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Default Skin Drops Left Column in Firefox 9.0.1[edit source]

Bob, tonight I noticed the left colunm (everything under the TEFLPedia logo but not the logo) has dropped to the bottom of the page below the rest of the page content. I am observing this in Firefox 9.0.1 on Linux tonight. When I have time I will test in other environments and report. I don't know what is causing this. Do you see this behavior in your browser? Might it be yet another sign that now is a good time to make a backup of the site files and a backup of the database bump and then see about charting a way to upgrade to the latest version of MediaWiki? --Roger 04:25, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed it after the last Firefox update. Other wikis display fine and the site looks OK in Chrome. So, yes, I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and do the update. --Bob M 06:38, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Also, the latest MediaWiki version 1.18 that came out in November has ConfirmEdit bundled in. So all you will have to do once you have upgraded MediaWiki (I think) is configure it and all those dreary spam bots will be flummoxed. I see in our Special:Version that the PHP and MySQL requirements for MediaWiki 1.18 are met. Go for it! --Roger 18:37, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
I'll see if I can gather up my courage over the weekend. I'm pretty busy with other stuff at the moment. Thanks for your encouragement!--Bob M 19:34, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Fixed it by upgrading MediaWiki. --Roger 16:02, 7 February 2012 (CST)

Mozilla rounded box corners gone square in Firefox 13.0.1[edit source]

Bob, the nice rounded box corners I have enjoyed when viewing Teflpedia Main Page and our Template:box in Firefox are square now in the latest Firefox, version 13.0.1. I observe this in Firefox 13.0.1 on both Windows 7 and Linux. Version 13.0.1 is the newest version of Firefox right now and I just upgraded to it on both Linux and Windows. Maybe this has to do with a design decision implemented in the 13.0.1 version of Firefox. (The rounded corners still work in Firefox v 9.0.1 and v 10.0.1). I don't have time to investigate this further at the moment, maybe later. Just wanted you to be aware of this. Cheers --Roger 01:49, 16 June 2012 (CDT)

Fixed. I added CSS3 compliant "border-radius:10px;" and "border-radius:20px;" in appropriate places on Main Page to get rounded corners working in Firefox 13. It should also work now in IE 9, Safari 5 and Chrome 5 and later versions of those. Hurray! I believe Firefox 13 dropped support for "-moz-border-radius" in favor of CSS3 "border-radius". I have also similarly updated the Template:Box with "border-radius". I left the "-moz-border-radius" declaration in both so that folks who haven't yet upgraded Firefox to version 13 will still see rounded corners, too. --Roger 00:22, 17 June 2012 (CDT)
Thanks for that Roger. :-)