Apr 27

Sorry I have not written for a while. I have a few entries in the drafts bin… More to come soon.

For now I found this write up. It is a cool spin on a old trick..

Hidden Mac O SX Terminal Features Make Live Easier (pics): “How to use background images and other awesome features built into Mac O SX terminal.”

(Via digg / Apple.)

Apr 08

One of the most challenging things as a web-developer is cross platform consistency with CSS… namely IE never plays nice with anyone else.

I just finished a Plone site for, an NGO at the United Nations. The design was simple except for getting the look of the javascript rollovers buttons right and the fact that they were positioned under Plone Live Search Results.

To get the JavaScript rollovers working I used:

It was well documented and worked perfect “out of the box” on a stock plone site. Thank you Paulo Lopes.

I needed the folder tabs under the Live Search and it would display in behind the tabs. I did a lot of hacking around and with the help of Paulo we were able to come up with some CSS that works for IE6 and below.

#portal-searchbox {
display/**/:block;/*sorry for IE5*/
position:absolute;/*must have*/
z-index:10;/*must have*/
margin-left:-15px !important;

#portal-searchbox .LSBox {

.imageBoxRight, .imageBoxLeft {
font-size: 0.7em;

Hope that helps you!