April 2007

Jets Draft 2007

I was close with my prediction. Adam Carriker went one spot before the Jets pick. I have mixed feelings about the draft. They got decent players, who will most likely start. But they also gave up alot of picks to get them. Statistics show that that you as much of a chance to find a great player in round 6 and in round 2. More picks is better (contrary7 to...

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Crashing IE7

I accidentally crashed IE7. I narrowed down the code to be a CSS issue. It’s surprisingly simple and very annoying. Code: Crashes IE7 Link2 Is span not allow to self close? Lame.

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Holy YouTube!

Ok, I know I posted 10 minutes ago.  But I have been looking at YouTube.  WOW.  There is some amazing stuff here. Look at these kickass athletes!  The guy at the top in UNREAL!  Less cool, but very clever.  Did you know this was possible with a guitar? Cute, but Ethan is cuter.  And Jared is cuter. Or Ethan? Man, I need to get some video of Matty Matt.

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My First YouTube

Trying to upload my first YouTube and embed it here. Of course, the editor is not helping. Let’s see if this works. It’s an old video of Ethan Dancing to Happy Days.

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Mighty Joe Biden

Nice article on MSNBC about Joe Biden.  Joe is the man!  Too bad he hasn’t had any Joe-menutum.  I fully support his viewpoint on Iraq.  Here is a quote from the sentate floor. “History suggests only there’s only a couple … ways to keep together a country driven by sectarian strife. And it’s not to put American troops into a city of 6.2 million people to try to quell a...

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Google Analytics

I put the urchin.js file on commadot a month ago.  It is a little file that tells Google everything that is happening on this page.  It’s quite amazing actually.  Really solid user interface. (Much better than AdWords)  Great information.  Nice use of Flash, where appropriate. Look at this image showing where commadot.com users reside. And you can mouse over the little dots and see how many and what the name...

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Background-position-y: Firefox Fails!

I am trying to switch to the technique of 1 giant icons file.  I didn’t like the opacity filter for the disabled elements.  I really wanted grayscale.  So I had to use duplicate images.  I made a grid on my image so that the math was easy.  See image here.  So in my CSS, all I have to do is adjust the horizontal axis for the background-position.  Internet Explorer does...

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The UX of the Direct Marketing Page

From the legendary Bill Mirbach: …. so here’s today’s high-value trivia question. this “website” http://www.sigsmarketingsecrets.com/, if you can call it that, sells product. navigation …. not. is there anything other than the straight down approach that would sell more stuff? in other words, could you redesign this copy approach (including, i suppose, [a better picture of Bob Bly] and get more orders? what do you think? possible or not? My...

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Concatenation of Images

Great article about using concatenation of images.  I have been doing this for a while.  For me, a major trick is to make sure that the images still look good even though they might be of varying colors.  I have been considering one giant “icons” image that has all of them.  I worry about the maintenance and management and the image optimization. I wonder, why isn’t there animated PNG’s?  I...

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CSS Floats, Inlines and Centering

This problem is driving me nuts. http://www.commadot.com/jquery/simple.htm I want to make a yellow box with a red border. (Must be two divs).  I want to be able to move the yellow box and change its size and still have the red border hug it tight. I asked Experts-Exchange and got no love.  I joined the CSS-d mailing list, but my post never made it.  I can’t believe this might not...

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