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Aphrodite atthe404 (37 posts)

  1. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have just upgraded :) my blog to my new Aphrodite template. Hope you like it. Cross platform and legacy browser feedback is particularly welcome.

  2. Jabbok
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Very nice in FF but off the chart in IE. The header photo isn't viewable and the columns don't align.

    I really like the "Aprodite Fills Out" section at the top. It would be GREAT if that area could be used to hold "STICKY" posts.

  3. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well give us time to get the dynamic bits in. Lets look into IE.

  4. jennmiller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I really like it! Full of "stuff" but easy to read and navigate. Couple of CSS things: the orange font on the menu looks a bit out of place and the post page sidebar's link-rollover extends beyond the sidebar (please forgive my utter lack of terminology correctness...heh).I'm using FF 1.0.2 so maybe that's why.

    But again, great job!

  5. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You have mail :)

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Tweaking is in progress. Just demonstrating the bare bones of the 3/2 column switch .

  7. idbehold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Aphrodite looks exactly like StopDesign to me.

  8. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I like the template very much!

  9. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think inspired by stopdesign would be perfectly fair. Some of the layout is similar but the styling (design) is completely different. But who can not be inspired by truly great work. What is impressive to me about stopdesign - obviously it looks stunning - but the access to the content and the nav systems are amazing. What is even more amazing is that WP users can now do similar things without a lot of hacking. It is not as difficult as it looks. But thanks for all the good vibes. When the borkage (IE mainly) is fixed it will have the default styling done and then we should be launched.

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nice, Root. I especially like the "uplighting" on the header graphic.... this mind you in FF 1.0.2 - didn't bother with IE as I understand it's borked.

    Idbehold, I believe that was the point....

  11. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have just fiddled a bit. Wonder whether the head graphic is rendering in IE ?

  12. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Root,
    I just checked with IE 6 on XP Pro...no header graphic. I see the blue fill from the left column, the white centre, and uh, mauve on the right side. However, there is still a live hyperlink and clicking on it takes you to the home page as you would expect.

  13. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Root,
    I also re-checked the site in FF1.02 after clearing the cache. One thing that I did notice was a brief flash of a white rectangle the exact size of the header graphic. It only does this on first load of the site.

    Not sure what can be done about that, if anything. That's over my head. The template is coming along nicely, though!

  14. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks. No worries.

  15. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That was it, Stop Design - hey I think it's great that Root has been inspired by it, if I had the time and patience I would have tried something similar - but I lack time and patience, also skill (but let's keep quiet about that, eh?).

    A few notes from FF 1.0.1

    * The header image appears blank, when the mouse goes over the header image appears. In both instances the text for the blogtitle seems apparent in the top left hand corner just in very small writing - you may want to check out Podz's tut on how to make that disappear and still have the whole thing as a linkable header. Things work better if I click on another page, which then caches and then I go back to the main page where the header works normally again - but I can still see the blogtitle (x-ray eyes or something).

    * the dotted border seems out of place - and it eats a couple of pixels either from the left column, or adds to the right - it doesn't look fully aligned if you see what I mean

    * the sidebar background is about a pixel or two taller than the header for Friends and Guru so there's a slight blue haze-line at the top of the header.

    * Heads up is a little too far to the left - perhaps add some margin/padding so it's more to the right and away from the edge

    * FF logo looks lost in space

    I'm not personally too keen on the colours - they seem to clash a bit, for me at least, with the background and the header image.

    I love how it's coming together, and really looking forward to seeing the final version.

    Cheers

  16. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Jinsan,
    Regarding the colours, I think that they are simply there for ease of design at the moment, and are not likely to be permanent. Also, I'm pretty sure that Root let Podz select the colours, which would explain why they are so dang screwy! Have you ever seen An Explosion in a Crayon Factory? :)

  17. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yes I've seen that - and I want to know where Podz gets his LSD from :)

    PS: Just seen it in IE - it not only borks the entire site, it chews it up, covers in IE standards and spits it back out and says "Standards? What standards?"

  18. mcangeli
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Root, I love the layout. Just wondering if you're going to publish this layout (or at least a very generic version of it for those of us who want the 2/3 column split) for educational purposes.

    Thanks!

  19. fuzzy_logic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Root, very nice design. The StopDesign website has always been one of my favorite layout. It'll be great if you can make it into a theme.

  20. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well if I could just get the thing to look half decent in more than browser I would be delighted.

  21. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just a point on the technicalities - podz tutorial is as always really fantstic and highly reccommended. However in order to do a hover the image has to be set in the h1 a. This is not a block level element of course so we use display block, but then in IE the fun really starts. We of course simaltaneously taking into account that images have borders by default. So we set them to zero. That then triggers IE box model borkage. And unless you are very strong willed in come a whole mess of butt ugly looking hacks. But we are getting there.

  22. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Couldn't you simply set the border color for a img to the same as the background? Would that prevent the box borkage? Or am I on LSD as well?

    Tg

  23. zeraw07
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I like the header!

  24. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry I have disturbed the community. Thanks to the awesome Hugo (sadly no url ?) the header now seems stable across platform. On now to futzing with floats, and fine tuning. Thanks for your interest and input. Gotta hustle now to keep up with Jinsan :)

  25. hesed2
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Viewing the site in Safari there's a bit of a problem. There is no background image below the line with "All the latest" in the middle (don't know if it's supposed to be an image or CSS, either way). So you've got light grey text over a dark grey background, <i>very</i> difficult to read. It looks good in FF on Mac OS X.

  26. idbehold
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I was just thinking, why not put the latest post in the space when you have the discription of aphrodite?

  27. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @hesed2. I havw been a bit preoccupied with the header. Onto this issue. Its no big deal. I am going to clear the floats. I thought I could get away with a fixed height in that zone but it isnt going to work. I am fitting in the dynamic stuff now - and that top right slot is certainly prime. What ever I do I want it simple and easy to adapt. Folks are going to fiddle I would think. Inevitable :) Thanks for the feedback guys.

  28. kairie
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use firefox and it looks good to me. I love the colors.

  29. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well a lot of folks dont like them apparently. :). Choice is the thing. :) Thanks.

  30. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I too have been influenced by Douglas' designs as I find his to be some of the cleanest, well layed out work that I have seen. I use to have stop design bookmarked and can see I will have to add it again. I really do like that new look. My first blog was one of his designs thru blogger

    Nice job Root!

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