… and why you should use it. Separating content from structure and style is a common theory, widely accepted to those of us either using or investigating single source solutions for our documentation. The same theory has been applied to web development and offers similar benefits. CSS-based web design developed in parallel with the growing…Continue reading CSS for layout
I’d forgotten how odd it was to be the ‘new guy’, how much information we all take for granted, and how much we presume others know. As such, I’m trying to keep a note of things that I wanted/needed to know, and also to try and embellish what exists in the hope that other new…Continue reading On New
Further to my Too Simple post, and in response to the comment from Annie about the state of software manuals, I thought I’d try and give a bit of insight into the basic workings of my profession. Yes, that’s right I DO have a day job. I am a technical author and I write software…Continue reading How to make a cup of tea
Been a while since I waffled on about Firefox, but with 2.0 in Alpha (no I’ve not tried it yet, and I’d suggest you leave it well alone too) I thought it might be a good time to look at the current extensions I’m using. I’ve tried many different extensions but have pared things down…Continue reading Firefox Extensions Revisited
Just got my first “phishing” email which alleges to have come from PayPal. It doesn’t. The subject line reads: Your account will be suspended! It reads: Dear Paypal User, In accordance with our major database relocation, we are currently having major adjustments and updates of user accounts to verify that the informations you have provided…Continue reading Careful
Prompted by this discussion about typography on the web and having been working through the archives here (still to finish) I’ve come to a ground breaking, earth shattering conclusion. No, seriously… If you are interested in my take on web design issues, read on. If not… er… come back later (but DO come back!).
This is driving me nuts. It may be an issue with my WordPress installation, or my CSS, an example of the problem can, currently, be seen two posts down. If I add a blockquote in WordPress, it adds [blockquote] around the area of text. All well and good. But if the quote has more than…Continue reading Sassafrassin Rassafrasser!
A while back (a long while back) when I first discovered tabbed browsing, I moaned that it was affecting the way I used my PC. I have my tabs setup to close when I click on the scroll wheel of my mouse, unfortunately you can’t do the same for applications displayed in Windows taskbar. Anyway…Continue reading Transference