Notes on a web journey

posted on: 21 March 2006

Realignments and redesign

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I have been following Simplebits's realignment because that's what I also do. I didn't know it had a name and it was actually something people wrote about. I tend to tweak the layout even if just a few pixels at the time, trying to find the best balance in the position between every "piece" of my site. I'm now trying to modify my logo to give it a less stark appearance, I'd like it a bit softer. So far no joy..The most important thing for me, though, is the clarity of presentation. I get often "lost" looking for posts and articles on many web sites. For example, And All That Malarkey is a site I visit often and every time it takes a lot of scrolling up and down, reading all over the page trying to locate the interesting bits and what's new. A List Apart, it doesn't stay inside my window, it goes out laterally and I have to scroll sideways to read topics and part of the main menu. Many web logs have a recent comments section, confusing for me that surf quite a lot and hand coded all my site, never mind for some occasional user..My point is, content is first, then comes an easy presentation so that anybody visiting the web site for the first time doesn't have to scroll all over the place and read tons of stuff just to understand what is where. I like Simplebits because is fairly straightforward, even if why a notebook? Why not just notes then? Maybe it seems not so clear to me just because English in not my first language. Web-graphics is another easy-to-use web site. Anyway, for me, efficiency is the key word, simple and interesting are the goals.


CSS,Javascript and Php studies

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Photo gallery
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PHP menu
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A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
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The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
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