Every time I start a new project I’m always trying to do things better than I did on the last project, it’s the way for all developers.

One thing that has always bugged me is trying to get the base text size the same across all browsers, but now I’ve totally dropped the idea of supporting IE 5.5 ever again I thought it might be easier now.
Continue reading this entry »

I’m a big fan of trying to use a common vocabulary to describe things, especially when working with different departments, companies etc. – the more people you have involved the more important I believe that becomes.

So I was wondering how designers (I’m talking about visual designs here, UI etc.) refer to designs, I’ve heard some of the following being used within my time (mostly with my current company):

  • Design
  • Design candidate
  • Mock-up
  • Concept

I’d like to know how do you refer to designs, especially if you work in a design shop etc.

I’ve come across this problem before, where I want to hide the overflow of an element, this works fine in all browsers except IE – however it’s never been a problem in anything that I’ve progressed far enough with to worry about fixing it for IE.

Well this evening I came across the problem again, and found the solution – IE (I’m just looking at 6 here – not sure if 7 does the same) doesn’t like it when you have a position: relative; on the child (or possibly children) of an element which you have declared overflow: hidden;.

So in my case swapping that out for position: absolute; on the child and overflow: hidden; position: relative; on the parent worked a charm. Now IE 6 plays nicely like its other browser friends.