I'm always curious about other web designers—who we are and why in the world we put ourselves through this. Is it for love? For money? Because no one else in the organization had the guts to take on HTML? So, here's a long-running survey that I hope some of you will bother to take. Hopefully (barring death or jokesters) I'll keep it running for years.
The new year has started and, with it, my resolve to find time for this blog. Between keeping up with clients and trying to spend more time with the family, this site got put on the back burner. Also, I have to admit I was tired of writing it—a little bored with reading and writing, talking and thinking so much about CSS. I needed a break from it.
After several weeks of false starts and deadends, I've finally come up with what seems to be the best solution for displaying video on a web page. You can use a streaming server, but I had so many problems getting it to work that I finally gave up and decided to use http.
This blog has been quiet for a few weeks because I've just been too busy to write, and if I hadn't been, all I would have done is complain. Besides putting out fires and running around doing last minute changes to sites about to launch, I ran into the stickiest problem I've so far encountered in my short career as a web designer--and the problem had nothing to do with CSS.
One of the most difficult things I've encountered in CSS layouts is footers. They're hard to understand, and even when you do figure them out, that doesn't guarantee you're always going to know how to get them to behave.