05:55 am - Might as well make use of all these neat features I payed for ages ago...
...and start building a custom LJ style for myself.
It's slowly coming together, though right now the 'layout source' is an absolute disaster. Only the 'friends page' and 'main view' works right now, but the resulting HTML you get back is mighty tidy and clean IMHO. It's even fairly readable, almost impossible to 'screw up' from a badly-formatted meme, and I think it makes good use of layered background images.
It obviously doesn't work worth a damn on IE6, and at this point I'm only running Opera so that's all I've been testing it on. I haven't even given it more than a cursory spin on Mozilla browsers, but it seems to work fine there so far. I am kinda proud of the 'outline text' effect I made, so the dates are fairly readable.
Anyways, if you want to see the progress so far, view my friends page
for an example. I don't have seperate 'icons' for locked/private posts, they get a different background color instead. And no, there's no seperation between private/locked posts since only your own journal can have 'private' posts and I didn't feel like making a third color-shifted blur of the background image just for that rare occurance.
Background by Joakim Back from vuni.net
which is a cached archive of a much older (and long defunct) website that was called misanthropia.net. I ran across it when looking for the original image from an example picture isteillia
posted to their page asking for help making it the background for their journal, which led me to tinkering... and now I'm building a whole LJ S2 style around the idea of a fixed top-centered background with vague color-shifting blur effects over top that tries to still be readable.8 comments