October 22, 2003

Type Moved.

Filed under: digital — mhoye @ 3:28 am

Please let me know if this looks cluttered on any of your various platforms, whoever the three of you people are. It looks goodish in Mozilla, acceptable in Konqueror and absolutely bitchin’ in Lynx, but that’s all I’ve got at hand. Are there any IE users out there? Opera?


  1. Yet another Mozilla (Firebird) user out here, so I won’t be able to tell you how your site looks in Internet Explorer, but it /does/ indeed look nice in Lynx. Then again, pretty much everything does.

    A little bit of extra vertical space between posts might be nice, though. I wouldn’t call the current layout cluttered, but it is a little… compressed.

    Comment by Gnomon — October 22, 2003 @ 10:32 am

  2. Thanks.

    Comment by Mike Hoye — October 22, 2003 @ 2:49 pm

  3. Hmm. Looks fine here in Firebird. Over in IE-land, however, things aren’t so pretty…


    Comment by blufive — October 22, 2003 @ 4:45 pm

  4. Urg. Thanks – I can understand IE not doing CSS right, but not doing tables right? Gross.

    On the other hand, I wonder if I can possibly be made to care what IE looks like, any more than I care what it looks like in Netscape 3 or NCSA-Mosaic.

    Comment by Mike Hoye — October 22, 2003 @ 6:26 pm

  5. Wait: That IE screenshot looks basically exactly like my Firebird display (except that the borders are more dotty and less dashy). It’s pretty hideous.

    I thought maybe I had something cached, but I tried clearing my cache, and no go — still ugly. Did you mean to have blue text on the upper left, mostly bright green everywhere, and irritating red blocks that follow my cursor, or is that some unholy mix of the old and new?

    Comment by Mike Kozlowski — October 22, 2003 @ 7:11 pm

  6. Okay, I just looked at it in IE6 and Opera 7. Opera looks basically the same as IE, and both of them look slightly different from Firebird (which has a BIG HUGE BLARG in the upper left); IE’s mainly distinguished from Opera by not having the red hover-boxes.

    Comment by Mike Kozlowski — October 22, 2003 @ 7:15 pm

  7. Ok, let’s get to work on that. Yes, everything you’re seeing is on purpose, no, it’s not intended to look like ass. Yes. the red border that appears places is on purpose. No, if it sucks and I apparently haven’t been informed, it won’t stay. I like it, though. Lemme see what I can do tonight.

    Comment by Mike Hoye — October 22, 2003 @ 11:44 pm

  8. Well, except for the fact that I hate black backgrounds, think the green text is hard to read, and think your font is awful, the site looks great on IE here at work, and Mozilla 1.5 at home.

    (But really: design, eet ees so personal…)

    Comment by Kenneth G. Cavness — October 24, 2003 @ 11:11 am

  9. Ah yes, that sorted things out. Looking much better now in IE, and a little different in Firebird. Can’t say I’m a big fan of the blue-on-black “Mike Hoye’s Weblog” (there’s subtle, then there’s unreadable) but otherwise fine and dandy.

    Comment by blufive — October 24, 2003 @ 4:10 pm

  10. It looks ok in Safari, but it’s a closer relative of Konqueror, so that’s no surprise. I object on principle to using ‘font-size: small’ for the main body of text, but I’m guessing that I won’t be able to change your mind.

    Comment by Nikita — October 28, 2003 @ 9:56 pm

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