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Jan11

And Increase in Skill

FRS Website

I just finished doing a redesign of my parent’s website. I think I finally hit on a design that looks and works very professional. And in an effort of not jixing the progress of my skills, I think I’m improving somewhat. One of the hardest things about working with the new design is having to work with god awful HTML coding in CGI scripts. I don’t mean to disrespect all the work Justin Simoni has made in Dada Mail, as its a very capable list mailer, but he doesn’t have a firm grasp of HTML and modern Web practices. I tried, unsuccessfully to fully purge the program from bad HTML but it’s all over the place! Trying to find the next peice of code I can clean up would take a long tine. However, I did get to work on the most visible peices, like the forms and such things in an effort to make dada mail xhtml 1 compliant. Either way, the final thing looks pretty good.

[on the air waves : Underground - Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five (4:11)]

January 11, 2005 07:18 AM HTML and CSS

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Actually, I'm pretty up to snuff with what's going on with modern web practices. I currently have 3 sites that should be pretty close to xHTML strict:
http://quotes.prolix.nu
http://justinsimoni.com
http://dadamail.org

The last one, being the support site for the program in question :)

Saying that, yes it *is* hard to figure out where all the little HTML snippets in Dada Mail are. Believe me, most of what's coded in Dada Mail was cutting edge HTML, in 1999 :)

Newer versions of the program are getting their act together in the HTML respect. It's taking a little bit of time, since, like you pointed out, the HTML is all over the place.

Cheers,

Justin

ps: your comment thingy strips all formatting, including paragraph breaks.

Posted by: Justin Simoni | March 14, 2005 04:27 AM

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