January 5th, 2009

Nose to the Grindstone

Do I have any HTML-friends?

I don't know much about web coding, and can just barely patch together something visually interesting with Dreamweaver if I concentrate and stick out my tongue a bit.

Does anyone know what the "rules" are governing using repeating background images as backgrounds inside of tables? It seems to sometimes work, sometimes not. It may depend on browsers.


In this calendar web page, in MY window, I can see a textured blue background image in the header blocks of this calendar page (in the "Home" and navigation links. Under that, I've set the background color to a dusty blue-gray. This is a pretty typical table, with one block holding the icecicle image at left, one cell holding the month information, then a cel split into three rows holding the links.

The calendar below is a 10-row, 7-column grid. Theoretically, the cells containing the numbers are supposed to have the same textured background as the upper right cells, but in practice, the table doesn't want to display them. I can see them in my WYSIWYG editor (Dreamweaver DX), but the background images don't load in Exploder.

It doesn't really matter that much, but I am a little puzzled by the inconsistancy, because as far as I can tell I'm doing the same thing in the upper tables as the lower ones. Now, the cells at the top are much bigger cells than the one in the calendar, but I don't see any reason that would affect the appearance of the calendar cells.

Thoughts for the day:

I do not wear form-fitting clothes because I have a regrettable fondness for baked goods, and form-fitting clothes do not flatter the terminally bagel-prone. I'm not particularly stocky, but I am a little bit of a tummy, so baggy clothes tend to be my friend.

If one wears a heavily synthetic shirt, of ANY size, and then a wool jacket, if you take off the jacket, there's a ZAP CRACKLE POP sound, and you instantly have a form-fitting shirt that won't stop clinging for hours.

Also, driving a large blackberry vine home in a small car is kind of like getting mugged.
[fades] browns and reds


One of the pagans asked me if I knew of any place she could get "a wolf plushie or statue or something."

Really, it's hard not to laugh.