April 27, 2005

CSS Reboot

Much as I would like to participate in the CSS Reboot, I can’t bring myself to. I’m pretty happy with the current design of this site, even after 18 months, and I am at a loss as to how I could improve it. There doesn’t seem to be anything superfluous which could be snipped out, nor is there anything else that I am trying to find a space for (with the possible exception of our Audioscrobbler feeds).
But I don’t want to be a total stick, so I’m leaving this one totally open to suggestions. Please leave a comment with your thoughts for improving Uborka, and I’ll ponder each one carefully.


13 thoughts on “CSS Reboot

  1. Since my total level of activity with the CSS boot is nil, I can’t really comment. Well I did just comment. But I have nothing to add. Well except this comment.

  2. Graybo, since uborka is Hungarian for cucumber, I think that if I replaced it with a chilli then the whole space-time continuum would be in danger. Though “new masthead” was one of my ideas, so I’ll map your request to that one instead.

    Pete on April 27, 2005
  3. “Paprika” would be a perfectly good name, though.

    The rebel on April 27, 2005
  4. Change nothing. Ohh except for that annoying thing where, when you post a comment, you need to refresh the page for it show up.
    But you knew about that. Right?
    Ohh and how about a nice shade of purple?

  5. I won’t be taking part in the CSS Reboot either. I have far better things to do with my time (I just haven’t thought of them yet, that’s all). Besides, redesigns are highly overrated. It’s the content that matters, comrades, don’t you think? And speaking as some who’s had my current site design for 28 months, the design and I are very happy in our non-updated, non-redesigned corner, thank you very much.
    More power to your cucumber, that’s what I say.

  6. Gordon: yes, I’ve been meaning to do that for ages. Though it is less of a CSS reboot and more of an HTTP reboot. I’m sure that it has something to do with caching.

    Pete on April 27, 2005
  7. Leave your perfectly-formed site intacto unchangedo and explain how I can get a simple, sunset photo with my blog’s name to fill the heading and not have the title corrupted/pixillated from where it looks ace in Photoshop. The hours I’ve wasted…
    All contributions gratefully welcomed.

  8. The corruption occurs because of the JPEG compression. Either use maximum quality JPEG compression (resulting in large filesizes) or use a PNG instead. Alternatively (advanced technique) split the image into a number of sub-images, using JPEGs for photo-based portions and PNG for text-based ones.

    Pete on April 28, 2005

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