Jennifer Zelazny

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Day 3: Panic, Day 4: Done.

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Well, yesterday after hours of frustration and CSS style sheet number three, I started thinking that what I wanted was not possible…not even close. Thoughts entered my mind like : “maybe I will forward all IE users to a nice web site on standards” and “maybe I could pdf my web site and make users do that.” These thoughts were the desperation speaking. I dreamt all night about CSS classes, divs, and elements and woke up determined to find something that would work. Enter my new hero: Tonico Strasser who authored an awesome layout which I based my design on.... Read More » Read more

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day 2, style sheet 2.

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Well well. Who says you should settle? I decided to completely re-write my style sheet and I have almost everything down for both IE and Netscape (FireFox, Safari, Netscape) browsers. Some things I still need to look at are the bulleted lists on the right (blog) and some other details. I again feel like I have taken CSS to another level. So why did I switch style sheets? I went over to a friend’s house last night and saw the horror of my web site in IE for Windows. I came home and made some adjustments, but then got frustrated... Read More » Read more

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css, a voyage.

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Oh my. Well, by blog was getting ugly with all of my leftover CSS problems, so I decided to sit down and figure this out. I have 95% of all this figured out, still some problems with Firefox and the li dots. I am not happy with the word/letter spacing, but who knows. All this CSS work makes me want to redesign my site…again, but I need a break, and I need to focus on making my current one better. So many things that I like. Well, I am burned out. CSS… [tags]CSS[/tags] Read more

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another day, another design.

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This is officially design #4 for jappler.com. My web sites are always evolving, and I am always trying to build my template library, so here we are again. I needed a PSU blue for my site, and I finally have it. I have not used this blue since 1998, and when looking at my site…all I could think of was man, I really miss one of my fist designs, using this blue. Anyway…back to business of trying to figure out and simply my css for wordpress. [tags]CSS, jappler.com[/tags] Read more

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more fun with css.

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Well, here I am again, on style sheet #14 for WordPress. I have everything basically re-done, except for the right menus so that they mirror the menus on the left side. Yes, this is redesign #4 or so with my blog/web site, but I just could not handle a dark background color. More to come soon. [tags]CSS, jappler.com[/tags] Read more

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The Joys of Quality Assurance

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So close, yet so far away. After hours of staring and adjustments, I still have a few outstanding design problems. The menu alignment. I cannot seem to figure out what is holding it back from lining up with the other top items in Mozilla/Firefox yet is at the very top in IE. In Mozilla/Firefox, and IE ( I got sloppy and QA’ed in Safarif first), my left column is not extending all the way to the bottom. Details…that drive me crazy, so I am sure I will wake up tonight/tomorrow morning with the answers. (or at least I hope so)... Read More » Read more

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almost there.

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Well, new designs, new learning experiences. I have lots to share later about CSS and about WordPress layout, but I need a break. I still need to get my main menu from the rest of the site into the blog layout, and figure out why my top menu item is not lining but, but the end is near. I have some Mozilla/Firefox issues to deal with, but they are minor. More later. Time to go home and play SoCom II. [tags]CSS,jappler.com, SoCom II, WordPress[/tags] Read more

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jappler.com: coming soon

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Well, I finally took the plunge and bought my own domain name. So what is jappler? Back in 1998, I needed a character name for Diablo so I came up with Sir Japple (J for my first name initial, apple, for my beloved hardware/software company. Then in 1999, Quake 3 Arena came out and the deault name for the character was “Player”. I decided I would use Japple, so I typed it in, but somehow mistakenly took the “r” from “player” so my name turned out to be “Jappler” instead of “Japple”. Jappler stuck, and now, a few years later... Read More » Read more

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new look.

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It is that time where I am customizing the look and feel of this web site so stay tuned for some future enhancement and changes. Eventually I will fully customize the template that I am currently using, but small steps first. I still need to adjust the right side of the page, but it is getting closer. Fun with CSS layout! Read more