IE7 Standards

I was eager to try out the beta version of Internet Explorer 7 that has been “floating around(ie7 beta1 torrent)”:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ie7+beta1+torrent+&btnG=Google+Search the Internet. Now I am not. bq.I’m very happy that we’ve shipped IE 7 beta 1. I wanted to make it clear that we know Beta 1 makes little progress …

Google AutoLink

Google recently released an arguably more benign version of “Microsoft Smart Tags(Microsoft Smart tags)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2001/06/smart recently called “Google AutoLink(Google Toolbar Help)”:http://www.google.com/support/toolbar/bin/static.py?page=features.html. For various opinions, check out “Rogers Cadenhead(Google Wants to Play Tag)”:http://www.cadenhead.org/workbench/entry/2005/02/21#2475, “Anil Dash(Free the User Agents!)”:http://www.dashes.com/anil/2005/02/17/free_the_user_a, “Richard Eriksson(Zeldman, a man I respect, is wrong about Google Toolbar)”:http://www.movableblog.com/asides/2005/02/24/1915, “Dave Winer(Google’s toolbar …

PodSites are Quaint

Is it just me, or does anyone think that creating a “PodSite(PodSites.com)”:http://www.podsites.com/ is pretty much the equivalent of creating a “Hypercard Stack(HyperCard Around The World)”:http://www.ihug.org/Stacks.html? Extremely cool in “1987(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperCard)”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyperCard, and utterly pointless today. An offline webbrowser for the Ipod might be a good idea, but custom content for it is …

The Negative Power of Flash

I have expressed my opinion about Flash “before(Servicing Consumers)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2003/10/servicing, but today I had a perfect example of why I find it problematic. I had a couple who were trying to use the website of our county “property appraiser(Highlands County Property Appraiser)”:http://www.appraiser.co.highlands.fl.us/. They had come to the library even though they …

Flexible Layout

I gave the site another makeover yesterday, but this one I am especially pleased with. The template is called “Flexible Layout(Flexible Layout)”:http://www.webproducer.at/Members/tonico/Docs/CSS/flexible-layout and was developed by Tonico Strasser. Among other things, it allows for true source ordering, which means that screen readers and lynx users actually get the content in …

CSS Menus

Any style of CSS Menu you may find yourself needing is pretty much available. Just remember the Zeldman advice on “why you should drop-downs only when necessary(Architectural Digest vs. This Old House)”:http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0604f.shtml. Horizontal – “Drop-Down Menus, Horizontal Style(Drop-Down Menus, Horizontal Style)”:http://www.alistapart.com/articles/horizdropdowns/ Vertical – “Suckerfish Dropdowns(Suckerfish Dropdowns)”:http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dropdowns/ You know, I think …