As you can see, I've been busy this weekend making some major changes to DMF. I decided to go to a cleaner, less cluttered look to be easier on the eyes and render better on wide screen laptops and mobile devices most people use today. The page is a combination of a WordPress CSS and a standard Google Blogger page with a set of custom fonts, which I was told was impossible to do. I proved them wrong, but not without a few headaches. Only after an all-nighter, a bottle of Cabernet and a lot of hair pulling did I succeeded.
Some minor tweaks are left to be done, but after testing it renders fine in all the major browsers - Firefox, Chrome, Safari and the only one I use, the Opera browser ( if you're still using IE you are on your own there, I don't go near it ). The formatting is 16pt. font for easy viewing ( I despise manufacturer's default 10pt. font ) so all I can say is it works fine and looks good from this end.
If you encounter anything about this page that is not right in looks or operation other than the sidebar loading after the main page, please email me and let me know.
No animals were harmed and no government assistance was required in this undertaking.
I made it happen Obama!
Thanks Adrienne. The look is growing on me.Delete
This looks awesome, DS. Cabernet, huh? I'm a Pinot (Gris, none of that red stuff for moi) girl myself, but went through a bottle doing my page, too. Yes, like you, I made it happen on my own. Well, okay, the pinot kinda helped, but I bought that with my money, earned at my job, on my own.ReplyDelete
Thanks Fuzzy. I was going to go full tilt Wordpress like you did till I set it up and found how difficult transferring everything over, and I couldn't get the redirect to work right, so I just took the challenge to rework it over here for the time being to give me time later to jump ship.Delete
Looks good Kid. I use Firefox mostly, and all is well. If you notice at Woodsterman, we on the staff insist on BIG font for old farts like me. You sure are an Opera fan. I have it up to date, but use it 10% of the time if that. Now it's time to sneak around and take it all in.ReplyDelete
Big font for old Farts...I like that.Delete
The problem I have with Firefox....besides being slow loading.....is it doesn't render the custom fonts until you refresh the page. This page is a good example of it. Post tittles show up as 18 pt Arial till you refresh....then you get 16pt philosopher.....
It looks fantastic, and loads faster too!ReplyDelete
My husband's grandmother ruined wine for me many years ago by getting me so plastered that I had a hangover for a week, and I don't drink alcohol at all these days, so my special beverage of choice is Inko's White Tea iced tea, and I raise a glass of it to you iun celebration of your technical achievement. Well done.
PS I like Opera too, it does some neat things the other browsers don't and I am surprised that it's not more popular. I used to have an old refurbished laptop with very little memory that I could hardly use for anything without it freezing up after a few minutes, and back then, Opera was the only browser that would ever work for me, and it worked great.
Mare, I have used Opera since V7.....but I do like Google Chrome. It's almost as fast as Opera, but I worry about it's security...if you get my drift?Delete
I like it, irrespective of browser fans' preferences.ReplyDelete
But I am not sure you made it. I think the Obama administration had a hand in it somewhere...
Good look, DS.ReplyDelete
Much faster-loading, too.
That's the kind of info I was needing.