Installed Nice Titles

When you mouseover items in the blog, they now look a bit snazzier. This is due to Nice Titles.

It uses Javascript to snaz-up the title field of a link. I like that the site still works perfectly well without the script…. but the snazzing is well appreciated.

I was also going to use the nice looking semi-transparent .png from the site above (here’s a great transparent PNG maker) but Internet Explorer 6 doesn’t properly support transparent .png files Phoey on them! There are ways around this problem, by using the IE AlphaImageLoader Filter, but it’s a pain in the neck. I’m not much interested in jumping through Bill’s hoops when an internet standard exists and Bill doesn’t follow it. Besides, you know that such a browser-specific solution will require upkeep. Just like when IE 5.5 came out and my old company, Wavexpress had to scramble to re-write web pages because the new version of… I think it was I-Frames, wasn’t compatible with the old. We were working directly with Microsoft engineers on our project and we hadn’t gotten even a 1 day’s heads-up that the new release of IE was coming or that it might mess anything up. So Phoey on Bill.

There’s even a petition with 20,000 signatures asking Bill to put this promised native functionality into IE.

I kinda like the look. What do you think?


  1. Chris says:

    Hello, I am trying to set up nice titles on my site, but I can’t get it to work. Can you help me out, and give me some tips?



  2. Lee says:

    Well, I’m not sure where I’d start. You might do well to look at the source code of my web pages and you might follow how I do it. Just follow the .includes and such on my site. There’s nothing hidden.

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