Monday, September 26, 2005

Fucking FINALLY. Template sorted after hours of fiddling around with HT-pissing-ML so this blog's now readable again in Internet sodding Explorer.

Lessons learned? A single misplaced triangular bracket can bugger up the entire sodding thing. Oh, and I hate computers.

Other lessons learned? Everyone should use Firefox, if only to make my life easier.

5 Comments:

Anonymous MatGB said...

Of course everyone should use Firefox. Or full Mozilla. Or Opera. Or Lynx. Or Konqueror. Or Safari. Just not bloody useless IE. I gave up reformatting the styles on LiveJournal to make it look good in IE; LJ is personal, it looks good for me.

Word has it, that M$ may, in the next version of IE, implement tabbed browsing! Shock horror! Only 5 years late Bill.

TBH, the only thing I can see that's changed is the text on the lefthand links seems to be too far to the left, they almost leave the edge of my screen (and I've checked the alignement). But I'm not going to load up IE to check, it out.

Actually, looking at the source, definately shifted too far tot he left, the right margin is hufe on my screen, the left margin isn't there. Meh, I'm rambling.

9/27/2005 02:02:00 am  
Anonymous Jonathan Stanley said...

Usually it's the draconian standards compliant browsers that throw up head scratching errors as far as misplaced angle brackets buggering up the entire sodding thing.

On the note of lynx though (and indeed elinks), there should be an anchor link in the HTML source so one can skip down to the first post without the need to scroll past acres of side-links. I had the joy of using a text-browser via a shell as my ISP in HK couldn't get to any of the blogspot/blogger blogs...

9/27/2005 09:14:00 am  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Right, so anyone got any bright ideas how I can sort out the left margin? Or anchor the BlogAd things properly so they don't wander all over the shop in Firefox on PC?

Actually I'd ideally want the whole thing to centre in the browser window, but with the columns as fixed widths - most templates I've seen that do that seem to resize the columns with the browser window, which always pisses me off for some reason. I have precisely no idea how to sort that out. Very irritating. But at least it's readable now.

9/27/2005 09:39:00 am  
Anonymous Suzy said...

NM I do feel bad for you, but thanks for going to such trouble to ensure we can all read your blog even if we are forced to use IE at work. It is appreciated.

9/27/2005 11:00:00 am  
Anonymous Jonathan Stanley said...

"Actually I'd ideally want the whole thing to centre in the browser window, but with the columns as fixed widths - most templates I've seen that do that seem to resize the columns with the browser window, which always pisses me off for some reason. I have precisely no idea how to sort that out. Very irritating. But at least it's readable now."

This one requires a number of things changing having had a quick browse over the source.

div#content is already set to have left-right margins as "auto" which in proper browsers centre aligns already. However, your CSS has fixed width body to 940px which by default left aligns. So, to centre the content stuff, move the 940px definition from body to div#content. That should work...

That's what I do on my fixed width column, centred blog anyway (there's also a little "cheat" to centre align sub-IE6, using text-align).

9/27/2005 04:41:00 pm  

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