April 30, 2009

30 Exceptional CSS Navigation Techniques

Since we have been talking about CSS navigation this year, I think this article from Six Revisions will be of interest. Many of the examples are from websites where you can find even more ideas. We'll see if we can work through some of these approaches to navigation in coming meetings.

April 18, 2009

April 2009 Meeting Report:
More On IE8

At our April meeting, we started by looking at a page from CSS Tricks on the different options for setting type size in CSS. There are some nice visuals there to illustrate the different units of measure. For another article on fonts from a different perspective, check out Typeface Inspired by Comic Books Has Become a Font of Ill Will.

We then returned to looking at Internet Explorer 8, which will shortly be added to the Microsoft update system. We looked at the new update/bookmark utility called Web Slices. For information, see the Microsoft IE8 site and New Features To Slice, Store, And Accelerate Your Web Applications.

We then discussed compatibility with earlier browsers, a topic that is covered in How Do I Fix My Site Today?

Finally, we looked at more of the standards that Internet Explorer now complies with, including list style types, borders, generated content, and paged media attributes.

April 16, 2009

April Meeting Announcement

The next session of the PACS CSS Workshop will be held this Saturday, April 18, at our usual 9 - 10 hour.

We have been working this year on styling links and creating navigation menus with CSS. Last month, we took a side trip to look at the new Internet Explorer 8 and its claim of full support for current CSS standards.

We had a few leftover topics to look at regarding IE8, and this month, we will finish up with those and then head back to navigation. Along the way, I will give you a philosophical question to ponder as you back up your hard drives next week.