Monthly Archives: February 2007

Sarcasm on the WSG

This came in on the WSG mailing list today:

> When i tiurn css off on a page i have done everything reverts to
> default (i.e. h1, h2, etc.) and lines up down the left side of the
> page. without using tables, is there a way to maintain the layout
> when css is turned off?

Hmmm…. Is there a way to make a over worked woman who constantly
get beatup up by clients ridiculours request to look radiant in the
afternoon when she woke up, without taking take a bath, have her cup
of black coffee and without putting up her makeup?

I gotta love the sarcasm.

AIR listening party

AIR Pocket Symphony albumcoverAIR, the french group that did Moon Safari and Walkie Talkie, has finally put together a new album – “Pocket Symphony”.
It’s not for sale until March 6, 2007, but today they are having an online preview listening party, streaming the whole album for 24 hours. All you need to do is register some details. Listen to it at www.astralwerks.com/air/.

I’m listening to it right now, and it is pure joy for my ears. I’ve loved AIR ever since I first heard Sexy Boy back in 1998 when I was living in France. And now that they are doing a online preview thing – what more can I say that I’m impressed? It’s so good to see artist who embrace the possibilites the web has to offer instead of stubbornly refuse to admit that they can’t keep full controll of all media at all times.

Entering MySpace

Yes, awesome, I got MySpace. Now the whole world can see my junk!

In my mind MySpace has always been something that should be avoided at all costs. It’s every usability aware webdesigner’s worst nightmare. I shouldn’t have to tell you why. Half of MySpace MyS (see, even writing it to many times gives me a bad taste in my mouth) is very likely to provoke spontaneous epileptic seizures if viewed for more than 30 seconds. But I’ve come to the sad realisation that many of my real-life friends stay in touch, share videos etc. there, which is much better then not staying in touch at all.

So I’ve decided to push my CSS skills to the limit, and do my best at creating a page which can be pleasant to view for people outside of the 13-15 years age-range as well. I think white-space is going to be a key factor. Now, if I could only find the link to access and edit the css on MyS.