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Re: Ampersand ho!

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, March 10, 2006, 14:17
On 3/10/06, Jean-François Colson <fa597525@...> wrote:
> I don't use it because I don't like the way it handles several webpages at a time.
Firefox will happily create as many windows at a time as you want. You don't have to use the "tab" feature. Personally, I love it, but de gustibus non disputandum. Hit control-N to create a new window; you can also right-click on a link and select "open in new window", etc.
> With MS Internet Explorer, each page is considered as a new document and I can > use Alt + Tab (a shortcut I use very often) to swap (is this the right word?) > between two or more pages.
Properly used, alt-tab should only take you between applications. To move between windows within the same application, you use control-tab. This is the standard behavior, for example, if you have multiple documents open within Microsoft Word.
> That sounds interesting. Can it be used to make a whole web site, or only for individual pages?
The Web Developer toolbar extension isn't for creating pages. It's for figuring out how something works, or testing out your pages once you've created them with another tool. It's very helpful for tracking down glitches with CSS or HTML.
> Does it handle pages with frames correctly.
> > I used that tool to > > quickly identify the font in question. > > I identified that font with a simple copy and paste to a Word document.
Having to fire up another application doesn't qualify as "simple" to me. One keystroke and a mouse click-drag - that's "simple". :)
> > > What do you think of Trebuchet MS' dollar sign? > > > > Not a fan - the "horns" on the top and bottom of the S are too subtle. > > I prefer the variety with one or two lines all the way across the > > figure. > > So do I. But my point was that that glyph is somewhat similar to the ampersand > in
Yes, the two are somewhat similar, especially with the "horns", but easily distinguished - as easily as s and ε, anyway. :) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>