Thursday, 15th August 2002
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New CSS Experiment: Trickery with Floats and Negative Margins, inspired by this message on css-discuss. By applying both
position: relative and a negative margin to a floated element it is possible to pull it out of the flow of text in to the margin of the document. I have used a variant of this technique in the third revision of my SitePoint in CSS demonstration.
The Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing does exactly what it says on the tin. It is available under the GNU Free Documentation License so I grabbed a copy of the archive (which expands to a 4MB text file) and had a go at dumping it in to a mySQL database. I haven’t done anything with it yet (apart from putting together a rudimentary interface) but I have a few ideas for interesting ways of reusing the data.[... 84 words]