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I've realised that I came across some very good articles on web design, and formatting issues across browsers. I'm gonna put them here in the next day or so. Currently the links are on my work computer, which I'm away from right now. The only one I can think of right how is Mako's guide to CSS , which covers a wide variety of issues, particular CSS support on Netscape 4 browsers. I know, NS4 is not exactly popular these days, but there are even more up-to-date browsers that don't support all of CSS2 yet, and some people will never upgrade! Just got another one, , is a library of Javascript and DHTML routines, that have been engineered to work on all the popular browsers (MSIE, Netscape, Opera, Safari) to create special effects, utilise CSS, and perform browser-sniffing. There's a lot more. One of Malaysia's telecommunications companies, Maxis , uses code from this library to do it's moving menu (on the left-hand side, it moves as yo
I was informed today that the cgi-bin has now been deleted. This act has led to the unpleasant presence of ad-banners throughout the site, not just any old ad-banner, but the sticky kind, that scroll down the page with you. The JS code used to do this adds a lot of junk to the download time of each page. It's something I'll have to put up with for the time being, until I get some proper Sterling currency to pump up Easyspace with. I'm gonna try and remove the contact form, since that won't work now. Currently working on revising some graphics for the work websites, and also some slides for two VideoCD projects. I'll reveal more at a later date.
I've managed to cobble together another website. Since the first site last week, I've installed Netscape 4.75 on my PC, so I can test pages. Style sheets seem to be very wobbly on this release. I'm aware that CSS support in older Netscapes was dodgy, but this problem seems to relate to my pages actually not finding the style sheet file, even though MSIE finds it perfectly. I guess the answer is out there somewhere. In the meantime, I've also got hold of Netscape 7, and Opera 7.11. If only I could get RISC OS browsers!
Sorry guys and gals, my cgi bin has now expired. I was hardly making use of it anyway, and I downgraded my hosting to not include cgi, so the contact form is not going to work. I'll try and fix up an alternative! I've now migrated to my second job here in Malaysia, that of a webmaster. I can't go into details about the role itself, but I can say that I'm using the latest Macromedia Studio MX to put work together. Since my start here a few weeks back, I've already launched a few preliminary websites, the first of which was knocked together in just a day, thanks to Fireworks MX and Dreamweaver MX working together so beautifully. It almost made me cry with joy. Such a far, erm, cry from the horrors of hard-coded HTML. I must give special credit to Lego . They do have a fantastic site. The games are something else altogether. Must be as close as you can get to playing with the real Lego pieces, this website. According to a report in Macromedia's John Dowdel