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Ninety Degrees (90d) ­čî╗ ([personal profile] ninetydegrees) wrote in [site community profile] dreamscapes2011-08-17 01:00 am

Style: Database/Tabula Rasa

Edit: these are now live and can be selected from Customize Style. Original layers and pics are no longer available.


Style: Database
Author: [personal profile] ninetydegrees
Image info: background is mine; icons are somerandomdude's (CC Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States)

New version of an earlier draft and, hopefully, the actual submission post. *g* Feedback would be great!

Themes:

Blue / Preview
Gray / Preview
Green / Preview
Purple / Preview
Red / Preview
Teal / Preview

And that's it because I'm too tired to make more themes...

Edit: looks better with Neuropol X Free font, which I may or may not be able to embed.
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[personal profile] matgb 2011-08-17 02:48 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, looks nice to me. Header takes up too much space though, especially on this netbook (1024*600), and post titles are bit small for my tastes, and not sure I like the way it overlaps both the entry box and the main background.

Definitely like the idea of drop shadowing userpics, might have to lift that one.
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[personal profile] matgb 2011-08-17 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
Navlist on sidebar would work, yes-I'm not actually thinking of switching themes, mine is still a complete work-in-progress, but there're ideas that work well, and i like the purple colours. I'm actually thinking more of default appearance, I keep meaning to post a bit about how large headers can be offputting and similar-it's a lot more noticeable on a smaller screen like this one.

The shadow on the title looks a bit blurred to me, but it is better and clearer.

Now, what actually needs testing with it? There's no sidebar on the tags page (and that infinite loop bug is still there but that's not a style issue). Really like the calender display, especially on the archive page.
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[personal profile] matgb 2011-08-17 12:00 pm (UTC)(link)
ou usually only hear about these kinds of issues from people who use the style.
And even then they might not notice. We've been live, what, two and a half years now? I build my theme when TR was just Core2Testing.

I realised I'd done nothing whatsoever with the month/year view archive page and it was almost unusable a few months ago.

Problem with big headers is usability, it was drummed into me when I learnt usability alongside basic coding that if users don't see some actual content above the fold, they might just close the tab/window and go away, and I find that's true even for me today, get to a page, it's got a big logo header, a banner ad, some 'top stories' content, the actual headline for the article I'm there for is hidden so far down it's offputting.

But yeah, no sidebar in Firefox or Chrome, but the thought occurs it might not be there as there's been a [1]Error running style: Style code didn't finish running in a timely fashion. Possible causes:
Infinite loop in style or layer

Database busy
error on my tags page ever since I imported, I probably ought to chase that up again, it was an early bug but I so rarely use tags page I forget to check the progress.

[personal profile] feathertail 2011-08-17 06:21 am (UTC)(link)
Are the entry titles supposed to be straddling the border of each entry, or is it just Chromium? >.>

Anyway, I think the rounded backgrounds are the only element that seems unclassy to me ... the rest of it looks really nice, and dramatic. And I'm not sure how else to set entries apart, anyway.

[personal profile] feathertail 2011-08-17 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
Okies ... sorry to criticize. I really do like it.
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[personal profile] baggyeyes 2011-08-17 01:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I'll install it and see how it goes. I like the changes you've made.
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[personal profile] baggyeyes 2011-08-23 03:11 am (UTC)(link)
Since mine is not the most active of journals, I populated a dummy post with fake comments; 27 comments to be exact. On my small monitor, the comment thread became skinnier and skinnier until there was little actual room for the text of the comment. I posted one long comment at the end.

Firefox ver. 6, Mac OS X, 10.6.8,
Viewport width: 1108px
Viewport height: 528px

Screen resolution 1280 x 800.
Edited 2011-08-23 03:20 (UTC)
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[personal profile] baggyeyes 2011-08-23 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Is there a way to have the direction of the thread flip, as it reaches a certain point? I mean, so that it goes in the other direction, rather than right, while maintaining the link between comments.

Do I make sense?