I had no idea that a mention on the Legend’s site would result in so much traffic…
From the C|Net interview with Tim Berners-Lee:\
bq. What about the American character rubbed off on the mainstream Web that you wish hadn’t?\
[Only when the medium remains impartial and universal can it remain a force for individual, regional and global understanding.] There isn’t a “mainstream” Web. It isn’t like that. There is no “party line.” It is a decentralized system, where the existence of a bunch of commercial sites in one place doesn’t affect or detract from the quite independent existence of some great free academic material in another. The fact that there is porn somewhere else does not affect those reading the poetry.
Well, that free webcam software I was using just died. How cool is that.\
On the topic, I tried so hard not to pick Zeldman’s Orange (can’t we just call it that now) when doing the redesign. Did I go check his site? Nope, I thought I knew it by heart. So, what did I do? I picked Zeldman Orange. Don’t worry, I’m no Orange stealer. It’s a whole different shade of orange now, baby.
Someone else is using 2×2 alternatingly transparent backgrounds. I’m not the only one – woo-hoo!
Goin’ ta redesign – Yes, yes I am. I want something lighter and a little different. I’ve been playing with the idea of using Fisher Price little people in some way, I just haven’t figured out how. My mom brought out all my old toys for Max, and one of his favorites is my old Little People house and its inhabitants. They include the bald green guy, Donna Reed, a butler in a tux and tophat, two little kids, an Indian chief and a construction worker (both part of that classic Little People collection, the Village People Backstage Baccanal Playset). Stay tuned… it should get interesting.
Damn you, IE5 for the Mac!! Damn you!! I have all this cool stuff I want to do that works in IE 5 for the PC, and Mozilla for everything – and you’re the only one left who doesn’t work, but all those Mac People use you! What’s WRONG with you? Can’t you get updated or something? Is that too much to ask?
Ok, it’s still a pain in the butt, but I’ve finally gotten CSS Positioning figured out (well, somewhat – did you know that if you put an unordered list inside an absolute positioned div, it blows it out and loses all positioning and with in IE5 on the Mac?). So, here you go – the new Lawver.net with no tables of any kind. Is that cool, or what?
For those of you who are into such things, I’ve been playing with CSS Positioning off and on for a while, and never quite got things working in Netscape 4.7 (which I still have to support @ work). I’ve got something working that looks at least readable in 4.7 just as an experiment. Check it out if you dare.
There are tons of beautiful colors that fall outside of the web-safe palette. I can’t wait for the day when I can use them all. I found a great orange today that I’d love to use, but alas, we must remain members of the Web-Safe Army and only use the approved colors!! Let’s all march to the tune of 216 colors of happiness and long for the days of many colors, when it will be safe to come up with fabulous designs that use colors that no one’s discovered, lying under hats in the closet to the left of the old shoes we never wear and should probably give to charity. Yes, I’m talking about THOSE colors!! Aahhhh, what a nice dream, maybe some day.