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The Opti Mystic (20 posts)

  1. optimystic
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I spent many sleepless nights wondering if I should plug my blog here. Then, after much thought and unhurried deliberation, I came to the conclusion that I should! :-P
    I am a shameless narcissist anyway! ;-)
    So here is my blog... after having made the welcome transition from Blogger to WordPress... http://www.opti-mystic.net/blog
    Opinions welcome.

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well everybody else does so you may as well. People genuinely welcome seeing what folks are doing on their blogs. Upgrades and redesigns are often announced. Any excuse but why not?. That is *strut your stuff is all about*
    Welcome to WP.

  3. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Cool. Valid (X)HTML/CSS. The only thing I noticed after a very cursory look, and only in FF(nightly) at 800 x 600, is that p credit does not clear.
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/

  4. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Oh. and personally, I think text links rather than W3C buttons might look better on your site...

  5. optimystic
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, I think so too. Actually, I just managed to iron out the problems that were getting in the way of XHTML and CSS validations, last night and simply copied the standard links (with the images) in index.php. The colours of the link buttons goes against the general colour scheme of the blog. So, yes, I agree with you that text links would be best. Thanks for the feedback. :-)
    btw, what does not look clear?

  6. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    This line *does not clear* the floats:
    This page was served in just 0.349 seconds. That was possible because this blog is proudly powered by WordPress
    willneea

  7. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well willnea as we know *rolls eyes* that credits won't clear. Ever. Not like that.

  8. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Okay. Opera and IE get it the way you intended. FF renders the menu overlapping, and extending below p credit.

  9. optimystic
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hmm... got what you're trying to convey, willnea. But I'm stuck without FF on my laptop (its a company laptop and am not supposed to load FF). So there's little I can do right now :(

  10. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    FF is not necessary. What can really help is a good knowledge of what the code does whether you have the browser fitted or not but admittedly that can take a bit of time to acquire. I can not tell you how sad it makes me to see the huge numbers of WP users in your position.

  11. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    optimystic, give me a couple of hours-- perhaps I can get humpty dumpty back together again.
    willneea

  12. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Here you go. Beautiful it ain't, but most of the hooks are in place. You'll need a gif image the same width as the menu for it to look right.
    Quick test tested 800 x 600 on XP_ie6.0, Opera7.5.1, and FF( nightly).
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/mystic.html
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/

  13. optimystic
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    woah!! ... that is awesome willnea!!
    I shall give it a go once I'm back home today evening.
    Thanks a ton!! :-)

  14. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well willnea once we see 1px dotted fuschia we know the artists have arrived :)
    All that tabbing in the CSS is very difficult for linux folks but otherwise it looks fab.

  15. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "All that tabbing in the CSS is very difficult for linux folks..."
    Explain, por favor.

  16. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Optimystic, a less confusing version (I hope) .
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/mystic.html
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/

  17. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Do you know willnea with just maybe a tiny bit of fine tuning that page would be a really useful asset to the WP community. It is a really clear exposition of what does what. Leaving the borders and html on display is a really neat idea. If you can spare the bandwidth why not leave it up there ?

  18. optimystic
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It just keeps getting better and better ... Thanks again willnea!!

  19. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "why not leave it up there ?"
    I'm flattered, and I would be delighted to leave it up.
    Please email me. Address available here:
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/

  20. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    E mail reuturned. Mine is blog at atthe404 dot com

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