[Drools] Rounded Corners… Columns… Templates… Dang! It’s CSS3 :(

I’ve been exploring the features of CSS3 over the last few days, and I’m loving it absolutely. Too bad it won’t be really supported until 2010. It has so many useful features, like native column support, rounded corners, cross-browser opacity control, and all kinds of other useful and cool things. Too bad none of the current browsers on the market support any of the features. Mozilla and Firefox come close with proprietary -moz commands, but all the other browsers (those not based on Mozilla) don’t display them. It could be a while before CSS3 is turned into a standard, but…

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Website (Redux)

‘Ello, everyone. A while ago, I about updating one of my websites with an LCARS template (you know, the Star Trek interface?). I also posted an update to that same post that said the upgrade was canceled. I regret to say that this is true; I didn’t have time to implement the design. It would have required editing graphics files, using all kinds of absolute positioning, etc. It just wasn’t worth the trouble. I did say there was a new template in the works, though. That is true; I’ve been working on it for a while now, say two or…

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Microsoft Dumbernet Explorer

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer program has never had good standards support. Not for CSS, at any rate. Now I find that the new version, IE7, has little better support than IE6, or even IE5. The cause? Badly written CSS parsers and just plain ignorance. Microsoft has had many opportunities to update IE with the new standards, but hasn’t. IE7 was years in the making, and its support is almost worse than IE6.A new website I am developing works perfectly in Mozilla Firefox versions 1.5 and 2.0, but breaks something horrible in IE 6 and 7. The code, validated by the W3C,…

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IE-only Videos?!

The teacher in one of my classes (taught in Moodle, but that’s for another post; maybe next week) uploaded a series of videos to his class that provide pretty useful information. They also don’t play if you’re using Mozilla Firefox, my primary browser. They might be ASF files, and Firefox knows how to open them, but Windows Media Player coughs. The browser must have to download something first, and Firefox doesn’t know that, and WMP spits the file back out like sour milk. This isn’t the first time my school has given Mozilla Firefox the Micro$haft, however indirectly. The way…

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Excuse Me?! This Sounds Like an M$ Strategy

OK, some people have finally lost it. Brought to my attention by the post at http://www.edbott.com/weblog/?p=1307, trackback attached to this post, a small website called Explorer Destroyer is calling for discrimination against IE users. Bah, I say. If someone wants to switch to Firefox, they will. But blocking IE completely (this is Level 3 in the script) and forcing a Firefox download to view a site is crazy. And the site owner gets money for causing their visitors undue aggravation! One dollar for every referral. I smell conspiracy. Update (12/12/07): I’ve revisited this opinion in a .

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