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Sam Newman's site, a Consultant at ThoughtWorks

OK, I finally got around to the redesign this weekend, and its gone fairly well. I’ve moved from a liquid to a fixed layout, as the site was almost unreadable on high resolution monitors and many of the design changes I wanted to make become overly complex. One downside to moving to a fixed-width layout occurs with preformatted blocks of text. @

8 Responses to “Site redesign”

  1. Cheah Chu Yeow

    The comment form is center-aligned (as are some other parts), and the text stretches over the entire width of the page (so that it exceeds the bounds of the faux columns). To be sure, I reloaded and also viewed the page in IE.

    You may want to check on that.

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  2. Sam

    Gah! Nasty – completely forgot to sort the comment forms out. Sorting them now…

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  3. Cheah Chu Yeow

    Ah it looks good now. Looks great in fact!

    Some suggestions, if I may – don’t be offended!

    The main column text needs a little more padding against the faux column IMHO – looking a little too tight for comfort.

    The comments textarea need a little more width. In fact, this reminds me to go increase the width of the one at my weblog! 😀

    Also, having your “Related Entries” section in white and boxed makes it seem like the focus of the blog post, and draws away from the actual entry itself.

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  4. Sam Newman

    Not offended at all – grateful for the feedback. I agree 100% about all of them in fact! The comment form is ugly as sin, but I broke all my nice CSS form layout and that will have to wait till tomorrow. The other stuff should hopefully be fixed by the time you read this…

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  5. Cheah Chu Yeow

    Good stuff Sam 🙂

    The search templates are quite a pain too I agree, because you have to go edit the template file manually.

    Call me Chu Yeow, or just Chu, btw 🙂

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