computer is what's required.

- 8:27 AM -

Hey, that's new. W3C has added a Google search bar to their front page. Good idea.

Watch out what you dig up of course -- some of the results will be from working documents, not final documents. Look for WD in the URL. That one almost caught me last night.

Meanwhile just keep linking through to Eric for fine dev links. The man's on fire.

Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 7:58 PM -

This is great. I don't have to link to anything except Eric.

Oh, and this. You should probably know about it.

Friday, January 11, 2002 - 5:26 PM -

Hey, I do have a new year's resolution. I've never had one before...

This year I am bloody well going to cut myself time to do serious experimental work. Last year is forbidden to occur again.

And we are going to crack this cross-browser css nut and put it behind us. It's a markup language for pete's sake. It isn't supposed to be hard.

Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 6:47 PM -

If, like me, you've been wishing Hoogerbrugge would do a full length movie, then we've just got one step closer.

Sunday, January 6, 2002 - 8:02 AM -

Sweet. Opera 6 has fixed some bugs since beta. I was getting worried; plenty of minor bugs are still in the program and I was beginning to think they hadn't changed anything. But it prints correctly now, and if you do a copy 'n' paste of body text, you finally get a space between paragraphs. Also if the author had used returns in his html's text, Opera now ignores them, correctly using the html formatting for your paste.

Next I need to check its CSS in detail, but I'm just relieved to find some things are fixed. The other mentioned minor bugs are minor. Like sometimes you'll switch from the email tab to bookmarks but the bookmarks directory window will be frozen. (Seldom happens, and unsticks by switching to email and then back again just once, but it's a bug.)

Friday, January 4, 2002 - 8:17 AM -

Proving that learning is what happens when you're trying to solve something else, I've been advised that the link below doesn't work in Opera or Mozilla because the server is giving the wrong MIME type. Explorer incorrectly ignores a server provided MIME type, so won't reveal a server misconfiguration.

Thursday, January 3, 2002 - 9:57 AM -

Say what? Click this link in Opera 6 and it tries to download it. If you download it then click it from your desktop, it opens in Opera just fine. URL looks normal to me.

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