Archive for June, 2006

And her name is Willow

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

Willow our blue merle border collie

Cause of a little sleep deprivation and a lack of blogging for the past fortnight. She is a very good puppy, active, inquisitive and a quick learner.

Layering flash and html tutorial

Friday, June 16th, 2006

Jana asked for tutorial on layering HTML over Flash, so here is how the current footer works, though it will hopefully be replaced real soon.


This will only display correctly on Mac and *nix machines 50% of the time. There is a bug in the flash plugin that randomnly assign which element will be above the other in stacking order, no matter what you do with z-index or source order. So if you scroll up and down or referesh the page, the order may change.

There are also problems with Flashbock plugin for Firefox, overlaying HTML over flash currently makes it impossible to play the flash file. However, a solution may be at hand.

You were once a Web Standards novice

Friday, June 16th, 2006

One question that did not get properly answered last night at the Perth Web Standards Group meeting was “Where do you send a friend who wants to know more about web standards?” The person who asked the question got a little ribbing about the friend and other than the WSG mailing list and Port80 forum, no other resources got mentioned by name.

I would recommend the Sitepoint forums

Finding new RSS feeds

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Want to expand your RSS feed list, but don’t want to trawl the internet hoping to find relevant feeds, one option is to upload an OPML of your current feeds to and see what other people with similar RSS reading habits are reading.

I did …

Perth WSG June meeting

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Kara O’Halloran on The Joy and Terror of Implementing Web Standards and Vicki Berry presents excerpts from her sessions from TODCON 8 (Accessible Website Essentials and Lesser-Known XHTML Elements and Attributes). The full details are here.

Semi-Permanent Perth

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

I was happy to find Semi-Permanent was happening in Perth and even happier to find Joshua Davis was one of the speakers. So I rushed out and got a ticket, I am going.

I don’t really consider myself a designer, yet I am going to a design conference. Why …