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  • in reply to: My first CSS site! #48571

    jhallmusic
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    If I were you, I’d check out the Sprite article here on Css-tricks.. (http://css-tricks.com/css-sprites-what-they-are-why-theyre-cool-and-how-to-use-them/)

    The method you’re using now uses jQuery, but if you’re gonna do it that way, you should replace the whole "MM_swapImage…." stuff with a jQuery method for image replacement. I’m no jQuery pro, but you can do some stuff with the css, or change that img src attribute… anyway, you’ll need to go watch some jQuery videos, and in my opinion, that’s a bigger learning curve than sprites. (you should at some point watch some jQuery videos cause it’s awesome… check out http://www.jqueryfordesigners.com)

    Using sprites, you’ll want to simply give each of those <p> elements an id, like "home" for the home page link, give it a background image of the normal home button image, and add in a :hover attribute for all of those <p> elements that switches the background image. It actually switches the position, but you’ll see that soon!

    Check out that post of Chris’ and I think you’ll see that it’s going to be much easier.

    (On a side note, you might want to change that menu div and those <p>’s to a <ul> with some <li>’s… it’s the way to go yo. Ask the others… they actually know what they’re talking about.)

    in reply to: Some feedback? #48394

    jhallmusic
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    yeah, unfortunately I think you’re talking about the javascript in the Contact Form… I’m using ASP.NET because I do some contracting with a developer that uses that, so I got into it, blah blah… Anyway, ASP.NET has built in forms and email and other functionality, but I’m learning it’s not very pretty. First, their forms don’t validate, and like you pointed out, they add a bunch of crap in the code. I guess I’ve decided to live with it, for now.

    in reply to: Problem in Safari #48381

    jhallmusic
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    I’ve tested this in Safari 4, but haven’t been able to reproduce the problem. When I resize my window, there is no change.

    in reply to: Some feedback? #48376

    jhallmusic
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    thanks for the replies! I would agree with both of you, probably could be scaled back a little on the shadowing and such. I did that with the campcreekrecords.com site (cause that’s my record label, and I can do what I want), but the other two are clients that wanted that look.. so they stay. I would say I do like that softer design over a flatter one any day.

    I’m definitely glad no one’s torn any of my coding to shreds. phew

    in reply to: My latest work… New to forums. #48364

    jhallmusic
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    I think it looks good. Personally, I’m one for dark designs. And I agree with Chris that lightboxes do look best on a dark page.

    A maturity warning on the page for "nudes," I’m not so sure of.. I mean come on, it’s not pornography. I think about 90% of the photographers out there with nudes on their sites don’t have anything of the sort. Kind of takes away from the idea of it being "art"…. only my opinion of course. (makes me think that one day they’ll be putting maturity warnings on swimsuit ads)

    in reply to: Hello and help #48265

    jhallmusic
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    actually, he did post a link:

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    the site is located at http://www.template-designs.co.uk – it’s a work in progress….

    although I’m not seeing the problem..

    in reply to: Different grays in FF and IE? #48106

    jhallmusic
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    The problem has to deal with "Gamma correction," and the fact that IE doesn’t have a proper gamut setting (not sure about IE 8). I don’t really understand it that well, so as opposed to blabbing incoherently, here are two pages I found on it:

    http://hsivonen.iki.fi/png-gamma/

    http://forums.biorust.com/tutorial-subm … em-ie.html

    -Joe

    in reply to: Safari VS Firefox #48068

    jhallmusic
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    Debugbar is fine, but seems very limited to me, as does the safari debugger. Editing on the fly is probably the most important aspect of this type of tool (at least in my humble opinion), and it’s not there for either of them. Maybe I’m setting my expectations too high in wanting that feature in all debugging tools, but seems like a no-brainer to include it. (I read on the DebugBar forum that the developer wants to include that in future releases, but he also said that in November, so who knows.)

    in reply to: Safari VS Firefox #48056

    jhallmusic
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    first, thanks for the heads up on the safari 4. I’ve been checking it out and it looks nice. I’m definitely used to the way firebug works, and as this isn’t the exact same, it takes a while to get used to it. I do really like the "Resources" tab.

    One thing I haven’t figured out is how to enable/disable css styling. There doesn’t seem to be an easy way like in firebug.

    I’ve been working with FF3 and it’s definitely buggy… especially with firebug. I’m sure those issues will get worked out fairly soon.

    Anyway, I don’t think I’ll ever stop using FF or firebug for that matter, but the addition to Safari will definitely help the debugging process. (although, it’s funny… 95% of the time, if something is working in FF or Safari, it’s bound to be working in the other… now, how about IE?) :)

    anyone figure out how to disable css styling (besides turning it off for the whole page)?

    in reply to: vertically align to the bottom of a div? #48020

    jhallmusic
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    give it a margin:0 and it should work for ya (FF at least).

    in reply to: PHP and ASP coexistance? #47951

    jhallmusic
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    I had that same question, and had thought it wasn’t possible. But I have found instructions through a google search for installing php on Windows Server 2003… also, in searching for a new webhost, I noticed two (seem to be two of the top) hosting companies that list PHP as a supported feature right next to ASP.NET, all running on Windows Server 2003. So, it looks like it can be done.

    http://www.webhost4life.com/hosting_nosetup1.asp – PHP listed under "Web Features"

    in reply to: jQuery question #47875

    jhallmusic
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    yeah, sorry… I guess I was assuming everyone just uses firebug now…

    the jQuery:

    Code:
    $(document).ready(function() {
    $(“img.servicesImage”).hide();
    $(“span.reveal”).hover(function(){
    $(this).parents(“li”).children(“img.servicesImage”).fadeIn(500);
    }, function () {
    $(this).parents(“li”).children(“img.servicesImage”).fadeOut(100);
    });
    });

    the html:

    Code:
  • Generator installation, servicing, and sound deadening

don’t think the css is necessary… course you could always firebug it… :)

in reply to: SUGGESTIONS – Client Updatable Image Gallery #47561

jhallmusic
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I’m using Autoviewer on a site I’m developing. It uses an XML file to determine what images to load. Should work well for that. Both the free version and $40 version use the XML file, so you should be good either way (I think). Changing the filenames in the xml file should be pretty easy to teach to just about anybody… hopefully :)

http://www.airtightinteractive.com/projects/autoviewer/

in reply to: IE6 issues #47369

jhallmusic
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Since I’m trying to use a fixed background, I’m not able to fake the transpareny with jpgs (as I understand it, the only way to do this is fill the area you want to be "transparent" with the background… but since the background won’t be moving with the rest of the page, this won’t work). Let me know if I’m not understanding this correctly.

in reply to: image fade #47189

jhallmusic
Member

well, no deal. I tried applying some width and height and a block display to the anchor element, and then also tried it to the span that’s created. Might I say I hate IE? Any other ideas? :D

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