New Colors (again)
I've just completed another round of re-working the colors and header images on this site. If you click on the different category headings (i.e. Java, Mac OS X or Open Source), you can see the other color schemes. If you like one of the category theme's better than the default one, let me know.
I also did some tweaks to get everything working in IE. What a pain in the ass that browser is. For some reason, if anything in the "main" part of the website (where the blog entries are) is too wide - IE shoves everything down the page, including the top nav bar and the right sidebar. It's so bad that a simple paragraph with "margin-left: 10px" doesn't work. With Firefox and Safari, it moves over properly and overlays the sidebar if that's what it takes. Because of this, there's a potential that wide posts in this site will make the sidebar drop to the bottom of the page. For the nav bar, I changed it to be absolutely positioned, so it should always be present.
Other IE issues include: 1) the calendar icon is a transparent .png (I'll probably have to change it to a .gif) and 2) the nav bar's "selected" items are up a pixel or two and contain a bottom border. While these are minor issues, I would like to figure out how to make IE more tolerant of item width's in the #main section. Let me know if you have any tips or tricks.
Posted by Lo Vui Keng on May 08, 2006 at 03:33 AM MDT #
Posted by Alan Hicks on May 08, 2006 at 03:55 AM MDT #
Posted by Rob Misek on May 08, 2006 at 06:27 AM MDT #
I think the colors are much better now! And the logos also... ;) I'm not too much into purple, but the rest is pretty cool - especially the "Open Source" category.
Posted by GB on May 08, 2006 at 06:58 AM MDT #
Posted by shaolang on May 08, 2006 at 08:57 AM MDT #
Posted by MA Poitras on May 08, 2006 at 10:39 AM MDT #
Posted by Matt Raible on May 08, 2006 at 11:13 AM MDT #
Posted by Erik Weibust on May 08, 2006 at 12:39 PM MDT #
If you'd like to propose another one, I'd be happy to take a look at it. ;-)
Posted by Matt Raible on May 08, 2006 at 12:54 PM MDT #
Posted by 188.8.131.52 on May 08, 2006 at 12:56 PM MDT #
Posted by Vu on May 08, 2006 at 12:58 PM MDT #
Posted by Matt F on May 08, 2006 at 01:27 PM MDT #
Posted by Erik Weibust on May 08, 2006 at 01:38 PM MDT #
Posted by Matt Raible on May 08, 2006 at 03:19 PM MDT #
Posted by Sanjiv Jivan on May 08, 2006 at 08:53 PM MDT #
I'm so sorry that the css didn't work (as I didn't test it before "submitting" the solution to you, and I was kinda brain-dead then :-p).
Anyway, the "solution" below has been test and should work ;-)
The only caveat to the solution above is that you will have to substitute the correct path to your calendar.png file.
Hope this helps.... :-)
Posted by shaolang on May 08, 2006 at 09:19 PM MDT #
Posted by Matt Raible on May 08, 2006 at 09:20 PM MDT #
Posted by Matt Raible on May 09, 2006 at 12:22 AM MDT #