Because I use Firefox, it has taken me six months to realize that my website looked like utter crud in Internet Explorer. Non-transparent PNGs, oversized fonts, and mismatched colors everywhere. The shame is almost more than I can bear.

Anyway, it's fixed now. Finally.

*skulks off in disgrace*
I've had a request from one of the people involved in the next Accio conference in the UK to design a new logo for them, since TPTB have been balking at the one they used for the previous conference. I can't take on the project myself -- I've got enough on my plate right now already -- but I told her I'd post a heads-up on my LJ.

Anyone interested in exercising their mad graphic design skillz for eternal fame and glory, or at least the profound gratitude of the conference organizers?
As you can see (unless you're reading this off the LJ syndicated feed), I've just spent quite a bit of time updating the template for this blog to match my nice new home pages. In Firefox, everything looks spiffy, colors all matching and images behaving as they should; and if only I had resisted the temptation to look at it in Internet Explorer 6 "just in case" I should have been blissfully ignorant that anyone else was seeing it differently.

However, for some reason IE6 (I don't know about IE7, so if anybody's running that maybe you can let me know how it looks to you?) has no clue how to handle transparent PNGs, so on the index page of my home site the section headers show up in sepia-toned boxes. It also, apparently, doesn't handle colour matching very well, so the header image doesn't blend into the background but appears as a darker shade. And it seems to interpret CSS a little differently too, since the navigation box on the right side of this blog is wider and longer than it ought to be.

Does anybody know how to work around/fix these problems so that the page looks decent in IE and not just Firefox? Me, I am ze stumped.

ETA: Fixed the PNG transparency problem by adding this nice little bit of code to the relevant pages. Still got the other problems, though -- and now I see that IE is turning up its nose at my margin specifications on my Biography page. Feh.

ETA2: Changed the PNG to a GIF using web-safe colours, changed the template colours to web-safe as well, and cleaned up the CSS using a validator. And now it looks good in IE too. Who da woman? I da woman. I always suspected.
Me (BUM-da-BA-da-BUM)! )

Colorbar meme gacked from [livejournal.com profile] angua9.
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] kateorman and the Gaia Dream Creator, it's me on a Sunday morning!


I totally have that jacket, too. Only it's got way more buttons and has funky lacing up the sides.

Alas, they didn't have any head coverings, [livejournal.com profile] cesario, and I keep forgetting to take a picture when I have one on, so you'll have to wait a little longer to see what it looks like...

Desktop Meme

Mar. 22nd, 2005 07:15 pm
rj_anderson: (Saffron Cake)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] lizbee:

01: Take a screencap of your desktop.

To cap a desktop:
1) Press "Print Screen" (prt sc) button
2) Open your graphics program-o-choice
3) Press CTRL + V
4) Save image as a JPEG

02: Upload the screen cap to your image server.

Don't have one yet? Use Photobucket. Or Imageshack.

03: Reply to this entry with your screencap or a link to your screencap. Along with any explanations you feel are necessary.

04: Post your cap in YOUR LJ along with these instructions.


Teh Wallpaper of teh Cuteness )

Teh Kewlness!

Feb. 17th, 2005 02:44 pm
rj_anderson: (Fearfully & Wonderfully Made)
Look at this, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] carpediem1970's little script just posted on [livejournal.com profile] lj_nifty:

synaesthete7, lizbee, lydaclunas, penwiper26, hedda62, yahtzee63
Tags:
After reading some of the spoilers on my flist, is it wrong that I have absolutely no desire to watch the season premiere of Alias? Is there any reason that I ought to change my mind on this point?

Sigh.

*goes off to download latest episode of Lost, for which I am blissfully spoiler-free*

Edited to add gratuitous off-topic avatars here under the cut )

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