Monday, 3 March 2008

Why don't things resize automatically?

On computers, I mean. I got an email from Kat (she really has got an amazing blog, if you haven't been you should go take a look) - anyway, she had told me that my slide show was blocking part of my posts and the email contained a screen shot to show me what was wrong.

Now, I can't reproduce the problem, but it would seem that on her computer (which apparently has quite a small screen {I think}) the slide show window doesn't resize. Instead it blocks off part of my posts.

I mean, what is the matter with these people who do this web thingy stuff, surely somebody can find a way to make these things resize to fit whatever screen you want them to.

Anyway, I've moved the slide show to the bottom of the stuff on the left side so that Kat and anyone else who wants to can see the top post without interference, and anyone who wants to look at the slide show thing just has to scroll down a bit.

7 comments:

Keefieboy said...

That's The Web Billy: the Whole General MishMash of Things That Don't Bloody Work Properly! Yer slideshow looks fine in Internet Explorer. It's a bit buggered in Firefox, in that the left-hand column is twice as wide as it should be. But it's not overlapping any other content.

The question isn't 'what is the matter with these people who do this web thingy stuff, surely somebody can find a way to make these things resize to fit whatever screen you want them to', it's more to do with crap or dodgy implementation of so-called standards, and is one of the reasons why my hair turned silver when I became a web-designer. 'Tis a nightmare, a quagmire, a pain in the butt. Really, the whole thing is a bloody nonsense. Whinge, whinge, moan, moan.

dubaibilly said...

Right Kat, there is your explanation - from the mouth of an expert.

Thanks Keefieboy.

DB

Jayne said...

It might give keefie grey hairs, but he sure knows what he's doing & I can't thank him enough for the help he's given me :-)
Your slide show was ok on my screen as well DB & thanks to you,putting that up, I created a photo album on the HOGblog, which I'm rather pleased with, so thanks for the inspiration!

Mars said...

heya I tagged you for something check my post

Keefieboy said...

Jin: the cheque's in the post.

CaliforniaKat said...

DB, please move the slide back to the top. I've given up my 13-inch laptop and am back on a 15 or 17 incher. Now if I could only get back my DSL and electricity full time, that would be fab!

dubaibilly said...

Ah, but, Kat; there are others who use little laptops that may prefer to see the slide show where it is - perhaps i will leave it - perhaps not, right now I am too tired to do anything.

Goodnight, sleep well

DB