Archive for October, 2004
30 Oct 2004
Late Thursday night, my housemates and I returned home to discover a horrid stench. Upon inspection of the backyard we were confronted by what could only be described as a flood of waste water and human excrement, caused by the roots of a large eucalypt tree in the adjacent (council-owned) property.
Fan-bloody-tastic. My yard was covered in the neighbourhood’s sewerage.
24 Oct 2004
Are you using a PowerPC emulator to run OSX on top of XP? If so, I want to hear about it.
21 Oct 2004
I came home to find this waiting for me in shortstat If you know why that makes me happy, you’re a nerd too
19 Oct 2004
The simple technique of resetting all margins and padding that I mentioned almost a fortnight ago has recently created far more discussion than any previous journal entry. After reading some differing opinions via the original post’s comments, email and the WSG list I think it would be appropriate to take a closer look and cover these points in some detail.
13 Oct 2004
Ever since this site launched there have been elements of my Wordpress setup that I haven’t been happy with. The most notable being:
- Most pages had to scroll far too much to show the content, especially the home page.
- Every post required an excerpt, making quick posts difficult – not to mention the fear of filling the home page with non-design posts.
Yesterday I realised that I had been approaching these problems all wrong; over complication of simple goals had taken control. Today I fixed the problems.
7 Oct 2004
A recent discussion with my friend Jay got me thinking about something – most CSS/XHTML related articles and tutorials are very specialised; they only give you a detailed look at one part of the picture and then it’s up to you to put the pieces together. This isn’t always a good thing though, as it is left to the individual to experiment in search of combinations that not only work, but also allow relative freedom in future development.
I would prefer for this to be a massive investigation with all sorts of graphs and demonstrations, but there’s no way I can find the time for something like that. Instead, I offer a walk through of how I start every new CSS styled site and my preferences for CSS hacks negotiation.