Don’t fence me in!

Personally I prefer liquid design, partly because I have a decent sized monitor with 1280 x 1024 res and the minimal extraneous space which appears at 800 x 600 becomes an expanse of desert at my res. Thus, the proliferation of boxed in designs usually with anal, squidgy text, often fixed fonts, is extremely noticeable and is often annoying. That being said, there are some most appealing designs which employ fixed boxes. Of course, a fixed box design makes it relatively easy to position objects whereas achieving balance which works at several resolutions with a liquid design is more challenging. My theory is that web designers with a print graphics background tend to limit their canvas, whereas ‘pure’ web designers are more willing to use liquid designs.

Here’s a site that I find pleasing and which stretches the limits and avoids the boxes, whereas Eric Meyer’s site combines both techniques.

Nybro

Congratulations to our client Nybro Engineering who have won the 2004 First Generation Award in the Queensland Family Business of the Year Awards. Nybro’s revamped site features a flash intro.

WordPress Topsites

Registered for WordPress Top Sites … they say not to alter the code, but if one doesn’t it spoils my page validation. Successfully altered their code to XHTML with a completed alt tag with no ill effects.

Google rankings

Found this tip at geek ramblings. Get your google rank by placing the code on your page. Beats installing the google bar.

Integration complete

With some style sheet adjustments and inclusion of the top graphic, the Siblog is now integrated into the Sibagraphics site, ready for use. It’s far less unwieldy than the forums.

Divs rule

Sibagraphics has been revised to eliminate tables where inappropriate. Tussling with the spaces <div>s leave was challenging. Finally achieved liftoff in Firefox and IE6.