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October 03, 2003

There is a sweet moment

When you develop software, satisfactions can come few and far between. A release which brings lots of favorable comment, and say a few sales, a nice email from a customer or someone who just came across your software (that can be really nice. Don't be shy now, hey, just a comment on my blog would be nice :-)

Sometimes you get that when you implement something you think is a good idea, and it works, and it turns out to be even cooler than you thought. Type ahead in Style Master 3 (an auto complete feature) was like that (the version for the next release is way cooler than the current version).

Yesterday I was talking about shorthands. I won't bore you again with the details. Suffice to say its something that I should have addressed earlier. Well, its almost done now, and it is sublime. Suppose you have

background: red fixed top

and you edit this in the background editor. Well, surprise surprise, it automatically replaces it with a shorthand property.

But if you use this

background-color: red; background-attachment: fixed; background-position: top

Then editing this in the editor updates the individual properties.

Look, I think it is cool, OK! :-)

Stay tuned, for more on previewing, including some screenshots of the new webkit based previewing - let me know what you think.

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Your wish is my command :) Bought your software and training course last week, Stylemaster 3 (OS X) is the bomb! I have yet to put it through it's full paces, but thankyou especially for the browser compatbility features, much needed when you use macs as your developing platform without a pc in [testing] sight. Can't wait for the preview feature in 3.5.

The training course is especially helpful, making me shake some of those old habits in conventional web dev. I have read all the [meyer] theory but the practicalities of the course are what i needed to solidly learn CSS.

Just wish you guys gave out certificates for completing the course :) ie "Western Civilisation awards [name] with the right to practise safe XHTML + CSS" :) Well, i think it would be funny :)

Thanks for sharing your development story as well as a slice of sydney life for the world wide web to read. Your efforts are appreciated.

-just another sydneyside battler, adam

Posted by: adam lloyd | Oct 7, 2003 11:11:33 AM

Who are you adam lloyd above?

You are an imposter!!!!! I'm the real adam lloyd and im the only one who should stand up.

thankyou please

adam lloyd

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Posted by: Yet Another Adam Lloyd | Dec 16, 2003 11:39:46 PM

The training course is especially helpful, making me shake some of those old habits in conventional web dev. I have read all the [meyer] theory but the practicalities of the course are what i needed to solidly learn CSS.

Just wish you guys gave out certificates for completing the course :) ie "Western Civilisation awards [name] with the right to practise safe XHTML + CSS" :) Well, i think it would be funny :)

Posted by: Peter | Mar 31, 2004 8:29:49 AM

Peter writes,

>The training course is especially helpful, making me shake some of those old
>habits in conventional web dev. I have read all the [meyer] theory but the
>practicalities of the course are what i needed to solidly learn CSS.


thanks very much for that. We enjoy doing them, and it seems people enjoy taking them.

>Just wish you guys gave out certificates for completing the course :) ie
>"Western Civilisation awards [name] with the right to practise safe XHTML +
>CSS" :) Well, i think it would be funny :)

We should get round to that. Stay tuned

Thanks again,

John

Posted by: John Allsopp | Apr 2, 2004 10:29:52 AM