Archive for April, 2006

My CSS reboot delayed

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Like at least 12001500 other souls I was plan­ning a brand new CSS and a few tweaks under the hood for May 1. Unfor­tu­nately due to some prob­lems and the odd bug, the revamp will not occur for at least a couple of days. I threw cau­tion (and sleep) to the wind and made the May 1 deadline.

Influnces are very mixed, the work of artist Brent Harris …


Next presentation

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

I didn’t freeze or freak out when I gave my present­a­tion to the Perth Web Stand­ards Group, I actu­ally enjoyed it. So I jumped at invit­a­tion to do another present­a­tion in a few months time. The ques­tion, is what topic? The three that spring to mind are:

  1. 50 things you should know about CSS
  2. Fixed, Fluid or Elastic layout?
  3. Access­ible Forms

Button the forgotten element podcast

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

I have been pod­cast, the audio (mp3 5Mb 22minutes) and tran­script to go with my slides for the present­a­tion but­ton the for­got­ten ele­ment.



Friday, April 14th, 2006

I throughly enjoyed WebEs­sen­tials lat year, so I was a little dis­ap­poin­ted when I heard that WE06 would not take place. I was relieved to find out the John All­sopp and Max­ine Sher­rin, half of the Web Essen­tials team would be hold­ing some type of web con­fer­ence in Sydney later this year.

When John was in Perth last week for Ideas3, web­dir­ec­tions was announced…


New job

Monday, April 10th, 2006

After twenty years with Depart­ment of Con­sumer and Employ­ment Pro­tec­tion and its pre­de­cessors the Min­istry of Fair Trad­ing, I star­ted a new job last week, a second­ment to the State Lib­rary of West­ern Australia.

To those of you not famil­iar with the mys­tical inner work­ings of the West­ern Aus­tralian pub­lic sec­tor, a second­ment is a tem­por­ary loan of an employee from one Gov­ern­ment Depart­ment to another …

Yeah but um basically

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Are four words I need to remove from my vocab­u­lary when I give a talk.

I have just heard the pod­cast of my talk I gave to the Perth WSG. Other than using those four words appear­ing far to fre­quently, I am fairly happy with the res­ults. Even if I do not say enough, I ten­ded to gloss over things, often skip­ping words that I included in my notes to add detail. I also spoke too slowly …


Why am I not naked today

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Yes I know it is Annual CSS Naked Day and this site is still clothed. Even though there has been heaps of hype inform­a­tion about it, I foget all about it till I opened bloglines this morn­ing.
And even if I wanted to remove the stylesheet now, I can not access that part of my site.

Hell if you want to see this site naked, you just need to dis­able the CSS in your Web Developer Tool­bar in Fire­fox or Moz­il­lia or in your
Developer Tool­bar in Inter­net Explorer …

What not to do for presentations

Saturday, April 1st, 2006
  1. Assume that your s5 present­a­tion will look exactly the same when viewed via a pro­jector when using fire­fox, as it did on your screen. FF pays atten­tion to media=“projection”, for­tu­nately Safari ignored it.
  2. Assume you cord­less mouse will work with S5 on your power­book pro­jector com­bin­a­tion exactly the same way it did on you PC screen combination.
  3. Let some­body else buy you a drink, before you present. I was fool­hardly going to buy a middy of beer before my present­a­tion, but Kay offered to buy me a beer and I ended up with a pint. Men­tal note to self, next time try Red Bull.