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Archives by Month: July, 2002

Listed below are excerpts and links to all weblog, blog entries, posts published during July, 2002.

Fri

12

JUL

2002

Back soon!

Brainstorms and Raves posts will return around August 1, 2002. Feel free to sign up for a notice via Spyonit in the right column to receive an automated announcement that new content has been added. In the meantime, there are about 18 months' worth of categorized archives to browse through if you wish. See you back here soon!... (58 words, 2 links)

10:11 am, pdt12 July, 2002

Categories: Personal

Wed

10

JUL

2002

Just what part of copyright do some people not get? While a few may consider it flattery if someone comes along and copies/takes their work, I do not take kindly to people who blatantly steal my work, especially when I happily give away so much already via various sites. Case in point stolen from my websitetips.com site: the main stylesheet, the style sheet hidden from old browsers. Curiously, in addition to the above they also copy/pasted one of my external style sheets as a style block within the HTML, too, which you can see by viewing the source code... (441 words, 17 links)

11:08 pm, pdt10 July, 2002

Tue

9

JUL

2002

Looking for a Content Management System?

Check out Karl Dubost’s Content Management System List (perl, python, java, etc), all categorized and annotated. Fabulous. Great to bookmark for when the need arises.... (27 words, 2 links)

01:44 pm, pdt 9 July, 2002

9

JUL

2002

WaSP’s Buzz Speaks Back on News.com Article

Steve Champeon provides a few valid points, his views about News.com’s July 8 controversial article by Paul Festa, Sites bow to Microsoft’s browser king.... (26 words, 3 links)

01:20 pm, pdt 9 July, 2002

Categories: Standards

9

JUL

2002

Opera News: Version Updates, Email, Linux Teaming Up, More

Opera has issued several press releases in the past week or so besides what I’ve already posted (see the archives). Opera is now being distributed in two versions of Linux, updates are available for their Windows and Linux version browsers, and more. Here are highlights: OperaMail Premium Service Ad-free and almost half the price of competitors, Opera’s Premium Webmail is packed with many needed features, according to their July 8 press release. They’ve also provided a comparison chart with Hotmail MSN and Yahoo! Mail so you can see for yourself. Windows update for Opera Download Opera 6.04, the latest Windows... (165 words, 12 links)

11:59 am, pdt 9 July, 2002

Sun

7

JUL

2002

Tutorials and Tips at W3C: CSS, HTML, Accessibility, SVG, and More

As part of the W3C’s efforts to promote quality standards education, they’ve provided a growing list of tutorials, tips, and resources. Tutorials Tutorials @ W3C is a listing of links to tutorials written by the developers of the technologies themselves, when possible. You’ll find tutorials on HTML, CSS, XML Schema, SOAP 1.2, SVG, P3P, VoiceXML 2.0, Semantic Web, and Accessibility. W3C has also provided links to tutorials and resources elsewhere on these and other W3C technologies. Tips Quality Tips for Webmasters is a new and growing area with helpful tips for web designers and developers about the importance of... (187 words, 9 links)

11:21 am, pdt 7 July, 2002

Categories: CSS, Development, Standards

Sat

6

JUL

2002

Design Biz

This month’s issue of Joe Gillespie’s Web Page Design for Designers includes a helpful article about putting together a design portfolio. Get some fresh ideas or learn how to show your skills to potential clients or employers either online, offline, or via CD-ROM with Joe’s new article, Get That Job! He explains the pitfalls, the to-dos, what clients and employers are looking for, and provides a good checklist. After you’ve read Joe’s article, I also suggest checking out other designers' sites and portfolios. Check them out as if you’re a potential client and see if their sites and portfolios... (192 words, 8 links)

10:40 am, pdt 6 July, 2002

Categories: Web Biz

Fri

5

JUL

2002

Friday Feast #16: Standards, Creativity, Internet Law, Color and Monitor Calibration, Weblogs

Lots of great stuff around the Web this past week, especially the ongoing weblogs about the July 1-5 Internet law program. Enjoy! W3C News W3C is starting a new discussion list, the Web standards education and outreach forum, for Web standards evangelists, authors, and others to discuss ways to improve the quality of web-standards related books, publications, lectures and training courses. Sounds like a great one! [hat tip: Eric Meyer] Helping Creativity Ever get stuck with a project? Just don’t feel very creative at the moment? Rudy takes a walk to help, and a change of scenery can indeed... (866 words, 41 links)

11:44 am, pdt 5 July, 2002

Wed

3

JUL

2002

Digital Web’s Latest on CSS: Web Page Reconstruction with CSS

Although spilling into July a bit, Digital Web has one more tutorial for its June CSS theme. Web Page Reconstruction with CSS by Christopher Schmitt is one of the best CSS tutorials I’ve seen around for helping to understand the thinking and decision-making process behind markup. Run, don’t walk, to read this new tutorial about converting a table-based design to an all CSS, table-free design. Tremendous insight can be had. Exceptional.... (72 words, 3 links)

02:08 pm, pdt 3 July, 2002

Categories: CSS, Design, Development

Tue

2

JUL

2002

Web Standards Compliance the Goal: Opera to be Embedded with Macromedia Web Authoring Products

According to this morning’s press release (see below), it’s true. Macromedia and Opera will first work toward embedding Opera on the Mac platform, and Opera’s core technology will be used as the default browsing technology in a wide range of Macromedia Web development products. Macromedia and Opera are also stressing standards compliancy as an important part of their work together: “Macromedia and Opera are both committed to open solutions that are built to fully support existing Web standards,” said Susan Morrow, director of product management, Macromedia. “By working in concert with Opera, our developers can create pages that will... (927 words, 15 links)

09:20 am, pdt 2 July, 2002

Mon

1

JUL

2002

Three New Pixel Fonts at MiniFonts.com

Joe Gillespie’s MiniFonts.com is offering three fabulous new pixel fonts this month, Argon and Axxell by Paul Wootton and Attitude by Joe Gillespie. I’m excited with each one and don’t know which I like better, as usual with Joe’s and Paul’s fonts. They are each clean and crisp pixel fonts that provide a highly readable, clear option for smaller type needs, such as buttons, banners, and navigation. Argon is the smallest, offering good readability at a small size. Attitude is a wider monospaced pixel font with a techno feel. These distinctive, high quality new additions to MiniFonts.com are very... (123 words, 5 links)

11:36 am, pdt 1 July, 2002

Categories: Typography

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