Does this template work with your browser?

Please let me know if this template works or doesn’t work for you, and either way, what platform you’re on, and what browser you’re using, including version number.

Thanks very much. I appreciate your help in getting this thing to be readable and useful for everyone.

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  • TimK May 31, 2007 @ 18:23

    Hey, Holly. If you’re using the “subscribe-to-comments” WordPress plugin, you can fix the problem with the checkbox down at the bottom pretty easily. Just log in as an administrator, go to the “Options” tab, and the “Subscribe to Comments” sub-tab. On that page, there’s a checkbox labeled, “Do a CSS “clear” on the subscription checkbox/message (uncheck this if the checkbox/message appears in a strange location in your theme).” Uncheck that, and the problem should be solved. 🙂


  • PolarBear May 31, 2007 @ 15:17

    Pretty text colors. Much brighter. (On IE6)

  • hollylisle May 30, 2007 @ 22:29

    Anders–I accidentally deleted the images file about two upgrades back. I’ll add them in as I’m able (those that still exist, anyway), but it’s way low on the priority list.

  • heatherwrites May 30, 2007 @ 21:29

    Pretty. 🙂 Everything looks and works fine. I’m running IE7 on Windows Vista.

  • anders May 30, 2007 @ 13:45

    Your new template seems to have broken all the image links within your entries; viz. this entry:

    Attractive template; no problems on either Safari 2.0.3 or OmniWeb 5.5.

  • hollylisle May 30, 2007 @ 9:25

    Okay. I’ll stick with this template, then, and see if I can get that “subscribe to comments” thing fixed.

    Thanks so much to all of you for letting me know how this worked for you.

  • PolarBear May 29, 2007 @ 8:26

    And at the office on XP and IE6, it also works fine.

  • Jim May 28, 2007 @ 23:30

    Extremely readable with whatever browser is in AOL 9.0SE on a widescreen Gateway notebook.

  • arrvee May 28, 2007 @ 16:48

    Firefox 1.5 on Win98 SE

    Great template! Looks really good.

  • Bridget May 28, 2007 @ 16:17

    Works perfectly for me too, another IE7 on XP.

  • PolarBear May 28, 2007 @ 14:23

    Firefox and Windows XP — looks good. Scales well for adjusting window size (I have a 24″ monitor so I can see several windows at once, and when template wants the whole thing, I object. This one behaves).

    It also looks fine in IE7 on the same machine.

  • TimK May 28, 2007 @ 12:06

    BTW, I accidentally subscribed to this thread. (I prefer to subscribe to threads via RSS.) And when I click on “Manage your subscriptions” in order to unsubscribe, I get a completely white page with only the words, in black Times, “You may not access this page without a valid key.”


  • TimK May 28, 2007 @ 12:03

    Hi, Holly. I’ve tried it on a number of browsers and platforms.

    The only problem I noticed is that the “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail” checkbox is WAAAAY down at the bottom. That’s because it has style=”clear: both” on it, which means the browser thinks it has to go down below the side-navigation bars. It probably shouldn’t be using style=”” anyhow; it should be using class=””.

    Here are the the browsers I tried it with:

    On Mac OS/X 10.4.9:
    Safari 2.0.4 (419.3)

    On Windows XP Pro SP2:
    IE 7.0.5730.11

    On Windows 2000 5.00.2195 SP4:
    IE 6.0.2800.1106

    On Mandriva 2007.0 (Linux):
    Konqueror 3.5.4
    Opera 7.542
    Lynx 2.8.5rel.1 (04 Feb 2004)

    With Lynx, it was annoying that the (very long) side-nav content all came first. And the content was formatted poorly. Don’t know why. But it was still usable.


  • valerie May 28, 2007 @ 11:53

    Not only does it look great in Firefox, but it scrunches nicely to one side. I keep a chat window open in about 1/5 of my 17″ monitor, so it’s nice when *the other stuff* is happy to cooperate with the remaining 80%.

    Hey, don’t laugh. I get some writing done too. Really.

  • nienke May 28, 2007 @ 10:23

    I’m also on Firefox – works fine, although the middle window gets awful skinny unless I’m on full screen.
    I also viewed it via Microsoft Outlook 2000 SR-1, same thing. But looks great on full screen.

  • BJSteeves May 28, 2007 @ 10:07


    Looks great on my systems, both IE 7 and Firefox 2 on XP, and Firefoc 2 and Opera 9 on my RedHat FC6 box.

  • ejoy May 28, 2007 @ 8:43

    Looks good in Firefox

  • lizb May 28, 2007 @ 8:08

    I like the new look. It’s clean and easy to read. It works well with my laptop running XP Pro and IE 6.0. So far I haven’t found any glitches, but I haven’t had much time lately to browse.
    Thanks Holly, great job.

  • TJ May 28, 2007 @ 7:00

    Looks good here. Running Yahoo Browser 7 built off IE6 on a semi-functional XP OS.

    Psst! JeriT The box to check or uncheck is separated from the comments. You have to scroll all the way down to the bottom.

    I prefer not to receive followups via email either.

  • JeriT May 28, 2007 @ 6:23

    Holly, your weblog still automatically subscribes me to post I commented on and I get all follow-up comments sent to me by e-mail. But now the uncheck box has disappeared when I comment.

    Is there a chance to have that box NOT CHECKED by default?

  • IanT May 28, 2007 @ 6:18

    Works fine for me – Firefox on Mac OSX.

    Much cleaner. 🙂

  • JeriT May 28, 2007 @ 4:06

    Firfox on XP. Looks great. I love the new template!

  • kilishan May 28, 2007 @ 3:36

    Holly – Looks great. I really appreciate on the liquid layout too. Fills the 20″ widescreen nicely. I’m running Windows XP SP2, and it testing great on Firefox 2, IE 6, IE 7, and Opera 9.0.2.

  • Pixie May 28, 2007 @ 1:16

    Looks good…I’m using IE7 on Windows XP.

  • Zink Johnson May 27, 2007 @ 23:32

    Looks great on IE 7. Really nice layout, too.

  • Chassit May 27, 2007 @ 22:16

    I’m running on Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows XP, and my laptop runs Windows Vista, and both seem to be running the site perfectly, and it looks cool too!

  • tambo May 27, 2007 @ 22:05

    I’m on an iMac OS 10.2.8 and running Netscape 7.2. It works just fine for me. Very tidy. 🙂

  • Rick May 27, 2007 @ 21:33

    I have Internet Explorer 6.0 – or possibly 7.0 – running on Windows XP. There was one quirk before that you seem to have fixed, where the most recent post was on top and the rest didn’t begin until under the side columns. But it looks good now!

    I have a 14-inch widescreen laptop monitor, by the way.

  • TinaK May 27, 2007 @ 19:44

    Looks great on my Firefox 2.0, Windows XP on my 17 inch laptop monitor.

  • laubaineworld May 27, 2007 @ 19:37

    Looks great Holly. I’m running Firefox version 1 with SUSE Linux 9.2.


  • KatFeete May 27, 2007 @ 17:44

    Works on a Mac running Camino 1.2.

  • BklynWriter May 27, 2007 @ 17:19

    looks good on my laptop. firefox on windows xp

  • MerylF May 27, 2007 @ 17:05

    Firefox 1.5.0.

    The template works fine, but from an asthetics POV, the pale grey words (eg Administrivia, Appearances etc) don’t stand out and would be near impossible for someone with visual impairment of any kind.

  • Aergonaut May 27, 2007 @ 16:57

    Looks good from here. I’m browsing with Firefox 2 on Ubuntu 7.04.

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