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« on: January 14, 2006, 08:39:25 PM »
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I got a mild kick out of the recent Dilbert comics. For those who don't read Dilbert, the latest strips feature a wild photographer being tamed into the office environment.





Ahh... I'm glad I don't work in an office.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 07:56:59 PM »
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I believe this Dilbert posting (with the cartoon) is most likely a serious copyright violation. Michael, maybe you should delete it...
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 09:17:17 PM »
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I don't believe it is as this is not a publication. It's a community forum and so copyright laws apply here in the same manor as it would if you were showing Dilbert to a group of friends at a local pub.

Of course I'm not a lawyer, and I could be wrong but considering the lax attitude of recent court rulings in America regarding the reproduction of copyrighted material in blogs I don't think a forum would be considered any different.

Of course if Michael feels differently I have no problem if he chooses to remove the thread.
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 09:43:35 PM »
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I'm no lawyer either, but I regard this as what is deemed to be "fair use" under US copyright law.

If told otherwise by the Copyright holder I'll of course immediately remove it.

Michael
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2006, 12:02:43 PM »
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Peeped at the oak tree and just love the little spot lights on the links.  Would love to know the code for that! Can you share?
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2006, 12:57:28 PM »
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Peeped at the oak tree and just love the little spot lights on the links.  Would love to know the code for that! Can you share?
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A tad off topic but sure

My menu rollovers are a relatively simple CSS trick and don't require any javascript for pre-loading.

The first thing was to create the image. I saved it as a Gif file twice the size as the menu bar with the bottom half transparent. In CSS, I set the image as a background for each link and positioned it so the transparent part of the image is showing. Once the mouse hovers over it, CSS repositions it so the portion with the actual image shows.

I could show you my code, but it actually has a bug in it that I need to hunt down and squash. It should be showing the spotlight constantly if you are in the corresponding section of the site but it isn't doing that.

Instead, I'll point you to the A List Apart article I originally learned the trick from: [a href=\"http://www.alistapart.com/articles/slidingdoors2]Sliding Doors Part II[/url]. It covers some additional stuff which I didn't implement but the rollover trick is in there.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2006, 02:48:45 AM »
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The cartoon is amusing and I empathise with the sentiment. I'm not a photographer who became imprisoned in an office environment, but an office worker who was liberated by the pursuit of photography. A slight difference... if you can call me a photographer   .
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2006, 01:04:18 PM »
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I could show you my code, but it actually has a bug in it that I need to hunt down and squash. It should be showing the spotlight constantly if you are in the corresponding section of the site but it isn't doing that.

You could probably just as easily do something like for the spotlight to appear:

Code:
#nav a:hover {
 background-image: url(spotlight.gif) no-repeat;
}

I do this for the menu on my site.  To keep the spotlight showing, make your current nav location a new div and then set the image to background.  I do that with a color on my site.  If you want I can email you my stylesheet for navigation.

Anyway, I love the Dilbert post!!!! We don't get the comic in our local paper, and I miss it so much.  This hit the spot.
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