April 27th, 2010

light fantastic

Oh hai, new layout!

Layout Details :D

I have tested my layout on Mac in Firefox (what I use predominantly), Chrome and Safari as well as on Windows in IE8.

It should work in these programs with no major errors or layout fail. However, if you find something gross and/or wonky, please screencap it and upload it to tinypic and send me a link (with your OS and browser details) and I'll try to fix it.

Size-wise… I designed it for a viewable size of 1200 wide by 700-800 tall. But the main body of the entries will fit in 800x600 screens.

There is now a drop-down box for the tags and calendar to the right of the main entry section. It does exist outside the 800x600 size, but you should be able to scroll to it easily.

FWIW, pictures will be limited to 700px wide in the entry (I will link to HQs when needed) and I think 400px in comments.

I have tried to make the fonts as pretty as I can given the annoyingly system specific font restrictions. I have however also implemented two free fonts that anyone can download and install if you want to get as close to what I'm seeing as is possible. The first is F25 Executive and the second is Jesaya.

I have had some of my irl friends as well as some people on lj check it out and they feel it is easy enough to read/navigate, but if you have problems, let me know.

One thing that is kind of up for discussion is whether you guys prefer the entry page (where the full entry is displayed along with all the comments) to be left in the style of the journal or if it should be the generic comment page (like you would see on ONTD). Comment with your thoughts on that.

Also credit to s2flexisquares for their tutorials I used and also to Raindrop Memory's icon set which I modded.

For a long time, basically ever since people started coming here to read stuff, I've been meaning to update my layout and I finally did, lol. So I hope you guys like it!

light fantastic

Project Updates: Charlie St. Cloud, Time-Travel Pic, Snabba Cash

Charlie St. Cloud

First off, a twifan in Vancouver has been twittering about Twilight reshoots and twittered the following:

So, if she's right, Zac may be heading to Vancouver soon to do some reshoots for Charlie St. Cloud.

Now would maybe be a good time to tell Universal Studios: I hope you all didn't keep the Fallujah reference which does not quite work right in the timeline, not the way you want it to anyway. Just sayin'. Also hope you ditched the Franco reference but w/e, that is less bothersome.

Algorithm/Time-Travel Pic

This project has been added to imdb as Einstein Theory.

Snabba Cash

Just wanted to update a few details.

From ScreenDaily, Michael Hjorth, exec producer of the original and now the remake, said:
“Warner Bros wants it to be realised on a major budget, with a production start within the next two years.”

Also producer Fredrik Wikström said:
"[Efron] is perfect for the part, and he seemed very committed to the assignment."

From filmnyheterna.se, Wikström said (rough translation via Google):
"I was a bit skeptical of Zac from the start, given what he has been in the past, as High School Musical movies. But after meeting him, I am completely convinced. He's very good. It becomes something other than Joel (Kinnaman), but it is really good. Zac is very involved in the substance and has long tried to get away from the sweet and looked a bit darker roles. He has been offered a lot of action but this is what he wants to do...

"There is a large budget. I do not want to say numbers, but Warner is investing in this and want to make an American big budget film."

From Aftonbladet.se, Wikström said (rough translation via Google):
"Zac Efron has seen the Swedish film many times and is a big fan. He is very dedicated and says that this is the role he has dreamed about...

"We start writing on the American script in the fall soon and we hope to get the right director."
light fantastic

Charlie St. Cloud date moved again apparently

From Screen Daily:

The Matt Damon-Emily Blunt sci-fi romance The Adjustment Bureau has been shunted out of the summer to make way for the Zac Efron grief drama Charlie St Cloud, as Universal announced key changes and new release dates late last night [27].

Charlie St Cloud is brought forward to the summer from October 15 to July 30, bumping The Adjustment Bureau from that date to September 17.

Color me shocked.

I guess that means we'll get a trailer asap cause they're about a month behind on a typical romantic drama promo schedule now.

At least they are better off than Jonah Hex (cackle cackle). And interestingly enough, unless CBS moves Beastly, it means both Zac and Vanessa have films coming out the same day.