All entries for Sunday 03 April 2005
April 03, 2005
The 17-year-old British soul singer, Joss Stone, has rocketed into the list of the richest young musicians, earning an estimated £5m in the past year.
To the uninitiated few, Joss Stone is no more and no less than an unremarkable young woman. Tousle-haired and pretty, like millions of teenage girls, she is unaffected and unassuming, not one naturally to stand out in a crowd.
But put her behind a microphone or on a stage and a staggering transformation takes place. Belying her diffidence and youth, Joss Stone's persona as a singer is sassy and coquettish, her voice rich and deep, knowing and world-weary, just like that of her own idol, the late, great, Janis Joplin.
Her rise to fame has been rapid, even by the "blink-and-you're-gone" standards of modern celebrity.
Full article here
The girl is a good singer, but £5m at the age of 17? Anyone working in the marketing department of her record label deserves a pat on the back. Ah, to be a young blonde in the music industry (singing voice optional)Ö..
After taking a look around the web development site Sitepoint.com over the weekend, it seemed clear that using standard tables for page layout is officially old-school. As such, I spent some time browsing for tutorials, fired up Dreamweaver and redid my dadís business site using CSS. Not being a complicated layout to begin with, the process didnít take long. Still, the code is much tidier now and future updates should be relatively easier.
For anyone looking for some info (and so I donít lose the links) here are some useful sites I came across.
- Float Tutorial – Floating elements in CSS
- CSS Centering 101
- CSS Layout Techniques – Sample layouts with code
- Box Lessons – Some more layouts with code
- Blue Robot – Even more layouts and code.