Diana & facebook username mischief

This story has flown around the internet today via social networks such as Digg, Reddit, Twitter and Facebook. It’s one of those situations where you just can’t help laughing at someone in an unfortunate situation. If this doesnt make you laugh you really dont have a sense of humour…
… maybe you should add Diana as a friend.

The started as a Reddit thead: Facebook girl “loves an*l” but apparantly doesn’t know it

Basically, to some up, someone who is probably close to Diana has been able to access her account and choose her username. They chose ‘I Love An*l’. Now, if you type in http://www.facebook.com/i.love.anal you go to her page. I am, of course, assuming she didn’t do it herself.

The original person who found this out was good enough to try to tell her…

This story has flown around the internet today via social networks such as Digg, Reddit, Twitter and Facebook. It’s one of those situations where you just can’t help laughing at someone in an unfortunate situation. If this doesn’t make you laugh you really don’t have a sense of humour…
… maybe you should add Diana as a friend.

It started as a Reddit thead: Facebook girl “loves an*l” but apparantly doesn’t know it

Basically, to some up, someone who is probably close to Diana has been able to access her account and choose her username. They chose ‘I Love An*l’. Now, if you type in http://www.facebook.com/i.love.anal you go to her page. I am, of course, assuming she didn’t do it herself.

The original person who found this out was good enough to try to tell her…

Diana like anal
Diana like anal

This didn’t go down too well!

Reddit also became aware of how much publicity the thread achieved. A new one was started up pointing out the results if you Googled the girls name. Reddit has now removed the above picture as the joke ‘went too far’. They were probably right, everyone was queuing up to tell Diana what has happened. She will almost certainly be a well know name for at least the next 24hours.

Just goes to show what happens if you leave yourself logged in somewhere.

(please note i have not mentioned her name anywhere in this article, i’m assuming facebook will change her username very soon, hopefully she will soon fall back into obscurity)

So, pick your usename name!

http://www.facebook.com/username

Facebook should have done this from the start!

or you could end up like these people (found via the reddit thread):

http://www.facebook.com/cumonmyface

http://www.facebook.com/cock.eater

http://www.facebook.com/gayer

Have you seen any other funny or rude usernames on facebook, Google+ etc? Do tweet me at @sidonaldson to let me know!

Font stacks, the !important css declaration and some html tips

It’s been a good week for subscribing to blogs, they are a endless stream of new and useful information, here are a few good tit-bits from my reader account!

Font Stacks

It’s a basic CSS declaration but not many people are aware of what font stacks do. In a world where most fonts are not available on the web, or ‘web-safe’ as we like to call it, you have to stick to a limited amount. Luckily CSS enables the developer to list his ideal fonts in an order of preference. Therefore if the first font, or most ideal, isn’t available then the next one will take over. This is called the font stack.

Unit Interactive wrote a great article about font stacks

and also created a downloadable PDF document with examples.

This is a great tool to help explain to designers what is possible in true web design. As many developers will know, you typically get a PSD file from a designer and find you have to go back to them to explain why they can’t use a certain font.

via firstwebdesigner.com & CSS Globe

!important CSS Declaration

Impressive Webs – everything you need to know about the !important CSS declaration

This is another great article which explains a common CSS declaration. CSS, by it’s nature, is cascading or in other words heiracial. This basically means it sets properties as it is read from top to bottom. A duplicated selector further down the page will overwrite the previous properties (where properties match).

There are also instances where someone has used in-line styling or you have no choice but to use in-line styling (i can’t think of one). ‘!important’ can also overwrite this!

Typing ‘!important’ after any CSS property tells the browser that this CSS declaration is the most important one and overwrites all other declarations. It is great for overwriting common classes or properties where you might want to use an exception or perform a minor tweak.

via CSS Globe

Finally, some good html tips

Line25.com – html crimes you shouldn’t commit

This article provides a quick list of 10 html good practices which would improve your coding. The majority are straight forward and known to many, the most being about out-dated tags, but still it’s great to see a blog going back to the basics.

One great thing about using the more updated tags is that you can wrap the older tags around html elements, reset them with CSS (font-weight:normal), and use them together with a Javascript frame work to create advanced effects!

It’s been a good week for subscribing to blogs, they are a endless stream of new and useful information, here are a few good tit-bits from my reader account!

Font Stacks

It’s a basic CSS declaration but not many people are aware of what font stacks do. In a world where most fonts are not available on the web, or ‘web-safe’ as we like to call it, you have to stick to a limited amount. Luckily CSS enables the developer to list his ideal fonts in an order of preference. Therefore if the first font, or most ideal, isn’t available then the next one will take over. This is called the font stack.

Unit Interactive wrote a great article about font stacks

and also created a downloadable PDF document with examples.

This is a great tool to help explain to designers what is possible in true web design. As many developers will know, you typically get a PSD file from a designer and find you have to go back to them to explain why they can’t use a certain font.

via firstwebdesigner.comCSS Globe

!important CSS Declaration

Impressive Webs – everything you need to know about the !important CSS declaration

This is another great article which explains a common CSS declaration. CSS, by it’s nature, is cascading or in other words heiracial. This basically means it sets properties as it is read from top to bottom. A duplicated selector further down the page will overwrite the previous properties (where properties match).

There are also instances where someone has used in-line styling or you have no choice but to use in-line styling (i can’t think of one). ‘!important‘ can also overwrite this!

Typing ‘!important‘ after any CSS property tells the browser that this CSS declaration is the most important one and overwrites all other declarations. It is great for overwriting common classes or properties where you might want to use an exception or perform a minor tweak.

via CSS Globe

Finally, some good html tips

Line25.com – html crimes you shouldn’t commit

This article provides a quick list of 10 html good practices which would improve your coding. The majority are straight forward and known to many, the most being about out-dated tags, but still it’s great to see a blog going back to the basics.

One great thing about using the more updated tags is that you can wrap the older tags around html elements, reset them with CSS (font-weight:normal), and use them together with a Javascript frame work to create advanced effects!