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  1. harrythehandyman
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    thank you all i will mess around with all the links in my test blog and see what goes wrong , harry

  2. This is just opinion based on my years of web, page layout and graphic design experience, but when it comes to anything you output, your first order of business is to present it in a way that it is clear, legible and easy to navigate. Too often I find sites that go way over the edge using bizarre fonts and/or edgy colors schemes with poor contrast, and they end up turning the content into a pop art poster and the information - what you are trying to present - is lost. I've seen sites where every other sentence is a different font, size or color (sometimes all three). I've even seen sites where every other word in a block of text is a different color.

    Just because you have the ability to change fonts and sizes and colors, does not mean that you should. They should only be changed if changing them will enhance the presentation of the content.

    And please, this is not pointed at anyone in this thread (I haven't looked at any of the blogs), or any other similar thread, it is offered simply as a reminder: Clear presentation of the content is - or should be - your number one priority. There is nothing wrong with focusing on form, but not at the expense of function.

  3. @ thesacredpath
    By all means. Totally agree with what you said.

    I found myself repelled for such sites. I would say the balance is a very important thing that one should have in mind. That's why when I was choosing a theme I already had in mind some aspects that I wanted: a neutral colours scheme layout (that being white, grey and black), with grey, preferably white background because I found it harder to read on a black background then with the contrast with a white background, and last, a font that I fancy.

    I'm rather picky, and I thought a neutral colour schemed theme would go well with the coloured images I would insert. The white also looks more tidy (smile). I found and liked Hemingway and I'm really glad it had the option to change to white, even though it doesn't have a strong contrast.

    Concerning customization, I do it normally and simple, changing font-size of headers, underlining words to reinforce, and changing colours of words when I feel like it's needed and to put a bit of colour into all that white (chuckle).

    My apologies, I got a bit carried away (smile)

  4. No need to apologize. :-)

  5. ^_^
    Oh right, I got a reply from the support, they replied, with links to some pages in support for customisation and thanked my suggestion for additional options, will keep them in mind for future updates.
    Hum... thoughts? I wonder if I should make a forum thread or something to transmit or something...

  6. @iruvienne

    I got a reply from the support .... I wonder if I should make a forum thread or something to transmit or something...

    I had no idea that you had posed a question to Support Staff for them to reply to. I assume that neither Harry or thesacredpath knew you had approached them either.

    This is a link to the fully functional TinyMCE editor from Moxie. It's open source freeware and WordpRess blogs are equipped with a primitive version of it. See > http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/examples/full.php

    This is what you can buy and renew annually from WordPress.com
    CSS upgrade http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    None of this is news to us so IMO there's no need to post a thread and nothing to transmit.

  7. @timethief
    Well, I followed what thesacredpath mentioned back ago about the toolbar, see here:

    This is something that I don't remember staff ever responding to, but it is definitely something that has been requested many times. [...]
    You can always send a question directly into support and ask them about it and if they respond, you can post the answer back here in the forums for all to see.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    @ thesacredpath
    Just finished sending and if I get a reply I'll be sure to post it. Hopefully. Thank you for the help guys (smile).

    I guess I made a wrong choice of words there with "reply", sorry.
    Yup, I did mentioned and included the link that you talked about along with my letter.
    Hum, no, as much attracting that may be, I don't really feel the need of the upgrade, have enough knowledge to be confident on it or have the cash (student).

    I see, sorry I couldn't bring any news guys (sigh). But I'm glad I wrote it.

    Btw, why did you just stole my line singkey =o

  8. @iruvienne: Because singkey is a pathetic spammer.

  9. @ Panos
    Oh, I guess that solves it. Why, thank you (smile).
    I think I'm going to leave now for some sleep, have a nice blogging guys.

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