Making it beautiful (and usable)

datePosted on 06:00, January 7th, 2009 by Anita

There’ve been a couple of suggestions about how to fiddle the layout to make this blog easier to comment on and/or more beautiful.

Suggestions are very very welcome, so please stick them in the comments here and we’ll see what we can do.

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10 Responses to “Making it beautiful (and usable)”

  1. Anita on January 7th, 2009 at 06:09

    Rex Widestrom writes (on a different thread),

    Off-topic: 1. Any chance the comment text could be a tad larger? Or am I alone in possessing fading faculties?

    Done. It was bothering me too :)

    2. a list of allowable tags (similar to that above the comment box at The Standard) would be helpful. Ta.

    Also done.

    Any other suggestions?

  2. iona on January 7th, 2009 at 08:13

    Is the comment text larger? It still looks tiny to me. Also, I couldn’t see a reply option on your comment to this post. :-)

    ETA: …and is there a way to turn off the emoticon pics?

  3. Anita on January 7th, 2009 at 08:32

    iona,

    Is the comment text larger? It still looks tiny to me.

    I think I actually fixed it this time :)

    ETA: …and is there a way to turn off the emoticon pics?

    Thanks for reminding me, they’re off now.

  4. Lew on January 7th, 2009 at 10:13

    I have a somewhat trivial-seeming request which could help make the site a bit easier on the eyes – can you turn off some of the boldness? It’s all fine for headings and such, but for links, surely a different colour would suffice?

    L

    (a minimalist)

  5. Zorr on January 7th, 2009 at 10:59

    hmmmm…

    Not sure if there is an RSS feed for comments yet?

    Would like that feature if possible… ^_^

  6. Anita on January 7th, 2009 at 11:33

    Lew,

    I’ve debolded the links and pushed up the colour contrast (the burgundy wasn’t enough). Is that looking ok now?

    Zorr,

    I’ve stuck the hateful Meta widget into the right sidebar. It’ll give you the comments RSS. When I think of something less hateful and have some spare time I’ll do something different :) Is that what you were looking for?

  7. Lew on January 7th, 2009 at 12:00

    Anita, yes, that’s much more betterer. Thank you.

    L

  8. Rex Widerstrom on January 7th, 2009 at 16:34

    Whew, much better! I was beginning to worry that several decades of ignoring “stop it or you’ll go blind” warnings had come back to haunt me :-D

    Looks pretty good to me, but I reserve the right to bitch later :-D

  9. Anita on January 11th, 2009 at 18:03

    Does bold work in comments?

    Can I up the contrast on links to make them more visible?

  10. Anita on January 11th, 2009 at 18:43

    Ok, bold’s not terribly bold, but it might be enough tho I could push it if it’s bugging anyone.

    Links in comments are now brighter.

    Also fixed the multiple page nav now that we have multiple pages.

    Anything else?

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