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The question people are asking is; did it live up to the hype? In my opinion the story was everything we’ve come to expect about the stories of this young Wizard. Although at times the pace seemed to drag, in a sense it was appropriate for the character development. I am not going to provide any spoilers here because I feel that the best part about stories is that you have to discover them for yourself. I personally feel that the story had a good ending. I’m 35 years old and I’ll tell you that there were times in this book where I was laughing out loud or on the verge of te... giant lump in the throat.
There are points where you want to cheer, and others where you wish you could put the book down and hope what you’re reading isn’t going to happen. I think its a great story. But don’t take my word for it. If you haven’t read the Harry Potter series, do so. I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.
This might be the single best use I have ever seen for prisoners. Not to mention I am betting this is a welcome break from the normal prison routine. My only question would be what do you have to do while in prison to be put on the dance team?
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An interesting video from f8 Keynote, the stats are a little scary:
Mark Zuckerberg speaks to 800 developers at the San Francisco Design Center about Facebook Platform
Note to self: Don’t park car in no parking zone on first day driving downtown.
This little problem is about style positioning of your footer. We’ve found the solution for this, and I am sure many other designers have seen and solved this issue in the past. This was the problem.
The footer material was floating above the content at the bottom of the page when the content in column 2 was shorter that the content showing in column 1. Naturally when something seems to go wrong in Firefox, everything seems to be fine in Internet Explorer, go figure. Anyway, the problem it turns out comes from setting a specific height in column 1. A specific [height] attribute is required for IE6 to work properly because IE6 renders the attribute incorrectly as [min-height].
The solution was actually pretty simple. Column 1 had to be set with a [min-height] which of course sets a minimum height for the column which can then expand. Of course an IE6 hack of setting the [height] attribute had to be applied specifically for IE6.
Found this an interesting read on the Apple Developer site:
Safari on iPhone uses the same Web Kit engine as Safari on the computer desktop. With the Safari Web Kit engine, you can develop sophisticated Web 2.0 sites and applications that will impress and delight iPhone users. To design a web application that shines on iPhone and ensures a great user experience... Read More
Things that I personally thought were worthwhile noting:
There are a bunch of misconceptions out there about how Safari on the new iPhone is exactly as the version of Safari on Mac. It’s close but there are variations.
Things to keep in mind that the article pointed out:
- Mouse does not equal finger. I won’t elaborate.
- Safari for iPhone does not use scroll bars or resize knobs.
- Since there are no scroll bars or resize knobs it uses something called "iPhone Viewport" which is a rectangle area that determines how content is laid out and where text wraps on a web page.
- We’ve been using standards for years. It’s just another reason why we have. iPhone works great with them =) and standards are recommended.
- iPhone supports it’s own telephone links upon which you can make direct phone calls, use the following: <a href="tel:1-408-555-5555">1-408-555-5555</a>
- Google maps links open a built-in Google client rather than making a connection through the public website.
- There are iPhone specific style sheets which are utilized as follows media="only screen and (max-device-width: 480px)", for other devices continue to use media="screen".
- Popups are blocked by default but is a set preference by the user.
- It’s noted below but it can be noted again, Safari for iPhone doesn’t support flash. Personally I think it’s just a matter of time before they build a patch that enables flash but that being said there are most likely many issues that arise when trying to develop an app. for flash to run for iPhone.
- Use the
-webkit-text-size-adjustCSS property to override Safari’s default text size adjustment. The values for
-webkit-text-size-adjustare: none, auto & value%.
- Safari on iPhone does not support file uploading,
- Image formats supported by iPhone: gif, jpg, png & TiFF
Safari on iPhone does not support:
- Mouse-over events
- Hover styles
- Tool tips
- Java applets
- Plug-in installation
- Custom x.509 certificates
(Graphics courtesy of Apple Inc.)
Go outside. See some friends. Watch some fireworks. Have a good time and enjoy the weekend!