December 14, 2002

Reason I love using CSS #1045: specifying a background image floats the image above the background color. Neat tricks can be done. So if I do…

background: #000 url(“image.gif”) no-repeat top left;

…and the image is partially transparent, then whatever color is specified (black in this case) will shine through the image. Nice.

There’s something nice about the British pound coin. It’s small, yet thick. The advantages are that they don’t take up a lot of room and they’re easily picked out among lesser valued coins. I’m sure this was designed unpurpose. I bring it up because for the first time I have in my possession two US gold dollar coins. They’re only slightly larger than a quarter but gold, which doesn’t help when you’re fishing around your pocket for one. It’s just not different enough. Thicker is better. Does anyone use these things yet?