Archive for July, 2007

Valid XHTML Transitional

Valid XHTML Transitional

I switched jonraasch.com, yogaenergyheal.com and artbyanes.com over to XHTML transitional. Validation wasn’t too hard: since I naturally code pretty well with proper nesting and lowercase tags, and I use mainly floated divs and CSS, I only had to close a few image tags and entities. XHTML makes the code tighter than HTML does, and clean code is something I am focusing more and more on these days. Plus now all three sites can be viewed on blackberries! (who cares hehe)


Adobe CS3

Adobe CS3

I’m up and running with CS3. It’s not too much different, sadly, but it’s awfully weird to see “Adobe Flash” and “Adobe DreamWeaver”. The only thing that seems to have changed is some better integration between Illustrator and Flash (which is really awesome and something I’ve wanted). Besides this, some aspects of it are pretty annoying. In Illustrator, you can’t scroll through the fonts like you used to by just pressing up and down, instead you have to click the bar and click the next one, it really disrupts my workflow. Also I can’t find an easy way to change the stroke weight in Illustrator. If anyone knows a way to easily do either of these things please let me know.A friend of mine told me that I should write code in the editor of DreamWeaver because of its php … Read more…


Mac Crossover

Mac Crossover

Well I finally broke down and bought a brand new MacBook¬Æ. I’m a lifetime PC user, but with the CS3 beta looking pretty nice, I decided that it was time to make the cross-over. Now, I’ve always been able to use a Mac but I love being able to really learn the OS like you can only do when you own a machine (I’m always a little more careful if it doesn’t belong to me ;) )

The adjustment to MacOSX has been surprisingly easy. I’m really liking the OS actually, especially dragging programs from the .dmg file to the applications folder to install them, and being able to save preference changes without restarting applications. It’s so much easier! Also I really like how it mounts everything. I kept asking my friend what he uses to mount disc images with on Mac and he … Read more…