Blog for July 2007

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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.

Thriller as performed by inmates

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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Facebook or Crackbook?

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

Just one more thing to remember.

Note to self: Don’t park car in no parking zone on first day driving downtown.

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Footer Fluster and Frustration

footer issueThis 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].

footer solution resultThe 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.