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Burning DVDs without a menu

I like iDVD, it’s nice and dead easy to use but sometimes you just wanna burn a disc to autoplay without any of those “useful” themes. Here’s a method that works for me. Make a black jpeg 720×480. Open up iDVD, click Customize then Settings Drag the black jpeg onto the Background box and then […]

Microsoft mail mayhem

I’ve been receiving a lot of attachments from people recently called winmail.dat and have been unable to open them in Thunderbird and I’ve assumed until now that there was something wrong my end but apparently not. It’s due to a Microsoft propriety setting which the other person hasn’t reset. But I’ve found a tool called […]

YouTube audio not playing

For about a week or so, whenever I visit YouTube and play a video I can’t hear the soundtrack. I’ve unplugged & powered off my speakers, tried headphones but still no good. A quick trawl of the net and all the fixes seemed to suggest dumping the contents of ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia which did nothing other than […]

Printing background images

This is a nice little hack to print background images which are not printed by default by browsers. Normally you’d use the image tag but this little fix uses list-style-image instead. So, lets say you’ve got an identifier setup called logo, in the print CSS you need to do this #lo\go { display: list-item; list-style-image: […]

Min-height hack

I’ve just learnt a good hack for min-height. As you’ll know min-height is one of the few things that IE gets right and Firefox doesn’t. So, this little trick below sorts it out. If you want a box to have the minimum height of 200 pixels but to expand when more text is entered, then […]

IE6 table hack

So I’m using a table to display data from a database. In Firefox it’s the right width but in IE6 it goes off to the right. Another IE6 bug coz it can’t handle tables with a width of 100% in a layer without a set width. Apparently what it does is use the width of […]

Browser emulator

Ever wanted to know how your site looks in Opera 7.23 running under Windows 2000? Or maybe in Netscape 4.8 under Linux? Check out Browsercam coz it’s got them and all of the others…..well, most of the others but let’s not get picky