Donkey on the Edge

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Few things give me as much pain and pleasure as typography

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but this em thing is killing me– just got off the phone to Ben in DC and he says the type’s to small. How can that be? 0.8EM (fractionaly smaller than your usual) seemed like a WAI compliant, sensible, robust and just generally do-the-right-thing kind of body copy measure.

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Aside from miscalculating my lovely em measures

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and just generally being ugly and crap, win98 and win2000 are failing to render my head-of-dug graphic. Arse. Take a look at the source code - we’re validating to xhtml here. The mac (OS9 and X) versions of IE render it fine, both netscape and mozilla do to.

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Messing with templates again

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Been messing with templates (there should now be exactly thirty characters in every line) - ed and del buttons might not work terribly well. Oh, I finally wrote my first review for the food site - the trick is to just sit down and write it as soon as you get back home (which is hard if very pissed…)

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Bad navigation can kill

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Ok, strange train of thought here. I’m listening to a song by Serge Gainsbourg “Torrey Canyon” and I have this terrible habit of listening to music without decoding the words. It’s crap really, but for a long time I thought Fear’s “Let’s have a war” was actually “Let’s have a word” (ha ha ha) - I guess my brain just goes into neutral and I happily hum along, missing the point of the song entirely.

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Normaly I’m not a huge Mondays fan

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But we had a great week-end. Nicki and I drove out to the Suffolk coast and spent the week-end at Andrew’s wee house in Thorpeness. Andrew and Peter have just got a dog (he’s called Potter) which meant lots of walks on the beach which is always uplifting.

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More fun with ems and ens

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There’s a great article by Peter K. Sheerin on alistapart for those out there who care about both web and typographic standards. Well worth taking a look at, but watch out for some sub-editorial quirks (remember the twenty percent language gap between ourselves and our American brethren) before you quote the article as gospel.

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Owen Briggs

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I wish I had more time to share my thoughts on the current crop of CSS issues. This from Owen Briggs’ excellent website www.thenoodleincident.com (reprinted here without permission)

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