Entries in the ‘Web Design’ Category:

Upgrade your WordPress Database from MySQL4 to MySQL5

This article saved me a lot of headaches when trying to upgrade my WordPress blog database from MySQL4 to MySQL5:

Restore your WordPress Database From MySQL4 to MySQL5

Follow these easy-to-implement, non-destructive instructions and your blog's posts and pages will load faster than ever. Bye-bye pokey MySQL4!

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The cast has returned!

I was pretty disappointed when the 'Snowball Fight' video that I had created was found to be corrupted on the Jib Jab web site. That was one of my all-time favorites...

It's no substitute, but 'tis the Season once again and here goes for 2008:

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Fixing Disappearing Text or Incorrect Element Widths in IE6

IE6 non-compliant behavior

IE6 non-compliant behavior

When testing my own blog in Internet Explorer 6, I noticed that the text inside some posts was randomly disappearing. An example of what this looks like in IE6 is to the left. There can be several reasons why this happens, but the main reason is that following a "floated" element, IE6 sometimes loses track of the width of elements that don't have a height specification, no matter what value it is.

A floated element is one, such as a DIV or SPAN, upon which a CSS rule specifying "float:left;", "float:right;", or "float:none;" has been applied. Hovering your mouse over such elements randomly causes them to reappear.

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