10 February 2005
08 February 2005
Google Labs are at it again. Check this out for DHTML wizardry: Google Maps. Only for the US for now. It finds things on maps; it lets you scroll around maps, it’s very fast. But then: it lets you find types of business in locations, and pinpoints them with drop-shadowed pins; click on the pins for info. To top it off: it’ll produce driving directons, even marking routes onto maps for you. No Flash. All DHTML. Make this for the UK! Now!
06 February 2005
Nowhere near finished. Certain links don’t work, for a start. But I’m fed up with it sitting around on my hard disk needing tinkering with. It’s exhausting, developing a blog template; the front page is the easiest bit, because then you remember you’ve got to do all the archive pages appropriately, and links pages, and sort the RSS feed… it’s like an iceberg, 90% underwater.
Update: Well, the individual pages now kind-of-work. They work great in Safari and Firefox (and other Gecko-based browsers). However, they suck in IE; certainly, the alignment of the Commetns box is so wrong it hurts. Stupid box models. I’m working on it; until then, please view this in Firefox or whatever. I can’t bear the sight of it in IE.
But hey, it’s a start, and it’s a lot better than the old thing. Visually, I’m pleased with this. Now I’ve just got to finish it off.
And then, with a nice new place to work, I can start writing again.