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  1. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "20 skins to choose from, have at it!"
    Here's what I get on the 1st seven skins.
    XP_FF(nitely)
    Daisey: doesn't center
    Pastel Green: text unreadable
    Typewriter: too wide for window
    Baby got Blog: close but no cigar
    Dahlia: doesn't center/unreadable
    Girl Smoking: layout broken
    Blue Yellow Flower: not centered
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    XP_FF nitely, I think it means on Firefox nightly build on Windows XP.

  3. Joni
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Anon, that was what I thought after I got to looking at it. So many acronyms, so little time. Or perhaps SMASLT!?

  4. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Fix for Girl Smoking:
    Change the width of #menu from 35% to 30%
    Suggestion for Girl Smoking:
    Center the layout.
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/

  5. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    See Smoke Girl Fixed and Centered:
    url: http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/smoke.html

  6. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  7. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    See Smoke Girl after 29 of 33 error warnings were fixed.
    url: http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/smoke.html
    Fix the remaining document errors, and you should be good to go.

  8. southerngal
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Joni, I love your skins, great job! :)

  9. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Joni, are any of these for public use? Would you mind sharing them?

  10. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    See Smoke Girl after 9 CSS errors were fixed. The CSS is now valid (embedded)
    url: http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/smoke.html

  11. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    And if that's not enough, you may want to revise your CSS so that the text can be zoomed in IE, too. Right now you have the fonts set in pixels. The Gecko browsers and Opera scale pixels, but not IE. Fonts set with %, em's, or %/em's keeps all of them happy, including IE.
    Good luck.
    willneea
    http://www.dlaakso.com/blog/

  12. Joni
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    willneea, thanks for all the tips. I'll be working on that some this weekend. Also, at the risk of sounding even dumber than I must already appear, as you may have fathomed, all my pages are in HTML 4.01 transitional. I find that there are weird behaviors if I try to go XTML. Maybe it is just a matter of an old dog (me) needing to learn new tricks?
    And your web site. I wish I'd never seen it. If I felt stupid and inadequate before, this is not helping! It's gorgeous!!!!! And the artwork is absolutely wonderful!!!!
    2fargon I do want to start creating some templates for the WP crowd. But I want to be sure I get them validating and get all the other nits out of them before I start unleashing them on the world. However, I found out (the hard way) that iStockPhoto.com has restrictions on offering design templates based on images from iStockPhoto.com. So the short answer is yes, everything except the skins based on istockphoto.com images.
    I'm going to be following willneea around like a starving dog. He has contributed some great information throughout this forum (as have others), and I am especially enthralled with http://www.webstandardsawards.com!
    Have a great weekend everyone!

  13. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    He ?

  14. willneea
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "I do want to start creating some templates for the WP crowd. "
    Immediately, and permenately, delete that thought from your mind.
    Trust me, neither one of is capable of doing that!
    If your in the market for a WordPress template, Root's site is the place to go.
    Here's a link to his site:
    http://www.atthe404.com/blog/

  15. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well that is very kind plug. But what the Gemini template could benefit from would be some style sheets to fit the new index.php file. @joinmueller you have a nice artistic style. If you worked round Gemini a lot of your positioning and other CSS issues would disappear and you could do your creative thing. Just a thought.

  16. Joni
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm sorry. I thought the painting on willneea's site was a self portrait. My bad.
    Neither one is capable of doing that? Doing what? And who? And to whom? (and for how much!) -- got carried away there! Must.get.coffee.now!

  17. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    willnea is a he.

  18. Joni
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @Root ... I started playing around with the Gemini template this afternoon (I use TopstylePro 3.0, BTW). And using the Mingus index.php. Here's the result I got. Feel free to snarf this style sheet. The image came from stockstash.com so AFAIK it's "fair game." (This is a testbed site I have set up...)
    http://www.webjones.org/wordpress/
    This has really been an exercise in not only frustration, but "Eureka, I see!" inspiration. And it's all thanks to the patient and knowledgeable peeps here at this forum.
    You guys (and gals) rock!
    Joni

  19. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Take some pictures and use those images, or use some free photo archive, like stockxchng or morguefile for the pics.
    Just a thought.

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