PeteL's Blog

Product Manager, Internet Explorer, Developer Division

June, 2005

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    3 Column Layout in CSS

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    One of the more difficult things I've found in creating decent web sites, is getting a three column, plus header and footer layout going without using tables. Tables are great and all, but very inefficient, and not very accessible. Getting the three column...
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    Efficiency: Tables vs. CSS for layout

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    In a post I made a few days ago, I said that tables were inefficient for layout out data, and someone asked why tables are less efficient. There are numerous reasons for this, and I want to explore some of them. First, lets look at size. If you take...
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    Tracking Mysterious Bugs

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    The new MSDN feedback system has been a great thing for connecting our team with our user and finding some great bugs that we haven't found yet, or maybe wouldn't have found. But there is one class of bugs that usually drive me (and I file them too) a...
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    To strong or to b

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    About a year ago, I filed a bug; when you highlighted text, and then clicked the BOLD tool bar button, it set the text to <strong> not bold. But the bold button is supposed to make things bold, not strong isn't it? In most browsers, the rendering...
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    Yay for Cowokers and Spain

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    I just had a coworker come into my office and say "Yay for Spain!" and was really happy to hear that Spain had just approved gay marriage. Spain is only the 3rd* country to legalize gay marriage in the world. I love that I work at such a company where...
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    June Patching Time

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    It's time to patch your systems again!...
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    TechEd: Day 1 (sorta)

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    So I made it to Orlando. Not a big feat, but not a small feat either. It's been a pretty good day so far, got settled in to the hotel (not as nice as I'd hoped, but hey, it's a place to stay and rest my head). I ended up eating in the hotel restaurant...
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    TechEd: Day 2 (sorta)

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    Yay for the second day of being down in Orlando for TechEd. I love the fact that its also gay days!! I ended up meeting up with Mike (from last night) and his partner Heath today. We sat around the pool for a while, and just relax, it was quite nice....
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    TechEd Pictures

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    I've posted a bunch of my pics from TechEd, and will keep it up to date as the week progresses at http://www.bigbackpack.ca/ngallery/albums/TechEd+2005.aspx . Enjoy!
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    Tech Ed: Day 1 &amp; 2

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    Wow, TechEd has been pretty great so far. I'm sitting here today in the Web Cabana waiting for a few things to pick up. Most people are at lunch right now, so things are pretty quiet. It's been great to see all the excitement about VWD! Lots of people...
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    More TechEd Pics

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    http://www.bigbackpack.ca/ngallery/albums/TecheEd+--+Day+3.aspx I've posted more tech ed pictures. I'm going to take my camera again tomorrow! Night!
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    Day 4 and Pictures

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    http://www.bigbackpack.ca/ngallery/albums/TechEd--+Day+4.aspx There are a few from today, I didn't take that many. This morning was my earliest morning, and I was at the OCCC by 9am. ScottGu was doing a talk at 10:15, and by about 9:30, our Cabana really...
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    Visual Web Developer Express DVD's NOW Available!

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    Due to some manufacturing problems, we just got our Visual Web Developer Express DVD's this morning. If you're looking for a copy of VWD, you can get them either at the Web Cabana or the Pavillion. The disks are pretty awesome, complete with VWD 2005...
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    More TechEd Pics

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    http://www.bigbackpack.ca/ngallery/albums/TechEd--+Day+4+Universal.aspx Pictures from last night!
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