Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Liam Quinn html help

Common HTML Validation Problems
in answer to Linking to individuals in a WC tree

. . . . using a free site from Tripod using their online Site Builder html editor

"You seem to have run into a bug in their "Site Builder" application. It is escaping an already-escaped ampersand in an URL.You need to contact Trippod and let them know about this so they can fix it or tell you how to work around it."

HTML 4.0 Reference ~ HTML 3.2 Reference ~ Tools ~ Other Validators

BUT why use TRIPOD ?
because of their ante-google cache stance and bandwidth limitations, I would not touch them ever. Small minded people.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

hand tinted photographs

When our ancestors wanted a colored photograph the photographer just painted over a black and white print.

You could still buy a set of spirit based tinting dyes in the 1950ies, and you can get a similar effect in Photoshop Elements 4 by setting a brush tool to say 11% transparent and just play about

the old film was over sensitive to blue hence the white sky and under sensitive to red and yellow so that looked black or dark grey like the barrel - obviously this is a work in progress and you could do a lot with these children like the portrait photogrpahers of those days did before the invention of color film.

The smudge tool is my favourite for a quick fix of old photos, it works like a dirty finger on a drawing made with charcoal or chalk or a BBB pencil.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

picture demo

original 94kb

I opened the original in Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 4.0

erased the tear 175 kb

auto adjusted with smart fix 189 kb

converted to grey scale 156 kb

saved for the web 38kb

the images below are deep linked to Washington County, Missouri
in order to show the code you need to make the picture appear on a web page
(edit text to suite your site)


the left right thing refers to how the text will flow round the other side of the image

large center
write alternate text here for mouse over and  indexing and people who cannot see picturesclick for big picture

click  for big pictureclick for big picture
large left

click  for big pictureclick for big picture medium left

click  for big pictureclick for big picture small "none"

click  for big pictureclick for big picture small right

small centre
click for big pictureclick for big picture

click  for big pictureclick for big picture
small left

Thursday, January 05, 2006


from 11 January 2006.

The BBC TWO television series 'Who Do You Think You Are?
Six new celebrities set out to discover their family history. As ever, there are plenty of secrets, scandals and surprises waiting to be revealed.

Jeremy Paxman

Sheila Hancock

Stephen Fry

Gurinder Chahda

Julian Clary

Jane Horrocks

Tuesday, January 03, 2006 Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design

Web Pages That Suck learn usability and good Web design by looking at bad Web design