Archive for the 'Web Design' Category

Firefox Scrollbar Pushing Content Left

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I just spent about an hour trying to work out why a CSS layout I was working on suddenly jumped left when I clicked on certain pages in Firefox, but not in Internet Explorer.
It turns out I made the silly mistake of forgetting Firefox pushes content left when the vertical scroll bar appears! ie. If […]

Italics cause DIV width problem

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Internet Explorer 6 has a problem where it fails to calculate the width of DIVs containing italic text correctly. You’ll generally notice this problem in a 2-column CSS layout. Your fancy new layout looks great, until you add italic text. Suddenly your menu appears below your content or vice-versa.
The solution? Sometimes there is none (other […]

Invest in Design or Development?

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

I was recently in a discussion with someone about how much a PHP/MySQL developer should be paid. Their argument was that it’s harder to create a good web site design (looks-wise) than it is to code in PHP/MySQL. While it does take a lot of talent to make a nice looking web site, it probably […]

Don’t Detect Visitor OS

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

The beauty of the web is its cross-compatible, OS-independant nature. Or so it should be! Today I tried to view a video on the MTV site and was greeted with the following:
Detecting OS…
PC Users with Windows 95 or 98: you need to run Windows 2000 or Windows XP to use MTV Overdrive.
Um, hello! I’m running […]

Why HTML Sucks

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Have you ever spent hours trying to work out why your latest CSS design doesn’t work, only to find you had a single character wrong in your code?
A few days ago I spentĀ 1.5 hours trying to finalise a design for a client, only to find out that all the layout issues were the result of […]