Design Changes

Post by blogger | July 27, 2010      

You guys might notice some design experiments flashing up once in a while here on WildSnow as I try different things live. I’m attempting to do a better job of balancing my advertising with my content. When you see a wider format, please let me know if it’s totally annoying or not. I may really have no choice but to go around 200 or 250 pixels wider, but I don’t want to cause all you loyal readers too many problems getting the WildSnow goods! Thanks, Lou



8 Responses to “Design Changes”

  1. Mike July 27th, 2010 7:47 pm

    It looks a little weird up top on my netbook (1024 wide).

  2. Lou July 27th, 2010 8:00 pm

    Thanks Mike, switched back to old design now, I just needed to get that to a certain point so I could look at it with some of our supporters. Not sure when it will go live or how much I’ll change it between now and then… New width will be around 1,200 so depending on automatic resizing of your device it may run off the right side of the screen a bit. Always a compromise.


  3. Jon Page July 28th, 2010 2:31 am

    As long as you leave the pic of the girl in the pink Moosejaw Tshirt on im happy!

  4. Lou July 28th, 2010 6:47 am

    Jon, I think she’ll be sticking around on and off, as that banner is swapped in and out by the ad server for Moosejaw. I’ve always liked their ads as well, sometimes I get tired of a bunch of text ads with occasional photos of gear and guys.

  5. Brad July 28th, 2010 9:17 am

    I’m not sure if it’s happening since your changes but yur blogs during the Denali trip did not format very well on my IPhone. Lots of times pictures were cut-off and text at the end of the pages were lost (missing words makes following stories interesting).

    Not complaining, just trying to help.

  6. Nick July 28th, 2010 9:24 am

    Interesting to hear Brad. I was doing the publishing during their trip, perhaps I was messing something up. Lou, can you go back and see what i messed up?

  7. Lou July 28th, 2010 8:05 pm

    Nick, I did notice some things I thought were minor, such as paragraphs without line breaks and stuff like that. The photo issue might be caused by what settings you used when you placed the photos. I’ll indeed check on it.

    That being said, getting a website working for mobile browsers is tricky. No guarantees.

    P.S., I should always mention what and excellent job Nick, Lisa and other ground crew folks did to keep our Denali blog adventure going. It wouldn’t have happened without them, so thanks!

  8. Mark W July 29th, 2010 8:25 am

    Photos and sometimes text are cut off in my Blackberry.

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