ALA 3.0, ReUSEIT! deadline, Garden thievery, iBook updates
The elves have been busy. A List Apart, after months of teasing, lives once more. A brand spankin’ new design and backend publishing system drive the revised online mag, and three fresh articles kick off the rebirth.
Congratulations to Zeldman and everyone else who made this happen. It’s not easy balancing a) making money, b) a successful, non-profit project, and c) being newly-wed. Zeldman is truly the Man Apart.
In this issue of ALA, Douglas Bowman contributes to the ongoing tab mania, with a beautiful example of thinking beyond the box. Dan Benjamin publishes the manual for his great PHP image rotator script, in convenient article format. Joe Clark tackles head-on the accessibility failure that is Fahrner Image Replacement.
But this now-somewhat-outdated story (his own words) covers permutations involving
display: none and
visibility: hidden, which were popular at the time of writing; other methods have come to light since which would seem to solve some of the more dangerous problems. A forthcoming article is promised by the same, which I’ll be eagerly awaiting. §
Slight navigation tweak around here. Things may look funny. In those immortal words, when in doubt — reload. §
Bob Sawyer writes to inform us that the deadline for the ReUSEIT! contest is rapidly approaching, and now is the time to finalize your entry. A set of great prizes awaits the winner, and your work gets passed by an impressive lineup of judges (which I somehow managed to become a part of). §
Right. This gets me going. In response to yet another ripped off Zen Garden design (just the CSS, which is normally fine, except no credit was given and the license was removed, which is definitely not) —
I had asked a web designer to come up with an unusual design for [organization]. This is the design he came up with! I sincerely apologise for any distress this may have caused you. We would like to retain the design and I am happy to follow your guideline as to placing your accreditation, for your design on the site. I have since spoken to the web designer about this matter, and given my disaproval for how the sites design came about.
- Note to You
- If you’re re-using Zen Garden designs and trying to make money off of them, you will be found out, and probably in a highly embarrassing manner.
- Note to Me
- When there’s reasonable doubt, give the benefit of it to the victim. They may indeed be an unwitting participant. §
Argh. At first I was put out that OS X 10.3 was announced but two weeks after buying my iBook. Now I’m even more so because they just upgraded the whole line to G4 processors. Moving targets are frustrating. §