CSS Layout Techniques: for Fun and Profit


If you are looking for help making the transition to CSS layout (that’s Cascading Style Sheets), you’ve come to the right place. I am cataloging here as many useful cross-browser CSS layout techniques as I can find, and some that I made up when I was bored last Thursday. All the examples on this site have been reduced to only their essential code, and you will find the source displayed on each page to hopefully make it quick and easy to understand the inner workings of the CSS. Feel free to steal all the code you find on this site, and consider linking back here on your site or in your source comments.

What is DRM really good for


If DRM systems really are being used primarily to suppress competition and prevent innovation, they are working directly in opposition to the fundamental purpose of copyright law they were sold to us to support. Read together, these two reports suggest that tinkering with exceptions, as the Library of Congress is charged to do every three years, is not enough; instead, the value of the whole idea of providing legal protection to DRM should be reexamined.

Northern Light (on Washington Cabernet Sauvignon)


Friday, April 6, 2007, by Jordan Mackay

A classic Washington Cabernet is different. It can have the same generous fruit of a California wine, but it will also have the acidity and structure of an old-world wine. And more often than not the tannins are sweet and smooth.Cabernet needs prolonged sun exposure to ripen its surfeit of tannins. In Washington, which is at the same latitude as Burgundy and Bordeaux, the grapes get longer, slightly cooler sunlight—two to three more hours per day during the prime growing season than they would get farther south in California.