Thursday, November 29, 2007

By Request

I found out that some of you were having a hard time while going to my blog because it was taking a long time to load. I know that situation is due to the number of pictures I have. So, I diminished the number of posts that are shown on the front page. Hopefully, hopefully, this will help. And, I'll try to keep that in mind as I make posts in the future.

For those that don't check often, it means you may have to go over to the right column and look in the archives for posts from the past week. (That is, if I make posts.)

Also, I have a question for the tech folks out there. Is there a way to "lock" a blog so that text always lines up properly with pictures that I post? I am asking because posts on my computers will look fine... but as soon as I see the blog at my parents' house or on my friend Mike's computers (both Macs), the blog looks entirely different. It also does the same when I look at the blog on some PCs - even when the text is not magnified. Maybe this problem is also occurring because I post too many pictures. :) Thanks, in advance, for your help.


jsarber said...

The rate in which a web page will load mostly depends on the connection speed of the viewer. Google blogs are built well enough that they load without too much trouble so it would primarily be the images on your posts that cause it to take longer. The general rule is that less photos and/or smaller photos load faster.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean about the text and photos moving out of place. I suppose that's because I'm not sure what your posts look like on your computer. Websites do display differently depending on the Internet browser being used. Whenever I build a site, I have to test it on Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari (used on Macs). Is there a post I can look at specificially that you know messes up on their computers?

Dani said...

I just wish that the way it looks when I write it and put in photos, would look like it does after I post it. I always have to go back and move things around so the end up lined up.

strem said...

Jeremy, the problem is that the posts look fine here, so I can't give you an example. But, if someone else is reading this and remembers a post that was particularly bad, please remind me of the subject by emailing me.

Dani, I know exactly what you mean. I don't understand the point of the PREVIEW POST feature when it does not work properly. The posts look nothing like the preview because the margins are not the same. I always fidget around with it after I post it and have to edit several times.

jsarber said...

I know what you mean about the preview window. The reason it never looks quite right is because Blogger is ultimately converting everything you type into html code to be displayed on people's browsers. Obviously, not too many bloggers are going to start creating their posts with web code, which is just another reason I promote Wordpress blogs. With WP, you type up your post, then the preview button actually shows the post exactly as it would appear after you've published.

Wordpress Versus Blogger