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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Blog Layout and Look

I noticed that if I look at my blog on Internet Explorer, the pictures are quite large and force my links on the right to the bottom of the blog. I am now using Mozilla Firefox for my Internet server and it shrinks the pictures down to fit properly and keeps my blog properly set up. What are you all seeing? How about a switch to Firefox?

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

IE is pathetic; among other reasons, because it doesn't follow web standards and so causes much grief for web designers.

There are plenty of other reasons why IE stinks - the second greatest reason being the plethora of security issues.

I use Safari on my Macs -- Firefox on PC's. I wish more people would use FF, it would save so much headache.

8:35 pm  
Blogger Jeff said...

Whoever the anonymous writer is, I agree. Having used IE all of my computing life, it has been nothing but a frustration. I have had to remove my over-size pictures because it won't adjust them like FF will. So, if you want a decent web browser, switch to Firefox and write Bill at Microsoft and tell him IE stinks.

What do you recommend for downloading so that videos can be played? For instance, I sometimes want to view a video from an American news source and a message pops up that I have to download something in order to see it. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

11:20 pm  
Anonymous Jeremy Chadd said...

I look at your blog in ie, and while I would agree about ie's many shortcomings, the layout remains fine with pictures correctly displayed and links to the right.

7:01 pm  
Blogger Jeff said...

Hey Fr. Jeremy! Good to see you around here. Since you have recently gone to Romania and served with the Orthodox there, why don't you offer some of your insights from an Anglican perspective. I especially am thinking of the article below that has drawn a number of comments on the Bible and Tradition and Anglicans and Orthodox.

I removed the pictures that were causing the problem but I have come to like Firefox a lot better having used it for a week or more. Thanks for dropping a line here. I look forward to more of your comments in the near future.

8:14 pm  
Blogger wyclif said...

There are a lot of reasons to recommend Firefox over IE. It's leaner, faster, and supports web standards. Some of the main reasons I use it:

1. Pop-up blocking. IE7 will have this, but it's too late.

2. Tabbed browsing (Ctrl-T). You'll never go back.

3. Vigorous developer community which results in loads of great plugins, including a spellcheck plugin and other useful tools. That also means faster updates and bug fixes.

4. Better security. Firefox will automatically update if you're running the new version.

5. None of those horrid Active X controls.

I don't even have IE in my start menu anymore. It's on my HD in case I want to see what weird things it does to my CSS/HTML, but I never use it for web browsing.

7:01 am  

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