Practice safe computing, use a clone

  • September 16th, 2006

Backup, backup, backup! The three most commonly uttered words from any experienced computer user to more care-free users. After moving to OS X as my sole computing solution, I mistakingly adopted the mantra that Apple products were rock solid, unwavering, trouble-free dream machines. For the most part – during the better part of my Apple […]

IE7 {css: auto}

  • August 16th, 2006

Stomp CSS hacks in one fell swoop. That’s the logic behind the IE7 Javascript library. IE7 loads and parses all style sheets into a form that Explorer can understand. You can then use most CSS2/CSS3 selectors without having to resort to CSS hacks. The lightweight script is a single-line inclusion in your HTML/XML document. No […]

5 HTML bits you may not know

  • August 16th, 2006

How come [some] these 5 HTML elements are not more widely known? This is a list of HTML elements I’ve found to be very poorly represented in most markup on the web today. Many of these elements offer more semantic value than actual functionality, but with the rising popularity of CSS driven design where HTML […]

5ThirtyOne – Google Hosted Email

  • April 20th, 2006

Since registering 5ThirtyOne.com with DreamHost, I’ve despised the SquirrelMail interface. By forwarding all incoming mail to a personal account, I’ve managed to bypass any unnecessary interaction with the interface. While some users may prefer the simplicity and stark layout options, I prefer the familiar interface of my personal Gmail account. Fortunately, Google Hosted dropped an […]

How-To: Modal window with recents and search

  • April 15th, 2006

Due to my preference of minimalism over all else, I began experimenting – using the current 5ThirtyOne v2.0 template – with an alternative to generic blog Search box positions. Rather than placing the search bar in the sidebar or towards the bottom content area, I decided to create a [Lightbox powered] modal window which would […]

Tall wide navigation tabs

  • March 27th, 2006

If there is one thing that I am semi-consistent with [in regards to site navigation], it’s wide [tall] tabs. Larger clickable real estate makes it a little easier for readers to get where they want to go without having to position their mouse pointer over the limited click area of standard text links. Here’s how […]