Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

CSS Tabs and Cool Designs

I found some great stuff over at Zeldman's place this evening. First of all, I'm definitely going to bookmark this page at Webgraphics. It has a bunch of tabbed interface experiments using CSS - which will be very handy when integrating Roller's tab-based menu into struts-menu.

The second ultra-cool item of business is the very cool sites Zeldman lists in the following quote. If any of you Roller users are looking to design a new theme - I'd love to see any of these integrated into Roller.

Repeating background patterns, once the shame of web design, have recently made a tasteful comeback. (Background patterns are new grey.) If you can't design your own patterns, Squidfingers offers over 120 lovely background patterns you can use on your site. Go get 'em. If you can design your own backgrounds, K10k has launched a Pixel Pattern Exhibition and invites you to submit your designs.

Posted in The Web at May 03 2003, 10:35:37 PM MDT Add a Comment

Jabber and Roller

This would be a much better post if I'd already developed the software, and this was an announcement. But I don't want to develop the software per se, I just want to use it. So I'm putting this idea out there in hopes that someone has already developed the software. My e-mail to the jabber-dev mailing list pretty much sums it all up.


My name is Matt Raible and I am a contributor on the Roller Weblogger
project (  I'm looking to add support for 
Jabber as a blogging client.  Currently, we support the BloggerApi and 
MetaWeblogApi.  What I'd like to know is if there is a project already 
that converts Jabber's XML files to XML-RPC calls - or if I could simply 
use an XSL stylesheet to transform and resend to my blog.



I'd love to add a Jabber Powered logo to my About page. I did some work with Jabber last year, basically just installing and configuring it - both very simple. The project I was on was also planning on adding support for creating new jabber accounts on-the-fly when a new user was created in our database. It's all XML, so it's probably all pretty easy. Anyway, I bought a Programming Jabber book and it's been collecting dust ever since. The cool thing about Jabber is if we setup a Jabber server (i.e., then I think it'd be possible to blog via your favorite IM client. Please leave your thoughts and comments - and any links to anything that might already exists.

Posted in Java at May 03 2003, 12:47:11 PM MDT 4 Comments