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Mozilla Javascript Option Object

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

I was trouble-shooting a friend's DOM-Script the other day. It consisted of a form select element that was working in Firefox, but not in Explorer.

"Suprise, surprise," was my first thought. But, actually... Explorer had the correct behavior. For once.

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Semantically speaking…

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Still using div id's like "header", "footer", "left_bar", "right_bar", "sidebar", and so on? Then, you need to read on.

Division ID's like the ones listed above are about as dead as using table layouts. I can say it in a nutshell, but it doesn't seem like designers really understand what's going on...

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An experiment with relative units

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

I had this great idea to test out relative units. What if you defined the body's font-size based off of the window's width (or height). So, now you've got a dynamic font-size setting for the body tag... big deal, right? Absolutely!

With a little DOM-Scripting, some creative CSS, and a little elbow grease, we can make a fully scalable page!

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