Posts Tagged ‘General’

Hula Hoopla

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Have you seen Planet GNOME lately?

Hula logos everywhere!

"Hula H" logo
Here’s one more, just for fun.

Something is still broken…

Saturday, February 12th, 2005

Due complications related to the server move, my email to does not currently work. Until it does (which should be soon, hopefully), anyone who needs to contact me can do so by using my work address (first name at or my gmail account (first name, last initial at

Soy biodiesel?

Saturday, January 15th, 2005

Willie Nelson is peddling biodiesel based on soy. I wonder what sort of health concerns it would cause with people like me, who happen to be allergic to soy.

Public service announcement: My name

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

I’ve noticed a lot of people spelling my name incorrectly. It is, as follows:

Garrett LeSage

Please note that there are two Rs and also two Ts.

My last name also seems to be tricky too, due to the often misspellings of it I see as well. Yes, that’s a capital S there in the middle. Wikis (with StudlyCaps, aka CamelCase BiCapitalization, MixedCase, etc. turned on) sure mangle it though.

Thanks; that is all. Please return to your regularly scheduled ‘blog feed(s). (:

Firefox default widgets, part II

Friday, October 15th, 2004

I made a few modifications on my previous post. The text entries, textareas, dropdowns, and checkboxes are nicer, the buttons have a “click” feel to them, and radio buttons are implemented.

Firefox default widgets, part II

For this to work, you need forms-2.css (rename to forms.css before placing in your /lib/res directory) and also radio.png and radio_checked.png

Firefox form widges: nice & generic

Wednesday, October 13th, 2004

Steven Garrity and I talked about Firefox a lot at the GNOME Summit. We talked briefly about my Industrial-like form widgets for Firefox and Kevin Gerich‘s own custom widgets too and arrived on the conclusion that a small, tweaked version of forms.css would probably be more likely to be accepted at this point in time.

I did a few tweaks to make the buttons, text inputs, textareas, checkboxes, and dropdowns look a lot better, all without changing the size. They were done in a way which should hopefully not conflict with website styling. (Although there might be bugs.)

the before image
Before the changes (ugly)
the after image
After the changes (much better)

I’ve also made an animation to compare the two, but decided not to display it inline as it is a bit much. It’s still neat to see, so I’d recommend clicking the link (but you have been warned).

There are a few things I’d like to do to it still…
* Make the radio buttons look nicer somehow
* Add a depressed-looking button-down state

I’ve also made my modified forms.css available.

So, what do you all think? Have any suggestions?

Notifications in HTML

Monday, September 20th, 2004

Tuomas has some really nice mockups of a little notification baloon on his website. Today, he is suggesting that rich content via HTML is the way to go. I agree. Those things look awesome.

Using HTML for the content would lower the bar and allow for a great uptake among both developers and the general Web-saavy population. Plus, wouldn’t it be great to whip up something that nice looking on your desktop in a script or such in the matter of a couple minutes (or less)?