Archived notes

Archaic devices

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This is the second incarnation of the technical notes. Lists version differences.

Major changes (archive from May 15-Feb 28, 2001)

Current notes

May 15, 2001

Stylesheet tweaked for IE 5.0; apparently, IE5.0/Win doesn't render the borders correctly.

May 12, 2001

 Version 3.0 launched. Version 3.0 stylesheet is now self-contained.

April 28, 2001

Minor interface tweak. Line height (leading) for copyright text decreased.

April 22, 2001

Interface upgrade to v2.2; fully CSS-based layout. Version 2.2 layout uses a derived stylesheet (stylesheet v2.3) that is @imported after the v2.2 stylesheet. This setup allows files with the v2.1 layout and v2.2 stylesheet to coexist with v2.2 files.

April 17, 2001

Upgraded all files to v2.1; all files now use a DIV wrapper and two stylesheets.

April 16, 2001

Found a problem with Netscape. Communicator 4.75 seems to botch up the CSS layout. Current setup has a separate stylesheet for v4.x browsers.

April 15, 2001

Started CSS2 conformity upgrade. Some files will continue to use a table layout; other files will use a DIV wrapper and a CSS-based layout. These files DO NOT retain their layout on v4.x browsers or CSS-2 non-compliant browsers. This will allow me to separate style from content. Visit this site or A List Apart to read up about the separation of style from content. Version is now 2.1; read the lizard's asylum CSS info page for more information.

April 11, 2001

Changed header image. The green box was boring.

April 10, 2001

Interface upgraded to 2.0. Old version 1.1 files moved to depfiles/.

April 1, 2001

Interface version 2.0 started. Web will still use version 1.1; version 2.0 to be launched in mid-April. Version 2.0 features:

  • Body text font now Verdana/Geneva instead of Arial
  • Green head graphic
  • Quick links
  • Easy integration of pictures
More info about v2.0

March 29, 2001

Changed about.html, credits.html, and technical.html page side links. Version now 1.1 (stable). Added an easter egg (you have to find what page I placed it in)

March 20, 2001

Added reply page; now has a guestbook.

March 15, 2001

Re-overhaul of pages; pages duplicated for version 1.1x. Frameless layout; white background, black text; CSS update.

March 10, 2001

Overhaul of all pages due to an interface update; changed to white background, black text.

  • Divergent layout: frame.htm
    • Retains same frame layout
    • Uses black text on white background
  • Divergent layout: frame2.html
    • Uses vertical frame layout
    • No 'pix' frame
    • Uses black text on white background

March 6, 2001

Overhaul of all pages; added a title section script (dHTML), script tested with IE 5.0; site interface is now version 0.3; removed the annoying intro text of main.html; changed the copyright info font.

March 3, 2001

Modified index page (index.htm)— removed blue bar effect; pix frame still in effect; blue look; site interface version 0.2 (initial is 0.1).

March 1, 2001

Changed BGCOLOR of blank.html; added technical.html and credits.html; modified about.html; changed intro text and updated nodes.html; posted current entry; updated prev.html; edited mail links.

February 28, 2001

Uploaded site; added ads frame; modified menu.html and index.html for Netscape. back to top