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Pure nested CSS menus

Pure CSS MenuHowToCreate.co.uk has an interesting guide to creating a purely CSS-based nested-list menu. This technique uses absolutely no Javascript except for IE 5 for windows. Here is the list of supported browsers:

  • Mozilla 1+
  • Netscape 7+
  • Opera 7+
  • Safari build 60+
  • OmniWeb 4.5+
  • Konqueror 3.2+
  • IE 5.5+ on Windows (using DHTML behaviors)

Some browsers that don’t support this technique display styled nested-lists instead. Go check it out.

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IE 7 via Automatic Updates

According to a post on IEBlog, IE 7 will be distributed via WIndows Automatic Updates.

I’m confused now, because in the interview with Chris Wilson that I linked to yesterday, Chris seemed to definitely say that Microsoft won’t go that route in distributing updates. Or maybe when he said “pushing it out” he was referring to something other than Automatic Updates…?


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Interview with Chris Wilson

Vitamin has an interview with Chris Wilson, Group Program Manager of the Internet Explorer Platform team at Microsoft. They’re not calling it a podcast, but I’m going to. (Being a podcaster myself, I’m capable only of speaking in hip web terminology.) At just over 5 minutes, it’s a quick and easy listen.

Topics discussed include: the new features of IE 7, Microsoft’s involvement with the Web Standards Project, and the process of updating to IE 7. Chris WIlson’s turn-ons include: RSS, Flickr, and working closely with the web development community.

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Many thanks to the terrific Amber Rhea for her work on CSS Insider. You can continue to find Amber on our Download Squad blog. And this site will remain available for reference and searching. Thanks to the readers who commented on the retirement of CSS Insider, and thanks to everyone who visited this blog over the last couple of years!

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Traveling back to 1996…

1996 InternetThe Internet was a bland wasteland in 1996. Just take a look at some of the big corporations sites from 10 years ago. It may be downright painful, but it is a testament to see how far web design has come with the help of CSS. Check out Pepsi’s futuristic web-look. Ah, those were the days…

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It’s been real

Well, folks, today officially marks the final day of CSS Insider. I’ve had a lot of fun blogging here for the past 7 months, and hopefully my posts have been helpful and informative to you as well. Would I say CSS Insider has changed my life? Well… I tend to shy away from hyperbole; but one fact worth noting is that if it weren’t for my blogging here, I wouldn’t have met and interviewed Eric Meyer, Jeffrey Zeldman, and Jason Santa Maria.

If you are so heartbroken at the thought of this blog going dark because you just can’t get enough of Amber Rhea, worry not! You can find me at the Georgia Podcast Network, where I pontificate about a variety of topics; and my personal blog, Being Amber Rhea. And you might just catch me somewhere else ’round the Weblogs, Inc. network, as well.

I’ll leave you with links to some of my favorite CSS news and info sites:

Thanks, y’all.

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