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bookmarked: compendium of 3 column CSS layouts

Three Column Layouts – css-discuss

The question of finding good 3 column layouts comes up in the mail list from time to time. Here are some that I have found, along with a few notations about what features they include and how they work. The judgement of “good” is left to you and your needs. Each offers interesting techniques for the CSS student. By the way, when visiting these places, look around; many of these people offer other layouts that I have not included here.

Very nice to find all these, instead of partially re-inventing them, badly.

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it could be called work

why go where you’re not wanted? Why not?

MacMerc.com: BuyMusic blocks Mac, but we have a hack

BuyMusic.com (the site that ripped off the apple store), just started to block all Mac users. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand when I can’t see something (not that I want to, it’s just the concept). Here’s what you do if you want to be able to view the site in Safari.

Open the terminal and copy/paste:

defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1


If Safari is open, quit it and restart. Otherwise just open it up. Now look at the menu bar at the top right. It should read “debug”, and you’re right if you think it’s new. Click it and go down to “User Agent” and then hit Windows MSIE 6. That’s it. Go check out those crazy cats at BuyMusic!

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yours truly, trademark violator?

There Is No Cat – Adventures in The Trademark Zone

Did you know that Clue-by-Four[tm] is a trademarked term?

Apparently, I’m an offender as well, but I had never heard the term used before: it just stemmed from my exasperation at that moment.

Here’s the link to the USPTO details. This guy’s going to a lot of trouble to defend his foam rubber board. There’s a metaphor there that I’m not going to touch . . . .

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plugins falling by the wayside

I find I’m gradually shedding Movable Type plugins. I never got the Blogshares plugin to work properly, so I gave up on it. I had to remove the WayPath plugin: my machine is so underpowered it could never complete a rebuild of new pages, so publishing was blocked. I’m shopping for some RAM to alleviate that problem. And then the other day, the Technorati plugin started barfing on something, so out it came.

The Backlinks cgi is too simple *not* to work, so it wil stay for now.