Saturday, September 06, 2008

Waiting for God to turn off the internet...

...but while i'm waiting, i'll say hello - it's been a while since i updated this blog last. hiya doing? hope you and all your important people are doing well

now to today's business. i'm writing this post from Google Chrome, which i must admit, looks pretty good, especially for a beta product. however, it's spellchecker doesn't recognize the words "spellchecker", "plugins" or "google" (specifically in lowercase). and i don't know how it will do with plugins like Flash. and even though it's still early days - why can't i customize where the install goes to? huh?

dude, web design isn't for the fainthearted. seriously. i've been working on a redesign of the TOS Funerals website, and it's not exactly been a walk in the park getting the design to work cross-browser. i swear Internet Explorer has some beef with me. first, the content area isn't set off properly as it is in other browsers (even in IE 7 standards mode!), and i've been unable to fix that so far. something else i got fixed was the fact that IE kept drawing a border around my horizontal rule. i had to do two-step hacking: add extra markup and styling. grrrrrrrrrrrr! i've some idea how to go about it now, but i still think it bears mentioning since i haven't actually fixed it: forcing a page to be at least as high is the browser window so the footer "sticks" to the bottom of the window, irrespective of how much content is actually in the page. my own solution saw the footer somewhere in the middle of a long page in IE (again). many thanks to the guys in #css on Freenode for steering me aright - this dude is much obliged. the testsuite for the new design is available at http://www.tosfunerals.com/newsite/testsuite.html (creating this post revealed that Chrome's text selection drag and drop always moves text, irrespective of whether or not you hold down the Control key...sigh!)

5 comments:

Aken said...

Good to know you dont dislike Chrome and nice to see IE mess you up.
And I come here to get a break from the geekspeak elsewhere; ow am i supposed to do that with the techno-babble in half your post. Pipe them down, will you? Thanks, pal.
And ow are you doing?
You recent posts that i enjoyed most were your gripe with your new phone. They made me think gotcha!, serves him right, I told him so!.
Be nice to know about your workplace and your works. Heed me advice, pal. Though I'll come here anyway. At least someone reads you, ehn?

-Neo

PS: And pls dont trouble God about turning off the internet, just yank off the cords and cables.

Seun Osewa said...

The secret to cross-browser html coding is validation. Valid HTML 4.0 Strict behaves the same across most modern browsers. Just run your pages through HTML tidy.

untouched said...

Seun, true enough...however, i have already learned to use validation tools like htmltidy, so that's not where the problem is (just to make sure, i ran the page through the online validator, and it validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict)...where i have problems is in CSS implementation...that's where quite a number of people need to hack pages...

Luminus said...

Why in the world you didn't just slap wordpress on there ans theme it, I wonder.

untouched said...

wordpress, eh? it would be great to use a CMS, but not wordpress. definitely not wordpress.