I’ve had a few questions/comments on using Custom Styles with FCK Editor, so here’s a style that I created that will format any link you apply it to as a red button that changes color on mouse over.

Add this CSS to the fck.css and portal.css files in you PORTALS folder.

/* Both variations --a.color-- and --span.color a--
    are needed to handle DNN's span applications
    not being consistent */

.red_button, a.red_button:link, a.red_button:visited,
 span.red_button a, span.red_button a:link,
 span.red_button a:visited {
        font-weight: bold;
	color: #FFF;
	padding:4px 8px;
	text-decoration: none;
	border-top: 1px solid #DFDFDF;
	border-left: 1px solid #DFDFDF;
	border-bottom: 1px solid #333;
	border-right: 1px solid #333;

a:hover span.red_button,
span.red_button a:hover {
	border-top: 1px #31557f solid;
	border-left: 1px #31557f solid;
	border-bottom: 1px #666666 solid;
	border-right: 1px #666666 solid;

Be sure to add the following to the fck.xml file, to append the style to the menu in the FCK editor.

<Style name="red_button" element="span">
  <Attribute name="class" value="red_button" />

Hope this helps, post any questions in the comments.

Just found a new Firefox Extension that’s quickly become a favorite. The View Source Chart extension works similar to a “View Source” command, but formats the page code in easy to read, color-coded blocks. It’s great for finding tags or code that are causing rendering problems or other issues. When debugging a site, you may not know exactly what you’re looking for, but with the nice hierarchy Source Chart provides, it’s easy to spot the item that’s out of place.

Sure, I’d like to have an iPhone. However, since I don’t have $600 to drop on a new phone (and I’m indentured to Sprint for at least another year – or more). I’ll settle for playing with the Leaflets web based demo.

To get the full effect, you’ll need to be running Safari 3 on a Mac or PC. The idea of Leaflets is a great one. Provide a portal that formats a lot of the popular RSS based services for iPhone viewing. The RSS / Feeds view is very efficient and all the demos read very well on the small screen of the iPhone.

Still, the negatives on the iPhone (no MS Exchange, no high-speed data, etc.) make me want to wait for a later version anyway.

“Hitch that team up Jebediah Springfield,
whip them horses, let them wagons roll.
That a people might embiggen America,
that a man might embiggen his soul.
his soul,
his soul, …, …”

Jebediah: [on film] A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.
Edna: Embiggens? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield
Ms.Hoover: I don’t know why. It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

Both of those quites are from Episode 3F13: Lisa the Iconoclast from the Simpsons. Is it bad when I see a JavaScript that expands Tiny URLs and I immediately realize it’s named after a fake word from The Simpsons?

Seems there’s also a PHP/MySQL Content Management System called Embiggen.