$Greetings

please stand by

Why not try a couple long lines first. One big problem I had while trying to figure out this layout is exactly how to deal with preformatted text. Since I intend to be pasting lots of code snips and whatnot, I wanted to get this right… The trickiest part is what to do when the user bumps the browser font size up or down. With preformatted fonts, it tends to get either too small or too big rather quickly. Since the pre tag is by definition not going to wrap, ever, it’s pretty impossible to let the user scale the font more than one size in either direction and maintain both readability and containment in the bounding box. What would be really nice is the ability to make text exempt from browser scaling…

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{8} andre@dude [~] % w
 3:47  up  1:14, 5 users, load averages: 0.32 0.39 0.45
USER     TTY      FROM              LOGIN@  IDLE WHAT
andre    console  -                 2:34    1:13 -
andre    p1       -                 2:37      13 ssh andre@core.dreness.com
andre    p2       -                 3:34       5 ssh dreness@tetris.dreamhost.c
andre    p3       -                 3:42       2 ssh odp@opendir1
andre    p4       -                 3:45       - w
{9} andre@dude [~] %

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5 Responses to $Greetings

  1. dre says:

    comments look like this. so far I’ve checked in safari, firefox, opera, and omniweb… looks good in all those, hoohaa. … *time passes* …

    Now I’ve increased the size of the comment boxes by 100 pixels to correspond with the changes I made to the rest of this theme.

  2. dre says:

    Gotta write a second comment in order to see the second comment box, doncha know.

  3. dre says:

    And one certainly does need to write a THIRD comment in order to make sure the alternation is working properly…. The slightly offset nature of the purple comment box was an accident, but I might stick with it…

  4. filipp says:

    I just define “overflow: auto” for my pre elements. It just adds a horizontal scrollbar in case the content doesn’t fit.

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