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Post Posted: July 9th, 2008, 8:40 am

I like the hover effects. I agree that the repeated background is noticable. You may want to blend that better. For a web designers website, I was not totally blown away. If I was looking to hire somebody, I wanted to be WOWED. I love the cosmetics website you created. The webs...

Post Posted: July 9th, 2008, 6:43 am

Congrats nexus! I gotta say, that was some mighty fine photoshop work.. the coloring matched perfectly.

Post Posted: July 8th, 2008, 9:15 am

Hmm.. interesting results. I must have unusual taste in banner ads or something.

Post Posted: July 7th, 2008, 2:50 pm

I've seen that happen in Wordpress too, where it warps your code to the point of not working. I don't think there's much you can do except adopt the "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" philosophy and try to find a plugin designed for the blogging software to display your vids.

Post Posted: July 7th, 2008, 12:27 pm

It sounds like you're wanting to change this template from a fixed width to a fluid (or percentage-based) layout? If so, you might be better off just finding a fluid layout instead. For example, if this one stretched to fit the browser, what would happen to the buttons at the top, or the header imag...

Post Posted: July 7th, 2008, 11:51 am

I think Bogey's answer should work. I'm assuming your confirmation page is generated somewhere in that wfp_core.php file, so you would just have to find that part of the file and add in the variables as Bogey described above.

Post Posted: July 7th, 2008, 7:41 am

Thanks, but this thread is pretty old by now. I'm actually starting to plan out my next redesign, though, so I'll be looking for help again pretty soon!

Post Posted: July 4th, 2008, 6:19 pm

Bogey wrote:
That doesn't help... everyone sees the time at a different time... Like for me, the post you are talking about is on "7:15 am" (I think... are you talking about this post?)

Yep, that's the one :wink:

Post Posted: July 3rd, 2008, 12:04 pm

neksus wrote:
Damn lol

Don't worry- I still voted for you, although it was very nearly a coin-flip. :lol:

Post Posted: July 3rd, 2008, 11:59 am

I don't know if I'd go that far.. I think the interaction of Adsense and Adwords (or their non-Google equivalent) is a brilliant new type of web economy.

Post Posted: July 3rd, 2008, 11:25 am

I think this is one of the first spam posts, that I would say "yeah he's right, I need to make more blogs"... Even though he is obviously here to promote his websites, I gotta get moving... Um..."thanks?" I agree :lol: This spam was a friendly reminder that I need to get moving ...

Post Posted: July 3rd, 2008, 11:17 am

Ah, you're right.. IE7 doesn't seem to like that one with buttons. I can't seem to get anything to make the value disappear either. Looks like you might have to resort to the JavaScript solution..

Post Posted: July 3rd, 2008, 8:38 am

Seems to work fine for me in IE7...

Post Posted: July 3rd, 2008, 7:11 am

I like the first one in your 4:15am post the best. Except isn't that picture in the middle going to be changing all the time? Just wondering if the blue area would be too opaque for some images if they had content on the right-hand side...

Post Posted: July 2nd, 2008, 11:47 am

I feel like there is an awesome look to the background, the logo, the navigation, and the font and text treatment on the page titles also seems to fit really well, but the content seems to fall a little flat. I am not really sure hoe to fix it content is always the hardest part to "make it loo...

Post Posted: July 2nd, 2008, 11:44 am

I see why you linked it to American Standard's website, but i still can't find the split system is on their site. That right there would turn me off because I'm having trouble finding out more about that product, and I can't so I'd rather go to another service site that I can (just my pov). Good po...

Post Posted: July 2nd, 2008, 11:27 am

Nice attention to detail- I appreciate the great feedback, spork! 1) I think the logo in the top right should always be completely above the main box, no matter how the window is sized. Currently if I resize the window to be wider, the logo moves to the right of the main box. (See screenshot) You're...

Post Posted: July 2nd, 2008, 9:26 am

Great site, but not sure if the design (particularly the dark colors) are appropriate for the product. :) I was a little concerned about that, too, but I gave the client a couple of different options and he chose this one. I'm kind of hoping this will set him apart in the local market a little, whi...

Post Posted: July 2nd, 2008, 9:22 am

the only thing that i see that would be nice is to be able to click the specials for more information about them. personally, i dont know what an American Standard Installed Split System is, but I'm guessing it's AC and Heating. A link to a page describing these services and maybe some pictures and...

Post Posted: July 2nd, 2008, 7:16 am

Tags and postage stamps.. that's a cool way to think of it!

Post Posted: July 1st, 2008, 9:43 pm

Just looking for all types of general feedback on this site.

Post Posted: July 1st, 2008, 3:16 pm

They explain doctypes pretty well here.

You basically get to decide which doctype you want to use. Personally, I like to use strict whenever I can, but a lot of people use transitional, too, which is perfectly ok.

Post Posted: July 1st, 2008, 1:02 pm

Not sure.. I was just thinking that would visually connect the logo to the photo. A tag would cast a shadow too, right?

Post Posted: July 1st, 2008, 12:30 pm

I like it a lot- it's nice and simple yet well-designed.

It might even be cool to put a little drop-shadow on the logo that touches the top of the photo's frame...

Post Posted: July 1st, 2008, 12:14 pm

joebert wrote:
it makes everyone elses life easier if you wear the correct one.

...including your own.

Post Posted: July 1st, 2008, 12:09 pm

FTP Client: FireFTP (free Firefox add-on)
Code Editor: Notepad++ (free)
Image Manipulation: Photoshop CS2 (not so free)
File Comparison: n/a
Debugger: n/a
Backup: manual
File Manager: Windows via FireFTP
Database Manager: phpMyAdmin

Post Posted: July 1st, 2008, 8:54 am

Nice work compiling all these BW - that must have taken serious some time and effort!

Now if only I could vote for my top 5 favorites.... :)

Post Posted: June 30th, 2008, 7:03 am

Do the user name and password they gave you work to log in via FTP? You would need that to be able to update the site, I would think.

Post Posted: June 29th, 2008, 2:16 pm

Congratulations!!! And good luck with your own business - I firmly believe it's the best way to go forward anyway. you can always go back to working for other people if it doesn't work out.... and the freedom you will have is the the best thing that will ever happen to you. Thanks! I really hope it...

Post Posted: June 29th, 2008, 2:13 pm

gino76 wrote:
Now at least you have a good foundation on how to build and manipulate your own business. Good luck :)

Yeah, it was worth it for the time management skills alone :wink:

Post Posted: June 27th, 2008, 7:55 am

It's mainly a calendar system, but seems to have some of the functionality you're looking for. I'm definitely no expert with it, so you might want to play around with one of the demos and see if it would help you.

Post Posted: June 27th, 2008, 7:46 am

Just click the link I posted above. You can play around with demos on their website I think, to see if it's what you're looking for.

Post Posted: June 27th, 2008, 7:40 am

Maybe you could use some kind of calendar system for that? I've used WebCalendar in the past.. It's open source (free) and seems to have a decent amount of functions.

Post Posted: June 27th, 2008, 7:35 am

:lol: And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, an...

Post Posted: June 27th, 2008, 7:29 am

lol.. sorry to inflict that article on you twice, then. :D As you can probably tell, it's one of my favorites.. It's what made positioning really 'click' for me. I think the article doesn't talk about static divs because that's basically not using any positioniong settings at all- static is just the...

Post Posted: June 27th, 2008, 7:15 am

I've been working on this degree pretty much every day since April 2005.

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 3:23 pm

Under advanced reply, just click the Img button and then put a link to your image between the "img" tags

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 1:51 pm

SB wrote:

Congratulations anyway. i can imagine this is a very rewarding moment for you. Years and years of hard work finally recognised.

Thanks! The real reward is the Macbook I'm getting for a graduation present... :wink:

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 12:02 pm

Or Zen Cart. I've played around with that and it seems to have the functions you're looking for. To change the appearance, you'll just need to create a new template. As long as you have some HTML and CSS knowledge, it shouldn't be too tough to do.

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 11:51 am

Well, I finally made it. I finished my last class last week and ordered my diploma yesterday. I now officially have a B.S. degree in Information Technology! The ironic thing is that I don't want to work for anybody else.. just want to start my own business full time, so if all goes well I probably w...

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 7:48 am

This is one of my issues with Dreamweaver.. it doesn't give any real understanding of CSS positioning. It seems to lead to using divs as if they were tables, in which case you might as well just use tables. My advice would be to read this article , then I bet you'll have a much easier time getting t...

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 7:39 am

Also, you can use a really small amount of JavaScript to make links open in a new window when you feel it really is appropriate. Plus, then you have the added benefit of being able to control what the new window looks like (size, menus, etc.)

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 7:25 am

I've run into this same thing before. I'm pretty sure it's a margin/padding cross-browser interpretation thing, but the easiest way to fix it is to just add a line break at the top of your content area:
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<div id="mainContent"><br/>
    <div id="Text">
  1. <div id="mainContent"><br/>
  2.     <div id="Text">

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 7:17 am

@jameson5555: ya that's gr8 idea and i know that.. but the problem is navigation is also in flash.. see here:- any way.. as u all know client is paranoid.. so now he has asked for 2 version. one with flash and another without flash... so now i'll convert all flash components to...

Post Posted: June 26th, 2008, 7:09 am

Also, I found out that "the fix" plays up with relatively and absolutely positioned elements. I had to remove the 'position' declaration and resort to floats to get mine to work correctly. I didn't know that.. maybe that's why I wasn't able to get it to work for background images on my si...

Post Posted: June 25th, 2008, 7:43 am

I can't remember the name of the game I was thinking of, but this was my all-time favorite game.

Post Posted: June 25th, 2008, 7:01 am

lol - it looks like the games I used to play on my Apple II+ back in the 80's.

Post Posted: June 24th, 2008, 12:13 pm

If he doesn't go for any of the above (which would be crazy) you could always replace the Flash object with a static image in browsers that don't have the player. I think that's pretty easy to do using swfobject . [code]<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"><...

Post Posted: June 24th, 2008, 11:41 am

I'd say start by making your code valid. By the time it is, I bet your site will work right.

Post Posted: June 24th, 2008, 7:40 am

You know what's interesting? In China, they have to use the Western alphabet to send text messages. Since they have thousands of different characters, they actually have to spell out the English pronunciation of the word, look at a list of all the characters pronounced that way, and choose the right...

Post Posted: June 24th, 2008, 6:41 am

I think this should work ... I can't seem to get the Web-Developer toolbar to work properly in FF3 ... dammit line 46:
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#headerNav ul {padding:0px;margin:0px;}
Yeah, that worked for me too in FireBug anyway... Joe426- make sure you add it to "#headerNav ul". It looks like you ...

Post Posted: June 23rd, 2008, 1:48 pm

It looks like if you add this to your #headerNav ul it should do the trick:
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Post Posted: June 23rd, 2008, 1:34 pm

Hey, we old guys just need to ask a few more stupid questions to keep up with you youngsters :wink:

Post Posted: June 23rd, 2008, 1:22 pm

Oh, duh... lol

Post Posted: June 23rd, 2008, 12:40 pm

Oh, that makes sense.. so then how do you make it gray? Do you need to add some more JavaScript to change the class, too? Or would it be better to just change the color in that same JavaScript function?

Post Posted: June 23rd, 2008, 12:34 pm

Thanks for posting that code, casablanca. I'm trying to learn JavaScript and DOM, so it's nice to see fairly simple examples like this- they're easier to wrap my head around. One question... why did you use [code]<input type="text" id="other_name" disabled="disabled"...

Post Posted: June 21st, 2008, 9:00 pm

I agree with the above.. it really looks pretty good, especially for a first attempt. I definitely agree that the site counter has to go. Also, ditch the Comic Sans font. That's never really a good choice of font.. Verdana would probably be cool for this site. Other than that, the graphics and their...

Post Posted: June 21st, 2008, 4:32 pm

George L. wrote:
This is complicated.

It is.

We English speakers are kind of bastards, inflicting all these crazy rules,or sometimes lack of rules, on foreigners and then wondering why they can't speak perfect English. Sometimes speaking perfect English (to us) is actually done by not following the rules. :?

Post Posted: June 21st, 2008, 4:23 pm

I'd rather use a transitional than strict DOCTYPE for anything other than FAQ or dictionary type pages that really have no functionality other than simple Q&A. Wouldn't it be better to start with strict doctype and then change to transitional when and if you need to? For example, I like to desi...

Post Posted: June 21st, 2008, 4:18 pm

None of your images look too heavy, so there's no reason they should all take so long to load, except that it looks like all your divs and CSS were generated for you by Photoshop or something. If you start from the beginning and put your site together the right way I think the end result will look a...

Post Posted: June 20th, 2008, 3:34 pm

I've been reading a lot of books on web standards lately, and your code looks pretty good to me (although what's with the transitional doctype? :wink: ) The book I'm reading right now, Web Standards Creativity , has a lot of great info and it's a collection of a bunch of different authors, so you ge...

Post Posted: June 20th, 2008, 11:40 am

On the first, my vote goes to option A - 'if I were'. This is the so-called SUBJUNCTIVE FORM of the verb 'to be', and strict grammar requires you use it when talking about conditional clauses. Wow, I didn't even know English had a subjunctive form. I could tell you all about the Spanish subjunctive...

Post Posted: June 20th, 2008, 11:31 am

Sounds to me a little like the old "there's no such thing as bad press" theory...

Post Posted: June 20th, 2008, 9:51 am

I always use the iepngfix, but I haven't been able to make it work for background images.

Just waiting for ie6 to die a slow, painful death before I bust out the really tricky CSS moves. 8)

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 3:26 pm

So that is the box that you don't want to move? Or, rather, you do want it to move with the rest of the page when you scroll, right?

Just remove this line from your #content div properties:
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Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 2:46 pm

Reseting everything is just fine with me. At least that way there's no mystery about browser treatment.

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 1:52 pm

I figured it out! I was going through validating my code with W3C and realized that the span I was floating with the quotation mark in it was outside of the <p> tags. By putting it inside of them, it fixed the wrapping problem. :wink:

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 1:27 pm

Holy smoke, I think you're right! I just tried it on one of my sites and nothing seemed to change.. that's way easier than what I was doing.

For some reason I thought the universal selector only worked in IE6, since that's what I use the * html fix for.

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 1:22 pm

The flash header resizing issue was actually a different site. I don't think I've posted this one on Ozzu before...

Wow, 14 hours.. that's quite a marathon coding session. Get some rest! :lol:

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 11:22 am

lol, that's awesome! I especially like the fangs :twisted:

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 9:22 am

How about Medusa? That could make for an interesting image...

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 9:03 am

I'm getting a big white 'fatal error' box when I pull up your site.. is that the moving box you're talking about?

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 9:00 am

Well this is the weirdest IE bug I've seen today... Can anyone help me figure out why the paragraph text won't wrap around the floated quote on this page?

It works perfectly well in both Firefox and IE6...

Post Posted: June 19th, 2008, 7:15 am

I don't know.. I guess I got really spoiled by the tools that were available in AS2. For example, it was so easy to create simple rollover and click effects. I tried to do that in AS3 and finally gave up and switched to AS2 mode. I'm glad to hear that you think AS3 is easy, though. I have very minim...

Post Posted: June 18th, 2008, 3:19 pm

I may be reading this wrong, but it looks like you're just trying to hide the text on the button so all you see is the text built into the image itself?

If that's the case, the ol' negative indent trick might work for you:

Post Posted: June 18th, 2008, 3:07 pm

For your text, a good place to start would be using a font that is more common on everybody's computer. Typically for a sans serif font, a good choice is something like verdana or arial. In your case, you should back up your Lucida font like this: [code]font-family:"Lucida Sans Unicode", v...

Post Posted: June 18th, 2008, 1:20 pm

So true.. thanks for the help!

Post Posted: June 18th, 2008, 12:24 pm

That's what I was afraid of - some intense actionscripting.

Ah well, I've been meaning to learn it eventually. I was hoping it wouldn't be under the pressure of a site build I'm already way behind schedule on, though...

Post Posted: June 18th, 2008, 11:44 am

Yep, I have access to the .fla and a copy of flash.

Making it a fixed width and height would definitely be a last resort kind of thing since I'm going for a fluid layout on this site.

Post Posted: June 18th, 2008, 11:01 am

Yep. The problem is that there's no consistent negative margin value that I can use, since the gap at the bottom of the flash object changes depending on the browser width.

Post Posted: June 18th, 2008, 9:18 am

Take a look at this layout , if you would.. Can anybody help me figure out a way to get the content to sit just below the flash header? Right now, it's too far down because the flash stage is set at 100% width and 400px height. I tried messing around with the Actionscript stage object (admittedly wa...

Post Posted: June 17th, 2008, 12:04 pm

That flash banner is pretty nice looking, but has a little too much going on. I think if you just stopped the text from moving back and forth it would be a big improvement.

Also, you don't see too many sites that are left-justified these days. It might be nice to center it.

Post Posted: June 17th, 2008, 8:25 am

righteous_trespasser wrote:
come on Jameson, you know entering kids is just unfair ... lol

lol.. I know, it's so hard to resist, though. The kid's always up for picture time, especially when I tell him to fly around the house like Superman :lol:

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Post Posted: June 15th, 2008, 7:27 pm

Tough to compete with some of these incredible shots, but here's my attempt:


Post Posted: June 10th, 2008, 10:02 pm

I tend to agree with r_t although I appreciate they may not be much help :( I would however personally be interested in seeing any freebie ajax shopping carts, drag&drop etc... anyone seen/heard/recommend anything :?: I'm merely looking for ideas. I haven't seen any open source Ajax shopping ca...

Post Posted: June 5th, 2008, 3:24 pm

Talk about a close match!

Thanks everyone (especially RT for the tiebreaker)!

Post Posted: May 24th, 2008, 8:25 am

Ah, Joust... I loved that game!

1. What's the most recent creative project you've worked on (non benefits management related)

2. What's your favorite thing about working from home?

3. Least favorite thing about working from home?

4. What's your favorite beer?

Post Posted: May 22nd, 2008, 8:56 am

Just do everything the tattoo artist tells you to do and it should heal completely in 1 to 2 weeks.

Post Posted: May 21st, 2008, 3:15 pm

Looks good, thanks!

Post Posted: May 21st, 2008, 2:15 pm

Is the textAdTopRight div hanging off the right-hand side of the header for anyone else? It's giving me a constant horizontal scroll bar... I think maybe the left margin is getting doubled since it's in a nested div?

Post Posted: May 20th, 2008, 1:28 pm

I'm finding that with Flash it's more about optimizing the images you bring in from Photoshop than anything you do in Flash to compress. I just used the default settings to export the .swf.

Post Posted: May 20th, 2008, 1:26 pm

Hey, that's cool, thanks guys! I didn't think I stood a chance in this one.

Post Posted: May 20th, 2008, 1:23 pm

Congrats Spoof!

Somehow having the person I voted for win is even better than winning myself :D

Post Posted: May 20th, 2008, 1:20 pm

I thought for sure that 50kb would make Flash out of the question, but mine ended up at only 26kb somehow...

Post Posted: May 20th, 2008, 12:25 pm

kc0tma wrote:
Just looking at the rules for this comp, it looks like the only restriction is 728x90 right? So it isn't limited to a certain kilobyte size or anything? Although we should try and keep them as small as possible...

I think Bigwebmaster said they needed to be under 50kb.

Post Posted: May 20th, 2008, 11:30 am

Thanks SB! I was hoping to use this as a chance to learn ActionScript 3.0 (just got Flash CS3), but I finally gave up and used 2.0.

Post Posted: May 20th, 2008, 10:07 am

spork wrote:
Damn, I thought this thread was going to be a discussion about the book.

That would've been cool. I was actually hoping it was going to be about the Van Halen album...

Post Posted: May 19th, 2008, 10:03 pm

Here's my entry.. I did it in Flash, so I don't think there's a way to display it, but here's a link to it.

Post Posted: May 19th, 2008, 7:30 am

yeah IE was the only one ... well i just looked at a site that sold templates in Opera. And I had to click on it before the nav was activated. Is it my version of Opera? my plugin outdated? I just opened the same page in FF and IE6 and it works like everyone wished it would before. here's the page:...

Post Posted: May 17th, 2008, 8:55 am

Here's mine. I found this image on under the abstract category.


Post Posted: May 16th, 2008, 1:02 pm

Isn't IE the only browser that had the 'click to activate' thing before? I checked a site in both IE6 and IE7 and it looks like it really is gone.

Post Posted: May 16th, 2008, 12:39 pm

I think zaiah already gave you all the code you'll need to add the flash... if that's what you're asking about still?

I looked at your site, and it looks like you're still trying to add it with JavaScript, which is a lot more complicated and isn't necessary anymore.

Post Posted: May 16th, 2008, 12:07 pm

Oh, that's cool of you to say, thanks.

Actually, evenhost's was in my top three...

Post Posted: May 16th, 2008, 12:00 pm

ATNO/TW wrote:
Microsoft eliminated the Click to activate this Control thing. You no longer need the AC_RunActiveContent.js

I can't believe I didn't hear about this until now! One less annoying IE hack to deal with. :thumbsup:

Post Posted: May 16th, 2008, 11:35 am

ATNO/TW wrote:
I can tell you easily who will win. I think evenhost has it wrapped up.

Hmm.. that's not who I voted for. And, no, it wasn't myself.. 8)

Post Posted: May 15th, 2008, 12:51 pm

Two things:

1) Get rid of that blinking GIF that says "Hire Dedicated X-Cart Developers". Blinking stuff turns people off.

2) On those red buttons at the top, it should read "Quote" and not "Quotation".

Other than that, this site looks really professional, nice work!

Post Posted: May 15th, 2008, 12:39 pm

zaiah already said a mouthful so there's not a whole lot more to add, but I will say that, overall, you should focus on readability. Not only in terms of reading the text, but also in just getting the overall message you're trying to get across. That shade of red is really tough to work with because...

Post Posted: May 15th, 2008, 10:54 am

34. Did you know that Puchong is home to Malaysia's largest badminton stadium?

35. Have you ever watched a game of professional badminton?

36. Why do you say 'dun' instead of 'don't'?

Post Posted: May 15th, 2008, 6:56 am

Happy 40th!!

They say the 40's are the new 30's anyway...

Post Posted: May 15th, 2008, 6:54 am

Hey Spoof, you work for Lockheed Martin? I manage warranty activations for your IBM servers.

Small world...

Post Posted: May 14th, 2008, 12:29 pm

My 20's were good, but my 30's have been better - more confidence, more respect, more money, etc. That hits the nail right on the head alright. I just turned 34 this month and I got some chinos and dress shirts for presents. The strange thing is how excited I got about them. I was like, "Alrig...

Post Posted: May 14th, 2008, 12:16 pm

Have you tried taking a look at the way some common CMS's or frameworks manage file uploads? CakePHP would be a good place to start. Why didn't I think of that? I already have a few different CMS's installed on my server that I can take a look at. My worry was that I'd be wasting my time with bad o...

Post Posted: May 14th, 2008, 11:26 am

Right, the thing is that there are a lot of different ways to do it. My question was actually if anyone has one in particular that they like and have had success with in the past. At this point I'm kinda guessing the answer to my question is "no"... edit: I just read linux4me's post and I ...

Post Posted: May 14th, 2008, 8:20 am

SB wrote:
You should rephrase that...

Moody Mod.

:lol: :wink:

lol.. oops, you're right :)

Anyway, sorry if we got off topic at all.. I guess I got caught up in reminiscing about Japan.

Post Posted: May 14th, 2008, 8:10 am

Doesn't get much more on topic than that. :wink:

Moody mods...

Post Posted: May 13th, 2008, 10:00 am

SB wrote:
So uh, do you guys have MSN or something? :wink:

lol.. is that the Ozzu equivalent of 'get a room'?

Post Posted: May 13th, 2008, 7:59 am

Yeah, Tokyo is awesome in a high-tech sort of way, but when you go north for a while and see those rolling green mountains it's absolutely amazing... and a bit terrifying if you're zooming along the mountain roads on the left side of the car, which to us Americans is supposed to be the driver's seat...

Post Posted: May 13th, 2008, 7:46 am

jameson - you spent some time in japan? work, study? long time? I lived in tokyo for a year and never recovered - I still miss it terribly. often have confused dreams where I'm trying to get to tokyo and a million things go wrong..... Yeah, it's strange how you can get addicted to places... I wasn'...

Post Posted: May 13th, 2008, 7:35 am

celandine wrote:
zombies in the name of science.......

I bet that's the first time that combination of words has been put together... :)

Thanks for the pronunciations. I never in a million years would have gotten 'nemojte' right.

Post Posted: May 13th, 2008, 7:31 am

Yeah, I definitely don't want to boil the ocean.. I just want to stop getting all these "Nice site! Check out these links:" emails.

Post Posted: May 13th, 2008, 7:10 am

SB wrote:
Sounds like you are from Scottish or Irish descent Jameson.

Could be, but my dad was adopted, and my mom's mom was adopted, so your guess is as good as mine. :)

Post Posted: May 12th, 2008, 9:26 pm

My first name, Jameson, means "son of James" and my last name, MacArthur, means "son of Arthur". Sounds kind of after-school-special, Jameson has two dads-ish, doesn't it? :lol:

Post Posted: May 12th, 2008, 2:26 pm

A Serbian zombie film? Sounds pretty interesting... How do you say "Don't eat my brains!" in Serbian? Hey, the deadline for the comp's not until June 31st, so you have some time. Maybe you can multitask and incorporate some zombies into the banner design. Might just give you that same comp...

Post Posted: May 12th, 2008, 12:24 pm

So glad to have you back!! I was wondering where you went off to... 8)

Post Posted: May 12th, 2008, 11:42 am

happy birthday Jameson!!! sorry about the delay, I'm just back from the Land of the Living Dead.......... anything ever happen with our ozzu designs? Celandine, welcome back! Land of the Living Dead, eh? So how was Vegas? badum-cha! Bigwebmaster sort of addressed the CSS contest thing in his GTKY t...

Post Posted: May 12th, 2008, 7:33 am

As usual, that's because Firefox interprets the HTML correctly. The alt attribute is only supposed to display, when the image can't be found. For the popup text to appear, use the title attribute: [code]<img src="images/pic.jpg" alt="Picture of something" title="This is a...

Post Posted: May 12th, 2008, 7:02 am

jbladeus wrote:
you need to put a image or logical captcha on your form jameson, otherwise spamming through it will only grow.

Really? Is that the best way to do it these days, where you have them type in the combination of letters they see before they can send a comment?

Post Posted: May 9th, 2008, 3:36 pm

I looked at it in IE6 and I see what you mean. The only thing I can think of is that maybe that element is inheriting a clear:both from one of the elements above it?

Does it fix it if you add this to your CSS?
Code: [ Select ]
form.fivestar-widget .form-item label{clear:none;}

Post Posted: May 9th, 2008, 1:32 pm

Well said, graphixboy! I use the method you're talking about where I post my hourly and then give people an estimate once I figure out their situation. Incidentally, I'm working with Client B right now (and have been for waaaay too long), except he also needs me to organize his inventory. When I wal...

Post Posted: May 9th, 2008, 12:40 pm

I play bass, but I think the same general principles apply...

It'll take you about a week to be good enough to play with some punk band, and it'll take you the rest of your life before you'll say you've actually 'learned' it.

Post Posted: May 9th, 2008, 12:34 pm

The big events in Miami happen during spring break (April, I think?), but last time I was there it was a party everywhere, which I think is the way it is year round. We stayed at the Delano Hotel , which has an inside/outside bar downstairs that gets absolutely packed. That might be a good starting ...

Post Posted: May 9th, 2008, 12:27 pm

My top three next destinations are: 1) Spain - Have some old friends to visit and stay with there 2) Ireland - Something is drawing me there and for some reason the countryside really appeals to me 3) Japan - I haven't been there in a long time and I crave the smells, sights, and tastes on a daily b...

Post Posted: May 8th, 2008, 1:44 pm

I prefer it to rather be a PHP or ASP or even Flash Mail form where you have a textbox and the email gets sent to you directly ... You know what's weird? I have both my actual email and a contact form on this page . I've never gotten any spam at the email address, but I get spammed daily from that ...

Post Posted: May 8th, 2008, 12:11 pm

I did a search for this on Google and Ozzu and it looks like there are a ton of these out there, but I was wondering if anyone here has a favorite PHP script for doing simple uploads? Or do you guys just write one whenever you need it? Basically, I just want a browse button for people to be able to ...

Post Posted: May 7th, 2008, 8:23 am

Wow, you mods are hardcore! lol

Post Posted: May 7th, 2008, 7:24 am

SB wrote:
*goes to check to see if those were spam posts and if you've been banned previously*

lol.. I'm clean, I swear!

Post Posted: May 7th, 2008, 7:23 am

Bogey wrote:
:lol: any reason on why you created another one?

I think I just didn't want my profile name to be the name of that defunct band for the rest of time.

Post Posted: May 7th, 2008, 7:18 am

CE/ Pyrocy wrote:
ooo i like it a lot ... good entry!


It turned out a little more sinister than I was going for, but... Photoshop always gets its way :twisted:

Post Posted: May 6th, 2008, 9:03 pm

Bogey wrote:
Happy birthday nearly-year-user :lol:

Lol.. your post prompted me to see if I could dig up my original Ozzu profile from back in 2004. Check this out.

Maybe I could petition to have those whopping five posts added to my count... :lol:

Post Posted: May 6th, 2008, 7:39 am

No way, we have the same birthday? Hope you had a good one RT!

Post Posted: May 6th, 2008, 7:31 am

The same way you would for left and top:
Code: [ Select ]

Post Posted: May 6th, 2008, 7:26 am

Hey, thanks everybody! One year closer to 40! Hooray! :D and thanks for that spork.. I needed that little reminder :lol: I had a really good time.. we drove over to Beverly Hills and went to a nice sushi place called Yamashiro . I tried something called the "Darth Vader roll" with black ri...

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 2:54 pm

Aww.. so there was an albatross involved. And the man knew at the time he might possibly be eating his wife. Shoulda thought of that...

Well, if you're calling it correct that's good enough for me!! :D

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 2:30 pm

Ok, here goes... There's a shipwreck and three of the survivors end up on a deserted island together. There's no food there, so they're all pretty much starving to death. Near death and delirious, the man vaguely remembers getting fed some meat, which ends up saving his life. When he recovers enough...

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 2:13 pm

I agree with the above.. it's really crying out for some kind of image/logo/title/header.

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 2:00 pm

Zwirko wrote:
Anyway, Pratt asks weird, perplexing and seemingly pointless questions and hardly ever comes back for thanks/clarification etc.

Yeah, this sure does make for an... interesting... read.

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 1:53 pm

I think the two go hand in hand. I mean, you can't really make quality layouts without knowing the languages to build them with.

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 1:09 pm

1) Did the man know his wife had died?

2) Do you think I have enough of the facts to venture another guess?

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 1:02 pm

I wrapped them with a <p> tag to get the images to float side by side since they will be changing frequently. It was the only way I could get them to "line up" in 6 and 7 with some control. I have not done any flash in a while I am really rusty. So I am still reading the book. I wil...

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 11:32 am

1) Was the man's wife killed by a human?

2) Did she die of starvation?

Post Posted: May 2nd, 2008, 7:19 am

Thanks neksus, I'm pretty sure I'll be taking you up on that :)

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 3:16 pm

Haha cool.. I'll figure it out yet!

Happy liquor shopping, I have to run to a meeting right now anyway.

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 3:08 pm

1) Did the person who fed the man his wife kill her?

2) Am I the only one at Ozzu who doesn't know the answer already?

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 3:05 pm

I use the FireFTP Firefox extension, too. It's the best thing I've tried so far, and it's free. The cool thing is that it works in your browser, so everything's in one place.

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 2:44 pm

Ahh.. so that's what 'survivors' means.. lol

1) Is the number of people involved relevant?

2) Was there a drawing or lottery of some sort?

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 2:27 pm

well when i first started making a page i had it all looking the way i wanted it to in dreamweaver and in firefox, then when i looked at it in explorer everything was spaced differently, spaces where i didn't want them and stuff. This might be because of how different browsers add different default...

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 1:53 pm

I think I'll have to chalk it up to general fear of the unknown.

And I haven't used SQL in so long that it's borderline unknown, too!

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 1:12 pm

Thanks, that makes me feel better!

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 1:04 pm

Good links, thanks!

Maybe it just looks complicated and isn't that bad when you do it? Either way, it looks like I'm finally gonna have to get comfortable with phpMyAdmin.

Maybe I can get them to switch over and get hosted through me to avoid the trouble :wink:

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 12:08 pm

I figured he just meant divs...?

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 12:06 pm

That's what I usually do, but with Drupal it completely mangles the database when you change locations because all the paths change.

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 11:59 am

I don't know if there's one big secret that's going to solve all your problems.. really it's just a matter of experience I guess.

Are there any specific problems you're coming across that we could take a look at?

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 11:43 am

I have a corporate site to redesign and I want to use Drupal as the CMS for it, so the client can update news, job listings, etc. My question is, where do I store the new site while I'm working on it? From what I've read, it would take considerable time and effort to migrate the completed site over ...

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 9:33 am

1) Were there more than three people on the island?

2) Did the man's wife survive the shipwreck?

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 8:17 am

jameson got on track WAY too fast.......... CHEATER! you Suck! Look, I don't know how to prove I didn't cheat, but I really didn't. I just like figuring out puzzles like this and have done them a lot before. Once you get past the initial mystery of this riddle, it's just a matter of piecing togethe...

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 7:27 am

Mmmm.. split pea soup...

Ok, back to work :)

1) Was there a native tribe on the island?

2) Were the man and his wife survivors of a boat wreck?

Post Posted: May 1st, 2008, 7:23 am

They sell a local beer here in AZ called Cave Creek Chili Beer . Basically, it's a beer with a jalapeno in it. I love spicy food, but that stuff is completely out of the question. Last time we bought a six pack of it, it sat in our fridge for about a year. Every time we would crack one open, we coul...

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 5:42 pm

Man.. I don't know what other factors could be important to the story...

Ah well, time to make dinner.. maybe I'll come up with something later tonight.

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 5:28 pm

Well that opens up a lot of possibilities...

1) Was the other person on the island a woman?

2) Was the other person the wife of man #2 (Hannibal)?

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 5:17 pm

kc0tma wrote:
I think jameson is pulling our legs and he really did look up the answer..........I looked it up eventually.

I seriously didn't look it up. It just sounded like one of those deserted island scenarios once I figured out the part about him being fed his wife.

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 5:11 pm

They other guy's name was actually Frank, not Hannibal? Just kidding :wink:


Was there anyone else on the deserted island?

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 5:03 pm

Bogey wrote:
jameson did you look up the answer?

No, I swear I didn't. I guess we'll see how close my guess is...

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 5:02 pm

How detailed to I have to be? Ok, here goes... This dude gets trapped on a deserted island with his wife and some other guy, let's call the other guy Hannibal. So they don't have any food, and they're all starving so one day Hannibal shows up and says "hey look, I killed an albatross, have some...

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 4:47 pm

Hmm.. I think I'm getting somewhere now... 8)

1) Was there another man on the island with him and his wife?

2) Did the other guy feed his wife to him and tell him it was albatross?

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 3:24 pm

1) Was trapped on a deserted island at some point?

2) Was he imprisoned at some point?

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 3:13 pm

Awesome if it worked!

I just checked that link in Firefox and IE7 and it looks ok in both..

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 2:26 pm

I wonder if this has anything to do with it:
Code: [ Select ]
display: table-cell;
I've never used that display property before, but it looks like it's designed to make your CSS mimic the old fashioned tables-for-layouts way of displaying your page. Is it possible that there's some error there that is f...

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 2:07 pm

1) Was the person he ate related to him?

2) Was the person he ate his wife?

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 1:16 pm

It looks like that div is shifting down because it's clearing the left navigation there. Do you have "clear:left;" anywhere in your CSS that might be causing it?

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 1:12 pm

Check out that link in IE and you can see what's different.. looks like it doesn't work in Firefox, maybe because iframes are deprecated or something.

hspace and vspace look like they basically just act as margins- not internal iframe positioning like I think you were wanting.

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 1:08 pm

1) Was the man given the raw meat of a pet before and told it was albatross? Then when he tasted the actual albatross, he knew it was his pet?

2) Same question except was it a person he knew that he ate?

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 12:33 pm

Did someone tell the man that raw albatross tasted like heaven, and he shot himself because it didn't- to find out first hand what heaven tasted like?

//pretty far-fetched, I know, but this one's got me stumped :lol:

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 12:12 pm

1) Did the man shoot himself because the albatross didn't taste the way he thought it would?

2) Was the man hoping that eating the albatross would have some effect on him?

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 11:22 am

I don't know of a way to do that... although you could get the content of the iframe to center vertically by using anchor IDs. For example, in your screen shot above, you could point the iframe to That's assuming, of course, that the element you're trying to ...

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 10:23 am

I thought the Image Manipulation contest that digitalMedia ran a while back was really cool. It had a lot of participation, too. I think we should have more of those in the mix :)

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 8:56 am

Same here. I made sure everything I did could be covered pretty easily for job interviews and stuff. That way, you can show it off when you want and hide it when you want.

Post Posted: April 30th, 2008, 7:42 am

1) Did he intend to order something other than raw albatross?

2) Does he have a speech impediment?

Post Posted: April 29th, 2008, 3:09 pm

89. What's your least favorite flightless bird? (sorry, couldn't resist :mrgreen: )

Post Posted: April 29th, 2008, 1:50 pm

1) Is there anything strange about the man's appearance?

2) Did he have anything else to eat or drink while he was at the bar?

Post Posted: April 29th, 2008, 12:34 pm

I think that's the post where I found out about, which I use all the time now.

Post Posted: April 29th, 2008, 8:27 am

Ok, I'm not ready to give up yet... 8)

1) Does the man have a history of ordering bizarre stuff at bars?

2) Was there some kind of bet involved?

Post Posted: April 28th, 2008, 2:19 pm

Does the answer have anything to do with food poisoning?

Post Posted: April 28th, 2008, 12:20 pm

Post Posted: April 28th, 2008, 11:48 am

1) Did the man notice any visible feature about the albatross that caused his reaction?

2) Does the answer have anything to do with the alphabet?

Post Posted: April 28th, 2008, 10:02 am

Could the albatross have been any other type of raw bird, or did it have to be an albatross?

Post Posted: April 28th, 2008, 9:11 am

1) Did he shoot himself with something other than a gun?

2) Was he accomplishing some sort of personal goal by eating the raw albatross?

Post Posted: April 28th, 2008, 8:25 am

neksus wrote:
No wonder your kids look so happy ;)

lol.. don't worry, his margarita was sans tequila :wink:

Post Posted: April 28th, 2008, 7:31 am

Jameson, i like the tattoo although i've always been a bit funny about colourful tattoos like that. I see why people get tattoos with colour, but sometimes i think they can be pretty tacky. That's not to say yours is bad, i like it. It's just kinda brave too in a way. The only colours the tattoo ar...

Post Posted: April 28th, 2008, 7:22 am

UNFLUX wrote:
jameson, your entry is fantastic! Way to set the bar really high, good work.

Thanks Unflux! I took that on Saturday while we were having a 'margarita day' in our backyard :D

Post Posted: April 27th, 2008, 2:46 pm

Here's my entry:


Post Posted: April 27th, 2008, 2:32 pm

Here's a picture of my half-sleeve. It goes all the way around and was about 20 hours in the chair altogether. The longest go at one time was six hours.. :shock:

The hand in the front is my son's hand print when he was eight weeks old.


Post Posted: April 26th, 2008, 9:47 am

That background is awesome, Spoof. Nice work!

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Post Posted: April 25th, 2008, 8:01 am

Now that's a good looking guitar ATNO/TW!

Post Posted: April 25th, 2008, 7:25 am

Just create a custom 404 page. If they try to pull up a page that doesn't exist anymore, make it look like the rest of the site with all the navigation intact so they can get where they want to go.

Post Posted: April 25th, 2008, 7:21 am

As others have said, it really depends on what you want to do with it and what kind of music you want to play. For example, if you go electric Ibanez is good for metal, but Fender might be better for basic rock. Really, though, it's up to you. The most important thing is to get something that you ar...

Post Posted: April 25th, 2008, 7:09 am

Something like this ? HTML:
Code: [ Select ]
<div id="container"> <div id="leftcol">left</div> <div id="midcol">middle</div> <div id="rightcol">right</div> </div>
CSS: [code] #container{ border:1px solid black; pos...

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 11:14 am

Jameson555 I guess is what you are saying is that this images would not work? Because they are different pieces from the left to the right? These probably wouldn't work as-is because of the text: you can't hide the sides or you wouldn't be able to read it. Have you tried Bogey's idea of using 100% ...

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 11:09 am

I know where that is jameson (general location). Been a while since I have been back to AZ though. No way, that's cool. Right now she's in a warehouse in downtown Phoenix that she shares with an artist. It's a cool atmosphere. She's trying to get into a place of her own now, but she's dealing with ...

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 10:40 am

Here's a really simple JavaScript one.

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 9:17 am

I have a half-sleeve on my right arm and a couple more on my right. Sorry, I don't have any pictures of them.. I guess I should take some. As long as you go someplace reputable, and take care of the tattoo after you get it, you'll be fine. My only advice is to start small- it will take time to find ...

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 7:46 am

I just watched all eleven of the You Suck at Photoshop series last night (no youtube from my work) and those are hilarious! You know what's interesting? When Donny is at his office he's always getting emails from Taneka Jones. At my work, I have the exact same working relationship with a woman named...

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 7:17 am

righteous_trespasser wrote:
wow jameson, I must say that that is really cool with the image and the text inside it almost transparent ... Nice find!

Thanks! It was really easy to do. I found it my iGoogle "even more" area. The page to set one up is here.

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 7:12 am

grinch2171 wrote:
Take a look at this design.

The way they do the header image is quite fascinating.

That's the same thing I was talking about in the site I listed earlier. Of course, you have to have an image where it's ok that you don't see all of it all the time.

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 7:09 am

Bogey wrote:

Might have to try that sometime... Doesn't the image resolution suffer when it changes sizes?

Post Posted: April 24th, 2008, 7:07 am

Firemaster wrote:
Jameson is your site fixed or liquid?

The site I showed you is liquid.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 3:53 pm

penguin wrote:
Right I have scrapped the template. And moved my forum to the main directory for now. My concern Is I know so little about css :(

Hey, there's only one way to learn, right? :)

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 3:52 pm

Take a look at the header of this site I'm working on. If you expand and contract the site, you can see it adjust and then stop at the min-width and max-width. Unless you're using IE6, in which case I just made it a static layout. I took this idea from Transcending CSS by Andy Clarke. Basically, you...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 3:35 pm

Any chance I could get that robot's phone number? 8) I think this looks really good. It bothers me a little that the white of the content extends all the way to the sides.. it might be nice to add a margin there with a border so it matches the bottom of the content area, and so I don't feel like I m...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 3:26 pm

I agree about the upper left-hand corner. It bugs me seeing that line there where the header image should continue down behind the content. I think you should just go with text links. It shouldn't be hard to find a font-family that would be cross-browser friendly. That brings me to my other recommen...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 3:10 pm

spork wrote:
^^fantastic for Irish coffee :)

...and for a quick shot right before the first sip of a Guinness. :drink:

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 3:08 pm

I'm confused.. Is this an actual design, or just a default template? It looks much more like a template to me.

With a URL like wicked-web, I'd go another direction with the design and color scheme.. maybe sharper angles and darker colors.

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Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 1:17 pm

neksus wrote:
CSS Code: [ Select ]
div, ul, li, h1, h2, h3, p {
  1. div, ul, li, h1, h2, h3, p {
  2. margin:0px;
  3. padding:0px;
  4. }


Well.. if you like doing things the easy way...


Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 12:28 pm

You know what I think might be messing you up? All the default padding and margin settings that different browsers have. Try putting this in your CSS and see if it helps at all: [code] div{margin:0px;padding:0px;} ul{margin:0px;padding:0px;} li{margin:0px;padding:0px;} h1{margin:0px;padding:0px;} h2...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 12:07 pm

Just keep using the same software you're using now, but put a throttle on it so that it only sends out emails every 8 seconds or so- that should be low enough bandwidth to not crash your server.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 10:28 am

Hmm.. I tested it and it worked for me:
I did have to set heights for alta_izq and alta_der because they automatically collapse to the content...

Do you have a link where you're trying to do this?

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 9:58 am

I'm seriously considering flying out to Japan to teach English. Apparently you don't need to know Japanese to do it and they are crying out for people to teach English in japan. If a few other plans don't work out for me over the next few years i might just do it. That'd be a sweet gig! The schools...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 9:44 am

I don't mind getting old so much.. it's the idea of being old and lonely like your neighbor that scares me.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 9:37 am

I love the Japanese culture, too. I spent four weeks there when I was a kid, living with different families. I can't wait to go back to visit.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 9:31 am

jflynn wrote:
Do you want to pay less for your health insurence but be put on a 6 month waiting list? Sure would suck to die from an ingrown toenail.

Hey, I think the U.S. is a great country. What makes you think we couldn't pull something like this off without six month waiting lists and toenail related deaths?

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 9:28 am

What we need is for these big health companies to stop giving away pens and stationary and fancy logo junk to doctors and nurses and clinics as a promotional thing. My mommy is a medical transcriptionist, and she hasn't had to buy any pens or paper for the last several years because she gets free s...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 9:22 am

Hillary's and Obama's health care plans are the same. they both suck. We dont' need to "Socialize" out countries medicine. Know any old people who can't get health insurance and can't afford their huge medical bills? I do, and I sure don't want to grow old in a country that treats its eld...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 8:51 am

I think you guys saw more of Gordon Brown when he was in America last week than we have since he became our Prime Minister last year. Man, that guy has the deepest voice I've ever heard.. and he sure does love to listen to it. Regarding the primaries, I'm still rooting for Obama. I'd love to get in...

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 8:37 am

Ohhhh.. ZZ Top! I was thinking you guys were disguised as Al Queda or something.

ZZ Top is way funnier :lol:

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 8:28 am

I like that design a lot, particularly the way you blurred the content box a little, so it really feels like a plate of glass in front of the background.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 8:17 am

neksus wrote:
I'm with jameson, minus the ++

I used Notepad for a long time, too, but then I downloaded Notepad++ to try it out and now I'm hooked.

I like the color coding and the tabs so you can have a lot of files open in the same window.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 8:09 am

I just use Google's custom search feature, too, like the one I used on this site.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 8:04 am

I've actually seen it more often the other way around for sites with 3 column layouts - sides are fixed and the center column is elastic. Here's a tutorial for that. If you really wanted content in the two outer columns and for them to be elastic, you can just switch the code around.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 7:56 am

Bogey wrote:
If you really need to use either of those... Dreamweaver is what you should use :lol:

Yeah, Notepad++ with FireFTP is my preference over both Dreamweaver and Frontpage.

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 7:53 am

A simple fix would be to add the following to the CSS for your alta_1 div:
Code: [ Select ]

Post Posted: April 23rd, 2008, 7:09 am

That's Magneto, not Magento.. I would be interested to know if anyone has had experience with this guy, too, though...


Post Posted: April 22nd, 2008, 3:32 pm

I hadn't seen Magento yet, but it looks way more modern than OsCommerce and Zen Cart.. I might have to try it out... I just downloaded one of the free templates I found at this site and it looks like it's just like any other CMS template setup.. basically just a lot of images and CSS files to play a...

Post Posted: April 22nd, 2008, 2:49 pm

It depends on what blogging software you're using, but it sounds like you didn't upload the template folder to the right directory. For example, in WordPress, you need to upload it to: wp-content/themes

Post Posted: April 22nd, 2008, 11:49 am

what are you talking about gif is beautiful! especially for vector based artwork and text. plus it saves down to next to nothing file size wise! :D I think the only time GIFs should still be used is if you're restricted by file size. Small PNGs like the ones you use for text-based images don't take...

Post Posted: April 21st, 2008, 2:20 pm

Lol I don't like GIFs either for some reason.. maybe it's because I've seen to many of them done with jagged edges or crazy animations.

I do use a lot of JPGs too because you can get smaller file sizes out of them than you can with PNGs.

Post Posted: April 21st, 2008, 2:07 pm

What's wrong with JPGs or GIFs? Although I like PNGs as well... I like the transparency support in it... MSIE doesn't agree with me though :x It's only IE6 that doesn't handle PNG transparency and there's a pretty easy hack for that. For me it's worth it to have true transparency and better resolut...

Post Posted: April 21st, 2008, 1:57 pm

spork wrote:
jameson5555 wrote:
If you stare at the picture for a while and kind of let your eyes go out of focus a little

What you do in your free time is your own business.

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