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GlimmerRose crouched behind the Doctor as he hazarded a glance over the stone balustrade. Beams of brightly coloured laser light flashed overhead. Rose thought they looked like cheap special effects, but wasn't prepared to risk finding out otherwise.

"Not the best hiding place, then," the Doctor said in cheery understatement as he took Rose's hand and led her back along the hall.

"Did you know we'd end up smack in the middle of a coup?"

"Not exactly." He ducked back as another blast threatened to remove his head and glanced at Rose with an enthusiastic grin. "Fun though, isn't it?"

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pheral
7th Jun, 2005 12:59 (UTC)
Lovely little ficlet.
I have this strange desire to change that final line, or replace it, or get rid of it, or something. It doesn't sit right with me somehow. But hey, i'm having a wierd day. I shall returning to maintaining a website built by some worker in another company who clearly thinks 'Dreamweaver' is an application for making coffee. Grr.
redwolf
7th Jun, 2005 22:24 (UTC)
It's still running fine with me, well, aside from the niggle of doubt you just threw in. If something comes to mind, yell and I'll see if I can tweak it to suit.

Making coffee is about all Dreamweaver is good for. It is a piece of shit. It mangles code. I like my code just as it is without some moronic machine language adjusting it and screwing up layout and functionality.

I am seriously pissed at Macromedia for buying Homesite and doing nothing with it. Best webdev coding software ever. The chief designer here seems baffled that I can happily code sites without Dreamweaver's design view. What is wrong with kids these days?
pheral
7th Jun, 2005 22:37 (UTC)
i know, i'm being horribly cruel. i cant work out whether i'd be pissed or happy if someone did this to one of my fics. i think pissed. so, i'll do it anyway then. talk about glutton for punishment.

i was looking at it more, and i worked out what i would do. It'd be something like this:

"Not the best hiding place, then," the Doctor said in cheery understatement as he took Rose's hand and led her back along the hall.

"Did you know we'd end up smack in the middle of a coup?"

"Not exactly."

He ducked back as another blast chipped pieces off the corner of the wall near his head, glancing back at Rose with an enthusiastic grin.

"Fun though, isn't it?"


I just absolutely love it ending with that line. You may now maul me.

I'm not at the notepad-coding stage yet, i still need references. And my colleagues are coding in css now, so they need to check in each and every browser every two seconds to see the next error it throws up in non-w3 compliant browsers. yuech. but hey, don't sweat macromedia, they are slaves to adobe now!

What is wrong with kids these days?

They don't get beaten nearly enough, that's what. Humphf.
redwolf
7th Jun, 2005 22:52 (UTC)
Tweaked it to the word limit.

The NCSA HTML Primer is old and out of date, but a good starting point for raw coding.

Writing CSS is still no excuse for Dreamweaver. It's easy enough to write in Homesite, but then you'd actually have to know what the code does instead of pushing a button to insert crap code.
pheral
7th Jun, 2005 23:02 (UTC)
that just makes it for me, it finished it off so nice... thanks, rather! (i sounded all Famous Five there)

I'm good on html, i just need practice to get to a point where i feel confident without the occassional browser preview. i've not found that dreamweaver really inserts anything crap at all, i write it using html in the code view and just use dreamweaver to preview.

But god, i gotta share this - it's not the worst i've seen but it caused me nightmares today. i'm doing a day's worth of seo work on a site we adopted from another design company (the one i was complaining about in my first post) and god, take a look at the code on this page. wtf?? I don't have enough time to redo the site, so it was driving me mental! Every time i added something or adjusted, the content would shoot off in some random direction and i'd resume chewing the monitor in distress.
redwolf
7th Jun, 2005 23:26 (UTC)
The problem with that page is bad use of tables, I would expect it has been auto-generated. The content is using way too many table cells, so when you edit one, it can screw up others. Turn on the table borders to see what you're doing and trim the useless table bits out.

Just wait until you get handed a design by a print designer who has no clue about web and refuses to listen. I had to code this crap little box in the middle of the screen that looks awful on Firefox and apparently breaks on Mac (but we don't know what version OS or browser because the bloody client is too stupid to tell us).

Having a layer of useless designers between you and the client is not fun.
pheral
8th Jun, 2005 00:39 (UTC)
yeah, i know it, i jsut didn't have time to fix it unfortunately. ahwell. gives me something to bitch about, i guess.

we had great fun in our office last week putting script into a new site we designed so that our primary designer couldn't view the pages on his mac using IE (because god knows why he's using such a rediculous combination and it screws all our sites up). It came up with a rather insulting message instead. :P

fantastically, he didn't say anything about it but this week he downloaded the latest Safari. success! office pranks can be productive!
redwolf
9th Jun, 2005 03:27 (UTC)
It looks like eveyone likes the changes you suggested, so a big thanks for the suggestion.
pheral
12th Jun, 2005 15:46 (UTC)
real glad to have come up with something useful!
gamiila
8th Jun, 2005 12:23 (UTC)
He ducked back as another blast threatened to remove his head and glanced at Rose with an enthusiastic grin. "Fun though, isn't it?"

LOL! That's so like him.
redwolf
8th Jun, 2005 12:49 (UTC)
Trouble magnet and loving it.
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redwolf
8th Jun, 2005 12:50 (UTC)
Many thanks!
flurblewig
8th Jun, 2005 19:35 (UTC)
Hee! Oh, that's our Doctor all right :-)
redwolf
8th Jun, 2005 22:00 (UTC)
Ah, yes. Easily distracted by trouble.
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