Jul 12th 2002, 20:14 GMT

I’m playing with a new feature for hooloovoo.net: Alternate Style Sheets. Right now the implementation only works on Mozilla, (or NS 6+… I think.) and the feature is only on the index page, and only the “Greys” style sheet is different from the default.

As soon as I’m done with the “Reds” and “Greens” versions, I’ll add the feature to the rest of the pages. Then I’ll set up a way for IE folks to choose alternate views. I know it’s possible — I’ve seen it work on other sites, I just havent’ researched that piece yet.

Update1- Blues, Reds, Greens, and Greys are all updated. Next up, multiple page implementation…

Update2- You can now choose an alternate style sheet on every page. Next up, getting the site to remember your choice…

Update3- I found a style sheet switcher on A List Apart. you can now use the “site-theme” box to change the style sheets… AND it sets a persistent cookie to remeber the preference, (which works when swithing styles using the veiw menu in Mozilla too.)

Edited on Jul 12th 2002, 22:49 by Hooloovoo

Jul 12th 2002, 17:59 GMT

Leave it to Penny Arcade to, well – just go read it, I found it funny.

For a long time I’ve considered myself a Mac User stuck in a PC User’s body. When I was younger, the first computer in my home was a Macintosh Perfoma. (Well, actually it was a Commodore 64, followed by a Solaris PC clone of some sort, but the first computer I used to actually DO things with, like write reports and go online and such was a Mac.) And my High School Graduation presont was a Mac Powerbook.

When I spent WAY too much money on a Graphic Artist program at some trade school, we were on Macs. When I got my first REAL job in the computer industry, I had to start using PCs. (Thank god my roommate at the time had a Windows box.) The fact that most of the programs I was using on a daily basis work pretty much the same on PC as Mac (PhotoShop, Illustrator, etc) made the switch relativly painless. Because of this, the first computer I bought after I moved out of my parent’s house was a PC.

I now use a PC predominatly, (both at work and at home,) but I do have an iMac at work for testing purposes.

I’d like to have a Mac at home – as a second computer, (and a linux box as a third,) but I do so many more things with my PC, (not the least of which is play games,) that I wouldn’t want to switch over to one permanently. I want to use both, (or rather all three PC/Mac/Linux) each for it’s particular strengths.

I don’t understand why so many people feel it HAS to be one or the other.