Break my blog

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  • #56530

    engtech
    Member

    I’ve been doing more CSS hacking on my blog and I’m looking for feedback. I’m a little worried that I’ve made the side hopelessly more complicated… so mentioning anything that’s weird or doesn’t make sense would be very much appreciated.

    http://engtech.wordpress.com

    #56845

    raincoaster
    Member

    When you pasted in the list of blog pimping suggestions, the list gradually disappeared to the left as you get further down the page. I’m using IE6. When you hover the cursor over the name of the contributor, the name jumps back to the right, but not the text.

    #56850

    engtech
    Member

    I think I fixed it by changing all the blockquotes to list elements… let me know!

    #56853

    engtech
    Member

    I just installed IE6 standalone and found gobs of CSS errors that I fixed.

    #56854

    devblog
    Member

    How much do you care about cross-browser compatibility?

    I ask because if you care your blog to look good only in Firefox and IE then those will be the browsers I’ll use.

    BTW, lovely cat. I have two :D

    #56855

    drmike
    Member

    Dang, that’s a lot of stuff on the front page.

    As to cross borwser, you can test it at http://browsershots.org if you want.

    #56858

    you can also get safari screenshots from http://www.browsrcamp.com/
    they don’t have quite the server load that browsershots does, so you don’t have to wait in queue.

    #56862

    drmike
    Member

    I’ll have to remember that one.

    #56868

    nosysnoop
    Member

    The amount of times I messed up my blog at Blogger by changing codes and new layouts and backgrounds. I use to change something every week or so and regretted after. Just save everything on Notepad first. The first time I didn’t save it, I had to start from zero and lost everything on my sidebars.

    #56876

    raincoaster
    Member

    The list is fixed.

    #56910

    engtech
    Member

    What I care about most is general design… like Mike’s comment “that’s a lot of stuff on the front page”. I knew I was in trouble when my sidebar has a sidebar.

    I’m playing around with the idea of this structure:
    http://engtech.wordpress.com –> portal page
    http://engtech.wordpress.com/blog -> blog posts, full (what http://engtech.wordpress.com is now)
    http://engtech.wordpress.com/tag/main -> blog posts with excerpts

    I’m having trouble accepting the fact that the design is too complicated… so I’m looking for criticism like “when I look at it I don’t know what this means?”. How people actually would navigate, etc.

    #56913

    raincoaster
    Member

    Okay, I hate the fact that I have to scroll left-right to see the whole blog. Font is too loud, like yelling. Shrink the whole thing down by 10% and I might love it, though.

    #56914

    raincoaster
    Member

    I meant that the font size is too big, giving the YELLING impression.

    #56929

    drmike
    Member

    I was wondering about the sidebar of a sidebar. :)

    But seriously, I was looking at the content. Dropping into the page and paging down, it was kind of hard figuring out where stuff was.

    #56932

    engtech
    Member

    @rc: your resolution is 800×600?

    @mike: by figuring out where stuff was… which stuff do you mean? Like how to find categories, etc? Or that there was just so much going on in one page…

    Does this look better: http://engtech.wordpress.com/tag/main

    #57084

    drmike
    Member

    Actually I just took a look at your 101 tshirts page within Netscape 7.2 and all the stuff that you’ve got at the bottom of your post like the comment policy is covering the bottom half of your post.

    The /tag/main looks fine except for the right sidebar. It’s frozen and you can’t see it from #15 down within Netscape 7.2.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #57087

    raincoaster
    Member

    yes, my resolution is 800×600.

    The page numbers are not intuitive. I had to click on them to see what they were numbers OF. A simple vertical “Pages” at the top would help.

    #57151

    engtech
    Member

    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    #57168

    drmike
    Member

    Not a problem. We get paid for this, right? ;)

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