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AndyThomas
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Postby AndyThomas » Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:30 pm

I've been working on converting the site to CSS and a liquid design - both of which turned out to be quite a tall order and it's taken me a good fair while to get my head round using CSS as a structural design tool and not just a method of doing pretty text colours.The thing is, CSS based sites don't always display quite the same on different browsers. So any feedback you may have, anything you think I may have missed, will be very welcome. Most of the pages should now be table free and load that bit faster. Let me know what you think...
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Postby FZeroOne » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:29 pm

What happen?! Haven't noticed anything odd on a quick browse-round with Firefox, Andy, though if I may make an observation, the site lay-out looks a touch plain. I'm aware of the "Keep It Simple, Stupid!" principle, but I just feel that the new layout looks a little sparse at present.What? You've considered what I've said very carefully and you're going to arrange a visit from the site relations advisor? Thats her business card? Lets see... C... O... M... M... A... N... D... E... R... M... A... K... A... oh. <FZeroOne disappears in multiple pyrotechnics... >
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Postby felice » Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:24 pm

http://www.sfxb.co.uk/genesis/stftgenesisgall.html is broken - the contents at top left and ads at top right cover part of the text. This happens in Firefox 2 and IE 6

NC
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Postby NC » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:11 pm

considering the great content on that page, its a shame ;)

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Crash
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Postby Crash » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:37 pm

Aah that is way better. Before we had menus everywhere. This is nicer.
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AndyThomas
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Postby AndyThomas » Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:19 pm

FZeroOne: It is simpler in many ways - life is mad at the moment so I'll look at prettying it up at some point, but the style may grow on you...Felice: Thank you, absolutely right...NC: Fixed now!Crash: Thanks - it feels a lot cleaner than it was before and all the functionality is there, just in a different form.Now, if anyone can tell me why IE7 is giving me a horizontal scrollbar for no good reason I'd be very grateful!
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Crash
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Postby Crash » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:45 pm

IE always does that. It's getting a table or width variable wrong. I had that problem ages ago. Let's have a look...
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Postby Crash » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:32 pm

Yeah, this CSS is massive. I tried out a wordpress thing ages ago that had that problem. It had a vast stylesheet too. It just looks like it happens when Explorer gets confused.
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Postby Zordon » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:14 pm

I like the new layout. very cool, keep up the good work and regular updates. what's it been.... nearly 3 years since an update?
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Postby Crash » Sun May 06, 2007 7:52 pm

Wow, this forum is Nice!Ikonboard has really gone the extra mile with this one. Thanks for setting it up Andy, these sorts of thing can take ages.
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