Saturday, April 29, 2006

Image test

email23.gif Here is a GIF for you

Well - getting image repository to work was easy enough.

Zoundry works quite nicely. Click this post quickly as it will be deleted very soooon....

Now how about a little

An now for a little Jabberwocky

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome rathsoutgrabe.
'Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought--
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.
And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
'And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
He chortled in his joy.
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

First crack at fixing the stylesheet

Well it looks a bit better but I still can't stand to look at the header and there is still a white space at the top of the page. Just noticed that the inter-paragraph spacing is a little too much. Add that to the list.

Editing this style sheet is a pain because I am not familiar with the document yet. A few more passes and that will be solved. I would like to see the header simpler and less intrusive. The simpler it is the more space there will be for lower resolution monitors to read the text.

For anyone interested: The background of this templates header is set by the Background color of the "H1" element to the #header class. The font for the blog text is set in the font size entry in the .blogEntry class. I have changed it from 100% to 80% to give the page a little more text. Later on I can experiment with using specific font sets. I still have to find a quick way to transfer the style changes to the web site without breaking the page. It would have been better had they used a separate stylesheet instead of the embedded one.

I am testing the edits with both Frontpage 2003 and Visual Web Developer 2005. They both have style editors but VWD won't edit an embedded stylesheet so I have to cut it out and save it as a CSS file.

Anyway I am getting good practice at this. I even downloaded some blog server starter software to see if I can build a better mousetrap.