Archive for September, 2005

Need Hay Have Hay

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

The first part of was the Jeffrey Veen workshop Designing the Next Generation of Web Applications. At first I was worried with terms like web application, AJAX, APIs etc. being bandied about that this workshop was going to be technical, and from talking to my to other attendees they had the same concerns.

Was it worthwhile …… Yes

Web Essentials 2005

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Time to go pack for Web Essentials 2005 if you are there and see a guy with his right arm in a sling and a couple of facial piercings come over and say hi, that is me. […….]

More about em

Monday, September 26th, 2005

I should of been more more specific in my About em commentary that 1 em = 16 pixels as long as you are using a modern browser and have not changed the default font size.

So I did more experimenting with ems and different fonts

WordPress on OsX

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

I n order to learn more about WordPress and to try and limit my experimentations on the live server, I decided to run a duplicate copy of this blog on my PowerBook.

Everything was fairly easy, except Permalinks not working, it had to do with mod_write module on my Apache server

About this site

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

It is still under development, so if you have any suggestions, recommendations or bug reports please let me know. It is powered by WordPress (version 2.0 since 8 January 2006), using heavily modified theme based on the default version and a stylesheet I created from scratch. Makes use of a couple of javascript feeds from […]

About em

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

This is the first in a series of articles on what most people refer to as elastic
layouts, though I prefer the term proportional layouts.

What is a em?

Elastic grid

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Mark Boulton has written a number of good articles on designing with the grid system

Today’s article was the one I was most looking forward to flexible grids unfortunately the example was a mix of fluid and elastic web design and it fell down at some font sizes. (Some of it to do with Mozilla and how it calculates sizes). So I created a true elastic version which much like this blog, varies the font size depending on browser width, to create a page that fills the browser.


Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Why do I blog?

Well it is all Tommy Olsson‘s fault.

I read a dozen or more blogs on web standards, CSS, XHTML etc on a daily basis, and ….

About the person the 2005 version

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Nick Cowie is a forty something Western Australian male, married with a single furkid and living in downtown Kwinana, the industrial side of Perth, some 40km (25 miles) as the bike rides from the city were I am employed by the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection as a Online Services Support Officer. Which means […]

copyright or copyleft?

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Words Any text written by me is available to be used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License. I think splogs are the bane of bloggers, so I do not give blanket permission for the commercial reuse of my content. If you can find a commercial use for my content, let me know and I should […]