My CSS Reboot

As you can see, Wired Vision has a new design! This is inline with my CSS Reboot.

The new design uses web standards instead of the old table based layout.

There might be a few small issues (list items for example) that I still need to work out, but overall it should display fine in all major browsers.

Let me know what you think :)

CSS Reboot

I’ve decided to take part in CSS Reboot Spring 2006. The reason being that the current design uses tables (please don’t heckle me :)) and it’s about time I designed a web-standards style.

As a matter of fact, I have already created one (screen shot), but it’s just not doing it for me. So, I’m going to start afresh and try to come up with something unique, but simple at the same time.

I just hope that I manage this before May 1st! I better get my skates on :D

Standard Web Fonts


Please see Standard Web Fonts Revisited.

When choosing fonts for web pages I usually end up limiting myself to four or five (Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Trebuchet MS). Why, you ask? To make sure that the majority of visitors to the web site are capable of viewing the site as intended.

Lately, however, I’ve found myself growing tired of the same old fonts. I need to spice things up (for myself as well as the visitors).

So, my question to you is… What are the standard fonts that are available to Windows, Unix/Linux and Mac users? What can I do to spice things up? What web-compatible fonts are you fond of at the moment?

MSN AdCenter

Recently MSN opened it’s AdCenter Contextual Advertising program to signups for one day. So I figured ‘why not?’. Upon visiting the signup page using Mozilla Firefox I was greeted with an error that the page does not work in firefox (it doesn’t even work in Internet Explorer 7 either!). So, I launched IE6 and visited the same page.

I went through the steps until I came to a page asking for credit card details. In the previous steps I had entered my country as Ireland, but on the credit card details page it told me that Ireland was not recognised as a valid country for credit card use.

In a way I’m glad that I couldn’t go any further in the signup process, because it turns out there is a signup fee of $5. Now $5 isn’t a lot, but how come Google AdSense and YPN! don’t charge for signups?

All in all, I think MSN should have put more thought into the signup process before opening it to the public. I know it’s still in Beta, but I don’t feel that that’s a good enough excuse. Lots of Google services are in Beta too, but they work a lot better.

Web Standard Templates

One thing I’ve been meaning to do is create a set of standard templates for use on new sites. By templates I don’t mean similar to those found on Template Monster. I’m talking basic layout templates for 1, 2 and 3 column layouts, etc. Ones that are compliant with the different web standards.

Have you compiled a set of your own? Or do you use layout generators to create them?