Wednesday, June 11, 2003


Choose a visual design that fits your voice is one of Mark Bernstein's 10 tips on Writing the Living Web
At the moment boynton is probably feeling a bit like this. We've switched into verdana but stand by.
(Meanwhile apparently poor old Nora has sneezed and popped a disc, so could probably use one of these.)
( Vintage Neckbraces via The solipsistic gazette)

update: some possible design ideas here. (Reload for more). boynton will just run them past Mr W before she puts in her preliminary order. (website fulifier via Leushke)

Comments: bracing

Very colourful; perhaps not the most readable...however, there is definately food for thought.
Posted by Scott Wickstein at June 12, 2003 01:26 AM

don't worry Scott- just joking. Even boynton knows a bad design when she sees it. (if she can see it, that is, within the tiled trees and vast galaxies of backgound) I just like looking at the way different links receive big and bold priority on every reload. Hypnotic.
Posted by boynton at June 12, 2003 01:58 AM

I got hypnotised.

On another point, how come some websites, this included, jump down the page when a link is clicked on for the first time?

I'm getting sleepy.
Posted by Tony.T at June 12, 2003 03:43 PM

my turn to say "I not get" T.
the symptoms you describe of link jump are worrisome. Maybe it's the mysterious knee jerk piece of code
The physical stimulus when you hit the link immediately sends a message to the template
This is translated into an electrical impulse in your site
The impulse then returns to the browser
The eyes then contract and the link swings abruptly forward. Is this what you mean?

Posted by boynton at June 12, 2003 03:52 PM

It actually makes my blog look better. Must do something about that template.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at June 12, 2003 05:59 PM

Poor Nora! More sympathy is required, I think.

ps I get the jumping page too
Posted by Averil at June 12, 2003 06:57 PM

Averil I am actually very concerned.

At this jumping link thing. I've had no such evidence of this disturbing syndrome on either my home PC or the laptop. What happens exactly? I'm stumped, perplexed, moved. Maybe some subtle manipulation of the major index is required?
Posted by boynton at June 12, 2003 07:18 PM

It just jumps down the page a little bit. Sort of to the next post. Not sure exactly. Nothing dramatic, not too far. Just a little hop. On the next link click it does the right thing.
Posted by Tee Tee at June 13, 2003 06:41 PM

"Just a little hop" eh? That's reassuring, tees, sounds like a nice little move. To keep us all on our toes. In fact I'm sure that there must be have been a little piece of code created just to give a bit of subtle choreroegraphy to one's otherwise static and staid blog.
Posted by boynton at June 13, 2003 06:50 PM

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