Conditional Classnames

Paul Hammond has a very clever idea about avoiding conditional sytlesheets for Internet Explorer. Basically, if we just use conditional comments for IE to include a classname in the body tag, we can isolate the specific IE rules in the main stylesheet.


  • Avoids any extra HTTP requests for files with IE-only hacks
  • Slicker than including that monstrosity inside the head tag
  • Allows for easier reading and maintenance of stylesheets. The IE hacks can be placed where they’re relevant in the stylesheet.


  • Doesn’t this defeat the entire idea of separating out hacks from standard CSS?

Does anyone else have opinions on the matter?

Best Debate Photo Ever

Mccain Grabby After Third Debate

Via Yahoo News.

Current Web Design Resources

I’ve been steadily working on a new web design project which will eventually become a custom WordPress template. In the design process I’ve slowly managed to amass several browser windows full of tabs of related things that I was looking at for inspiration on the site.

Safari is getting pretty slow with all of those tabs so I kind of needed to do a complete dump of the tabs. Without further ado, here are the links (for my benefit as much as yours).


CSS Galleries

WordPress Themes (Inspiration)

Photoshop and Illustrator Tutorials

Other Stuff

The New Yorker: The Choice

A very eloquent endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for president from The New Yorker. You might want to get a cup of coffee and settle in before reading.