Art and web design by Matthew James Taylor

August 20, 2008 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Dreamweaver, HTML, Test, Web Browser, Web Development | Leave a comment
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Art and web design by Matthew James Taylor.

If you are looking for some of the slickest CSS web-design stuff around, look no further. This man has put together some of the best stuff I have seen. He writes in an easy to understand and follow format, and explains very well what is happening behind the scenes.

His designs are all diagrammed in separate colors, so you can easily follow his at-first-seemingly-complex nested structures, but once you have looked into the inner workings of a few of them, you will see that they mostly follow a common concept, involving one more level of DIV tags then you would think.

I had been playing around with similar concepts of mutliple column page structures, and the positioning was driving me nuts! After checking his concepts and designs – it is all becoming clearer now. I was using one too few DIVs and had made some pretty basic positioning mistakes.

My kudos go out to this CSS wizard! Check him out. You can download templates, or just read his articles. Great site.

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Flickr RSS Problems – Any techies out there with some answers?

August 16, 2008 at 9:02 pm | Posted in Adobe/Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, Atom, Atom 1.0, Dreamweaver, Flickr, HTML, RSS, Web Development | Leave a comment
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I have been experimenting with pulling RSS feeds into my webpages. In fact, this blog gets pulled over to it, as a test.

Right now I am having some problems with pulling a flickr feed. If there are any Dreamweaver Developers around who are familiar with flickr, and/or Atom 1.0 feeds – please read on!

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IF I pull in the RSS 2 Feed, from the latest uploads eg:http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=98234668@N00&lang=en-us&format=rss_200 I can work with it well, and do whatever I want.

IF I pull in a set feed (which is apparently Atom 1.0) eg:http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photoset.gne?set=72157606748972492&nsid=98234668@N00&lang=en-us

I get nothing usable in Dreamweaver 8.

I have pulled every single item from the feed into the dreamweaver page, and nothing. Not even a space or paragraph jump to indicate it tried to pull something, but couldn’t.

Now – if I change the photo set code to reflect that is an RSS 2 feed (ie. add – &format=rss_200) to the end of the line where it connects to the source, I get the same information as I do when pulling the “latest” feed, and can work with it no problem. No problem while previewing the XSL fragment anyhow. Once I call that fragment from an ASP page, it gives me this error:

MM_XSLTransform error:

“flickrgalleryfeed.xsl” is not a valid XSLT document.

Reference to undeclared namespace prefix: ‘media’.

I have tried to declare media using a declaration from the page that works – to no avail. It just wont parse.

How can I hack the page so that it thinks it is parsing RSS2? Is this a dreamweaver problem, an IIS 5 problem, or what? Please help. What is being checked, and by what, to tell my browser (FLock 2 and IE6) that there is a problem???

Remember – the XSL fragment page previews correctly on it’s own. Once it is called by the ASP page it has a problem and generates the error.

I have viewed the feed directly with Flock and other feed readers, so I know that there is valid data there, I just can’t get it to display.

<END PROBLEM>

I have posted this in the flickr help forums, and Adobe forums, figured I would toss it up here as another avenue seeking help!

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