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December 01, 2012, at 09:32 PM by OtherMichael -
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I used to care much more for the look of my site, wanting something (and not quite knowing what). I spent a lot of time on CSS etc, but -- at the time -- never learned dynamic web techniques (well, I did start moving towards includes and CSS) nor got a CMS outside of WordPress. Eventually I got tired of the effort involved in updating everything. And stopped updating anything. In 2007 I finally started experimenting with PmWiki on my live site (I had used it at work and home as a CMS). And in 2009 made it the front-end for the whole site. But I've mainly left the display up to a fairly simple "skin." I have some tiny urges to customize, but they're much smaller and lower in priority than just about everything else.
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I used to care much more for the look of my site, wanting something (and not quite knowing what). I spent a lot of time on CSS etc, but -- at the time -- never learned dynamic web techniques (well, I did start moving towards includes and CSS) nor got a CMS outside of [[WordPress]]. Eventually I got tired of the effort involved in updating everything. And stopped updating anything. In 2007 I finally started experimenting with PmWiki on my live site (I had used it at work and home as a CMS). And in 2009 made it the front-end for the whole site. But I've mainly left the display up to a fairly simple "skin." I have some tiny urges to customize, but they're much smaller and lower in priority than just about everything else.
 
 
April 27, 2010, at 12:29 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://speckyboy.com/2010/04/26/30-pure-css-alternatives-to-javascript/|pure CSS alternatives to JS techniques]]
 
 
September 15, 2009, at 11:08 AM by OtherMichael - why update, and z-index link
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[[http://hackety.org/|Why the Lucky Stiff]] has a good-looking site, that doesn't have a lot going on. mmmmm!

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[[http://hackety.org/|Why the Lucky Stiff]] {-has-}''had'' a good-looking site, that doesn't have a lot going on. mmmmm! UPDATE: as of August 19, 2009, even less going on, as [[http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=773106|he took down his entire web-presence.]] :::sigh::: perennially late to the party I am.

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[[http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/09/15/the-z-index-css-property-a-comprehensive-look/|the z-index]]

 
 
July 28, 2009, at 02:28 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/selector.html|CSS selectors]]
 
 
May 12, 2009, at 08:41 AM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://tutorialblog.org/10-firefox-add-ons-for-web-designers-you-might-not-know-of/|10 Firefox Add-ons for Web Designers]]
 
 
May 08, 2009, at 02:43 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://www.zeown.com/2008/07/31/3-css-coding-tips-that-will-save-you-hundreds-of-wasted-hours/|3 CSS Coding Tips That Will Save You Hundreds of Wasted Hours]]
 
 
May 04, 2009, at 12:13 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://hackety.org/|Why the Lucky Stiff]] has a good-looking site, that doesn't have a lot going on. mmmmm!
 
 
March 30, 2009, at 11:34 AM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://www.ajaxload.info/|"loading" GIF generator]]
 
 
March 28, 2009, at 12:19 PM by OtherMichael - css links
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[[http://trevordavis.net/blog/tutorial/the-6-most-important-css-techniques-you-need-to-know/|the 6 most important CSS techniques you need to know]]
[[http://www.evolt.org/article/Ten_CSS_tricks_you_may_not_know/17/60369/|10 CSS tricks]]
[[http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/cascade.html|Assigning property values, Cascading, and Inheritance]]
[[http://webdesign.about.com/od/css/f/blcssfaqimportn.htm|what "!important" means]]
 
 
March 26, 2009, at 01:28 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-10-24-n27.html|11 Link Usability Tips]]
 
 
March 13, 2009, at 08:44 AM by OtherMichael - buttons
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!! Message boxes and the like
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!![[#messageBoxes]] Message boxes and the like
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!![[#buttons]] Buttons
[[http://stopdesign.com/archive/2009/02/04/recreating-the-button.html|recreating the button]] via CSS and JavaScript
Stack Overflow: [[http://stackoverflow.com/questions/520640/how-can-i-use-googles-new-imageless-button-how-could-i-reverse-engineer-or-rol|How can I use google’s new imageless button? How could I reverse engineer or roll my own buttons that are similar?]]
[[http://www.cantuse.it/2009/02/googles-imageless-buttons-are-a-mess/|Google’s Imageless Buttons Are A Semantic Mess!]] - a critique, which recco's the top article in this list ([[http://stopdesign.com/archive/2009/02/04/recreating-the-button.html|recreating the button]])
[[http://userstyles.org/styles/14770|user-style to remove GMail's gradient look]] - if that's important to you.

 
 
March 11, 2009, at 09:00 PM by OtherMichael - pandoras
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!! Message boxes and the like
[[http://www.cssnewbie.com/message-box-javascript-css/|message boxes via css and javascript]]
[[http://woork.blogspot.com/2008/03/css-message-box-collection.html|css message-box collection]] - links to some nice, small icons
 
 
March 08, 2009, at 03:14 PM by OtherMichael - css and personal note on site design
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I used to care much more for the look of my site, wanting something (and not quite knowing what). I spent a lot of time on CSS etc, but -- at the time -- never learned dynamic web techniques (well, I did start moving towards includes and CSS) nor got a CMS outside of WordPress. Eventually I got tired of the effort involved in updating everything. And stopped updating anything. In 2007 I finally started experimenting with PmWiki on my live site (I had used it at work and home as a CMS). And in 2009 made it the front-end for the whole site. But I've mainly left the display up to a fairly simple "skin." I have some tiny urges to customize, but they're much smaller and lower in priority than just about everything else.

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!![[#css]] Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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[[http://www.brunildo.org/test/|various CSS things]]
[[http://reference.sitepoint.com/css/boxmodel|box-model]]
[[http://www.cssnewbie.com/message-box-javascript-css/|JavaScript message-box with closebutton]] - CSS is important, here.


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[[!Programming]] [[!design]] [[!web]] [[!css]] [[!html]]
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[[!Programming]] [[!design]] [[!web]] [[!css]] [[!html]] [[!xradiographNotes]]
 
 
February 23, 2009, at 02:08 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/a-closer-look-at-the-blueprint-css-framework/|A Closer Look At the Blueprint CSS Framework]]


!! Ancient History
a co-worker moved offices, and left a pile for scavengers. Amongst the crap (and a few gemstones) was a 2-volume boxed-set of SAMS' "Teach Yourself (more) Web Publishing with HTML In A Week" "(more)" is for the second volume. Copyright 1995. what a hoot! In another 10 years, this will look like the Domesday Book. Only not as interesting.

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[[!Programming]] [[!design]] [[!web]]
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[[!Programming]] [[!design]] [[!web]] [[!css]] [[!html]]
 
 
February 16, 2009, at 10:41 PM by OtherMichael -
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[[http://desizntech.info/2009/02/25-web-20-generators-to-rescue-be-lazy/|25+ Web 2.0 Generators to the rescue]]

 
 
February 01, 2009, at 04:12 PM by OtherMichael -
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!! with pixels and invisible (mostly) boxes
Mark Pilgrim advocated [[http://diveintomark.org/archives/2008/06/21/minimalism|minimalism]] - from the look of his site, can't say he's wrong!

!! [[#SeeAlso]] See Also


!! [[#Categories]] Category tags
[[!Programming]] [[!design]] [[!web]]