Saturday

I was going to write about ‘What my blog is for’ – but I haven’t.
I was going to write about personal stuff – but I haven’t.

Pegs.
When you have got the washing off the line, do you leave the pegs there actually on the line, put them into a ‘peg bag’ or bring them inside ?

Feedback please:
abody front page
abody price list
I’m mainly after any browser breakage. Neither will resize to another size. The site is graphic heavy (obviously) and the front page needs not only to hold their logo, but also some samples of their work. If you look at the front page now, apart from the errors, it uses js and is slow to load on dial-up. The new page should, when the guys have optimised the images, be quicker.
It’s their choice right now for a fixed page size and the huge number of screen resolutions are such that to code for each would be a task I’m reluctant to do. I’m aware though that this screen needs not only to look good to attract viewers (and therefore trade) but it has to act good as well.
The galleries have yet to get any attention, so ignore them.
Thoughts appreciated.

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EDIT: Alternate front page This one is a centered 800px, and the text is a shade darker. Centre image is smaller, the others are the same size (it gives the guys 2*200px columns to insert changing images).The 1px border .. not sure whether to leave it or enhance it, though enhancing it reduces my exact 800 which I can do without…. maybe just set a body colour ? Any improvement ? Thanks go to AJ and Gary for the feedback so far :)

And what follows is dedicated to all the blondes I know:

A blonde phones up her boyfriend and says, “Can you come round my place and help me out please! I’ve got a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can’t figure out how to get it started.” Her boyfriend asks, “What’s it meant to be when it’s finished? The blonde says, “According to the picture on the box, it’s supposed to be a tiger.”

Her boyfriend decides to go round and help her with the puzzle. She lets him in and shows him the puzzle, which is
spread out all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says: “First of all, no matter what we do, we’re not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a tiger.”

He takes her hand and says, “Secondly, I want you to relax . . . Let’s have a nice cup of tea, and then . . . ” he sighed, “let’s put all these Frosties back in the box.”

7 thoughts on “Saturday

  1. I’m working from my Mac right now so I have to agree ’bout the colour. It’s one of those obscure tips: PC to Mac in danger of being too light Mac to PC can be too dark.

    With regards to resolution – what about designing for 800 width centered? That always works for me…make the images on the front page open in a bigger window when clicked on for further detail(?)

    Hell what do I know? I’m an amateur ;)

  2. I’m not sure I’m even that high in the key-prodding foodchain :)

    800 centered – I’ll try. Brian and Neil are very fond of their logo, and at the size it is (55*264), at 800 it leaves very little space for much else. I really do want to avoid vertical scrolling too – there is now need for it and I think it adversely affects presentation.

    I shall try again… and this is why I want feedback, so thanks ! :)

  3. Oddly enough, it was. I used a colour picker and the predominant colour seemed to be that which I used. Must be something to do with seeing colour as a block or a thin line.

    Now that looks good though, I have my template :)
    Time to type a lot !!

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