At work, I’ve started to test stuff in IE7 in addition to Firefox and IE6; this has forced me to figure out how to pass certain CSS rules to all versions of IE and nothing else. (Virtually all known CSS hacks for IE have been fixed in version 7.) I know conditional comments are usually the way to go, but what if you need to override just one or two rules? Not worth the trouble of creating a separate stylesheet, in my opinion. After some hunting around just now, I realized that IE’s expression property is what I want: instead of postion: relative; one can do position: expression(’relative’);. Tell your friends!
Garret Dimon’s post on front-end architects is a good read, I think. But I’m usually biased toward articles that suggest that the skills I possess might become incredibly valuable in the very near future.
I’m not sure I like the term ‘front-end architect,’ but now I’m just being a weenie. I don’t even have a …
From The Elements of Typographic Style, my new favorite reference volume:
Most writing and typography … remain contentedly abstract, like a theater script or a musical score. The script of Macbeth does not need to be bloodstained and spattered with tears; it needs to be legible. And the score of Beethoven’s Hammerklavier Sonata does …
I swear I’m never going to feel like an adult. I don’t think adulthood exists outside others’ perceptions of you.
Come September 1 I’ll be unemployed. Or, rather, self-employed. The grant that pays my salary here at the Dana Center has not been renewed. I’ve known for about a month, but I …