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Mr Slim posted a question the other day in the topic diagrammatic look with css.
The solutions posted by kk5st and wisbin really had me thinking for a while of different uses similar styles.
With a bit of effort you could come up with some cool CSS flow charts and other diagrams.
Would they really be useful to anyone or is the idea just another CSS challenge.
There are other tools that can make better flow charts so I think it is just the challenge of doing something different that made it seem so tempting.
It would be interesting to see if someone could come up with a simple flow chart that could be resized with text.

On a completely different note there is a site set up to customize firefox to look and act like IE. http://firefoxie.net/
So why would you want to?
I suppose if your work place uses IE as the default browser and you really wanted to use Firefox without getting noticed it might be worth the effort.

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The one thing I looked at a while back is a family-tree style diagram. Using tables, yes, but it's a headache when you want to add a new person... I guess there are other things out there that I could use locally, but I'm a php nut now, and like a challenge.

FirefoxIE? Great for people that have always used IE, get scared of anything else; you can switch them over, better security, they don't notice.

You know you're a geek when you try to shoo a fly away from the monitor with your cursor.

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I tried firefoxie (at work because the situation is exactly as you say - corporate standard is still IE 5.5 ... yetch) and the directions mostly work. The exception is the ability to change the titlebar text. The extension specified for doing that is not FF1.0 compatable. I can't find the place to change the string - it is in the innards of some binary file, I think, because it doesn't seem to be in any of the .jar .js files. Anyone know of another way?

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Found a solution to the titlebar text issue - it is not easy but kind of fun.

  1. Close all Firefox windows
  2. In your firefox folder find the file en-US.jar in the \chrome subdirectory.
  3. BACK IT UP!!
  4. If you have an archiving utility that will allow you to extract *.jar files then use it. In my case I renamed the file to en-US.zip and extracted the contents to a new subdirectory. It will have a \locale subdirectory of its own. Search the directory tree until you find a file called "brand.dtd." It will have contents
    <!ENTITY  brandShortName        "Firefox">
    <!ENTITY  brandFullName         "Mozilla Firefox">
    <!ENTITY  vendorShortName       "Mozilla">
    
    <!ENTITY  releaseURL            "http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/1.0.html">
  5. Edit the file so that the brandFullName reads "Internet Explorer" and save it.
  6. Rezip the file using NO COMPRESSION and specifying it to store relative paths.
  7. Rename the file to en-US.jar and place it back in the \chrome subdierctory.
  8. Fire up Firefox - if it opens and the fix worked you will see the titlebar changed.
  9. If it doesn't work, restore the file from the backup.
You can see the results in the attached image.

Hope it was good for you, too.

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