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Visually Integrated for Enhanced Functionality

I have started the process of visually integrating this blog with the Rietta Solutions web site.

Following an idea from Michael Meadhra’s ”Creating a pure CSS horizontal navigation bar,” the navigation bar now consists of an unordered list and CSS formatting. This change significantly reduces the size of navigation bar at the top of each page, both visually and in code.

More importantly for this blog is getting the template right. While there are some work-of-art blog templates available, none of them quite fit what I needed here. Fortunately, Google’s Blogger allows the publisher (that’s the blogger) to fully customize the template with normal HTML, JavaScript, and the Blogger markup. Getting a basic template is not so hard, but getting it right takes a bit more effort.

This project is a work in progress. I plan to have everything converted to proper XHTML and CSS, but that will take some time as there is still a lot of legacy code floating around this domain.

About Frank Rietta

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Frank Rietta is a web application security architect, author, and speaker. He is a computer scientist with a Masters in Information Security from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He speaks about security topics and was a contributor to the security chapter of the 7th edition of the "Fundamentals of Database Systems" textbook published by Addison-Wesley.

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