Friday, November 14, 2008

On The Blog Side

Cats can pass through narrow spaces as long as they can fit in their heads…
hope can I make my images behave like them…


Since I can now post larger photos, I changed my template to accommodate their new size. Besides, I’d like to be more active in blogging again, so why not start with a new layout? I wanted a breezier, more streamlined look… and I believe the current appearance of my site answers that.

I tweaked a bit with the codes to give it a more "personal touch" with the help, of course, of some web sites (please see my “bloghelp” page). After some trial and error, I was able to achieve what I want… except for a few things (here goes my "O.C." streak again *sigh* !). Well, I try not to ponder too much on them save for these 2 details:
  • The “post comment section” --- I’d like to make the comment field (the rectangular area where you leave your comments) wider so people (including me) don’t have to do a lot of scrolling to view what they’ve written.
  • The size of the images --- Ok, ok, I said I’m happy with their new sizes. But what I’d like to know now is how to make them resize automatically with the dimensions of the screen. It's because beyond a certain point when you minimize your window, you can only see part of them.
Maybe I’m mulling over trivial things. But it would be good to know. I’m no HTML/CSS code expert, so if you have any suggestions on how to do them (or if you have other tips to modify a template), it would be much welcomed and greatly appreciated.

By the way, I haven’t finished re-uploading all the photos in their new dimensions (I cannot help not making my posted pictures uniform in appearance *contrite smile*). So if you’re accessing my archives and the photos are not available, my apologies for the inconvenience. I’ll try to re-upload them as fast as I can. In the meantime, I hope you find the new layout more “reader friendly”.

7 comments:

lisaschaos said...

I like the larger photos. :) Pretty kitty!

ZJ said...

Hello Lareine. It's nice to be back visiting your blog, and am pleasantly surprised at your new template! Also, one of my considerations in choosing new template design for my blog is that it could accommodate larger size of photos. I think in Blogger Help, you can find tips on fixing things in your blog. Also, you might want to ask the designer of the template that you are using.

The Bumbles said...

This site http://blogger-tricks.blogspot.com/ is pretty helpful with very specific how-tos and the host will respond to any of your questions if you don't find it already posted.

Bogie said...

Hi Lareine.. visiting you here. Nice & cute pic.

lareine said...

to lisaschaos: i also prefer them that way, hence the layout and the re-uploading:)...

to ZJ and The Bumbles: thanks for the suggestions... i'll give those sites a look:)

to Bogie: hi there! it's nice to "see" you again... i know, i owe you a visit... i'll try to do that before the week is over:)

Patsi said...

Love your layout !!
Yes, big pictures are the best.
And the comment page is very nice...will visit your help page.
Always can use help :)

lareine said...

hello patsi:)... thank you! i'm glad you like the new "look" of my blog... the sites i included are sort of my "manual"... i hope they can help you, too:)

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