links for 2009-01-23

  • Welcome to the new I'm Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House and one of the people who will be contributing to the blog. A short time ago, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and his new administration officially came to life. One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world. Millions of Americans have powered President Obama's journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country's future. is just the beginning of the new administration's efforts to expand and deepen this online engagement. Just like your new government, and the rest of the Administration's online programs will put citizens first. Our initial new media efforts will center around three priorities:
  • Protecting images online is a difficult, almost impossible, mission to accomplish. At the end, the image is there and a "print screenshot" command can grab it & no way to stop this. But, there are various ways to harden the process & make it not worth trying like disabling right clicks, using images as backgrounds, adding watermarks to them & more.
  • See that footer, way down there? It's stuck to the bottom of the page even when thin on content. Otherwise it would be floating halfway up the page. Cross Browser Support for Sticky Footer Code This sticky footer solution is working in all major browsers, including Google Chrome!. It works with floated 2-column layouts and we don't get overlap in resized browser windows unlike older solutions you find when you Google sticky footer. And you don't need an empty push div.
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