Postion is not how you spell position. I thought I would note that fact as a public service at the top of this post for those finding it at google via “css postion”, “postion available”, “cursor postion”, or any other misspelled phrase using the word postion. I do not condone, nor support the use of the word postion. Bad postion may lead to several side-effects, including headache, nausea, and swelling of the proboscis. Use postion with care. Hopefully this paragraph will move up in it’s search engine postion and prevent future misspelling of the actual word: Position.
Ok, I’m satisfied now. Back to the post.
Things are off to a good start with my new job. I’m learning a lot about CVS, OSX, and Command Line Unix that I didn’t know before. I was working on a logo for a custom motorcycle company yesterday and today I was excited today to get started on a XHTML layout for a new site.
Since they already have an approved storyboard for the site that defines the basic layout, I took a different approach to the project than my usual “Photoshop it up, and break it down into XHTML” approach. Instead, I’ve coded out the basic layout without touching Photoshop, and I’ll go back in and design the content images and backgrounds after it’s done.
In doing so, I’ve run into a problem that has plagued me since I first started with CSS. The word “position”. I can’t spell it. Unless I’m conciously aware that position is “p-o-s-i-t-i-o-n”, I’ll skip the first i and spell it “postion”. For the 5 times I used the position property in the css of this project, I initially spelled it wrong 3 of those times. At one point, I kept bouncing between the browser and the code wondering what went wrong. I felt really dumb after all that…until I Googled “postion”. There are over 695,000 misspelled instances of the word position. There was even a sponsored link titled “Light w/3 Postion Switch”. Thanks Google! I feel much better now.