October 17, 2009

Updated page: comics links

Filed under: comics,fun,web authoring,what's new — Nick @ 12:04 am

I just updated the comics page to include a bunch of links to comic strips (mostly ones found in newspapers, although there may be a few webcomics in there if read them, and there are also a few strips that are retired but in reruns).

At first I started making the links using the TABLE element, which seemed logical at the time. I had the idea that could apply the CSS overflow property to the TBODY element to make a scrollable table, but that didn’t seem to work in most browsers. Moreover, after looking over the CSS spec, I’m not even sure that overflow can be applied to TBODY at all.

After that, I decide to use nested list element markup, which ended up saving a lot of lines of code, at least. To save browser space, I gave the list elements a fixed width and floated them so they would all line up. I had to use a few tweaks to get it to look right in several browsers (including some older ones), but eventually I think I got the bugs worked out.


  1. Henry is still around??? He’s older than I am! OTOH, Blondie’s still around, too.

    Comment by Vicki Theodorakis Hughes — October 23, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

  2. Well, I do have it marked as being in re-runs (note [2]). Of course, why “Henry” still lives (or “lives”) and “Pogo” does not is another story.


    Comment by nick — October 23, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

  3. Nobody could replace Walt Kelly, although I would love to see re-runs of Pogo. Do you happen to know what’s going on with the reissue of all the Pogo comics? I think this was supposed to have taken place a couple of years ago. I assume they’ve had problems finding decent enough copies of some of the older Pogos to reproduce well.

    Comment by Vicki Theodorakis Hughes — October 23, 2009 @ 9:53 pm

  4. It’s delayed, but supposed to be out this fall, see:


    Comment by nick — October 23, 2009 @ 9:58 pm

  5. I thought they said this last year, as well. Oh, well, I guess we’ll just have to wait. 😉

    Comment by Vicki Theodorakis Hughes — October 23, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

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