Okay… if you had the choice of walking down a dark and dingy alleyway, teaming with scumbags and reprebates, only to be presented at the end with the keys to a brand new Porsche… would you do it?

CSS Commander

After reading a great article on alistapart titled ‘Progressive Enhancement with CSS, I’ve been amazed at the ease of using this technique when building sites. Progressive Enhancement is designed to focus on the content, NOT the design (see the Peanut analogy!), and is a difficult subject to grasp, but once mastered, can open a plethora of benefits…

The core strategy uses multiple stylesheets to differentiate between design and content:

  • Type.css
  • Layout.css
  • Screen.css
  • Print.css
  • color.css

And because IE is the work of the devil, Conditional formatting stylesheets are introduced to deal with the daftness that is the IE Rendering engine:

  • ie6.css
  • ie7.css

This gives you a solid platform which to build an extensible site which will also degrade gracefully. I urge you to read the article as it gives many examples of why this is so useful,

Many thanks to Aaron Gustafson for making this digestable!

to buy or not to buy…

that is the question… With the launch of the new, 15-inch Unibody MacBook Pro, came a profound sense of wonder… wonder which was ‘where oh where is the 17″ Unibody MacBook Pro?’

After speaking with Apple, who took the line of ‘we have no information to support this’, I decided to trawl the internet in search of any sliver of information regarding any hint or possibility that there might be a 17″ model on the horizon… has come to my rescue – apparently there are some ‘quality’ issues surrounding the display and optical drives… Obviously there is nothing official here, but i’m keeping my fingers crossed and some hard-earned cash in the bank for a slice of a brand new Apple…