Brainstorms and Raves

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Archives by Month: February, 2007

Listed below are excerpts and links to all weblog, blog entries, posts published during February, 2007.

Thu

22

FEB

2007

Creating a Blog Entry Date Calendar Icon Look with CSS, Mostly

I’ve received numerous inquiries about how I created the entry post calendar icon look for Brainstorms and Raves. So today’s post shares the basics of the CSS and the two tiny background images I created to achieve the calendar icon look. (1308 words, 2 links, 12 images)

08:24 am, pst22 February, 2007

Sat

10

FEB

2007

Inspiration, Insight Behind the New Happy Cog Redesign

Do you ever wonder what goes into brainstorming sessions and creative ideas from some of the top names in the Web design field? You’ll find that and much more with blog posts earlier this week by three creators of the latest redesign of Happy Cog’s website - Jeffrey Zeldman, Jason Santa Maria, and Daniel Mall. (328 words, 13 links, 1 image)

10:34 am, pst10 February, 2007

Fri

9

FEB

2007

IE7, Firefox Browser Percentages in Stats Logs

I’ve been watching my browser stats the past few months to see how quickly Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) use grows and how Firefox and other browsers are doing, too. For anyone curious about seeing trends for various sites, I created the charts below to share three of my sites' browser trends from September, 2005 through January, 2007. I also tossed in a short summary of the browser trends - you might be surprised! (574 words, 9 links)

05:35 pm, pst 9 February, 2007

Categories: Browsers, Internet, Web Biz

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