Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

iPhone developer program enrollment doesn't work?

I tried tonight to apply for the iPhone standard development program. After login, I picked “an individual” option, then “Standard program” and clicked continue. I was then greeted with this page:

Which was the same as previous one minus the radio buttons for choosing the program. Confused, I clicked the “continue” button again, which gave me this:

Click Continue will again give me the first screen.

Has anyone experienced this, what’s the deal?

ADxMenu accessibility update for IE6

Aaron J. Young from OUHSC recently wrote with question:

I was wondering how one might be able to modify your ADxMenu so that if someone has IE6 and Javascript disabled it would simply show the entire tree menu.

I prefer to add actual links to main menu items and have sub navigation shown on each of those pages. However, this is reasonable request that improves the accessibility of the menu, thus I looked into possible solution. I wanted to avoid changing HTML for the menu and I think I came up with good solution – keeping in mind that this will be seen and executed only by IE6.

The main four menu examples are updated, as well as downloadable archive. There’s also one new example that shows how you can create two different styles, one when Javascript is enabled and one when it’s disabled.

em-based typographic grid

I have recently concluded the re-design of my serbian blog. It presented itself as perfect opportunity to try out grid-based design. Unlike most of the ready-made grid systems like BluePrint and which are based on pixels (at least the examples I have seen) – I wanted to base it all on ems.

Another goal was to create as typographically good design as I could. It should follow the vertical rhythm, use the appropriate characters for given context and feature nice readable font faces.

Typographic examples

I have created demo page that showcases all that nice typography. Another demo showcases some grid options.

Photography section updated

I have upgraded the My photography section to ZenPhoto 1.1.5, which brings along several long awaited features:

  • SPAM-protected comments - most notably Akismet integration

  • EXIF info extraction

  • Ratings, per album and per phot``` objective-c

There’s also bunch of new developments, all very welcome and which shows that this project is in good hands. Introduction of Akismet allows me to re-enable the comments, which I had to turn off due to massive SPAMfection after just a week of the original gallery being online. I have good experience with Akismet in blog comments - I expect it to work the same here.

If you havent looked recently, there’s bunch of new photos of my little kid, as well as nice gallery of my last visit to London.

I also corrected some of the display issues with IE7 in the overall site layout.