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Dynamic Galleries, real users and Popup Window conditioning

Friday, August 19th, 2005

I thought I had done well and created an easy to use, dynamic gallery with DOM and CSS. What it does is show pictures when you click them in the page instead of doing a reload. It also shows a “loading image” message. All feedback I got was positive and I was happy to have provided something slick and useful. Alas, I found out that it is not all like that. (more…)

CSS Hacks and Filters review

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Cover of CSS Hacks and Filters I hate using CSS hacks and filters. I strongly believe it is not my job to cover up the mistakes of browser vendors, and I hate relying on things I cannot test myself. As I also cannot be bothered to hunt the web for every new hack and workaround I considered buying this title to put it on my desk and get it over with. (more…)

Reading DHTML Utopia

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

DHTML Utopia coverI ordered it even before it came out, but as I just got stuck in writing a part of my own chapter in an upcoming book, I finally opened Stuart Langridges DHTML Utopia: Modern Web Design Using JavaScript & DOM published by Sitepoint. (more…)

Your part of the playground – what can be done with the different web technologies

Thursday, August 4th, 2005

Toy truck in the sandA lot of email noise is being created on mailing lists and forums plainly because new developers are not sure about where what web technology ends and where the other begins. “Can I style the Icon of the page via CSS?”, “How do I send a form via HTML” or “Can I check in JavaScript if a folder has network sharing enabled” are just some recent examples. (more…)

So which was the day slashdot linked to me?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

User statistic showing a peak of over 2000 hits compared to average 300  yesterday

Last month was also the first one to break the 1 million hits barrier on the whole server (blog, and

Again, a huge thank you to NWU for sponsoring my server space. This would cost me a bundle :-)