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  • Completely new to blogging here – installed WP (first blog ever) two-three days ago, and spent a lot of time trying to grasp some basic PHP needed to tweak some tidbits here and there.
    The result: Does it suck?
    Not much content, only one post, since I’ve only been blogging for – well, since today really (I know it says May 30th on the post, but it was a test post initially, I just edited it to be a proper one)…
    Not much styling either, really, I prefer it simple (it’s very simple). And I know IE bastardises it – what doesn’t IE bastardise? *prays that the next version of IE will at least know what min-height, fixed positioning and dotted borders are*
    Comments, thoughts?

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  • i see u got indian friends… πŸ™‚ i love fixed positioning. i used it on my old template πŸ™‚

    Yup, me too, fixed positioning is teh roxxors πŸ˜›
    (You actually bothered to go through a whole [long] page of Danish? Or did you just happen to spot the name Kunal by chance?)

    I like it, its tasteful and in tune with the minimilistic vibe I’ve got going on at the moment πŸ˜‰
    One thing I would say though is that the background of the content section completely obscures the mountains until you get to the comments and you may want to notch the header contrast up a tiny wee bit and don’t forget your lovely tasty spider food (meta tags)…

    i spotted kunal… πŸ™‚
    what language is that?

    One thing I would say though is that the background of the content section completely obscures the mountains until you get to the comments

    Yeah, I was wondering if I should make the background semi-transparent for the post itself as well… jury’s still out (I kind of like the fact that the post is the only thing on the entire page that looks ‘solid’, thus drawing attention to it) – of course, it hardly appears at all in IE, but I don’t care… Like I wrote in the post after a long rant against IE bastardising the Standards [translated for your convenience], “If you still decide to use IE, so be it. But it’s your own fault that you’re missing out on some of the fancy little gimmicks I added here and there :o)”

    and you may want to notch the header contrast up a tiny wee bit

    Hmm… which header to you mean? The one with the blog title at the top? You think it’s too weak?
    I have this thing with contrasts – I love scales of grey in website, and I use very few colours (as you can see), but the result is often that the more I fiddle with my CSS, the lighter and more monotonously grey the whole thing becomes… I had actually set the entire body of both posts and comments to grey (#999;) before deciding to switch back to black ’cause it all got too light…
    But the blog name at the top is meant to look a bit like a watermark, be inconspicuous…

    and don’t forget your lovely tasty spider food (meta tags)…

    Oops, right you are… urgh, I hate doing that, I know so little about the whole system and thus suck at it… πŸ™

    i spotted kunal… πŸ™‚
    what language is that?

    Kunal? Erm………….. Indian of some sort? I think they’re Jai (or however it’s spelled), but I really don’t know what language they speak, other than it’s Hindi of some sort…
    And if you’re referring not to Kunal, but the rest of the site, may I refer to my previous post: “You actually bothered to go through a whole [long] page of Danish? Or did you just happen to spot the name Kunal by chance?”
    πŸ˜›

    Minimalistic, like it.
    One good tip, don’t use font with foots for your website. Those fonts are used for books, not very userfriendly as eyes are getting tired from reading text formatetd with those fonts, specially long posts as you post. Fonts like Verdana etc (without foots) are used for websites.
    Regards, MaxT

    Hey Oisin,
    Looks beautiful to me. My vote is for making the post backgroun semi-transparent too, so we can see the mountais through them too.
    The mountains look very good in Firefox πŸ˜‰ but they would need a bit more contrast on Safari to look the same.
    Nice work!

    One good tip, don’t use font with foots for your website. Those fonts are used for books, not very userfriendly as eyes are getting tired from reading text formatetd with those fonts, specially long posts as you post.

    Or like this entire forum? πŸ˜‰
    But yes, you’re right, serif fonts are mostly typesetting fonts, not screen fonts – I hadn’t even thought of that when I was styling it… I should probably change that (have actually thought about it before).
    And okay, I’ll go add some transparency to the post section as well, and I’ll add a bit more contrast to the mountains – when I look at them now, I think it’s a bit too hard to see they’re even mountains anyway…
    Thanks for the input and nice words :o)

    Okay, I changed a few details here and there – better now? The mountains are still very vague behind the post, but I don’t want them to be too opaque-ish either…
    And I actually think it looks better using Tahoma for the post instead of Georgia, even apart from the whole serif/sans-serif issue.
    P.S.: Max, kan du komme pΓƒΒ₯ en oversættelse for ‘Valid XHTML’ der er bedre end ‘XHTML er validerbar’? Det lyder rimelig dumt synes jeg, men jeg kan ikke komme pΓƒΒ₯ noget bedre – jeg vil nemlig gerne have at de to links i sidefoden er symmetriske, sΓƒΒ₯dan at linksene enten er inderst eller yderst.

    oi, multilingual forum post πŸ˜€

    Yeah, I figured there wasn’t much point in asking if he had a better translation than mine in English… :p
    Anyway, since I used so little colour (or rather no colour at all) in the first style I did, I figured I might as well try to do the exact opposite and make a totally psychedelic style in flaming colours of wild confusion. And I tried, I really tried, but it just wouldn’t become all flamy and psychedelic for me, but rather turned into a fairly well organized colour scheme.
    Okay, that’s not really true – it’s really more like a shameless rip-off of the absolutely stunning design of the guru pogi, which was an inspiration in itself! (You know what they say about imitation being the most sincere form of flattery)
    The style is here (an English blog, ie. in a comprehensible language).
    I’m still not really sure if I like the differently coloured menu boxes or not…
    I hate the “icon” of the previous posts the way it is now, but I’m pretty much out of ideas (the infamous 6 am brainfart period that I’ve just invented) – suggestions are welcome.
    On your marks… set… critique!

    Good stuff Oisin. I, for one, am flattered. I didn’t think my design was that impressive to begin with. It’s funny because I used to have a city skyline header/footer combination as well before I changed it to my current logo. ^^; It looks like you’ve made some real progress. =)

    Thanks πŸ™‚ – the skyline is a picture of a really nice sunset I took from my kitchen window a couple of weeks ago…

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