Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

By an inch...

Microsoft redesigns their web site. Visually very nice, follows the “a wide vista” theme as previous one (although I prefer this incarnation).

The gem is under the hood. CSS-based all the way, most obvious by turning CSS off in your browser. Plus, only 5 errors coming from the, for the HTML 4.0 Transitional. Much can be said on the quality of the code (way too many divs for starters) but really a nice step forward - they missed the validity perfection by only an inch.

The most important aspect - the site looks and works identical in Firefox, as in IE6. Now, that is huge and very welcome step forward for Microsoft.

ADxMenu v4 - flyout (drop-down) menu

v4 is online for some time now and people have already used it. This version is the result of the months and months of experience implementing previous version on all kinds of web sites.

I have changed the basic CSS, but just a bit, mainly simplified it. Important changes from the v3 are:

  1. Completely clean HTML inside the menu - there are no classes, no IDs

  2. Behavior component (.htc) is not used anymore - it uses plain Javascript

  3. Instant execution of the IE script, thus making the menu usable even before the entire page content is downloaded

  4. WCH is not part of the script, but it uses it if it’s available You must include WCH.js before the ADxMenu.js for this to work

  5. li:hover is not simulated automatically, you must write the CSS yourself, using adxmhover class

  6. Submenu opening now gives you certain degree of freedom - they will not disappear if you move the mouse slightly off the submenu

  7. Much, much quicker in IE than v3

$1m a week

I once thought that footballer’s pay of $350k per week is absurd amount of money. I don’t know what to say about Raikkonen getting $1M a week.

I mean, come on…

Move iTunes library between computers

I have reinstalled my laptop recently, having previously simply copied entire contents of it to another computer. After reinstalling iTunes, a question came up: how to move all the preferences, files, library settings, album artwork - all of it back into iTunes? On Windows, it consists of three steps:

  1. Copy C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\ into the identical folder in new install

  2. Copy C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\ into the identical folder in new install

  3. Copy entire contents of old C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\ into the identical folder in new install

And that should be it.

Now I have to figure out how to move all the artworks into the files them self, not keeping them into: C:\Documents and Settings\aleck\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\Album Artwork\ where iTunes saves them. I really wish Apple would start to respect MP3 ID tags properly. :(