Montana Jones

Montana n: A state of the northwest United States bordering on Canada. Admitted as the 41st state in 1889. The fourth largest state in the union, it includes vast prairies and numerous majestic mountain ranges.
Syn: Treasure State, Big Sky Country, Last Best Place.

Jones n: slang. An addiction or very deep craving.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Things I learned making this new template

When using empty DIV tags as css hooks, IE will screw them up unless you put font-size:0px; in your style sheet.

Drop shadows are a pain in the ass.

There is a damn good reason that the pin stripes are 7px apart and the header is 126px tall.

I have never before appreciated photoshop masks so much.

Drop shadows are a pain in the ass.

There is a difference between this doctype: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
and this doctype: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">

Don't forget to add the property type="text/css" to your style tag or your html will not validate.

If you think your design looks nice, change the resolution on your monitor to form a second opinion.

Drop shadows are a pain in the ass.

This css selector: #sidebar P,OL,UL,H6 {…} is not the same as this css selector: #sidebar P,#sidebar OL,#sidebar UL,#sidebar H6 {…}

When using multiple :hover elements dependant on class, you need to use !important to get the subsequent ones to display. This does not work in IE.

It can be a pleasant surprise to test in Internet Explorer and see something appear correctly on the first try. Most of the time nothing works right.

If you use Internet Explorer to browse the web you are contributing to the stress, anxiety and heart disease of thousands of web developers. The world will be a better place if you used the superior Firefox browser.

Blogger can be a pain in the ass too.

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