Slime Update Archive - April 2003
Internet Explorer 6.0/Win doesn’t support a lot of CSS that designers need. Other browsers such as Mozilla and IE5/Mac understand many of these things. For example, IE6/Win doesn’t support adjacent sibling selectors. There are a number of other similar things that it doesn’t support that I can’t remember right now.
With the free time that I should now have, since the semester is nearly over, I’ll be looking into this possibility. You can expect an update reasonably soon (maybe tonight, or maybe in a day or two).
That’s right! I’m going to work on my Computer Organization project! Sigh...
I got a couple of random (not requested) extensions for projects, which gave me more time to procrastinate. A few interesting things have popped up in the last month or so that I caught up on recently.
Mark Pilgrim redesigned his site. He is also learning and teaching about XHTML 2.0. He comments on the
<object> tag (Zeldman also shared his thoughts) and has written two articles on transitioning to XHTML 2.0: “The Road to XHTML 2.0: MIME Types” and “All That We Can Leave Behind.” I have yet to read the latter.
The WThRemix contest is over, and the winners have been announced. Notice that all of the honorable mentions failed to set their page’s background colors to the assumed
white, causing their designs to look poor to those people (like myself) who don’t use white for their default background color.
(I use a light green to reduce contrast.) If your design relies on images matching up with a white background, please take
the extra time to put
background:white; in your CSS.
Finally, Zeldman mentioned an interesting Wired article about Computer Graphics in The Matrix Reloaded. It frustrates me that it doesn’t go into any detail about the cool algorithms that are mentioned.
That’s all for now, keep checking back.
I feel guilty for not updating very much recently, but I’ve just been so busy doing school work (three projects due next week), and in the spare time I have I’ve been playing Warcraft 3. As a result, I don’t have anything web-related to show off or talk about.
For those interested, my submissions to the Warcraft 3 Map Contest (which completed on Friday) are available for download:
I’ll post again as soon as I have something that might hold your interest for a short time. School should be over soon, and come Summer I should have some time to do cool stuff. Hang in there.
I recently created this ramp tutorial for the Warcraft 3 World Editor. Don’t bother reading it if you don’t create Warcraft 3 maps. The map contest deadline is approaching fast, and I’m trying to get my maps finished while still getting all my schoolwork done.
I’ve created a very nice XML format for these articles (so far only the DOM article and the ramp tutorial) which makes my job a lot easier. The XML format mimics XHTML 2.0, which is really quite a lot better than 1.0 (
<h> make a lot more sense than
<div>s). I use XSLT to transform it into an XHTML 1.0 page with all of the extra stuff (the head of the page, a table of contents,
file or two, running some batch files, and uploading.
I got into that computer graphics class. Unfortunately, that means I had do drop one of the easier social science classes and now I’ll be taking a more difficult one. Win some, lose some.
Back to beta testing!