Thursday, July 21, 2005

Redesign?

I just redid some of the CSS for this site. I kept the basic elements of the template, but removed all the orange in favor of blue (not a statement of politics, just aesthetics). I also made the link's styles (link, visited, mouse hover) consistent in all parts of the page. Some of it comes down to a personal preference for consistency. But, I have to ask. Is there anything *really* annoying in the look and feel of the site? So annoying it hurts your eyes (like hot pink and orange)?

Comments:
Well, since you asked...the royal blue is a bit much. Could you tone it down to a navy or something?
 
I'm really, really bad with naming colors. Do you mean on the title banner only, or do you think the links should be darker too? If you mean on the header, it's actually #0000FF, 100% blue. Is that "royal blue?"
 
Yes, I meant on the header. It's not as bad on the links, even if they're also 0000ff, since those are just letters.
 
I just realized how much your new design looks like a tallit.
 
Only if you have a blue-and-white one.

ALso, I'm sure you've realized this by now, but something in your site deisgn burped, and there's a whoel lot of code at the top of the page and general messiness throughout...
 
no, I haven't. Looks fine in my browser. What software are you using?
 
OK -- looks like an Internet explorer issue, as both KHTML (Konqueror/Safari) and Gecko (Firefox) render the page correctly. I'll look into it.

By the way, why are you using IE?
 
UPDATE: The major part of the problem was caused by an IE incompatibility with the (optional, but standards-compliant) XML declaration at the top of the page. I've removed it. There still seems to be an issue with the sidebar, but, at least it's readable now. Can you confirm that?

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<?xml-stylesheet href="http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/TR/W3C-REC.css" type="text/css"?>
<?xml-stylesheet href="#blogStyle" type="text/css"?>
 
I use IE because that's what the Commonwealth installed on my work computer, and if I try to run anything else the machine explodes. Seriously. It's a miracle I can get Y!M to work, but otherwise I'd be on the phone with my husband all day.

I use Firefox at home, which is probably why I didn't notice the problem until I got to work today.
 
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