Wednesday, January 25, 2006

An Update

I managed to get the entire site layout done in CSS. And I learned something that I already knew: Internet Explorer sucks. I mean, sucks a lot. I guess they figure since they have 80-some percent of the browser market that they can ignore standards and make their browser do whatever they want.

CSS is actually really cool, and a really good idea. Once you understand it, it's pretty simple to lay out a site however you want. Writing the style sheets and the html is fairly painless. With very little effort your site displays just like you envisioned it. Well, on every browser except IE, that is. OMFG. It takes 10 or 20 minutes to get your website up and running under Firefox or Opera or any relatively standards-compliant browser. Then you spend the next 4 or 5 hours writing stupid f-ing hacks to make it display in IE close to what you intended. Yea, I'm a little miffed.

I still want to do a little more to clean up the CSS a bit. The overall look of the site won't change though. Unless you're using IE, and in that case, God be with you because I'm not.

Oh, and I did get a new antenna by the way. :)

Monday, January 23, 2006

Fun with CSS

I'm in the process of making some formatting changes to the site. You probably (and by that I mean, hopefully) won't see any changes. The original design of the site relied on about 90% tables and 10% CSS. I'm trying to turn that ratio around. You might need to clear your cache if you're seeing funky things. I had to re-do all the title images (the planes in the upper left of the screen), so if they look all whackajaw, then you're looking at an old copy. Clearing your cache and reloading the page should fix that.

Please let me know if you see anything too crazy with the site. I'm working on some other surprises as well. :)