As you can see, the blog is still in “Development” stage. I’m closer to completing the theme and I’ve got a whole bunch of draft posts that are in a similar state of completeness.
I’m testing the theme in Firefox 2 and 3, Flock, Safari 3 and 4, Opera, IE 6 and 7 and getting it to render correctly in each browser and across multiple clients is no easy task. I’ve learnt a lot about how to accomplish this less painfully and will blog more on this as well as reveling some of the tricks I have used once I get up and running.
One priceless example I have discovered is that different browsers treat images, padding and margins with an odd number of pixels differently. Therefore always stick to an even number of pixels for image sizes and in your CSS. If this means cropping your images 1 pixel wider or narrower then so be it – trust me, it will save you a world of hurt!
There is still much work to do on this theme and the content before this blog is ready for launch. However, Since I can’t possibly test every combination of browser and OS, I would be extremely grateful if you could let me know in the comments on how this site looks for you (please don’t forget to include both your browser and your OS). Any comments or suggestions on the style, whether you like it or not are also welcomed.
Things I know need fixing are:
- Fix the New Posts background so that it repeats nicely
- Fix the hover over RSS Icon
- Fix the spacing between the Sidebar headings and the content
- Fix the Hyperlink CSS colours
- Remove the white from the top and bottom left of the date tab image
Watch this space, or consider subscribing to the feed - great content will be coming soon…….