Posts Tagged ‘Web’

Not quite what was intended…

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

If the element that has an overflow has a child that has a position, then the child will act like position: fixed relative to its rendered placement and the scrollable region’s scrollbar will have no effect on the positioned children.

This affects both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

The solution? Set the scrollable element’s position to relative (in CSS). Thanks to Alex Hudson, aka. so_solid_moo, for a pointer to the fix.

(Sidenote: So, one should be able to actually use this bug to emulate position: fixed in IE6, I think.)

Yes, I upgraded to WordPress 2 too.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

Oh man. Sorry about the postspam on various planets. It seems as most everyone on Planet Gnome has been doing it.

It may be that Planet needs an anti-blog-upgrade-spam feature. (Or that WordPress needs to not break things…)

Update: I limited my feed to 3 posts for now… I’ll slowly bump it back up as I post more.

Playing around with Flickr

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

I’ve decided to start using flickr. It’s nice in that I can just post any number of pictures from whenever or wherever — I don’t have to feel compelled to post a gallery of pictures, grouped by a set, organized by a time, all hand-done manually. A few additional advantages of flickr are tags, comments on pictures, and RSS. I can also post pictures from my cell phone (which, unfortunately, works better than using it to talk).

(I’m still not entirely sure if this might replace my own photo gallery, go side-by-side, or what.)

I suppose I should add a link to my flickr account from my website somewhere. (;

GNOME Summit talk: Building a great community website

Friday, October 7th, 2005

At this year’s GNOME Summit, I will be giving a talk on “building great community websites” at 3:45 pm on Sunday.

I will be focusing on the content that typically should be included on a project’s website as well as discussing some of the software (blogs, wikis, CMS, etc.) which can be used to present content.

If you’d like me to cover anything in particular, please post a comment.

Blink link

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Mmmm… an improved blink tag.

Thanks, Toshok! (;

Google’s ups and downs

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Google Maps has a new map mode called hybrid. It’s quite nice, but it’s a bit hard to use at the moment as all the navigational images are broken thanks to the stupid SOGO search engine that has, once again, stolen Google’s domain.

Hopefully Google will be restored to its usual Googleness sometime soon.

Amazing photos from Wikipedia’s Featured Pictures

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

Wikipedia’s Featured Pictures page features many breathtaking pictures.