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Drupal-ized!

December 20, 2006

For a long time I've wanted to move my blog from MT over to Drupal, and last week I finally started the process. As a result, this site is a mess. I hope you'll bear with me as I figure out how to move all the old content over and get the site running again.

Setting a Decent Table

December 7, 2006

I guess the best way to do this is just to admit it straight out. Okay. Well. So. Recently I... I...

I used a table for layout.

There. I said it. Yes, I know, I know. But it was late. We were behind schedule. It wasn't a whole page or anything. Just a box across the top of the content on one page that would not stay put. I tried everything. I was desperate. I mean, what was I going to tell my boss? That I'd spent an entire day trying to get three lines of text to float to the left of an icon? I was going to tell him that was the latest holdup?

This Office Never Closes

December 5, 2006

Working on the web is a lot like working in Las Vegas. Just like Sin City, the web never closes, and what we're working on is frequently a crap shoot. Now if we could just get free cocktails...

The Font Controversy: Ems, Percentages, Pixels & Points

November 18, 2006

To conclude these notes about fonts, I turn to the Great Size Debate. In summary, the controversy concerns what unit of measurement designers should use to size text. The topic is, of course, much more complex than that statement conveys. In fact, reams (or screens) have been written on the issue. The primary points are these... To conclude these notes about fonts, I turn to the Great Size Debate. In summary, the controversy concerns what unit of measurement designers should use to size text. The topic is, of course, much more complex than that statement conveys. In fact, reams (or screens) have been written on the issue. The primary points are these:

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