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  • I’m new to WordPress and blogging, period. Seeking constructive critcism on design/layout; and, funtionality/usability.

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  • Why not try install WordPress and see what it can do for you? Maybe you have some more precise questions after that? 🙂 It’s a bit hard to know what you’re looking for.
    Hints for designs I think you can find out all over the forums here, looking at other blogs. 🙂

    WordPress credit?

    Ah…. not that explains a bit more. Looks sweet. Though the design wastes a lot of screen space. At least over here. Only the center area of the page is used, which leaves about 3/4 of the screen unused. Looks nice, but I think you see too little and have to scroll unneccesarily much.

    Root,
    The WordPress credit is located at the very bottom of the right page– assuming this is what you mean by credit.
    URL: http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/
    willneea

    Root,
    Should read:
    The WordPress credit is located at the very bottom of the right *scroll*– assuming this is what you mean by credit.
    URL: http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/
    willneea

    Nice design, but personally I’d get rid of the scrolls and use the whole browser window. I dislike anything that requires me to use the mouse. But then maybe that’s just me.

    Eric, not arguing the point, just curious. If you dislike anything that requires you to use the mouse, how then are you able to read this comment?
    URL: http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/
    willneea

    If someone presents a design like that I think we are entitled to nit pick It is advertised as xhtml 1.0 strict for some reason. But it isnt.

    @willnea: started firefox from the WinXP start menu using the “special windows” and up/down keys; CTRL+D to type wordpress.org/support/ in the URL field. Scrolled down, found this topic, typed in the first few letters of the post topic (“Con”) to latch onto the link; pressed enter to follow the link (yeah, I don’t need to click on links anymore as long as they’re text. Firefox rox). Scrolled down to read this. Look mum, no mouse! I could even have used tab to get to this text field and enter the text, but it would have been too much hassle to press tab like 30 times so I did use the mouse for that. See? I’m pragmatic, not fanatic… Clicking on “Post Message” is a simple tab and enter though, no mouse at all.
    More generally, there is always a trade-off between how much control you as a web designer retain over the look/feel/navigation of a site, and how much you allow your visitors to control for themselves – e.g. column widths etc. When someone lets me make the window as wide or narrow as I want, and navigate around it the way I want, and doesn’t try to make me register or give them my email addreess, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy and I’m more likely to come back. Again, just my personal opinion.

    Looks like scroll to me, just my opinion…
    started firefox from the WinXP start menu using the “special windows” and up/down keys; CTRL+D to type wordpress.org/support/ in the URL field. ****Scrolled***** down, found this topic, typed in the first few letters of the post topic (“Con”) to latch onto the link; pressed enter to follow the link (yeah, I don’t need to click on links anymore as long as they’re text. Firefox rox). ****Scrolled***** down to read this. Look mum, no mouse! I could even have used

    Okay. You scrolled without using a mouse. I’ve deleted “login” and “resister.” Good points, all.

    Well, as it turns out, I bit the bullet– and eliminated the scrolls. Difficult decision for me. Little rough around the edges right now, but has possibilities. I can see now that it was the thing to do. I just didn’t want to admit it. Thanks for the push.
    I apologize for getting out of line– so much for ego involement…
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/weblog/

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