Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Thu, 2008-01-31 16:34
I saw in a recent article (HTML 5 Hits First Public Working Draft) that HTML 5 has a draft release. It is apparently still being updated daily and this draft is simply a snapshot in time. The draft is found on w3.org (HTML 5). It is encouraging to see that the authors of this dry material have a sense of humor ...
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Fri, 2008-01-25 15:09
I haven't tried out the code just yet but I've been looking at an article on making CSS layouts without using Absolute Positioning (my typical approach) or the more complicated FLOAT. The article is How to create CSS layouts without using FLOAT. I'm not sure I would use this yet as its a little unconventional (using OL's instead of DIV's ?) but I thought it was worth a read.
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Wed, 2007-12-05 11:27
I created a new website for my photography. The site is http://photos.jbchurchill.com/. I have set up separate albums for Birds, Bugs, Wildlife, and soon I'll have one for family photos as well. I built it with Drupal and another PHP/MySQL application called Gallery. Check it out !
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Wed, 2007-11-07 10:16
I just noticed a message while checking my g-mail saying that Firebug (the awesome extension for firefox) can make g-mail run slow. They say the best thing is to just disable it while you are g-mailing but they offer some tips for configuring it if you insist on having it run during your g-mail session. See the article from google
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Tue, 2007-10-16 20:07
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Tue, 2007-10-16 20:02
If you design web pages, chances are at some point you've had to consider ways to get ranked among other similar pages with Google. But What if Google had to design for Google. Bet you've never given that much thought !
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Wed, 2007-10-10 12:49
I have to admit that I'm a sucker for online generators. I've only looked at a few of these so far but they look pretty useful for making web 2.0 buttons and graphics with rounded corners and generating gifs and code tidbits. Props to Eric for showing me this. Web 2.0 and Online Generators. The ajaxflakes site looks like it might be worth bookmarking too.
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Tue, 2007-10-02 21:32
I have been trying to figure out how to showcase my skills. I'd like to have an online portfolio that shows some of my better designs. I have a few questions before I get started. These questions include “when to use screenshots vs. links to active sites”. I think that I should probably make screenshots whenever I make (or redesign) a page to document the site in its existing state. I may not save the old design if I redo it but the screen shot will document it. It also gives me something to look back at and compare with the new design.
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Thu, 2007-09-27 07:24
I know this issue has been around for awhile but its a confusing problem. Are you still confused about net neutrality ? If you haven't already done so, check out the video (below) ... and also check out the website save the internet
Submitted by J.B. Churchill on Mon, 2007-09-24 21:28
So I've been checking out the ebird website which I believe is a coordinated effort from Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Long-time Maryland Birder Marshall Iliff has posted to our listserve MDOsprey urging us to upload our sightings to e-bird. He pointed out to me that I've posted a detailed list to the listserve and that it would have been just as easy to post to e-bird and then have the list e-mailed back to me making the post easier.