Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tweaks done for now

Well, I managed to get the '.png fix script' working. For the uninitiated, that means I've managed to implement transparency in Internet Explorer for versions prior to IE7.

You can't imagine what a sense of achievement this has given me. I must be a geek after all!

Unfortunately, due to a lag in it becoming active, the transparent bits are first displayed in grey. To me, the end product looks good but some readers may find the delay annoying. I could just say 'Do yourself a favour, and use a proper browser like Firefox,' but that would be rude. So if you do find it really annoying, let me know and I may consider removing it.

If any geeks out there know how to speed it up, please let me know.


Blogger ExAfrica said...

Dear must truly be a geek - espousing Firefox and what not.

The geeks at work have told me I have to use Firefox. Up until last week when it started eating my memory at an alarming rate. Now, to much scorn, I am back using IE (see the geeks at the office taught me to call it that).

But, that said, I am highly impressed with what you've done to the place. Very cool indeed. An inspiration - I might just go change my font (that's all I am capable of really).

10:35 pm  
Anonymous frog with a blog said...

Nomad, you are such a geek. But a talented one! This looks amazing, bravo! But I'm using firefox so I'm pretty cool too.

PS: Could we have the comment box with a view of the Amsterdam red light district in the background please?

11:02 pm  
Blogger Caroline said...

I'll be reading you in bloglines from now on as I find the transparency very distracting...

pretty but harder to read... its because I'm an image person so my eyes are constantly being drawn away from the words...

word veri is


8:56 pm  
Blogger cvodb said...

I think the transparency script loads slow because all the different flag-icons and statcounter stuff somehow loads first. Not sure how to circumvent that.

4:32 pm  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

Caroline, I think you're right about them slowing things down but, as I understand it, the IE6 hack only gets loaded at the end. It's a bugger not being a web programmer and not knowing how to sort these things out easily.

4:59 pm  

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