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Posts Tagged ‘learning’

Two steps forward, one step back

Tuesday I was a guest speaker at Mrs.A’s gifted class. She’s teaching a group of 9-12 year olds web design and asked if I’d come in an talk for an afternoon. So I spent 30 minutes talking to them about the basics of user centred design and how the internet works. Then I helped them […]

Keeping up.

“From your 77 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 809 items…” No wonder I don’t read any books any more.

Finally figure out what my problem is.

I read John Resig’s article Sub-Pixel Problems in CSS a few days ago and found it to very useful information. And then today I had an “ah-ha’ moment – this this is why I hate coding flexible horizontal navigation menus.

Women in IT, a response and an observation

A few weeks months ago Jeffrey Zeldman posted a summary of the results of an An Event Apart fact finding mission on women in IT (web design was deemed too liquid a field to study). Jeffrey’s blog post sure sparked a discussion and a few basic ideas came up: is there is something about IT […]

Making the switch

Macs have always struck me as more of a religion than an operating system. A family friend and I have a long history of a friendly Mac vs Windows rivalry. He’s the Mac evangelist and I was, well, I wasn’t a Windows evangelist but I guess I played the part of a disbeliever. At some […]

This time it’s not IE.

Wow, FireFox does not play nice with styling legends. FireFox, I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.

Styling Our Style Sheets

I’ve been wanting to seriously redo some of the HTML and CSS behind the BCIT site since I came on board here almost a year ago. Well, I get my wish. We’re going to take some baby steps towards semantic HTML and CSS (POSH if you like) and despite my aversion to being in charge, […]

Web Directions North

I thought I’d post my summary of Web Directions North that I distributed to the department a month or so after the conference. I’ve been wanting to write a more technical and personal review of it but it’s pretty clear to me that if I haven’t done it by now, I’m not going to get […]

Something new today

So apparently we’re supposed to be encoding ampersands when we write them in the href part of anchor tags. <a href=”http://stephaniehobson.ca/file.php ยป ?fire=hot&amp;beer=foamy”>link</a>

Where am I going with this?

Vivian is such a great motivator. I’m still sorry to see her go. I just came out of a performance review where Vivian simultaneously told me what a great job I’m doing and laid out the changes I need to make to my life to have the world laid out at my feet by the […]

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