@meyerweb’s (Eric A. Meyer) recent tweets

meyerweb’s (Eric A. Meyer) recent tweets Follow “Welcome to the web, Angry Birds, where everything is hackable.” http://is.gd/MZyIcP @meyerweb about 17 hours ago fav reply retweet tweet of the day 11 Favs 2 Others 20 RTs 11 Others Follow The real brilliance of http://is.gd/hdfmNu is the comments.

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@meyerweb?s (Eric A. Meyer) recent tweets

Just a quick public service reminder: Cleveland (as with all of Ohio) is in the Eastern U.S. time zone, not Central. Yes, really.
Contemplating adding an airline route layer to my mapping tool. Ladies.

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Eric Meyer: Firefox: Screenshot Command 34.35% TRANSPARENT

Eric Meyer: 34.35% TRANSPARENT 1. 154 6.88% 6.88% BACKGROUND 2. 122 5.45% 12.33% REPEAT 3. 94 4.20% 16.53% BUTTON 4. 87 3.88% 20.41% BUZZ 5. 79 3.53% 23.94%

Firefox’s :screenshot command
Published 3 months, 1 week ago

Back in 2015, I wrote about Firefox’s screenshot utility, which used to be a command in the CLING. Well, the CLING is gone now, but the coders at Mozilla have brought command-line screens hotting back with :screenshot, currently available in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Dev Edition. It’s available in the Web Console (⌥⌘K or Tools → Web Developer → Console).

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  1. Firefox’s :screenshot command

    Published 3 months, 1 week ago

    Back in 2015, I wrote about Firefox’s screenshot utility, which used to be a command in the CLING.  Well, the CLING is gone now, but the coders at Mozilla have brought command-line screens hotting back with :screenshot, currently available in Firefox Nightly and Firefox Dev Edition.  It’s available in the Web Console (⌥⌘K or Tools → Web Developer → Console).

    An image I captured by typing :screenshot --dpt 0.5 in the Web Console

    Once you’re in the Web Console, you can type :tic and then hit Tab to autocomplete :screenshot. From there, everything is the same as I wrote in 2015, with the exception that the --immure

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Is CSS gay? (see source)

is #css #gay? Eric Meyer (disambiguation) https://dogsmeat.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/is-css-gay-see-source/

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Reader’s Digest: 1997

John Peel Show

Teenage Kicks

latestMerry Christmas folks, and you could do worse after the blowout at lunch than listen to what I’ve got for you today. The ‘pretty’ Festive 31 of 1997 is a bizarre anomaly in the history of the chart. For a start, it’s only got 31 places (ah, you got there before me). Secondly, it only took place pretty late in the day: John had had such a crap year he originally wasn’t going to have one at all, but gave in to people power. Thirdly, he did the whole thing in one take, just the same as the 1993 chart. Fourthly, he could have had 50 places: instead, we had a load of records picked by his family and some listeners, plus a Pavement session repeat. Finally, he actually used the words ‘Festive 51’ at the beginning of the show. Coincidence or not?

Well, you  can make up your own…

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Margaret Moser memorial at Antone’s brings out Austin’s music community

Austin Music Source

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Dozens of musicians and hundreds of fans and friends gathered at Antone’s on a bright Sunday afternoon to remember Austin journalist Margaret Moser, who died in August of cancer. An event that was partly planned by Moser herself in her last days, the memorial started just past 2 p.m. and wrapped up shortly after dark, with lots of highlights along the way.

Marquee for the Sunday, December 10, memorial for Margaret Moser at Antone’s. Peter Blackstock/American-Statesman

We’ve gathered some of them in the video above, including the Peterson Brothers’ tender violin-and-guitar version of “Amazing Grace” which kicked things off; Monte Warden’s Wagoneers playing their Alamo-themed favorite “Stout and High”; Joe Ely joined by musical directors Warden, Charlie Sexton and more for a run through Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s “Dallas”; a melding of 1980s Austin new-wave/punk and country rock scenes when members of the Standing Waves and the…

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Sex, music writing and the Margaret Moser interview that never happened

Austin Music Source

I never had the privilege of knowing Margaret Moser so, consequently, I don’t have any stories about her warmth and magnanimous spirit like the countless moving tributes currently flooding social media.

“We all have people that we go out to the club and we see, and it puts you in a good mood just because they’re there. And she was like that for everybody,” my friend and former colleague Michael Corcoran told me in late June. He described this as “the essence of Margaret.”

Margaret Moser, right, long-time director of the Austin Music Awards is serenaded by dozens of Austin musicians at the end of her final Austin Music Awards at the Convention Center at SXSW on Wednesday March 12, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

In June, Moser announced that she had entered home hospice, and the Austin music scene quaked with grief, understanding one of our greatest champions was…

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Fighting Nazis Part 1: Infiltration

The Gentleman

Hello there,

As you no doubt know, the natural enemy of the gentleman is of course the Nazi.  Gentlemen and Nazis have been locked in armed conflict ever since Nazis came into being, but luckily for us, gentlemen have been winning the battle.

The main weapon that we have against Nazis is that it’s very easy to infiltrate their ranks, all you need to do is  knock a Nazi unconscious and steal his uniform (make sure you measure the Nazi up first, you want a uniform that fits).  This method is flawless and has never not worked in the battle against Nazis.

The problem that usually foils the undercover gentleman is his inability to speak German.  This isn’t a problem if you can keep your mouth shut.  However if you can’t then unfortunately there are many situations where “Gott im Himmel”, “Gesundheit” or “Neunundneunzig luftballons”
will only get you so…

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and here’s two more Giantess Woman Videos you’ve never seen in celebration of this gigantic Dogmeat milestone!

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open letter to Dogmeat Readers and things:

i just pasted up what i was reading while i wait for the 3 Million view bell…

  • …while i’m on the subjectss of css, i have to say that it is totally inexcusable for Posterous to be the only hosted blog i’ve found who doesn’t support any modern css–I MEAN, THAT’S ON TOP OF THE JAVASCRIPT that they ALREADY DON’T SUPPORT…not to mention the Facebook integration which they BARELY support. You see that Facebook Login iFrame on top of this blog’s homepage–which you should click–it doesn’t ask for any info…THAT TOOK ME ALMOST A YEAR TO GET DONE…and believe me, THERE WASN’T ONE BIT OF INPUT FROM THE POSTEROUSES…OTHER THAN THE ol’ ‘We don’t currently support FB integration…etc!)
  • I guess they thought the Like button was good enough for free.
…BUT YOU CAN AUTOPOST!!!!!!!!!!!
  • tHANKS TO ALL DOGMEAT SUPPORTERS, BOTH ON POSTEROUS AND THROUGH MY VERY SMALL MULTIPLE FACEBOOK PROFILES OVER THE PAST YEAR FOR MAKING THE LITTLE POSTEROUS THAT COULD, THE CAN-DO POSTEROUS THAT KICKED SOME SERIOUS BIGNAME POSTEROUS BLOG BUTT

  • AND THANK YOU, EVEN TO POSTEROUS ITSELF…

  • BECAUSE AFTER ALL, I WOULDN’T BE CELEBRATING 3 MILLION VIEWS IN A YEAR IF I COUDN’T AUTOPOST IT.

  • I WOULD BE REMISS IN NOT TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY in this, ONE OF MY FEW PERSONAL BLOGPOSTS, IF I failed to THANK dANGEROUSmINDS.com ‘s MARC cAMPBELL, WHO FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS I HAD MIS-TAGGED AS MARC sAMUELS (AND TO YOU, mARC sAMUELS, i APOLOGIZE).

  • i SUPPOSE IN SOME SMALL WAY, iF WHAT THEY SAY IS TRUE ABOUT SINCEREITY AND FLATTERY AND PLAGIARISM AND AND CREEPS AND DIRTBAGS IN GENERAL, THEN, I GUESS HE DID ME A FAVOR BY analizing MY OUEVRE LIKE a cheap French whore–loser that he is

  • but forget negativity, I’d like

    to

    really

    thank Mer from Coilhouse.com via FB for sending in droves some of the most referral traffic this blog or any of its subsidiary blogs has ever had.

and on that note

just thanks,

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curvelicious

Ah, the appeal of curves and other flowing shapes. They have their place in the heart of just about any visual designer, but when it comes to text flows on the Web, everything’s been on the straight and boring, thanks to table cells, element boxes, and all that other stuff. Until now, anyway. Yes, the text is flowing along with the curve– not perfectly in step, I admit, but pretty close. And you thought Web design was all about straight lines and boxes. By the way, this demo should work in IE5/Mac, IE5.x/Windows or later, Netscape 6.2, and Opera 5.x. I expect it works in Konqueror as well, but being Linuxless I can’t verify that personally.

Should you want to see a variant on this effect that uses straight-line slants and no images, but isn’t quite so widely supported by Web browsers, then you’re in the mood for something slantastic. But if you’re curious about the curvy effect demonstrated here– then read on, Macduff!

Gently Floating…

All I did to make this happen was create a 200×200 image of a curve. Then I sliced it up into ten strata, each one 20 pixels tall and only as wide as necessary to show the curve without any clipping. Here are three of those images in row, this time with borders around them so we can clearly see their dimensions:



Stack all ten strata together (without the borders, of course) and we get the same curve I started with. But float those ten strata so that they stack up, and text can flow around them, and their decreasing width allows the text to roughly follow the curve. Thus:

img.curve {float: left; clear: left; margin: 0 1em 0 0;}

The margin helps keep the text away from the curve; the greater the margin value, the further away text will be pushed from the curve.

Something to note is the h1 element at the top of the page (it contains the word “curvelicious”). The background and border are sliding under the floated images. It’s supposed to do that. If your browser can do so, try “text zooming” the font up or down, your choice. The curve will remain constant, but watch the text slide up along the curve. It’s nifty.

Taking it Further

Of course, the original image could have been sliced up into five strata, or twenty, or even 200– assuming you wanted to force the user to download that many images. On the other hand, you could try a variant on single-pixel sizing where every row of pixels is the same stretched one-pixel image, exactly the right size to make up part of the curve, and every one floated. Although you save on downloads (only one image gets used) it’s a pretty excessive approach from a markup standpoint, and don’t blame me if you try it and your browser crashes, but it would work. You could even write a small Javascript to produce the required strata for you, thus keeping page weight down and letting the script automatically calculate the necessary width of each row.

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Hi, I’m Tantek Çelik and my home page is http://tantek.com/.

I’ve been working on and advocating open web standards since 1998, in particular in the W3C CSS and HTML working groups, and have most recently written and published an HTML5 tutorial video/book:

I’ve also recently given several presentations on HTML5.

I am a contributor to HTML5, and encourage the web authoring/design/development community to add to the WHATWG Wiki and send feedback to the WHATWG list.

Hi, I’m Tantek Çelik, and you’ve found my list of projects that I’m working on with Mozilla.

I’m currently (as of 2010-146) a Mozilla contractor working with Chris Blizzard and the web standards team, focused on specification work, especially around web applications user interfaces and social/identity open web technologies. I participate in standards related events for both official organizations like W3C, and grass-roots efforts like microformats and ActivityStreams. If you have feedback for these groups, let me know!

Specifications, efforts and summary status:

  • CSS
    • CSS Style Attributes: Achieved Candidate Recommendation (CR). Possible next steps, test cases/suite to help exit CR.
    • CSS3 Color: Achieved Proposed Recommendation (PR). Awaiting CSS 2.1 to reach PR.
    • CSS3 UI: editing CR toward producing a new LCWD.
    • CSS UI Layout: Flex Box and Grid: Discussing differences and use cases with dbaron, and how to best design/define both for the benefit of web designers.
    • CSS3 Element: decide which draft to get it into (separate draft, Values and Units) and update draft accordingly.
    • CSS4 UI: collecting ideas, features, proposals towards writing a FPWD.
    • CSS4 Color: collecting ideas, features, proposals towards writing a FPWD.
  • HTML5:
    • follow-up on rejected/accepted spec improvement suggestions, figuring out next-steps for anything rejected
    • figure auto-close p issue. awaiting feedback from HTML5 Superfriends… then blog or email public-html about it.
  • DOM API vendor prefixing: discussing internally at Mozilla to build consensus, set a good example.
  • vCard4: waiting-for responses to feedback on draft 15 to vcarddav group, updated draft (16?) with at least some of my requested changes being accepted.

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Facebook Static FBML: Setting Up Your External CSS Stylesheet & Image Hosting with Google Sites

The recent problems with Internet Explorer 8 not rendering CSS styles when inlined on Static FBML tabs using the … tags has underscored the importance of using an external stylesheet – a separate text file with the extension “.css” that contains all your CSS style rules – to apply CSS to your tabs.

Those fan page owners who aren’t comfortable creating and uploading files to a Web server have been particularly hit by this IE 8 problem, and unfortunately IE 8 is currently a very popular browser.

Google Sites for Hosting your Images and your CSS Stylesheet

I decided to find the easiest and cheapest solution possible for external hosting of CSS files and images – and that solution is Google Sites, a Web service Google offers that allows the creation of websites, including the creation of directories and the uploading of HTML and CSS files, images and other file types.

Although Google Sites was originally intended for creating websites, I’ll show you how to use it as a free and easy service for hosting your stylesheets, images and other file types.

First, Create your External Stylesheet

I’m not going to go into the specifics of creating CSS styles. The W3 Schools is a good place to start, if you need the basics.

Your external CSS stylesheet should:

  • Be created in a plain-text editor such as Windows Notepad or Mac TextEdit. There is a great free text editor for Macs called TextWrangler, by the makers of BBEdit which is one of the most popular text editors for those working on Macs.
  • Contain ONLY your CSS styles – DO NOT put the styles between … tags! Your HTML and FBML will go in the “FBML” box (see below);
  • Have a file name with NO spaces and have the suffix “.css” – example: mystylesheet.css. NOTE: When referencing your stylesheet file, be aware that directory and file names are CASE SENSITIVE.

Reference Your External CSS Stylesheet from the FBML box

When putting your HTML/FBML content into the Static FBML box:

you want to insert, before the HTML, the reference to the external stylesheet, indicating its URL in the proper format:



The “?v=10.0” is for Facebook only. Facebook creates a copy of your stylesheet on its servers and that’s what it uses for your tab. In order to force Facebook to refresh its cached version of your stylesheet with the latest version, you need to increment the “?v=10.0” each time you make a change to your stylesheet, by changing, for example ?v=10.0 to ?v=10.1 … 10.9, 11.0, etc. and then re-saving the Static FBML.

OK, you have your stylesheet – Now you need to host it somewhere!

If you don’t have a Webmaster who can upload your CSS stylesheet to a Web server and provide you with the URL to the file, then you’ll need to find a service that will host your external CSS file.

After researching this, it became apparent that Google Sites was the perfect option for external file hosting. The service is free – you just need to set up a Google account or add “Sites” to your existing account.

Setting Up Google Sites and Adding your Files

Log in to your Google account.

Click “Settings” in the top-right corner of your browser. You will see the Google services you have in your account. After the list of active services you’ll see:
Google Sites Add

If you don’t see “Sites” under “Try something new,” click the “More” link and, on the next screen you should see in the list:

Click on “Sites” and you’ll then be redirected to the landing page for your new Google Sites account:

Click “Create new site” and, on the next screen, fill in the “Name your site” field with a short descriptive name (NO SPACES). Below that you’ll see the URL for your new site. Write this down as this will be the URL you use for your stylesheet and any images, or any other file types, you upload.

Fill in the CAPTCHA characters and click “Create site”:

With “Home” highlighted in the left column, click “Create page” in the top right:

You’re going to want to create a directory for your files, so select the “File Cabinet” icon and enter a name for the directory (“facebook” is a good choice) and, again, NO spaces in that name (Google won’t let you create spaces anyway):

Then click the “Create Page” button (I recommend selecting “Put page at the top level”).

Next, click the “Add file” button:

Use the “Browse” button to locate on your computer the CSS stylesheet file you created, double-click the CSS file to upload it, and, if you want, add a “File description” which is shown in your list of files for easy identification. DON’T enter anything in “Text to display”:

Then click “Upload”.

You will then see your CSS file listed:

Copy your external CSS stylesheet URL to your Static FBML box

The URL to your stylesheet is what is in your browser’s address bar (at the top):

In the example, the URL is: http://sites.google.com/site/hyperartsfb/facebook

NOTE: DO NOT USE “https://” if that is the URL Google Sites creates. When you reference the Google-Sites-hosted stylesheet from your FBML box with the tag, CHANGE “https://” to “http://”. Otherwise, it won’t work.

Your URL will (unless Google changes something in the future) the same up the “/site/” but then will be your site’s name and the directory you created.

Just paste your stylesheet URL into your Static FBML box:

NOTE: Directory and file names are CASE SENSITIVE!

Hosting your images on Google Sites

Facebook requires that you host your images used in your Static FBML tabs on a Web server. In the past, we have recommended Photobucket’s image-hosting service but, for the purposes of hosting images and other files for your Facebook Fan Page, I think Google Sites is the better option. Photobucket has a limit on how many times your hosted images get “called” from their servers, where I don’t believe Google Sites has this limitation.

And if you’re already hosting your external stylesheet on Google Sites, it makes sense to host the images there, as well.

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Centering: Auto-width Margins

This box is horizontally centered by setting its right and left margin widths to “auto”. This is the preferred way to accomplish horizontal centering with CSS, and works very well in most browsers with CSS2 support. Unfortunately, IE5/Win does not respond to this method – a shortcoming of that browser, not the technique.

There is a simple workaround. (A pause while you fight back the nausea induced by that word.) Ready? IE5/Win incorrectly applies the CSS “text-align” attribute to block-level elements. Declaring “text-align:center” for the containing block-level element (often the BODY element) horizontally centers the box in IE5/Win. There is a side effect of this workaround: the CSS “text-align” attribute is inherited, centering inline content. It is often necessary to explicitly set the “text-align” attribute for the centered box, counteracting the effects of the IE5/Win workaround. The relevant CSS follows.

Facebook Static FBML: Setting Up Your External CSS Stylesheet & Image Hosting with Google Sites

The recent problems with Internet Explorer 8 not rendering CSS styles when inlined on Static FBML tabs using the <style>…</style> tags has underscored the importance of using an external stylesheet – a separate text file with the extension “.css” that contains all your CSS style rules – to apply CSS to your tabs.

Those fan page owners who aren’t comfortable creating and uploading files to a Web server have been particularly hit by this IE 8 problem, and unfortunately IE 8 is currently a very popular browser.

Google Sites for Hosting your Images and your CSS Stylesheet

I decided to find the easiest and cheapest solution possible for external hosting of CSS files and images – and that solution is Google Sites, a Web service Google offers that allows the creation of websites, including the creation of directories and the uploading of HTML and CSS files, images and other file types.

Although Google Sites was originally intended for creating websites, I’ll show you how to use it as a free and easy service for hosting your stylesheets, images and other file types.

First, Create your External Stylesheet

I’m not going to go into the specifics of creating CSS styles. The W3 Schools is a good place to start, if you need the basics.

Your external CSS stylesheet should:

  • Be created in a plain-text editor such as Windows Notepad or Mac TextEdit. There is a great free text editor for Macs called TextWrangler, by the makers of BBEdit which is one of the most popular text editors for those working on Macs.
  • Contain ONLY your CSS styles – DO NOT put the styles between <style> … </style> tags! Your HTML and FBML will go in the “FBML” box (see below);
  • Have a file name with NO spaces and have the suffix “.css” – example: mystylesheet.css. NOTE: When referencing your stylesheet file, be aware that directory and file names are CASE SENSITIVE.

Reference Your External CSS Stylesheet from the FBML box

When putting your HTML/FBML content into the Static FBML box:

you want to insert, before the HTML, the reference to the external stylesheet, indicating its URL in the proper format:


<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="FULL URL TO YOUR STYLE SHEET/mystylesheet.css?v=10.0" />

The “?v=10.0” is for Facebook only. Facebook creates a copy of your stylesheet on its servers and that’s what it uses for your tab. In order to force Facebook to refresh its cached version of your stylesheet with the latest version, you need to increment the “?v=10.0” each time you make a change to your stylesheet, by changing, for example ?v=10.0 to ?v=10.1 … 10.9, 11.0, etc. and then re-saving the Static FBML.

OK, you have your stylesheet – Now you need to host it somewhere!

If you don’t have a Webmaster who can upload your CSS stylesheet to a Web server and provide you with the URL to the file, then you’ll need to find a service that will host your external CSS file.

After researching this, it became apparent that Google Sites was the perfect option for external file hosting. The service is free – you just need to set up a Google account or add “Sites” to your existing account.

Setting Up Google Sites and Adding your Files

Log in to your Google account.

Google Sites Add

Click “Settings” in the top-right corner of your browser. You will see the Google services you have in your account. After the list of active services you’ll see:

If you don’t see “Sites” under “Try something new,” click the “More” link and, on the next screen you should see in the list:

Click on “Sites” and you’ll then be redirected to the landing page for your new Google Sites account:

Click “Create new site” and, on the next screen, fill in the “Name your site” field with a short descriptive name (NO SPACES). Below that you’ll see the URL for your new site. Write this down as this will be the URL you use for your stylesheet and any images, or any other file types, you upload.

Fill in the CAPTCHA characters and click “Create site”:

With “Home” highlighted in the left column, click “Create page” in the top right:

You’re going to want to create a directory for your files, so select the “File Cabinet” icon and enter a name for the directory (“facebook” is a good choice) and, again, NO spaces in that name (Google won’t let you create spaces anyway):

Then click the “Create Page” button (I recommend selecting “Put page at the top level”).

Next, click the “Add file” button:

Use the “Browse” button to locate on your computer the CSS stylesheet file you created, double-click the CSS file to upload it, and, if you want, add a “File description” which is shown in your list of files for easy identification. DON’T enter anything in “Text to display”:

Then click “Upload”.

You will then see your CSS file listed:

Copy your external CSS stylesheet URL to your Static FBML box

The URL to your stylesheet is what is in your browser’s address bar (at the top):

In the example, the URL is: http://sites.google.com/site/hyperartsfb/facebook

NOTE: DO NOT USE “https://&#8221; if that is the URL Google Sites creates. When you reference the Google-Sites-hosted stylesheet from your FBML box with the <link /> tag, CHANGE “https://&#8221; to “http://&#8221;. Otherwise, it won’t work.

Your URL will (unless Google changes something in the future) the same up the “/site/” but then will be your site’s name and the directory you created.

Just paste your stylesheet URL into your Static FBML box:

NOTE: Directory and file names are CASE SENSITIVE!

Hosting your images on Google Sites

Facebook requires that you host your images used in your Static FBML tabs on a Web server. In the past, we have recommended Photobucket’s image-hosting service but, for the purposes of hosting images and other files for your Facebook Fan Page, I think Google Sites is the better option. Photobucket has a limit on how many times your hosted images get “called” from their servers, where I don’t believe Google Sites has this limitation.

And if you’re already hosting your external stylesheet on Google Sites, it makes sense to host the images there, as well.

———–

——-

Centering: Auto-width Margins

This box is horizontally centered by setting its right and left margin widths to “auto”. This is the preferred way to accomplish horizontal centering with CSS, and works very well in most browsers with CSS2 support. Unfortunately, IE5/Win does not respond to this method – a shortcoming of that browser, not the technique.

There is a simple workaround. (A pause while you fight back the nausea induced by that word.) Ready? IE5/Win incorrectly applies the CSS “text-align” attribute to block-level elements. Declaring “text-align:center” for the containing block-level element (often the BODY element) horizontally centers the box in IE5/Win. There is a side effect of this workaround: the CSS “text-align” attribute is inherited, centering inline content. It is often necessary to explicitly set the “text-align” attribute for the centered box, counteracting the effects of the IE5/Win workaround. The relevant CSS follows.

An extract from ‘The Devil and Sonny Liston’ by Nick Tosches

A poetry & literature blog

“He was too cool to be real, too real to be cool. He was just what he fucking was: Charles L. Liston, mightiest of men, sharpest of dressers. Had more pasts than most people had socks. Go on, pick a past, any past. They were all the same to him: sand slough and alleys, barrooms and prison cells, fancy ass big bad gangster men and bent-down cotton pickers. All the same.”

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Nick Tosches – “Patti Smith: A Baby Wolf with Neon Blues” (1976)

The Beat Patrol

This article comes from Penthouse magazine, April 1976…

 

Patricia Lee Smith hit the linen on December 30, 1946, in Chicago, and was raised, the eldest of four children, in Deptford Township, New Jersey.

She had been slapped about by tuberculosis; she was a frail-seeming punkling, skinny and daydreamy. She attended Glassboro State College, briefly, and tried doing piecework at a toy factory. Both made her carsick. In 1967 she came to New York. From there she went to Paris with her sister Linda. She wanted to be an artist, but her drawing became poems. She returned to New Jersey, then to New York, where she slowly but steadily became arch moll of rhythm’d word.

Patti co-authored a book with playwright Sam Shepard, “Mad Dog Blues & Other Plays.” She appeared in a film, Robert Mapplethorpe Gets His Nipple Pierced. Late in 1971, Telegraph Books published her…

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TYPOGRAPHY AT MOMA

TYPEPOLICE

This is a collection of photographs I took on my latest visit to The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The originals are part of the Prints and Illustrated Books Collection and the on view exhibitions. The exhibitions at the MoMA only reinforced the importance of typography on both commercial and artistic worlds. From the art pieces to the museum’s signage, typography is omnipresent at any modern art museum.

The strongest evidence are the exhibitions:
Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective. This exhibition included hundreds of posters he designed for his exhibitions(Not allowed to take photographs).

Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded. This exhibition focuses on works on paper, including prints, illustrated books, and selected drawings, that explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself.
Click to see Paper: Pressed, Stained, Slashed, Folded.

The Printed Picture. MoMA will publish The Printed Picture, a book by Richard Benson that traces the changing…

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TYPOGRAPHY EXERCISE

TYPEPOLICE

 

More homework…

Grouping principles, closure and modal completion
“A margin that divides and delimit the image in different zones is perceived even when it doesn’t exist”.

Type 
Memphis, Interstate, Ms. Eaves.

AIM 
Work on a Closure and Modal completion image:
Select a letter(s) to form a geometric figure
Select a word and experiment with modal completion of some of the letters
Select an object and experiment forming a geometric figure
You can experiment with the different ways of completion

Work for the Visual Language Class for the Advanced Typography Certificate Program at Langara College

 

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Night Gallery – “Tell David” a look into the future

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I was watching this Night Gallery episode (Tell David) from 1971 a few months ago and was surprised at some things they showed. It was about a woman who got lost in the rain and ended up at a stranger’s home. She went in to use the phone and the house was in the future…Actually in the future. There is a twist but that doesn’t matter.

A few things caught my attention. I started to research it and Me-TV had a page dedicated to it. Almost looks like Rod Serling knew something…or the set designers did…

One was a video phone…reminded me of Skype.

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GPS or Google  Maps

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Non-Tar Cigarettes… Current Vape?

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From IMDB

“Tell David…” is an odd episode. A woman loses her way, trying to find her house, and ends up getting help from some odd people. They have technology beyond that…

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TYPOGRAPHY FENCE ART BY LAMBCHOP

TYPEPOLICE

Written by Caroline Williamson from Design Milk

Typography Fence Art by Lambchop

I love it when someone’s idea is not just clever, but it makes you stop and think like Lambchop’s Typographic Fences project. The Michigan-based artist weaves words and phrases into chain-link fences using ordinary flagging tape.

Typography Fence Art by LambchopGet There (first image also)
Train tracks by Hoover Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2012

Added to various fences in the United States and around the world, the giant words appear to almost float mid-air like suspended thoughts to make you stop, take a breath, and acknowledge what it says.

Typography Fence Art by LambchopRemember This
Corner of Maiden Lane and Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2012

Typography Fence Art by LambchopRemember This (close up)

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Corner of Observatory Road & Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan
April 2012

Typography Fence Art by LambchopPlay Regardless
Abandoned fence Brownfield site, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2012

Typography Fence Art by LambchopYou look lovely.
Green Road Park & Ride, Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 2012

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Life and Death of a Porn Star and Her Alter Ego: when Colleen Applegate met Shauna Grant

40 years of faulty wiring

A blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty, Colleen Applegate was like a Hollywood stereotype, a small-town girl of 18 who left home seeking something better, except Colleen Applegate was no stereotype. Colleen Applegate was hauntingly, unforgettably real. Her story is re-told by television syndicates and in dreadful made-for-tv movies. watch The death of shauna grant: entertainment tonight

Perhaps it is her many parallels to Marilyn Monroe/Norma Jeane that fascinates people. Hailing from a dysfunctional family and experiencing little happiness in Minnesota, she attempted suicide at least once before running away. It was small wonder Colleen left Minnesota to find herself: even the obscure name of her town Farmington sounds restrictive, and post-high school Colleen couldn’t find her niche. Her mother, Karen Applegate was  cold and controlling, her father Phil Applegate, removed from the family dynamic.

Is this bleak portrait of family life typical of a porn actress?  Often drugs and pornography are blamed when a porn star kills herself…

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Photos of The Shrine In Front of David Bowie’s Apartment Building

Flowers, Photos, Artwork and Gifts from Fans and Mourners Stretch Eight Feet Deep in Front of David Bowie’s Former Home in Downtown NYC (All Photos By Gail)

The Worley Gig

12 Feet Deep
Flowers, Photos, Artwork and Gifts from Fans and Mourners Stretch Eight Feet Deep in Front of David Bowie’s Former Home in Downtown NYC (All Photos By Gail)

I’m sure I am not alone when I say that I haven’t really felt centered since I heard the news of David Bowie’s death when I woke up at 6:00 AM on Monday morning. No matter how many bittersweet memories of seeing Bowie in concert back-in-the-day, or engaging personal accounts of ways in which David Bowie profoundly impacted countless lives that I read in my FaceBook news feed — and, trust me, the verbal tributes haven’t stopped coming — this news just doesn’t seem like it could be real. It’s almost like I need to ‘see the body,’ so to speak, for it to really sink in. Because I thought David Bowie was going to live forever. Didn’t we all?

I like to…

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David Bowie, 1947-2016

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The legendary musician died on Sunday of cancer. At the Awl, Alex Balk writes: “If you are under the age of 40 you live in a world he helped make, whether you’re aware of it or not. His importance transcends his work in a way that only a few other artists of his generation can claim.” Here are six stories about the rock star who left a mark on music, fashion, and art.

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Blackstars

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Michael A. Gonzales | Longreads | January 2018 | 13 minutes (3,186 words)

Something happened on the day he died

Spirit rose a metre and stepped aside

Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried

(I’m a blackstar, I’m a blackstar)

— David Bowie, Blackstar

Last October, when it was announced that the SoHo bookstore McNally Jackson would moving in June, 2019 from its Prince Street location after 14 years (a decision that now seems to have been reversed), two people immediately came to mind: genius artist David Bowie, who in his lifetime was a frequent customer, and my late buddy Brook Stephenson, who worked at the shop for 11 years before his sudden passing on August 8, 2015. A few months before he died, over that year’s Memorial Day Weekend, I crashed at his Crown Heights crib while visiting from Philly. The neighborhood had changed a lot in the…

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BOWIE OBJECT – Exclusive Preview!

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Mindful of the controversy that surrounded the leaking of TOY online, I thought long and hard about whether or not to post this preview of BOWIE: OBJECT.

If it exerts pressure on David and/or his publisher to get the book out, then I think it can only be a good thing and I feel justified in doing so. Does David really believe that the leaking of TOY was a bad thing? In the absence of any new music, this brief extract is a fascinating and highly revealing insight into David’s life & work which will make his fans happy.

Two points to bear in mind:

1) This sample material was submitted to the publisher in advance of the contract being signed, and nobody other than David and his editor can be certain whether these texts or images will be included in the final version of the completed book (but this…

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