There are brilliant people out there. People for whom HTML is no problemo. I am not one of those people.
I was so proud of myself when it came to this blog’s background. Once I figured out how the original designer put it together, I could go into Photoshop and make up my own versions with my own pictures. Never mind that I did my measuring with sticky notes stuck to the screen to get the solid blocks of color behind the text to line up right. We’ll just ignore that part.
I learned just enough code to play around a teensy bit with text color and size. Joy abounded in my little heart. It was all going along so swimmingly.
Then I got this zoomy new ‘puter for my birthday. And with it a crisp wide screen monitor. And all my false pride in blog design sputtered and crashed. Kind of like when Wile E. Coyote’s prop plane flies smack into the side of a cliff.
If anyone reading this also has a wide screen monitor, you already know the problem. The small but annoying problem of the background image not making it anywhere close to the top and right edges of the screen. *sob* All that extra white space seemed to slap me on both sides of the face and shout, “Web guru, indeed!”
I cracked open my HTML For the Clueless-type books. I read online. I tried resizing. As a last resort, I restored the original designer’s rainy background. And you know what? It did the same stinking thing. Since the image isn’t tiled, there is no way it will fit all screens. So my beloved background has to go and I’m so sad. Which is pretty unreasonable, considering that it’s just an intangible thing that doesn’t change the world one way or the other. But there it is.
So the long and short of it is that soon things are going to change, but hopefully for the better. Wish me luck.