Well, the new template is here at last. It's nothing incredibly special, but at least it's mine. I'm still working out some of the bugs, so in the meantime, it looks a lot better in firefox than in internet explorer. But then, what doesn't.


Blogger Evan Jones  said...

Good work. I'm looking at it in on a Mac in Safari, Firefox and IE5 side-by-side. I'm partial to the way it looks in Safari. The background is a bit darker than in Firefox, which I like. Less than half a shade, but still. All three handle the dashed rule a bit differently. IE does it the best. Each dash is rendered perfectly. Safari clumps two together at each end, which is a nice, if unintended effect. Firefox chops the ones off that don't fit. So, IE goes home without a goose egg. One point for dashed rules.

Otherwise, it's almost like you emphasized everything IE doesn't do well. How could it be so bad? Firefox really is wonderful, even without knowing all the bells and whistles yet. I figured out RSS feeds. I like the way it does that. And it looks elegant. IE looks like it was designed by Bill Gates. Oh, that's right, it was. But with Safari we can keep each computer on the same page with Sync, manage addresses and telephone numbers even from someone else's computer, so I think we'll just dabble in Firefox.

As for your design, I think I would drop the font size down a bit in the main box, and increase the padding. It looks a bit roomy and crouded all at the same time. Don't touch the gray, though. It's a perfect backdrop for your photos. Real zowey as they say in the art crowd. Overall, a really exciting page. Good work.

I stumbled across an interesting CSS site while trying to verify a Zen story: http://www.csszengarden.com/ . I'll bet you'd enjoy it.

OK, I've got to go now. There's a Christmas party down at Neverland. I don't want to be late.

Saturday, December 18, 2004  

Blogger Hey Paul  said...

Thanks for the comments. I've made the font a little smaller and increased the padding a bit. It's still a work in progress and will be for some time. This is just what I could do with what little I know about html, css, javascript etc. But I'm still learning. And thanks for that awesome link--so cool.

I'm pretty sure I can eventually get everything to work fine in IE, but it will take me a while. As for Safari, I don't know--only because I never work on macs or even have access to macs. But IE is the real problem anyway. With any luck Gates'll get his act together and fix the problems on his end.

Saturday, December 18, 2004  

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