Web Development - Part 9

  • Episode 189
  • May 3, 2011
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Robbie fixes the z-index issue from last week, and finishes off the main layout of the site as he and Christa continue the Web Development series.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Christa Wells present in studio, Hillary Rumball joins via live Skype Video.
  • Robbie thanks viewers for showing their financial support and expresses our needs toward purchasing a new server.
  • Category5 viewers may now use Flattr to support Category5.TV.
  • Viewer Question: Do you still offer the audio feed during a live show?
  • Viewer Question: Can you not get Insurance to replace the server?
  • Viewer Photos: Featuring Tordeu's cardigan (+100 Viewer Points), the "We Love Christa" cake (+100 Viewer Points), Meaghan's cardigan (+100 Viewer Points) and Gadwil's Christa T-shirt (+200 Viewer Points).
  • Perfectbuntu 6 is in beta testing, and you can get it on Monday.
  • Feature: Web Development Part 9.
  • Robbie shares more information about how you can use the web hosting coupon (see cat5.tv/webdev) to host multiple web sites and save a ton of money.
  • Using a combination of Filezilla and gedit to do your web development.
  • Fixing the z-index issue we encountered last week.
  • Sampling a color using the Colour Picker Tool in the GiMP.
  • Setting the background color of our div element using CSS.
  • How the GiMP's marquee tool is better than Adobe Photoshop's.
  • Understanding the difference between "copy" and "copy merged"—or "copy visible".
  • Setting the height of a div block element using CSS.
  • Utilizing absolute positioning to hack better search engine optimization.
  • Oh look, Robbie forgot to turn back on the microphones. #Fail ;)
  • Robbie recaps what happened while the microphones were off.
  • Viewer Question: Could you help me with the installation of SopCast Player?
  • Placing a file into a folder in Linux (/usr/lib) even though your user doesn't have write access to it.
  • Viewer Question: When installing Ubuntu to a fresh hard drive, should I partion up the drive, or just let it use the whole hard drive?
  • Viewer Question: When I want to do a fresh install of Ubuntu Linux, what is the best way to do it in such a way that I don't lose my installed applications and settings?
  • Setting your div's background color in CSS.
  • Using the CSS min-height property to set the minimum height of a div block object.
  • Viewer Comment: I'm really enjoing the web development series. It's inspiring me to redesign my own index page when I have the time.
  • Why building a web site from scratch is so nice.
  • Viewer Question: Why does Firefox seem to load slower than Chrome no matter what operating system you're on?

Links to Relevant Web Sites:

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Christa Wells

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