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On 12/24/2011 7:23 PM, dorayme wrote:
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Merry Christmas!

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Thanks for sharing (from those of us that don't celebrate Christmas).  
I knew what you really meant.  It's the thought that counts, afterall.

Socks.  Just what I wanted.

DeeDee, don't press that button!  DeeDee!  NO!  Dee...
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Michael Vilain:
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We haven't opened the gifts yet. Those of us who take our Macs out into
the observatory on cold winter nights
< are hoping to get
some heavy socks!

Hag Sameah, Joyeux NoŽl, Happy Christmas, &c.

I agree with almost everything that you have said and almost everything that
you will say in your entire life.

usenet *at* davidillig dawt cawm

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So now we know what you look like.  You're a handsome man, you are.

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Back atcha!

-- Michelle

Tea Party Patriots is to Patriotism as
People's Democratic Republic is to Democracy.

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Merry Christams too !

Just a question: could you explain, about your page, where is the colors
created, how can we see triangles, etc ... I am very curious.

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I assume you have clicked the text at the bottom of my offering -
a css zen xmas two-doc manger. It is a link to either a more
abstract or a less abstract version of the tree, depending which
page you go to first. I mention because it might help you to see
how these things can be varied, the two docs being pretty
identical in their HTML. The CSS is slightly and tellings

The tree is made with divs of zero width and *naturally* zero
height (because contentless).

Usually, borders of boxes are not very thick and not variously
coloured and rarely coloured to the same background - making them
invisible - as their element's container. But when you do assign
such thick borders, the bevelling at the corners can become

There are some examples at the beginning of


with some explanations about widths.

A DIV's content area is naturally as wide as its container, and
so even where there is no content, it still gets width. But its
height is determined by the height of its content. If there is no
content, it has no height. Of course, we can give it a height
without giving it content, but that is interfering with the
course of nature (not that this is necessarily a bad thing. As it
happens, giving height *is* generally a bad thing but let's save
why for another time).

You can see for yourself certain progressions in:


The first div has a bit of content and so has a bit of height.
And some mildly exaggerated borders.

The second has no height, it is all width and borders.

The third is all borders! The content area is at the dead centre,
it is a powerful potentiality, a sort benign black hole which
happily turns friendly and fatter with the least content. It is a
good black hole. It is a welcoming cyber hole. A mensch of a hole.

The rest of the DIVs are simply variations, the last is of
interest because to get the black triangle one needs the
existence of the invisible white borders.

I will stop at this point because I am too full of the Xmas
offerings of earlier but some of the above may help you
understand. There are other things to grasp, like floats, and
containers and moving containers around to align things and well
... maybe later.


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