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javawizard

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Jan 14, 2009, 7:07:16 PM1/14/09
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I've put together an interesting little website called The Grand
Unified Problem Solver at www.grandsolver.com . Would you be willing
to check it out and send me any critiques you may have?
Thanks,
- Jeff
www.grandsolver.com

Chris F.A. Johnson

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Jan 14, 2009, 7:37:56 PM1/14/09
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On 2009-01-15, javawizard wrote:
> I've put together an interesting little website called The Grand
> Unified Problem Solver at www.grandsolver.com . Would you be willing
> to check it out and send me any critiques you may have?

The text is running out of the box at the right:
<http://cfaj.freeshell.org/testing/grandsolver.jpg>

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Raymond Schmit

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Jan 14, 2009, 7:52:59 PM1/14/09
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On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:07:16 -0800 (PST), javawizard
<javaw...@aol.com> wrote:

>I've put together an interesting little website called The Grand
>Unified Problem Solver at www.grandsolver.com . Would you be willing
>to check it out and send me any critiques you may have?


Very difficult to explain .....
- so many dark pictures on a so long page nearly empty
- no menu
- 3 choices repeated once
- after choicing one page - the only way to get back is the "back" key
- could you remove the left part ? really not needed.

Bergamot

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Jan 14, 2009, 7:57:42 PM1/14/09
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javawizard wrote:
> I've put together an interesting little website called The Grand
> Unified Problem Solver at www.grandsolver.com

http://www.bergamotus.ws/screenshots/grandsolver.png
I don't get it.

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Ed Mullen

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Jan 14, 2009, 10:18:05 PM1/14/09
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I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs, pizza
... need I say more?

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By the turn of this century, we will live in a paperless society. -
Roger Smith, chairman of General Motors, 1986

Beauregard T. Shagnasty

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Jan 14, 2009, 11:41:17 PM1/14/09
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javawizard wrote:

> I've put together an interesting little website

..several years ago...

> called The Grand Unified Problem Solver at www.grandsolver.com . Would
> you be willing to check it out and send me any critiques you may
> have?
> Thanks,
> - Jeff
> www.grandsolver.com

<frame src="http://www.odd-info.com/grand" frameborder="0" />

Same domain you've been posting for years. I don't see any improvement
in your style. Same old markup. Just a new domain name stealthed in
frames. You're still using FrontPlague 4.0 and a mess of google ads.

<http://groups.google.com/group/alt.html.critique/browse_thread/thread/6d3a29bf631e461?q=%22odd-info.com%22>
<http://groups.google.com/group/alt.html/browse_thread/thread/12ec6775e207202f?q=%22odd-info.com%22>

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andrew

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Jan 14, 2009, 11:43:54 PM1/14/09
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On 2009-01-15, Ed Mullen <e...@edmullen.net> wrote:

> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs, pizza
> ... need I say more?

Your post has stimulated me to revive an old page of mine:

Rough Justice in the HTML Newsgroups
http://www.andrews-corner.org/rough_justice.html

and of course your post has been added:-). Anybody remember the infamous
'pig's vomit' comment?

Andrew

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Jan 15, 2009, 12:51:39 AM1/15/09
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"andrew" <and...@skamandros.invalid> wrote in message
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man... u got waaaaaay to much time on your hands :)


Neredbojias

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Jan 15, 2009, 11:46:00 AM1/15/09
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On 14 Jan 2009, Ed Mullen <e...@edmullen.net> wrote:

> javawizard wrote:
>> I've put together an interesting little website called The Grand
>> Unified Problem Solver at www.grandsolver.com . Would you be willing
>> to check it out and send me any critiques you may have?
>> Thanks,
>> - Jeff
>> www.grandsolver.com
>
> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs, pizza
> ... need I say more?

No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me. Hopefully,
old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.

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Ed Mullen

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Jan 15, 2009, 1:13:17 PM1/15/09
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andrew wrote:
> On 2009-01-15, Ed Mullen <e...@edmullen.net> wrote:
>
>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
>> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs, pizza
>> ... need I say more?
>
> Your post has stimulated me to revive an old page of mine:
>
> Rough Justice in the HTML Newsgroups
> http://www.andrews-corner.org/rough_justice.html
>
> and of course your post has been added:-). Anybody remember the infamous
> 'pig's vomit' comment?
>
> Andrew
>

LOL. Loved it.

http://edmullen.net/Mozilla/moz_ngcult.php

;-)

One nice thing about egoists: They don't talk about other people.

Ed Mullen

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Jan 15, 2009, 1:16:00 PM1/15/09
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Neredbojias wrote:
> On 14 Jan 2009, Ed Mullen <e...@edmullen.net> wrote:
>
>> javawizard wrote:
>>> I've put together an interesting little website called The Grand
>>> Unified Problem Solver at www.grandsolver.com . Would you be willing
>>> to check it out and send me any critiques you may have?
>>> Thanks,
>>> - Jeff
>>> www.grandsolver.com
>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
>> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs, pizza
>> ... need I say more?
>
> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me. Hopefully,
> old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.

It has. I never mix hot dogs, baked beans and pizza anymore unless
separated by at least 24 hours.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Blinky the Shark

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Jan 15, 2009, 2:25:06 PM1/15/09
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Neredbojias wrote:

> On 14 Jan 2009, Ed Mullen <e...@edmullen.net> wrote:
>
>> javawizard wrote:
>>> I've put together an interesting little website called The Grand
>>> Unified Problem Solver at www.grandsolver.com . Would you be willing to
>>> check it out and send me any critiques you may have? Thanks,
>>> - Jeff
>>> www.grandsolver.com
>>
>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
>> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs, pizza
>> ... need I say more?
>
> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me. Hopefully,
> old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.

Ya old fart.

:)


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Neredbojias

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Jan 16, 2009, 7:11:58 AM1/16/09
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On 15 Jan 2009, Ed Mullen <e...@edmullen.net> wrote:

>>>> www.grandsolver.com
>>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular
>>> incident involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans,
>>> hot dogs, pizza ... need I say more?
>>
>> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me.
>> Hopefully, old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.
>
> It has. I never mix hot dogs, baked beans and pizza anymore unless
> separated by at least 24 hours.

Huh? The point was that pot goes with scotch, not bourbon...

:)

Neredbojias

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Jan 16, 2009, 7:24:14 AM1/16/09
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On 15 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:

>>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular
>>> incident involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans,
>>> hot dogs, pizza ... need I say more?
>>
>> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me.
>> Hopefully, old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.
>
> Ya old fart.
>
>:)

Ya know, the older a fart gets, the more it dissipates until eventually
it becomes so tenuous that it can no longer logically be considered a
fart at all. Ergo, when I stop stinking, I'm dead though I may be "one
with the universe".

Blinky the Shark

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Jan 19, 2009, 2:41:53 AM1/19/09
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Neredbojias wrote:

> On 15 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:
>
>>>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
>>>> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs,
>>>> pizza ... need I say more?
>>>
>>> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me. Hopefully,
>>> old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.
>>
>> Ya old fart.
>>
>>:)
>
> Ya know, the older a fart gets, the more it dissipates until eventually it
> becomes so tenuous that it can no longer logically be considered a fart at
> all. Ergo, when I stop stinking, I'm dead though I may be "one with the
> universe".

As the zen master said to the hot dog vendor, "Make me one with everything."

Blinky the Shark

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Jan 19, 2009, 2:43:36 AM1/19/09
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Neredbojias wrote:

> On 15 Jan 2009, Ed Mullen <e...@edmullen.net> wrote:
>
>>>>> www.grandsolver.com
>>>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
>>>> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs,
>>>> pizza ... need I say more?
>>>
>>> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me. Hopefully,
>>> old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.
>>
>> It has. I never mix hot dogs, baked beans and pizza anymore unless
>> separated by at least 24 hours.
>
> Huh? The point was that pot goes with scotch, not bourbon...
>
> :)

They are both relabeled paint thinner. Now, where are the Doritos?

Ed Mullen

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Jan 19, 2009, 1:29:36 PM1/19/09
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Blinky the Shark wrote:
> Neredbojias wrote:
>
>> On 15 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:
>>
>>>>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
>>>>> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs,
>>>>> pizza ... need I say more?
>>>>
>>>> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me. Hopefully,
>>>> old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.
>>> Ya old fart.
>>>
>>> :)
>>
>> Ya know, the older a fart gets, the more it dissipates until eventually it
>> becomes so tenuous that it can no longer logically be considered a fart at
>> all. Ergo, when I stop stinking, I'm dead though I may be "one with the
>> universe".
>
> As the zen master said to the hot dog vendor, "Make me one with everything."
>
>

Love it! Just swiped it for my tagline file. :-)

Harmony of aim, not identity of conclusion, is the secret of sympathetic
life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Neredbojias

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Jan 19, 2009, 5:46:01 PM1/19/09
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On 19 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:

>>>>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular
>>>>> incident involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans,
>>>>> hot dogs, pizza ... need I say more?
>>>>
>>>> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me.
>>>> Hopefully, old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.
>>>
>>> It has. I never mix hot dogs, baked beans and pizza anymore unless
>>> separated by at least 24 hours.
>>
>> Huh? The point was that pot goes with scotch, not bourbon...
>>
>> :)
>
> They are both relabeled paint thinner. Now, where are the Doritos?

What are you, a sloe gin man? -Er, fish. As for Doritos, I used to
like them but the last few times I bought them they tasted like
flounder feces. Been goin' with white cheddar popcorn lately, and it's
healthier, too.

Neredbojias

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Jan 19, 2009, 5:55:14 PM1/19/09
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On 19 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:

>>> Ya old fart.
>>>
>>>:)
>>
>> Ya know, the older a fart gets, the more it dissipates until
>> eventually it becomes so tenuous that it can no longer logically be
>> considered a fart at all. Ergo, when I stop stinking, I'm dead
>> though I may be "one with the universe".
>
> As the zen master said to the hot dog vendor, "Make me one with
> everything."

<grin />

I had a psychedelic friend once who was a hot dog until he finally got
off his buns and went to hamburger college.

Blinky the Shark

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Jan 19, 2009, 6:56:45 PM1/19/09
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Neredbojias wrote:

> On 19 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:
>
>>>>>> I remember the 60s. This site reminds me of one particular incident
>>>>>> involving huge amounts of bourbon and pot, baked beans, hot dogs,
>>>>>> pizza ... need I say more?
>>>>>
>>>>> No, but why you are belaboring your lack of taste eludes me.
>>>>> Hopefully, old age has brought you at least some, uh, refinement.
>>>>
>>>> It has. I never mix hot dogs, baked beans and pizza anymore unless
>>>> separated by at least 24 hours.
>>>
>>> Huh? The point was that pot goes with scotch, not bourbon...
>>>
>>> :)
>>
>> They are both relabeled paint thinner. Now, where are the Doritos?
>
> What are you, a sloe gin man? -Er, fish. As for Doritos, I used to like
> them but the last few times I bought them they tasted like flounder feces.
> Been goin' with white cheddar popcorn lately, and it's healthier, too.

All I ever keep around here is gin and vodka and the stuff it takes to
make gin-of-vodka tonics and bloody marys.

Nicole

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Jan 20, 2009, 4:46:28 AM1/20/09
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Neredbojias wrote:

> On 15 Jan 2009, Ed Mullen <e...@edmullen.net> wrote:
>
> >>>> www.grandsolver.com


as I cannot make visible the original posting, I hope the link is correct.
I was at the site and I clicked 3 links at suddden, because I thought "how interesting"!

I love the site in its puritiy and I love the well chosen images.

What you can improve: Make it more harmonic.
The images shall be of the same size, standing in one row.
The headlines shall have about the same length to be in harmony.

e.g.these 3 healines.
The Inspirator

or

Math
(Numerical Conversions)

or

500 Ways To Do The Things You Do
Easier, Faster, Better

.. they shall look more the same in style and length.


I know, you searched for your images hard and they have the size they have. Never the less I would advise you for looking and cutting on. They shall fit to each other. ;-)


Nicole

Adrian

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Jan 20, 2009, 9:21:47 AM1/20/09
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"javawizard" <javaw...@aol.com> wrote in message
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Well, it is all a matter of taste, about which everyone will have a
different opinion. IMO a quick improvement would be to change the font type,
maybe to Verdana. Chosing colors is difficult, however, I don't think the
dark blue is a success. There are currently active posts about colours
wihich contain many excellent references.

Adrian.


Beauregard T. Shagnasty

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Jan 20, 2009, 10:01:09 AM1/20/09
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Adrian wrote:

> "javawizard" <javaw...@aol.com> wrote:
>> I've put together an interesting little website
>

> Well, it is all a matter of taste, about which everyone will have a
> different opinion. IMO a quick improvement would be to change the
> font type, maybe to Verdana.

If you examine his Last Century markup, you'll discover he doesn't
assign any font families at all. What you are seeing is your browser's
default font.

He doesn't use CSS at all.

Regarding Verdana, there are reasons not to use that. (It doesn't exist
on my computer, for example - not a Windows PC.)
http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/verdana.html

Beauregard T. Shagnasty

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Jan 20, 2009, 10:22:11 AM1/20/09
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Adrian wrote:

> "javawizard" <javaw...@aol.com> wrote:
>> I've put together an interesting little website
>

> Well, it is all a matter of taste, about which everyone will have a
> different opinion. IMO a quick improvement would be to change the
> font type, maybe to Verdana.

If you examine his Last Century markup, you'll discover he doesn't

Adrian

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Jan 20, 2009, 10:51:38 AM1/20/09
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"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.non...@example.invalid> wrote in message
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Oups, thank you for your remarks about verdana!
Adrian


Adrian

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"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.non...@example.invalid> wrote in message
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Is your advice to use arial, or perhaps universe? I would
be pleased to know.

Adrian.


Beauregard T. Shagnasty

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Jan 20, 2009, 11:10:24 AM1/20/09
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Adrian wrote:

> "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" wrote:
>> Regarding Verdana, there are reasons not to use that. (It doesn't
>> exist on my computer, for example - not a Windows PC.)
>> http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/verdana.html
>

> Is your advice to use arial, or perhaps universe? I would
> be pleased to know.

I normally use the following in my style sheets:

body {
font-family: "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
font-size: 100%;
...

Bergamot

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Jan 20, 2009, 1:40:19 PM1/20/09
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Adrian wrote:
> "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.non...@example.invalid> wrote in message
> news:gl4q73$104$1...@news.motzarella.org...
>>
>> http://www.xs4all.nl/~sbpoley/webmatters/verdana.html

>
> Is your advice to use arial, or perhaps universe?

How about font-family:sans-serif;
and let the visitor see their preferred default font?

Any specific font assignment depends on the design, but most times the
generic family is as suitable as any other.

--
Berg

Adrian

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"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.non...@example.invalid> wrote in message
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Thanks, in future I will use one of those.
Adrian.


Adrian

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Jan 20, 2009, 2:40:26 PM1/20/09
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"Bergamot" <berg...@visi.com> wrote in message
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True, but there aren't many fonts that are very clear on a screen.
When I write software applications verdana is my favourite, but
that doesn't seem to be a good choice vor websites.
Adrian.


Neredbojias

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Jan 20, 2009, 2:54:50 PM1/20/09
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On 19 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:

> Neredbojias wrote:
>>>> Huh? The point was that pot goes with scotch, not bourbon...
>>>>
>>>> :)
>>>
>>> They are both relabeled paint thinner. Now, where are the Doritos?
>>
>> What are you, a sloe gin man? -Er, fish. As for Doritos, I used to
>> like them but the last few times I bought them they tasted like
>> flounder feces.
>> Been goin' with white cheddar popcorn lately, and it's healthier,
>> too.
>
> All I ever keep around here is gin and vodka and the stuff it takes
> to make gin-of-vodka tonics and bloody marys.

That's pretty hardcore. Gin is _distilled_; bourbon and scotch are
_crafted_. I don't know what vodka is but wouldn't be surprised if it
were an element of some Bolshevik plot designed to undermine American
capitalism. Perhaps you should have been born a sturgeon...

Beauregard T. Shagnasty

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Jan 20, 2009, 2:55:09 PM1/20/09
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Adrian wrote:

> "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" wrote:
>> I normally use the following in my style sheets:
>>
>> body {
>> font-family: "Trebuchet MS", Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
>> font-size: 100%;
>> ...
>

> Thanks, in future I will use one of those.

Don't use 'one' of them; place the whole line in your stylesheet so
visitors who don't have one will get the next fall-back.

Neredbojias

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Jan 20, 2009, 3:05:06 PM1/20/09
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On 20 Jan 2009, "Adrian" <x...@xx.xx> wrote:

>> Any specific font assignment depends on the design, but most times
>> the generic family is as suitable as any other.
>>
>> --
>> Berg
> ************************************************
> True, but there aren't many fonts that are very clear on a screen.
> When I write software applications verdana is my favourite, but
> that doesn't seem to be a good choice vor websites.
> Adrian.

Bah, don't be a noodle! Verdana is fine as long as you don't _misuse_
it (i.e. by making it too small, etc.)

I've read many web pages delineating objections to Verdana, and it's
like _anything_ else: the font _can be_ screwed-up if the proper care
isn't taken with its usage.

Beauregard T. Shagnasty

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Jan 20, 2009, 3:14:25 PM1/20/09
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Neredbojias wrote:

> On 20 Jan 2009, "Adrian" <x...@xx.xx> wrote:
>> True, but there aren't many fonts that are very clear on a screen.
>> When I write software applications verdana is my favourite, but that
>> doesn't seem to be a good choice vor websites. Adrian.
>
> Bah, don't be a noodle! Verdana is fine as long as you don't
> _misuse_ it (i.e. by making it too small, etc.)

Correctamundo. Too many authors choose Verdana, then set the font size
at 80% or some other ridiculous small size - because Verdana looks too
large in their browsers! Well, yeah. This of course penalizes users
who don't have it, who then see their standard-sized default font in
micro-size.

Verdana is an overly-large font when compared to all the other widely
used ones.

Neredbojias

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Jan 20, 2009, 5:55:07 PM1/20/09
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On 20 Jan 2009, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" <a.non...@example.invalid>
wrote:

> Neredbojias wrote:
>
>> On 20 Jan 2009, "Adrian" <x...@xx.xx> wrote:
>>> True, but there aren't many fonts that are very clear on a screen.
>>> When I write software applications verdana is my favourite, but
>>> that doesn't seem to be a good choice vor websites. Adrian.
>>
>> Bah, don't be a noodle! Verdana is fine as long as you don't
>> _misuse_ it (i.e. by making it too small, etc.)
>
> Correctamundo. Too many authors choose Verdana, then set the font
> size at 80% or some other ridiculous small size - because Verdana
> looks too large in their browsers! Well, yeah. This of course
> penalizes users who don't have it, who then see their standard-sized
> default font in micro-size.

Absolutely true. Ergo, if you use Verdana, you must want a
larger-appearing font that's also okay at normal size (-for those who
don't have the font.) And as you intimated, don't reduce its size.


> Verdana is an overly-large font when compared to all the other widely
> used ones.

That doesn't mean it's unusable.

Chris F.A. Johnson

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Jan 20, 2009, 6:18:38 PM1/20/09
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On 2009-01-20, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
..

> Verdana is an overly-large font when compared to all the other widely
> used ones.

Verdana is only a little larger that Helvetica or Arial.
Helvetica/Arial is much closer in size to Verdana than it is to
Times Roman.

A page in Times with font-size: 100% is usually too small for me
to read easily. Helvetica or Verdana is comfortable.

I prefer to leave the font for blocks of text unspecified, so that
it is at the user's preferred size and font.

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Chris F.A. Johnson, webmaster <http://Woodbine-Gerrard.com>
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Author:
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"Chris F.A. Johnson" <cfajo...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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At last! Somebody slagging off Times New Roman on accessibility grounds!
(and I agree wholeheartedly)


Blinky the Shark

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Jan 21, 2009, 12:10:19 AM1/21/09
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Neredbojias wrote:

> On 19 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:
>
>> Neredbojias wrote:
>>>>> Huh? The point was that pot goes with scotch, not bourbon...
>>>>>
>>>>> :)
>>>>
>>>> They are both relabeled paint thinner. Now, where are the Doritos?
>>>
>>> What are you, a sloe gin man? -Er, fish. As for Doritos, I used to
>>> like them but the last few times I bought them they tasted like
>>> flounder feces.
>>> Been goin' with white cheddar popcorn lately, and it's healthier, too.
>>
>> All I ever keep around here is gin and vodka and the stuff it takes to
>> make gin-of-vodka tonics and bloody marys.

That should be "gin-or-vodka", of course.



> That's pretty hardcore. Gin is _distilled_; bourbon and scotch are
> _crafted_. I don't know what vodka is but wouldn't be surprised if it
> were an element of some Bolshevik plot designed to undermine American
> capitalism. Perhaps you should have been born a sturgeon...

Well, my father's name *was* Theodore...

--
Blinky T. "Sturgeon, of course" Shark

Neredbojias

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Jan 21, 2009, 5:42:49 PM1/21/09
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On 20 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:

>>> All I ever keep around here is gin and vodka and the stuff it takes
>>> to make gin-of-vodka tonics and bloody marys.
>
> That should be "gin-or-vodka", of course.
>
>> That's pretty hardcore. Gin is _distilled_; bourbon and scotch are
>> _crafted_. I don't know what vodka is but wouldn't be surprised if
>> it were an element of some Bolshevik plot designed to undermine
>> American capitalism. Perhaps you should have been born a
>> sturgeon...
>
> Well, my father's name *was* Theodore...

Ah yes, Theodore Sturgeon, the great sf writer. I was a sf fanatic
back in the "old days" and read many-a TS piece. Anyway, to let the
cat out of the bag, I don't really drink, and when I did, beer was my
primary choice. The last real favorite I remember was "St. Pauli Girl"
dark, but I think they all change in time.

Blinky the Shark

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Jan 21, 2009, 6:45:47 PM1/21/09
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Neredbojias wrote:

> On 20 Jan 2009, Blinky the Shark <no....@box.invalid> wrote:
>
>>>> All I ever keep around here is gin and vodka and the stuff it takes to
>>>> make gin-of-vodka tonics and bloody marys.
>>
>> That should be "gin-or-vodka", of course.
>>
>>> That's pretty hardcore. Gin is _distilled_; bourbon and scotch are
>>> _crafted_. I don't know what vodka is but wouldn't be surprised if it
>>> were an element of some Bolshevik plot designed to undermine American
>>> capitalism. Perhaps you should have been born a sturgeon...
>>
>> Well, my father's name *was* Theodore...
>
> Ah yes, Theodore Sturgeon, the great sf writer. I was a sf fanatic back
> in the "old days" and read many-a TS piece. Anyway, to let the cat out of
> the bag, I don't really drink, and when I did, beer was my primary choice.
> The last real favorite I remember was "St. Pauli Girl" dark, but I think
> they all change in time.

You never forget your first girl...

--
Blinky

Travis Newbury

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Jan 22, 2009, 10:28:29 AM1/22/09
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On Jan 14, 7:07 pm, javawizard <javawiz...@aol.com> wrote:
> I've put together an interesting little website called The Grand
> Unified Problem Solver atwww.grandsolver.com. Would you be willing

> to check it out and send me any critiques you may have?

PU

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