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.