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Re: TECH: Sligh Site Redesign

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Thursday, June 14, 2007, 13:42
On 6/14/07, David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...> wrote:
> I was wondering if I could get some opinions on the new layout > I've been working on (suggested by Mark Reed awhile back): > > > > That's the test of the main page I've been working with. I've > tested it with Safari and Firefox on the Mac, and it works... > reasonably well. If you have a different computer/browser,
> In particular, try to resize the page; let me know if the text in > the sidebar extends beyond the dark blue band at an ordinary > viewing length (for the browser window).
Interestingly, on Firefox on Windows 2000, the sidebard text in red ("Languages", "Other Stuff", "Links" etc) spills into the main part of the page when I increase the font size enough, while the language names in blue text get cut off at the sidebar margin when I increase the font size. It happens at roughly 16pt or greater. Also, typo: "opinianted" >> "opinionated" I agree with those who think you should switch to a simpler and more standard color scheme, though these colors don't bother me as much as they do some people. Personally I tend to go for white text on black background (which is much easier on the eyes when reading a lot of text on screen) or leave everything to the reader's browser settings. I sometimes keep my browser defaults at white-on-black, but I can't do it all the time because some poorly designed web pages and apps become partially or wholly unusable in that scheme, due to some colors being hard-coded and others left to browser default. (Don't get me started about how the toolbar icons in some Microsoft products become invisible when you set your Windows colors to white on black!) -- Jim Henry