Happy Birthday IE6… now please die!

August 28th, 2008 | 13:05

Yesterday was the SEVENTH anniversary of the launch of Internet Explorer 6. And unfortunately, a large number of people are STILL using this old and broken browser.

Now you may think, “what do you care what web browser I am using?” Well, as I was coding the latest site for my web development side job, I decided to use it as an example to show just how much extra work is caused by people still using IE 6.

After I had finished the main frame layout for each page, I stopped to check it across all the major browsers. Here are the results:



IE7(yes, IE7 is *almost* a decent browser):

and here is that same page, as displayed in IE6:

So, to anyone who is still using Internet Explorer 6, this is where I have to start *breaking* the code, and substituting images to make it look right for you and your retarded browser. And that process is usually looong and painful. Luckily, Microsoft actually allows us to deliver a hack-ridden formatting in a way that only IE can see, therefore not muddling up the other (standards compliant) browsers code. Never-the-less, it causes many long hours wasted on every site you code.

So I beg you… Please update or switch to firefox!

My new Nephew

August 26th, 2008 | 17:06

He was born last night (three weeks early) at about 10:50pm. He’s 4lbs 8oz, and 17inches long. He’s a little guy, but he’s doing great:

Brooke and Nephew

He has been named: William Collin Covington

Stars of the South site launch

August 26th, 2008 | 15:39

Finished up the second site for Kathleen’s office….

The Stars of the South

Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s with the Audrye Sessions

August 20th, 2008 | 02:01

Just got back from the Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s show at the Drunken Unicorn… and I’m going to go ahead and say this was my favorite show so far this year… There were 8 members on stage but they were so tight you wouldn’t have known it.

margot & the nuclear so & so\'s

Audrye Sessions opened for them, and were also very good. I felt really bad because I only had $5 in cash on me and their album was $10. We talked to the girl who played bass for them and also made all their merch (bags and wallets and what not, which was all really great). She gave us stickers and buttons and stuff… So go check them out here

Audrye Sessions

Austin Wing Chun site launch

August 9th, 2008 | 14:19

I just finished a site for a friend of mine who just opened a Wing Chun studio in Austin, TX.

Austin Wing Chun

Kathleen helped me with some of the design, and Mike (my friend opening the studio) did their logo, which i think is really nice.