Archive for “April, 2005”

The following entries were made in the “April, 2005” time-frame.

The GreenBeast CMS

Posted April 25th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

Coming soon! I’ve made a simple PHP-Driven CMS or Content Management System I’m calling the GreenBeast CMS v.1.0!

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Laura’s Gardener

Posted April 20th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

Here’s a story I wrote a bit ago. It’s a fun one in a way. You’ll see. Check it out.

Laura’s Gardener

For years Laura Cooper attended to her garden with the same enthusiasm for which she attended to herself. It was a very large garden — nearly five acres of the Cooper estate was dedicated to Laura’s passion.

It was a very hot day in late June; unusually hot. Laura was…

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Image Optimization, and Re-Optimization

Posted April 18th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

The more I develop websites, the more I have been concerning myself with image optimization. Put it this way, I used to crank up my image export compression setting to 100% in all cases. Now, well now I don’t. This is what I do do in my attempts to now optimize my images:

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Posted April 18th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

Well, I finally did it. I re-did the hosting site. I felt it was time. I have learned so much about proper site building, web accessibilities, and semantic mark-up since I made version 2 that I just had to employ my new-found knowledge. It’s all about access and usability.

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Acronym Aberrations Abbreviated

Posted April 4th, 2005 by Mike Cherim

To comply with the requirements of web accessibilities, developers should identify and define any acronyms and abbreviations used in their web documents. Sounds simple, right? Things are not be as they seem. Problems exist which cannot be countered so considerations need to be given and concessions made . The main problem: abbreviations are not supported by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (MSIE), only acronyms are. But before going into the problems and solutions too far, let’s first determine what’s what as this also seems to be a source of disagreement.

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Global PHP Header Use

Posted April 2nd, 2005 by Mike Cherim makes extensive use of PHP server-side includes. This technology is used throughout the site for nearly every grouping on every page. As an example, the Primary Navigation links which appear on every page is actually a single file which is included into the document body. The advantages may be clear to you already, but if not, they are…

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Heading the Wrong Direction

Posted April 1st, 2005 by Mike Cherim

I made some silly mistakes when making I just didn’t know then what I know now… stated without shame or embarrassment. One was the over-use, call it abuse even, of acronyms. I had defined too many of them and had done so in the most redundant way (e.g. the same one defined ten times on a single page), as was pointed out to me when I had experts perform Jaws testing — the specifics of acronym use will be the subject of its own up-and coming web log article. Another mistake, which, too, will soon be an article unto itself, was the lack of proper list use in my navigational menus. Another mistake, as I’ll write about here, is the misuse of proper headings as discussed by the W3C in articles such as “Use headings to structure your document” and “The global structure of an HTML document.”

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