Continuing the XHTML grind

The long process of upgrading the bulk of Sibagraphics to XHTML has begun. I’ve decided to reach XHTML 1.0 Transitional first then move to 1.1 later. Why was the ability to have targetted links removed in 1.1? I find this really irritating.

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.

Eric Meyer’s site combines both techniques.


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.

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.