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Nice New Look on the front page!

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Heh heh... I have been meaning to have y'all over for barbecue and to look around AwesomeDude.com... but considering the distances involved thought I'd show you my home office/studio where I do most of my work and also do the AD website.

My cats all took one look at me snapping flash pictures and headed elswhere but they are usually lounging all around the place as I work... making editorial comments about your stories...

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Heh heh... I have been meaning to have y'all over for barbecue and to look around AwesomeDude.com... but considering the distances involved thought I'd show you my home office/studio where I do most of my work and also do the AD website.

1. It looks good. The white text is a bit hard to read on that background, though. You may wish to pick a new colour scheme. I would suggest a CSS style for the main page and then a different one for the other pages to keep them all consistent and easy to maintain :)

2. I like having the three links to see what's new without having the front page so cluttered.

3. You should have one more though: featured (story or chapter) of the week. Pick whatever you like most for that week and feature a link right to it on your main page.

4. More importantly, there is a bug in your code somwhere. Resize the window. The text on the RIGHT side doesn't move over. You can actually make it vanish. Depending on the user's screen resolution and browser window size, this can produce some very unwelcome side effects. (You may want to see if you specify a fixed-size browser window which is an absolute no-no.)

-- wbms

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It doesn't work for me. For background, it shows up as pure white, which makes the text impossible to read and the links difficult to read. Plus, due to my 800x600 resolution, quite a bit runs off the screen.

I'm using Firefox 1.0.1, by the way.

Just a heads-up.

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Er, the picture is large enough in file size (probably higher than 72dpi) that it may time out for dialup visitors.

Right-click on the middle of the page and "show picture" or "refresh" the page.

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Elecivil wrote:  It doesn't work for me. For background, it shows up as pure white, which makes the text impossible to read and the links difficult to read. Plus, due to my 800x600 resolution, quite a bit runs off the screen.  

I'm using Firefox 1.0.1, by the way.

This is disappointing :( I am not sure what I can do other than go back to a plain solid color front page. I was just trying out using my home studio/office as a visual background and really didn't intend for it to be permanent. But if what you are experiencing is widespread, I would have to give up using visuals on the site.

The site is definitely aimed at the standard 1024x768 resolution level. But I have no trouble viewing it here in 800x600 and just scrolling it a bit from side to side and top to bottom. And the text only pages (stories) display the same on 1024x768 or 800x600 browsers.

After ballyhooing the Firefox browser, I have since dumped it. Although it has enhanced security, compared to Internet Explorer, it just isn't up to snuff in displaying visuals and has the most obnoxious habit of underlining hyperlinks that I have gone to pains to remove and which Internet Explorer understands.

:(

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Is the Dude a trackball user?

I have been the Jedi of trackballs since the 80s Arcade days of Missile Command and Atari Football.

At least with the Logitech trackball, ya pay all your quarters up front. :wink:

RE: the site layout and all, I'm easy to please.

I know a work in progress when I see one.

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dude,

just an idea: make the page background a solid color and then put the image on top of it, that way even if we can't see the picture, we can at least read the text. also, you should try setting the size of the image in whatever page generation software you're using, cuz i'm running at 1024x768 and it goes off the edge of my window.

for all you mac people out there: safari is the way to go!

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Er, the picture is large enough in file size (probably higher than 72dpi) that it may time out for dialup visitors.

Right-click on the middle of the page and "show picture" or "refresh" the page.

Ah, yeah, that's what it was. It was taking so long to load that Firefox just gave up on it before showing it. *Glares at 56k modem*

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I had the same problem with it....IE would display it but Firefox wouldn't. I solved the problem by uninstalling Firefox and then reinstalling it. Now it displays fine. This is the second time I've had to uninstall and reinstall Firefox because it wouldn't load a site. I think I'm going back to IE and just beef up my anti virus and security.

Codey

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dude,

just an idea: make the page background a solid color and then put the image on top of it, that way even if we can't see the picture, we can at least read the text. also, you should try setting the size of the image in whatever page generation software you're using, cuz i'm running at 1024x768 and it goes off the edge of my window.

for all you mac people out there: safari is the way to go!

[1] PR, what say you about the background is a good idea. I am running 1600 x 1024 resultion and it just off the edge. But it's the code, not the text. I had this problem with my web page until a visitor told me to fix it :)

[2] I use a Mac and Safari isn't very good. Firefox ROCKS. Dude may have dumped it, but using a Microsloth product is just icky.

[3] My nose is full of snot, and I can't breathe.

-- wbms

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Shows up fine for me...colors are good and easy to read, no problem with anything running off the screen. I'm a mac user (when WILL all you pc users come to your senses? :)) using Safari, but i also have netscape so that i can use the 'composer' feature for when i edit HTML documents. the front page is fine with both browsers.

cheers,

aj

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