Links of Interest
Published by Chris Coyier
Faux Absolute Positioning
Always interesting to see new techniques for layout.
With faux absolute positioning, we can align every item to a predefined position on the grid (as with absolute positioning) but items still affect the normal flow andâ€”thanks to clearâ€”have many of the same advantages as normal-flow elements. Every row in the grid will always have height dependent on the content...
Another advantage of the technique is that it mitigates much of the fragility of floats. When the content of a floated box is wider than the box itself, it pushes the next box to the right (and by consequence, the box often drops down). With faux absolute positioning, the box to the right stays in place, no matter what.
Dropdown Menu: Start with CSS, Improve with jQuery
Testing Firefox 3 AND Firefox 2
With an Ã¼ber-standards-compliant browser like Firefox, you shouldn't have to be too worried about your pages borking with a new version. But... of course there will be some quirks. There were actually quite a few things I needed to adjust on some client sites to get things looking right in both FF2 and FF3.
On a Mac? Try MultiFirefox.
On a PC? Try PortableApps.
Need some quick HTML markup for a table? Try Kotatsu. Just click some buttons adding as many rows and columns as you need, and apply classes as needed, and generate the HTML. Nice little time-saver tool!