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Roy Batty
2006-Jul-16, 02:38 PM
Just noticed you've added the extra links to the main site at the top Phil.
I'd say that's a definite improvement. Still think they need to be more obvious though :)

R.A.F.
2006-Jul-16, 03:12 PM
I'd say that's a definite improvement.

I agree...


Still think they need to be more obvious though :)

Seems pretty straightforward...I guess it could be more obvious if the buttons were bigger and flashing red!! :lol:

Seriously though, I think that someone directed to bad astronomy who was looking for (lets say) a movie review would "now" have no trouble finding it.

Roy Batty
2006-Jul-16, 04:07 PM
Seems pretty straightforward...I guess it could be more obvious if the buttons were bigger and flashing red!! :lol:

Yeah, I guess I should be careful of what I wish for :)

The Bad Astronomer
2006-Jul-16, 04:55 PM
I spent about four hours yesterday trying to add a left-hand menu like on the old site, but it was extremely difficult due to the way the template I use is organized. I'm still looking into it; I would really rather have a menu on the left than a limited set of buttons up top.

Roy Batty
2006-Jul-16, 06:21 PM
Actually I'm not sure the menu on the left as well as the right would be, uh, right. The blog might look a bit squished. But for now, I think what you've done is cool :)

01101001
2006-Jul-17, 07:55 AM
Actually I'm not sure the menu on the left as well as the right would be, uh, right. The blog might look a bit squished.
It (http://www.badastronomy.com/) is now 3 columns, a menu of BA stuff on the left, the blog content down the middle, and miscellaneous links on the right. I think it works.

Roy Batty
2006-Jul-17, 08:27 AM
Yeah, it's actually not that bad, I just left a comment :)

Ian R
2006-Jul-20, 09:59 AM
Phil,

Unfortunately, the menu on the right side of your blog is vertically aligned to the bottom of the page, as viewed in Internet Explorer 6. Here are some screenshots of the problem:

http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bab1nb1.gif
http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bab2ai5.gif

Apart from this minor flaw, I really like the new design. Keep up the good work!

Ian.

Roy Batty
2006-Jul-20, 11:35 AM
Interesting, I don't get that problem in IE6, nor do I suspect do the majority of other people. Probably a browser setting that maybe needs to be tweaked?

Roy Batty
2006-Jul-29, 10:40 AM
Ok, now I get that problem since he's just upgraded (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2006/07/28/blog-upgrade/) :)

Edited to add link to BA blog.

01101001
2006-Jul-29, 02:06 PM
Ok, now I get that problem since he's just upgraded :)

I confirm your last two posts. The three columns worked at first, for me, IE6. Then some days later the right column content traveled way down the page. I don't use it. I didn't care.

Roy Batty
2006-Jul-29, 04:51 PM
I confirm your last two posts. The three columns worked at first, for me, IE6. Then some days later the right column content traveled way down the page. I don't use it. I didn't care.
Me neither, Firefox all the way down (until it hits turtles) :)

Ian R
2006-Aug-01, 06:10 PM
Aaarrgghh! More weird stuff going on:

http://img328.imageshack.us/my.php?image=badblog1vs8.gif

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-01, 09:41 PM
Nope, sorry, don't get that. This thread is going round & round isn't it? :)

Ian R
2006-Aug-02, 12:35 AM
Yep - it's making me feel batty, Roy. :)

The Bad Astronomer
2006-Aug-02, 05:28 AM
That weirdness was due to a dropped comment tag in my sidebar. I fixed it. :-)

Ian R
2006-Aug-05, 11:24 AM
Nooooo! Looks like your sidebar has gone wandering again...

http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=noooooooooooo1ki0.gif

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-05, 01:33 PM
Nope, not getting that :)

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-11, 09:07 AM
BA Plait (not BA Baracus, but Mr P;)), any chance you could put the time as well as the date stamp on your blog entries (like it does for the comments on them)? At the moment it can be difficult to identify even the day since many of your readers are hours apart :)

The Bad Astronomer
2006-Aug-11, 07:02 PM
Done! :)

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-11, 07:17 PM
And back dated/timed too! Thanks, cool :)

The Bad Astronomer
2006-Aug-11, 09:12 PM
Not really; the blog posts are served up from a database, and the software reads the date stamp and just puts it up. I added a line to the software to include the time. So now when a post is delivered to you, the date and time are both there.

Roy Batty
2006-Aug-11, 10:38 PM
Yes I know:doh: but take the compliment, thanks again anyway :)