An Evolving Blog.

It feels like years since I’ve touched based with mah trusty dusty blog… Boy have I been busy.  There has been a lot going on with Development and Technology this past year… it has proven not to be a dull year in the least.

I’m going to be rethinking the use of this blog in the coming days… For instance, what do I want to share?  are my experiences relevant to others?  are we adapting to changing conditions and are we making a positive impact in the places we work, and the people we interact with?  Here recently I have found my focus changing in terms of how people fit into the equation of technology… some things make absolutely no sense, others… can bring you great joy in dealing with them.  It’s an amazing journey when it comes to understanding what drives people and the purposes behind them.

So, I appreciate this opportunity to share my vantage point of the field as I stare through the window of technology.  More to come.

CSS3, Packed with coolness.

Although CSS has long since been a fundamental player in the web space, CSS3 comes with some features I have LONG since dreamed of in the CSS space.

One feature in particular is rounded corners… rounded corners is as fundamental an artifact as a square, circle, etc.  and now we have it “out of the box” so to speak!  For instance with just a couple of lines of code turns any basic <DIV> into a high quality

-moz-border-radius-bottomright: 10px;
border-bottom-right-radius: 10px;

And just like that:

 

Love it!  Read more about the border radius here, as well as other great CSS3 properties!

Page Centering.

A while ago… I commented on centered a pages content based on the ribbon structure in SharePoint.  Still, there seems to always be a better way.  Here is some CSS that can do just that:

body
{
background-color: #000;
overflow:auto;
text-align:center;
}
#Container
{
position: relative;
height: 411px;
background:url(‘/images/LoginScreen.png’) no-repeat;
}
form
{
width:985px;
margin-left:auto;
margin-right:auto
}

That is really a good way to go, because I learned that if you want to have some elements within the container that you want to position “absolute”, it will let you do so.

Perfect for login screens especially.

Technology doesn't have to be so complicated.

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