I ran aross this problem with the way Internet Explore 7 (IE7) handles the background-position css property, and thought I’d post it just in case I could save someone some time. I was working on a layout, and it looked great in IE8, Firefox 2, Firefox 3 & Google Chrome 2. When viewed in IE7, however, the background-position of one of the elements was off.
After a bit of experimentation, as is a normal part of cross-browser testing with Microsoft Internet Exploder, I narrowed down the problem to the fact that I had overflow hidden for this particular element. All other browsers used the declared dimensions of the element to position the background. The problem is that there was some overflow, and all browsers but IE7 properly ignored it. IE7 used the dimensions including the overflow to determine the background-position.
In this situation I was able to size the element in such a way to eliminate the possibility of overflow, and then was able to remove the overflow:hidden declaration.
The Cocktail Monkeys rocked downtown Pleasanton tonight with their hard-edged brand of danceable rock. Best show so far this year!
I am personally accused by the spokeswoman for the Pleasanton Downtown Association of placing tarps, rocks and nails on the lawn.
The Cocktail Monkeys Rock The Park
Lead Singer of The Cocktail Monkeys
Bass Player for the Cocktail Monkeys
Page titles in Joomla 1.5 are not particularly configurable. I prefer to use an SEO extension, which gives me total control of my page titles and metatags, but I understand the reluctance to rely on a non-commercial extension. Will it be around for Joomla 1.6? Who knows?
The problem with Joomla 1.0.X page titles was that they insisted on putting the site name in the page title. Joomla 1.5 cured that disease, but some people would still like to have their site name in their page title consistently across the site. For that, the perfectly simple solution is the Title Manager extension for Joomla 1.5 (native).
Download, install and activate this plugin, and you will have your Joomla site name, or another text string of your choosing in all page titles. You can even configure whether or not the page title goes before or after the original page title, as well as the seperator character. Here’s a peek at the configuration screen:
This is an intesting glitch in Adwords I just experienced when testing an ad I have running. The search for “Bay Area Web Design” results in a mix of swimming pool ads, then appropriate ads for web design. I wonder how often this glitch occurs, and how many bad clicks are charged because of it?