Archive for 2006
Here’s a great primer for developers who are interested in writing compliant css and html:
…the best thing you can do is give yourself a clean slate. Throw out your assumptions and expectations. For that matter, throw out everyone’s assumptions and expectations. Roll up your sleeves and learn something new. When it comes to layout and production, resolve to remove “but”? and “should”? from your professional vocabulary for a while. Replace them with “how”? and “why”? and commit to meeting your project objectives.
- Everything you know is wrong… sort of…
- It’s not going to look exactly the same everywhere unless you’re willing to face some grief… and possibly not even then
- You will be forced to choose between the ideal and the practicable
- Perfection is not when there’s nothing to add, but when there’s nothing to take away
- Some sites are steaming heaps of edge cases
- Longer lead times are inevitable
- Coherent and sensible source order is the best of Good Things
- Descendant selectors are the beginning and end of genuinely powerful CSS rules
- In the real world, stylesheet hacks will get your project across the finish line
- Working around rendering bugs is like playing Whack-a-Mole
- When you’re drowning in CSS layout problems, make sure of the width and height of the water, float without putting up a struggle, and get clear of the problems
- Background images will make the difference between the plain and the tastefully embellished
Language modules can be added/deleted from the navigation for further customization.
Zen Cart can be a tricky beast (not just for developer’s but for folks that have to actually use the admin interface), but at least support for it continues to grow. I just stumbled across this Wiki:
The launch of Intervals (web based task and time management) was picked up by postgreSQL.org.
562 users tagging and storing useful source code snippets.
Very useful IMO. Its like my proto site on steroids.
Santa Barbara Newspress – Filing Cabinet
June 13, 2006 8:03 AM
Local Web development company Pelago has launched a new Web-based service it dubbed Intervals, which continues the trend of “software as a service” moving applications off your computer and onto the Web (where other people worry about the technical stuff and update the programs more often than most of us would).
Designed to help freelancers and small businesses track tasks and time, “we originally developed it to make our own business more efficient,” writes project manager Michael Payne, “and got a lot of requests to turn it into a product, so we re-developed it.” Take a look at www.intervals101.com.
Pelago, by the way, has offices on East Montecito Street near Milpas and has been around since 2000.