IE 8 hover problem solved

Updated: IE 8 Release Candidate 1 fixes this problem. Well, I answered my own question. Setting the anchor tag display property to “block” causes the background color assigned on hover not to display in IE 8. By resetting the display property to “inline-block” on hover, the…


No background color on a:hover, IE 8

Updated: IE 8 Release Candidate 1 fixes this problem. I ran into this problem recently while working on a site, and was not able to solve it. I just ran into it again, so I’m posting in the hopes that someone else might find this and have a solution. I have a bunch of links within a list. When a…


Flash on a grid

A while back I started investigating grids—what they were, and how they could help my design. As a web designer, I never thought much about grids. It seemed to be some esoteric thing print designers used. Back in the table-based layout days, I probably used grids without even knowing it. Table…


Claire Jervert redesign

I created a portfolio site for New York based visual artist Claire Jervert. The site is built using SlideShowPro for Flash, and the content is managed via SlideShowPro Director. I utilized the SlideShowPro API to create a dynamic interface where text and navigation elements are generated…


Wilcox Design website

Working with Wilcox Design, I created a portfolio site to showcase the firm’s graphic design work. Wilcox Design designed the interface and I implemented it in Flash. The site is built using SlideShowPro for Flash, and the content is managed via SlideShowPro Director. Using the SlideShowPro API, I…


Education Olympics website

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute hired me to create a website for the “Education Olympics,” which coincided with the 2008 Olympics. The goal of the Education Olympics was to contrast the academic performance of American students with those of the rest of the world. The competitions took place over…