D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

www.darcylussier.com is *finally* up and running...

Monday, December 17, 2007 1:31 AM

I've been meaning for a looong time to get my own website up and running now that I've gone independant...something that I can use as a main contact for people who want information specifically around hiring me. I've finally got it up and running here!

Doing the site has brought up alot of questions around proper web development for me (read my recent post on the upcoming MVC framework for a taste of what I'm meaning). I wanted to use Divs as much as possible and stay away from tables for layout (because we all know that tables are great for tabular data display, but not for layout...right?). For someone that came from using tables for all layout for many years, this was quite the challenge...and what struck me was that it shouldn't have been.

The difference was that I didn't utilize the VS.NET designer for creating my layout. I relied entirely on the ASPX view, the CSS sheet, and the Skin file. If you want to get a good gauge of where you're true under-the-hood web development skills lie, try creating a multi-page web site, complete with themes, masterpages, and all the other good stuff from ASP.NET...but don't use the designer.

Doing it this way also exposes the differences between the top browsers out there: centering a div requires text-align:center for IE, but you need to specify margin: 0 auto for Firefox to render it the same way.

My next step will be to take the site and create it using the MVC framework...but I needed something up ASAP so I'm happy for now with what's up there.

Btw, if you haven't discovered it yet, iStockPhoto is a great resource for getting cheap stock images!

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# re: www.darcylussier.com is *finally* up and running...

Looks nice, but you have a spelling error on the main page ;)

creating new processes whewre none existed before.
12/17/2007 9:59 AM | Garrett Hoofman

# re: www.darcylussier.com is *finally* up and running...

You may want to also look at the title tag in the master page.... it says Untitled Page.
12/17/2007 10:59 AM | Cam

# re: www.darcylussier.com is *finally* up and running...

ONG - what a cool graphic on the main page. Totally over the top, mind you, but cool nonetheless.
Justice the Metrosexual will be envious! 12/17/2007 7:23 PM | Scott Miller

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