Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Ideas a Bottomless Pit

Is it just me or has the much beloved Ideas of Civilisation's skin update resulted in a horrible loss of body?


  1. Ideas of Civilisation30 July 2008 at 10:14

    And here was me up all night paiting too... Well ok not really.

    Constructive criticism greatly received so what exactly do you mean about 'loss of body'?

    Is that about the space for the actual text itself? If so I'll see what I can do.


  2. It's not just you.

    In Firefox 3 his right column starts below the body text.

    In Internet Explorer 6 there is no body, as you indicated.

  3. Ideas of Civilisation30 July 2008 at 10:16

    Ah seeing Scottish Unionist's comments I'm wondering if it loos fine on my computer monitor (which it does) but isn't really working elsewhere?

    If so back to the drawing board I fear.

  4. On Internet Explorer 6 (a horrible non-standards compliant browser) I can see the heading "About Me", the date "Wednesday, 30 July 2008" and the heading "Latest Updates".

    But below that no text is showing. It's just solid pale blue.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! Good luck...

  5. Ideas of Civilisation30 July 2008 at 10:25


    Thanks for your comments so far. I was so pleased with myself as well!

    Ah well you know what they say about pride coming before a fall.

    I've made some changes which may or may not have helped. If you get a chance to comment that'd be great. I'm going to check on another computer too.

    Otherwise it's back to the drawing board and original skin.


  6. Stop! Whatever you just did, it's perfect now in both browsers.

  7. Ideas of Civilisation30 July 2008 at 10:33

    Brilliant - thanks for everyone's help.

    I've just changed the margins of the new columns and hopefully that'll be it.

    I'll still check myself on another screen. And then resist the temptation to play around with the HTML!

  8. Erm All I'm getting in Explorer is the top part of whatever the lastest article is only the top half of the date. I've even cleared out history and cookies to take a new look and nada.

  9. Oh dear back to classic but at least I can read it.

  10. Ideas of Civilisation30 July 2008 at 11:52


    Thanks again - if you're having problems other people surely will too.

    I've gone back to my original look. Think I'll set up a new test blog and see if I can get it right.

    If you don't mind I might send you the address once it's done to see if you can access this.

    Oh well - so close!

  11. That's peculiar. Stephen - which version of Internet Explorer? Earlier than 6?

  12. Ideas of Civilisation30 July 2008 at 15:39

    Thanks again for all your comments today. I thought it safer to revert to my original site until I can resolve problems.

    If you hap[pen to have the time I've set up a test page to try out iron out the problems, the link to which is below:

    If you could take even 30 seconds to check if you can read it that'd be great and much appreciated.