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31 March 2002 @ 09:36 pm
I did some work on my homepage today, did a navbar, added a section for recipes. Nothing much that's stunningly interesting, but I was particularly proud of working out how to do the navbar. It's broke in Netscape 4 (coz it scrolls up with the page) and I've not tested it in IE (cba to reboot, though I'll check when I do), but in Mozilla it stays nicely put at the top of the screen while the rest scrolls :)
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: J. S. Bach "Partita No. 1 in B minor"
peagles on March 31st, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC)

OOhh.... chocolate chip biscuits. I like the accurate measurement of the chocolate chips - does this 'couple of handfuls' suffice even if the cook is liable to sample the odd one or two?
Margaretpling on March 31st, 2002 02:58 pm (UTC)
*grin* It was 'almost the whole packet, but it looked like enough by then' ...
Martin Atkins: thumbupmart on March 31st, 2002 01:08 pm (UTC)

IE sucks... but it gracefully degrades, and that's all that matters!

Margaretpling on March 31st, 2002 02:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, IE5.5 actually screws up more than NS4, I think. It still looks OK though, just not quite how I intended it ;)
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on March 31st, 2002 02:51 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't using frames make it work with everything?
Margaretpling on March 31st, 2002 02:58 pm (UTC)
Probably. However, I have absolutely no idea how to do frames, whereas I know (just) enough CSS to make it work like that. At some point I'll read up about frames/HTML in general (yes, I don't know any more HTML than LJ and the CSS book I've read have taught me), and then I'll play with that. As homepages go it's not really supposed to anything more than something to learn stuff with ... the content is incidental :)
Johnjarel on March 31st, 2002 03:02 pm (UTC)
Not using frames means it's all in one document, and it degrades fairly gracefully (the nav bar just stays at the document, instead of the top of the screen).

Anyway, frames are evil :)
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on March 31st, 2002 03:08 pm (UTC)
Emulating frames with CSS is just as bad :P
Johnjarel on March 31st, 2002 03:11 pm (UTC)
It's not emulating frames, though :P
Frames are about more than positioning blocks of content.
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on March 31st, 2002 03:14 pm (UTC)
What she's done is identical to having a borderless frame though.
Johnjarel on March 31st, 2002 03:16 pm (UTC)

Only visually.

And - importantly - not in the way that it will degrade for non-CSS/non-frames browsers.
Ceci n'est pas une viemarble on March 31st, 2002 03:25 pm (UTC)
There are frames-but-no-CSS browsers there though (eg. links). If that is the effect you want users to see, then frames would be the most portable way of achieving it.
CSS gives you the all in one document (well, all in two, as she's referenced an external stylesheet), but that can be automated (eg. via php).
jaq: eviljaqjaq on April 1st, 2002 09:36 am (UTC)

I find it amusing the way in your 'About me' section, your life ends after your honeymoon.