Tables have been the great leveller when it comes to web site layout. Until today, this blog used Tables to maintain it's major layout components, which meant that most web browsers back to Mozilla 3 and Internet Explorer 6 could view the content using the layout I intended. Now the tables have gone so I can take advantage of 'modern' web site layout techniques, features and options. Which means for Internet Explorer 6 and 7 users, you're probably not experiencing this blog in the manner I intended. Figure 1: Old layout using Tables
Sorry IE 6/7 users. I'm not going to do anything about that. A straw poll yesterday among my social friends indicated that I should spend my time doing something more productive than attempting to make my blog look sort-of OK in an outdated browser that didn't bother following internet standards anyway. I agree with them.
So if you're on IE 6/7 do yourself a favour and use a decent browser that complies with internet standards and the latest developments, I would suggest you take a look at Chrome, Firefox or Opera.
For everyone else, since Lotus Notes is an outstanding Content Management System (CMS), everything I've written in the last couple of years is in exactly the same place, any bookmarks or links still work, the only thing that's different is the 'wrapper' around the content.
That's what I love about Lotus Notes, it's so easy to change the look and feel of any application, either through a browser, or within a Lotus Notes client, without touching the Data. That's something that users of other software applications often have trouble with. Yes, Lotus Notes can change the interface or upgrade to a new version, without touching the data!
So inspired by IBM's OneUI, I've made some changes. Welcome to my new blog design :-)
Colour Coding an entire day in your Notes 9 calendar
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 6:02p Mat Newman One really nice feature relating to Calendar Colour Coding in IBM Notes 9 is related to All Day Events. When a user configures a category for colour-coding in their Notes 9 Calendar, and then applies it to an All Day Event, Notes 9 colour codes the background of that entire day in the calendar with an opaque variant of that colour: Figure 1: Notes 9 calendar background for a day changed with an All Day Event I really like this feature as it provides easy visual notification in a [read] Keywords: ibm
How many ways can you customize IBM Notes 9 ... Plenty!
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 11:11p Mat Newman Pleased to share the BP104 session from IBM Connect by Margo Ezekiel, Ram Krishnamurthy and myself that shows you how many ways you can customize IBM Notes 9: The exceptional ability to customise IBM® Notes® to fit your customer or business needs continues with the new IBM Notes 9 Social Edition. Learn how to make company-wide changes and tweak Notes to suit your personal work style. Margo, Ram and Mat will show you how to fine tune your client experience and improve your productivit [read] Keywords: ibm