January 16, 2010

January 2010 Meeting Report:
Using Position for Page Layout

We started out January meeting with a look at some statistics from some local government webmasters showing the browsers used to access their sites. Over the last year, generally Firefox has increased in use, IE6 is still a major player, and Chrome has made progress.

We then looked at an article on The Case Against Vertical Navigation from Smashing Magazine. The article was nicely related to the topic that we are covering in this year's meetings.

We then moved on to the tutorial on positioning that we have been working on, Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps. We finished that tutorial, and next month will move on to positioning background images.

January 11, 2010

January 2010 Meeting Announcement

The next session of the PACS CSS Workshop will be this Saturday, January 16, at the usual 9-10 am hour.

At our November meeting, before the snows, we looked at absolute and relative positioning, and then put them together to see how they worked with each other. At this month's session, we will finish the positioning tutorial that we have been working on, and then move to another tutorial on graphics and links. The goal is to show how to create a navigation menu that is a cut above the usual horizontal or vertical list.

I will also have some interesting statistics from a few government websites about browser usage.