CSS rocks (AdphotoScheduler#1)

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In a fit of filial piety, I decided to sit down and start working on a
job scheduler for my mom. After briefly considering Java and the
attendant hassles of a client-server application, I decided to go with
PHP. I wanted it to be more graphical than my students’ submissions,
though. Browsed through projects on Freshmeat but didn’t really see
anything worth changing.

Listed a few user stories and decided to spike the graphical display.
Started out with a PNG produced by libgd. That went pretty well.
Translating time to world coordinates was easy. I wanted to limit the
view by start-time and end-time, but it turned out to be too much of a

Wondered if I could pull it off in HTML and CSS. Picked up a few
tutorials on absolute positioning and managed to pull it off quite
elegantly. Like new design.


– Schedule overview of resources
– Day view of resources

Next steps:

– Resource view
– Job view
– Unfake the data

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