Archive for June, 2009

CS4 Dreamweaver Subversion Integration

Subversion

Recently I tried to set up the subversion extension for Dreamweaver CS4.  I have to say I was very disapointed.  Their definition of setting up a plugin included me downloading an additional Subversion client (TortoiseSVN) in order for its built in integration to work.  There was minimal integration with Dreamweaver’s ftp client, and if you wanted to do anything that most version control systems do (like compare code) it seemed like you would need to download another program to do that as well.  Did I mention the speed?  If you thought FTP was slow with Dreamweaver, wait until you see SVN+SSH on Dreamweaver.

June 29, 2009 • Tags: , • Posted in: Technology • No Comments

Text Wrapping: IE 7 vs IE8/Firefox/Safari

two-column-layout

Two Column Layout on MICA's Homepage

One of the IE 8 CSS issues that was not addressed recently was the text wraping on the MICA homepage.  Firefox and Safari would render the text as seen to the left.  On IE 7 & 8 the text would not wrap at all–it would stay fixed to the width of the upper left title.  When I forced the the width of the text on the P tag, the text would not wrap.


Vector of the Hompage Layout

Vector of the Hompage Layout

When I began to dig around in the CSS, I discovered that Dan Mall (who did the HTML production) used a div (seen in the red dotted line to the left) in order to displace the text.  He asked kindly in the CSS not to be judged for using a spacer, and I felt rewriting the whole layout of the page in order to get rid of the spacer was not a good use of time.

I figured out that the text in IE 7 was not getting displaced with a div because the text was not colliding with it.  Ultimately to fix this issue I switched to the oldschool style of using a 1 pixel gif as a spacer, and sizing it appropriately.

The text was getting correctly displaced in IE 8, so this little tip may not be useful for too long.

June 3, 2009 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Technology • No Comments