On a site I am working on, the theme is Acquia Prosper. The Primary Menu for the top navigation uses Superfish dropdowns if you turn them on. If you want a menu item to have a dropdown, you need to make sure that menu item is set to Expanded.
However, in many situations, you will also use the Primary menu for local navigation, so users can easily see what section of the site they are in, what page they are on and what other menu items are in that section.
Let me just start by saying that I really don’t believe I should be blamed for the very odd experience I had when I tried to use the restroom at the restaurant we were at tonight; I certainly was not trying to scare a 90-year old woman, and I did not deserve to be lectured by her daughter.
Also, I think there is a funny analogy to web accessibility in this story.
Here’s a quick Twitter productivity tip in Firefox 4!
Firefox 4 allows you to pin web app tabs so they are always available right when you login. Once you are logged into a web app, just click and drag on the tab to the left side of your tabs. Now, instead of a big long tabs, you’ll have a nice snug tab with just the favicon appearing, rather than the page title.
This works well with Twitter, email web apps, whatever.
I just saw The Social Network, so once again, my love/hate relationship with Facebook is on my mind (or more accurately, my modicum-of-interest/hate relationship with Facebook).
As an aside, The Social Network is a great movie. May or may not be entirely accurate, but if you’re an Aaron Sorkin fan (and who doesn’t love the West Wing), you’ll love it. The story it tell does give some insight into how Facebook got off the ground, with some caveats that the tale is told from a certain point of view. Not an entirely one-sided point of view, but all the facts may not be on display.
This past week I attended, and was an organizer for, the annual conference for the National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW). The first session I attended was an extensive pre-conference workshop, a “Social Media Boot Camp,” led by Adriel Hampton.
If you ask any given web designer what frustrates them most, my guess is most will tell you IE6.
We know the extra development time and costs that come from dealing with IE6 and other misbehaving older browsers. We know the feeling that it’s difficult to move forward when older browsers hold us back.
Recently, I attended An Event Apart in Minneapolis, convenient since I am a homegrown Minnesotan.
I really can think of no better way to turn your brain into swiss cheese than by attending An Event Apart. Each session had its own brilliance that on its own would make you rethink the way you do things. When your mind gets blown six separate times, two days in a row, your head hurts afterwards.
A Chasing After Wind is not just a short story collection; another story surrounds the telling of these stories. These contemporary stories walk the border between science fiction and fantasy, where moments of humor emerge from tragedies. Is this struggle in vain, a chasing after wind? Or does everyone deserve a second chance?
I am a web designer and developer with a passion for web standards, accessibility, usability, and information architecture. My toolbox includes hand-coding XHTML and CSS, Drupal, ColdFusion, and all things Adobe.
When my head is not in the web, I enjoy walks with my wife and dog through our lovely neighborhood (walks with our cat proved counterproductive), time with friends, traveling, reading, movies, fantasy and science fiction, Blu-Ray, a nice meal now and then, and all things iPhone.
If I were a flavor of ice cream, trust me, it would not be IE6.