I dropped the plate.
I remember back in high school spanish class the day we learned how to tell someone you dropped a plate. You can say, "Se me cayÃ³ el plato," which roughly comes back into english as "The plate fell, but it certainlly wasn't my fault."
I was thinking about it on my way to work this morning, and for me, that really sums up my experience here so far. I don't know if I can even explain that very well, but suffice it to say that if you plan on dropping any plates any time soon and getting away with it, better do it in Spain.
In other news, I found out today that Google stopped indexing content in hidden or display:none divs on web pages... in late 2005. Why didn't I get the memo? I made the menu on the r+b website
with a hidden div, and if you try to search via google, none of the project pages come up on any of the searches, or the news items for that matter, since they are also hidden. Something has to be done about this. I haven't really found a good fix that I want to try yet, apart from making the menu visible all the time. I guess it makes sense from a usability standpoint anyways, but I don't know what to do about the news items. Any suggestions?
Other recently added features include some sparklines
illustrating productivity of the firm, a google ajax search component
that is virtually useless without indexing the project pages (i'll give it a few days...), and a nift ThickBox
google maps hovering window on all the geotagged projects. Check out the changes
and let me know what you think.
Here are some of the featured sparklines:
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