Thursday, February 12, 2009

Well I am alive. I know, I wouldn't have thought so either. Well, there you go.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Summer School again

God does everything have to be so pressured. Got a new page up for the summer school portal - CSS layout: Summer Schools Home Page at the University of Edinburgh. And before anyone starts complaining I know I have used a table - but appropriately and not for layout.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Greek Summer

Phew - very last minute today but got a temp filler site up for Google to start indexing at the Greek Summer School at the University of Edinburgh

Now need a drink

Friday, November 10, 2006

Technorati

I'm going to claim this blog with Technorati - Technorati Profile


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Performancing addon for Firefox

Just trying the firefox plugin Performancing http://performancing.com/
If you can read this then it works! Another reason to use Firfox.

powered by performancing firefox

Monday, November 06, 2006

Great - what would I do without 7-zip (http://www.7-zip.org/). Been using it for a couple of years for compression with a GUI. But decided it was time to look further. Excellant features in the command line - will start to experiment with some of these switches.
Using the command line u (update) in a bat file will save me time backing up my all important local work directory. Open source rocks!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Missing LINK and Skip Links

I've been looking into using the underused -link- element as a replacement for traditional skip links. I've always found the -a- tag methods a little clumsy if you don't want a visible skip link.

If you put a -link title="Skip Links" href="theidofanelement" rel="bookmark"- directly after the in the header it allows text readers (lynx, links) to see that as the first link - allowing the bypassing of banners etc to an element in the main content. And its not rendered by visual browsers (that I know off).

Microformats

Well i'm really into this microformats business - www.microformats.org on a couple of sites I'm woking on (http://www.theatrestudies.llc.ed.ac.uk and http://www.ace.ed.ac.uk/architecturalalignment )

Using the Tails plugin ( http://blog.codeeg.com/tails-firefox-extension-03/ ) to view microformats on the fly. Excellant.