It's that time of year again, with spring in the air I've refreshed the style of BitWorking. Press 'refresh' if you see the same old styling. If you have a decent browser you can switch back to the old look as I've left it as an alternate stylesheet.
Putting together a new style was easier than in previous attempts. Two things in particular made it easier, the first was using the Web Developer extensions for Mozilla FireFox, a nifty tool that:
Adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools. Current tools include converting form POSTs to GETs, hiding images, outlining block level elements, disabling styles and many more.
The second thing that made development easier was the new rule of thumb I learned for working with CSS; only set non-zero padding or margins on element, not both. That simple rule is meant to avoid trouble with IE's botched box-model. It worked, and there were only two minor hiccups when I finally checked the site in IE.
I have currently checked this site with IE 6, FireFox and Opera 7 under Windows only. Let me know if you have any problems with the new layout.