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Apr 27th
12:07 am
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!

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Shruti: Zac | Thinkercalcified on April 27th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC)
One vote for generic comment pagessss but you already knew that.
Shruti: Van | Paint It Blackcalcified on April 27th, 2010 06:10 am (UTC)
Actually I guess atm it's pretty either way, but once you get past 25 comments, it's gonna hurt.
(no subject) - calcified on April 27th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - actionvaughn on April 27th, 2010 06:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - calcified on April 27th, 2010 06:13 am (UTC) (Expand)
butterflybee260: pic#93915158butterflybee260 on April 27th, 2010 06:14 am (UTC)

Um first of all this is freaking stunning, like my jaw just dropped irl.

Idk how I feel about the actual entries...it might be easier to read in the ontd style, especially with pics and such. Idk up to you. :) But its amazing and prettyful.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 06:20 am (UTC)
ty :)

yeah i'm not sure about the picture specific posts cause i see the benefits of both ways. browse back a bit and see how the old entries feel, like if the pics are too smooshed.
(no subject) - butterflybee260 on April 27th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
boy, why are you crying?ashe_frost on April 27th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
OMG.. SO MUCH ZEF. LOVE IT.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
ty :D
pompouscunt: Zac Efronpompouscunt on April 27th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
I love it!
Beautiful, stunning, perfection etc.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
Re: I love it!
:D
The Writers Denmusewriter on April 27th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
Cady, I love it!! It's FABULOUS!
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
thanks :)
JacobJunior: zacinterviewspicegalaxy on April 27th, 2010 06:18 am (UTC)
ohemgeee it's gorgeous. So tempted to steal your background for my Twitter but I shall resist. I'm gonna be coming here a lot more often.

I vote for keeping it the way it is now.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
ty.

i wish it was easier to make twitter backgrounds with full screen images but i find the main area shrinks and grows too unpredictably :(
(no subject) - spicegalaxy on April 27th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC) (Expand)
Abigailglimmeringworld on April 27th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
Oooo pretty. Why hello Zac. *blushes*

germangirl89germangirl89 on April 27th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
uff wow I do love the new layout... it's very beautiful...

also I actually love that you used that quote from zac (the ball skill thingy)


hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
thanks. refresh the page i used a lot of quotes lol... some admittedly made up but still :D
nahbruhbeeonkaa on April 27th, 2010 07:33 am (UTC)
LOL SO THIS IS WHAT SHREWTEE WAS ON ABOUT re: Seahawks


I DIGG THIS. But yea, I'd go for generic comment pages as well.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
lol she can't accept his love of the seahawks.
samwise gamgee.: zac. heavenward.colfer on April 27th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
this is loverly. and the ginormous pic on the right is pretty much my all-time fave pic of him.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
thanks. i love that whole photoshoot so much, it is the gold standard. i toyed with having the background rotate too but i knew that would take way too much bandwidth.
(no subject) - colfer on April 27th, 2010 10:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
elena_claytonelena_clayton on April 27th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC)
This layout is so gorgeouS! Well done.

Forgotten how much I love this picture *sigh* ----->
shadow830shadow830 on April 27th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
You've worked hard on this and it looks beautiful. Great job :)

Regarding the comments - I've always liked the way you've had the comments appear (as opposed to ontd).

LOL...I like how you have the title on top changing...very clever. I love how you can navigate the tags easier.

I went back to look at the last couuple of entries, i.e. like Running Errands, and the only thing I noticed was that they took a much, much longer time to load then they used to.

IDK...I'm on my laptop now, I will have to look at this on my desktop later..everything always looks so different on the desktop.

Thank you Cady for all your hardwork with this Journal on Zac.
(no subject) - ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on April 27th, 2010 12:20 pm (UTC)
wow it looks gorgeous!!!!!

the only thing i find somewhat "difficult" is that you need to be at the top of the comments section in order to add a comment?????

that's how i'm seeing it anyway :D

thanks for all you do.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
thanks.

i'll look into fixing the comment thing. ia that is annoying. it may be a flexible squares layout design flaw but i'll try to figure it out :)

jessica3311: Zeo 2.0jessica3311 on April 27th, 2010 12:24 pm (UTC)
This looks AMAZING Cady!!!! <3 You did a fabulous job! I might be in the minority but I like how the comments look with this layout *shrug* Either way its ur LJ so its up to u. But kudos...on a great job :)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
thanks.

i think i'll leave the pages like this for a week or so and see how we all feel at the end. i really can go either way, though i do like to stare.
IceGoddess: I see you dirty litte secretccmskatechick on April 27th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Ohhh why hello there pretty zef picture. Very nice job Cady, it looks fantastic.

fwiw, so far not minding the way the comments are set up.
zaccy23zaccy23 on April 27th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree more. I love it! Also in favor of changing it up a bit!
(no subject) - ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC) (Expand)
rachel berry ★audrey on April 27th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
It's so pretty, I love the transparency. And it does make everything a bit easier to read. basically I LOVE IT, and I ♥ you for even making a layout because I am hopeless at them.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on April 27th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
thank you :)

i love the transparency thing. i had to make it work, even though it was kind of a pain in the ass since internet explorer doesn't handle it as easily as firefox/safari.