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October 28, 2006

I'm feeling better. Not 100%, but better. I have yarn thangs to talk about. I've also got a couple of PSAs or rants floating around in my head. But I've been trying, unsuccessfully, for the last three days to update my blog template to make viewing easier for my Mozilla/Firefox readers out there. This has NOT been fun.

I've finally gone back to the original template. The biggest problem I've faced in trying to make this cross-browser compatible is my Fiber Babble header graphic. For some reason, in 85% of my attempts to become Firefox-friendly, the graphic just disappears. If I can get the graphic to appear, then none of the rest of page shows up.

I'm tempted to believe that this is a Blogger-related problem (there's a bunch of Blogger-specific code lurking around).

I've dug and researched online, and while I've found some interesting and helpful information, non-Internet Explorer-specific css info is rare and seems to rely on the moon and the stars being aligned Just Right.

Of course, I'll be happy to hear hints and ideas. I'd be happy to find an existing template -that works in Blogger- that has a header graphic and a 2-column layout that I can futz with to make it look like my own.

70% of my readers use Internet Explorer, in one flavor or another. Another 20% use Mozilla Firefox. The remainder use Netscape, Safari, and whatever else is out there. I would really like for all readers to have a pleasant (at least non-disjointed) viewing experience, but I've reached the end of my patience here.

Let the non-technical posts begin!


permalink 3 Comments:
At 10/29/2006 6:33 PM, Blogger Norma Babbled Back:  

I use Firefox and can read this just fine.

At 10/30/2006 9:20 AM, Blogger T Babbled Back:  

Thank you and bless you, Norma. Maybe I did something right, after all?

At 10/30/2006 10:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous Babbled Back:  

Your Fiber Babble header does not show up in my version of Firefox. It appears that Firefox thinks your header is part of a comment. If you remove your "Body Setup" and "Entry Setup" comments, the header displays just fine. I'm not sure what the real problem is, but am guessing there is a missing comment closure and/or missing string quote somewhere -- which IE is handling more gracefully?

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