Monday 29 April 2002

Site design

This site design is loosely based on the Clean Movable Type layout and has been checked against the following browsers:

  • Windows Internet Explorer 5 & 6, Opera 5 & 6, Netscape 6.2, and Mozilla 1.2
  • Macintosh Internet Explorer 5, Netscape 6.2, Safari, and Chimera.

It doesn’t work in Netscape 4.x and I don’t particularly care (early Netscape and Internet Explorer users see the banner logo and text, then the content, and finally the calendar and links). It doesn’t look pretty in earlier browsers but the content is all there.

You’ll find other excellent CSS layouts at:

For general advice on CSS, Eric Meyer’s site is a great place to start.

I have to say right up front that I love these W3C buttons—they remind me of the merit badges I struggled to win as a Boy Scout.

CSS Validation buttonXHTML Validation buttonAt Mark Pilgrim’s urging, I swallowed the XHTML and CSS KoolAid. It validates as XHTML and would validate as CSS if the W3C CSS Validator understood the Simplified Box Model Hack. So I’m wearing the badge anyway.

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New site looks fine in Chimera but chokes in OmniWeb. Both on OS X.

Posted by Andy Fragen on 1 May 2002 (Comment Permalink)

OmniWeb sucks on CSS and 'standards' in general. Stick with Chimera, or any Gecko based browser. I figure there will be many more to follow. Chimera is very promising and rumour has it that Apple was thinking of making it OS X' default webbrowser. But that is only rumour.

Posted by Kris on 5 July 2002 (Comment Permalink)

Thank you very much for the CSS resources.

Posted by Josh on 25 July 2002 (Comment Permalink)

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Posted by Nickolas Angeli on 7 January 2003 (Comment Permalink)

That voice from the present again. A personal message. I never did follow up my last hallo when I discovered your Japonaise site a while back. But I've now found your Weblog and have immersed myself in it over the past week, not having experienced a sapfilled and intelligent Weblog before. It certainly is a good form, the way you have designed it and set it up, very much alive and capable of huge and fruitful ramification. Maybe I'll join in some day, once I'm familiar with the ground rules. This message is to confirm that the site works well on Opera 7.01 (mine is Build 2651, if that means anything much) as well as Opera 6.
And love from Janet Dawson as well. MB

Posted by Michael Boddy on 9 March 2003 (Comment Permalink)

I like to be your member please consider my admittancce.

Posted by serifat on 22 March 2003 (Comment Permalink)

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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