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  1. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There's nothing sad about going round and round. Most people call it learning.
    Oh, and I assume you're referring to Tantek Çelik's Box Model Hack?
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/
    willneea

  2. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes I am.

  3. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Added a footer of sorts. Not sure whether to leave , delete , or modify the border and background color beneath the menu. Also need to figure out why the painting (with the border around it) winds up in left field on this page:
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/index.php?p=4#comments
    Unable to get rid of the extra space between the category blogroll and Rebecca...particularly obvious on IE.
    Getting a little punchy looking at this thing-- comments & suggestions from a fresh perspective appreciated.
    URL: http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/
    willneea

  4. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This has really come a long long way since your first layout scheme posted here.
    Just as a stab - that gap before *Rebecca* looks like a blank link. You can delete it in Link Manager. That image that has got loose lower down is positioned outside its div container hence it has gone walkabout. Finally although you float your content left I cant see a clearer div. Might have missed it. Good luck & best wishes.

  5. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Root, thanks ever so much for your help and support!
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I know that you are still developing so at the mo you have a fixed height in the #wrapper at 1200px. Thats fine till you get going but you should now be testing at the default of height: auto; it will all be clearer then. Live - of course - we have no way of knowing what our height will be. This is difficult if you are of an artistic bent and used to the predictable pixel positioning you get on a static site. ;)

  7. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hmmm, I see what you mean...my layout looks awful at height: auto-- back to the drawing board. Also think I need to play around with an alternate style. Nobody is going to wait around while all my pretty images load when on a dial-up modum.
    Thanks.
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well why not install my template? Then you can forget CSS positioning and get on with what you like which is making it all look beautiful. My template is very easy to style. Enough already ;)

  9. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Pretty much decided to do just that just before reading your note about it. It's a done deal. Thanks.
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/

  10. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Garden nothing-- stoned out of town more likely. In the meantime, please don't give up on me. Going underground for a few days. I'll be back.
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/

  11. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well we will look forward to seeing you. *The CSS Veg patch* maybe?

  12. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "Desparado" on board this address:
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/root.html
    Known issues:
    1) Opera7x bug-- clearer div does not collapse vertically.
    2) Gecko browsers-- giant space between "Filled Under" and "General"
    Working on another version that is quite simple, and does not violate the integrity of your original code; and another that is sort of off the wall...
    willneea

  13. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well from the basic css postioning view everything is fine. Those two things need minor tweaking only. It is v late here so I will have a look and google the css in the morning. What about the Root Vegetable CSS Garden?

  14. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No its not fine. I am now opening the JD. GGGrrrrrhhh.

  15. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I give up, what's a "JD." In my neck of the woods, "JD" is a Juvenile Delinquent-- a teenage hood.
    The Opera/Win *clearer* problem has been resolved. Whether this solution works for IE5/mac is unknown.
    This remains among the least of my problems: Gecko browsers-- giant space between "Filled Under" and "General"
    Need criteria for the Root Vegetable CSS Garden.
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/root.html
    Best,
    willneea

  16. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Couple of shooters of that top shelf sour-mash, and I could conquer the world, and maybe even get this to work in IE:
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/three.html
    (actually only needs some minor adjustments, but its been a long day)
    Could be done as fixed width layout, too...
    What's your opinion?

  17. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I love the look. I really do. Flexible full screen widths I can't be doing with. The reason for that is that at bigger screen sizes the line lengths become untenable.
    Its alright if you are Eric Meyer or someone - but give me fixed every time or it needs to be very skillfully executed. Mid section in ems etc. If you would just stop fiddling for a bit and get it finished it could look gorgeous. Just my 2c. :)

  18. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There is only room for twenty four designers on this project.

  19. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @wairoanz. I am just posting in the other thread for you.

  20. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    For what it's worth, I've finally locked in on a design concept-- 3col, fixed width. Works much better at 1024 and up. Nothing to show at the moment. Cloudy and dark here. Artificial light, even the color corrected kind, blows away any hope of getting anything decent on screen or off. The weather is supposed to be better tommorow, but one never knows in New England...

  21. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Edit:
    Above post from willneea

  22. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well : We are patient :) Good luck.

  23. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Almost got it-- still some obvious but minor styling and color tweaking yet to do. Any major problems would be easiest to resolve now (before switching over to php).
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/holly_john.html
    Thanks.
    willneea

  24. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    My; willnea you have been busy. That is a beautifully executed 3 col layout. Its got more hacks than Hannibal Lechter. Really neat and a lot of hard work. The light obviously improved - the colors look stunning. Welcome to WordPress (almost)

  25. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Comments and additions to the task list posted on the site welcome.
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/
    aside: Regardless of the path used, clicking my user name on posts produces my personal site, rather than the blog. How come?

  26. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Edit your registration details?
    Your blog looks achingly cool. You do not need any help from us home hackers :).

  27. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, the talented and modest guru who leads masses of innocents down the paths of rightousness on behalf of WordPress likens himself, and others like him, to home hackers. Indeed!

  28. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well many of us do not know a gif from a jpeg far less doing the cool stuff you get up to.

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