CMXtraneous: CSS

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CSS, AJAX, Mashups, Microformats, Standards and Broken Bones

Posted Tuesday, November 28, 2006 11:44:19 AM by Stephanie


If you get the CMX newsletter, you may have read the blurb about the upcoming Web Directions North conference. This is the sister conference to the awesome Web Essentials/Web Directions conference that has happened down under for the past few years -- the one that I've been so jealous not to be able to attend. If you felt the same way, now's your chance! Canada is a lot closer than Australia for many of us. :)

Here's the coolest part to me. Not only are the speakers world-class and the topics current to today's web, but you can ski! That's right -- if you're a geek that loves the cold, white, powdery stuff, there are two days of speakers, and then, two optional days of skiing (or snow boarding, of course) at Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia. How close to heaven is that? Even if you've never skiied before, there are plenty of easy runs -- and lessons. Don't be shy -- we're geeks -- we're supposed to make fools of ourselves. And anyway, no one will laugh -- for long (except, perhaps, at my 15 year old ski outfit... heh).

I've got several conferences to go to this year, and South by Southwest (one I'm already registered for) is very close to these dates. Conference money can certainly get a bit tight and I don't want to have to make a choice. That's why, if you decide to register, I'd love it if you'd click my little affiliate link to the Web Directions North conference. Once you're on the home page, click the register link on the right side. The cookies will track your every move and there's a chance I can earn my way there. So come on -- you know you wanna go! Let's go together (I do not, however, assume any responsibility for geek injuries that may occur as a result of clicking the above link)... ;)

Category tags: Accessibility, CSS, Dreamweaver

Testing new selectors in IE7

Posted Wednesday, November 08, 2006 8:58:00 PM by Big John

Big John

Today our article Newly Supported CSS Selectors in IE7 appeared, and by pure serendipity we got a note all the way from Brazil on this very subject.

Mauricio Samy Silva has created a PHP page that allows you to type advanced compound CSS selectors into a field and see the results live on the same page. Cool! Just what we need to cram those new combinator combinations into our craniums.

Sorry. :-D

Category tags: Community MX, CSS, Designing for the Web, Education

In the Aftermath of Adobe MAX

Posted Wednesday, November 08, 2006 11:52:55 AM by Stephanie


It's been a full week since returning from Adobe's MAX conference and I think I've finally recovered. Adobe did a nice job taking it over and things were pretty similar to previous years. The venue was beautiful and the evening events were well done. I got to see lots of old friends and made a great deal of new ones. My only real complaint was doing all of my speaking on the final day. I hurriedly talked to a few of you while running from floor to floor, and I have your business cards. But usually I quickly write something on the cards to remember who's who. I didn't have time to do that -- apologies if you asked me to contact you. Please email me a reminder. I couldn't keep up. :)

In my sessions, I promised to put my final MAX sessions up on my site (if you downloaded them from the Adobe attendee resource site, they're markedly different from what I presented). I finally got them online a couple days ago. Download my CSS Session files (as soon as I get my own site completed and changed, the additional demos will be available).

Also, if anyone has any pictures from MiniMAX, will you please email me? I haven't been able to locate any from that night yet.

Next year, if you get the chance, try to make it to a conference. They're well worth it -- not only in how much you can learn, but also in the connections you can make. If MAX is too large and not your style, check out TODCon (it's not just about Dreamweaver).

Category tags: Adobe, CSS, Dreamweaver, Mac