January 28, 2004

Sluggish Super Bowl site

Andy King, who published the widely-acclaimed book Speed Up Your Site: Web Site Optimization last year has been publishing an online web optimization magazine, Optimization Week, for a couple months.

The latest issue includes a critique of this year's Super Bowl web site,Super Bowl Site in No Rush, where he examines some of the bandwidth-hogging practices of the site and suggests how these could be improved.

Posted by Andrew at 04:08 PM

January 26, 2004

CSS minimum and maximum sizes for IE

Designers moving to the use of CSS for page layout often find that the min-width, max-width, min-height and max-height properties are indispensable for constructing a layout that meets their needs. There's just one problem: Internet Explorer doesn't support these properties.

Fortunately, there is a JavaScript workaround available that makes these properties work for Microsoft's browser.

Posted by Andrew at 08:40 PM

CSS Hacks and Filters

I've found a new favorite listing of CSS Hacks and Filters. Very well done.

Posted by Andrew at 08:30 PM

January 20, 2004

Mozilla supports indirect adjacent sibling combinator

It looks like Mozilla now supports the indirect adjacent sibling combinator.

An example of this selector would be h1 ~ pre:
h1 ~ pre would select the <pre> element in the following example.

<p>some text</p>
<p>some text <code>some code</code></p>
<pre>some preformatted text</pre>

Posted by Andrew at 06:09 AM