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|03-18-2008 08:16 PM|
Cruising the Georgian bay
Just aquired a copy of said book by Ken Wells, 1958 Kingswood House, and am part way through. Having sailed the Bay in the lates 70's I really enjoy his wit and the descriptions of what went before. The pictures of harbours of the time are equally interesting.
Anyway Doug I have applied to MBSC for a berth although I understand the dredging is not going to plan so I am hopefull a shallow draft Iroquois cat (same as Cheers) may find space and I get to meet you.
PS: have perused your website, well done.
|12-09-2007 07:03 PM|
Hey, I fixed the link text colours in the blink of an eye. I thought there was only one colour setting for a page, but it turns out you can customize it for each link.
I'm dragging this thread off topic, but much thanks for all the advice. I'll go with private messages going forward.
|12-09-2007 06:50 PM|
You could always make the site a variable width site with fixed width outer columns, but I don't think iWeb can handle that yet.
BTW, you should be able to fix the color of the text in the css files. If you need advice or help, drop me a PM or an email.
|12-09-2007 06:35 PM|
AS always, the feedback is appreciated. Ironically, I had DECREASED the page width after another site operator complained to me that he couldn't fit the site on his laptop screen...You just never know how old-school you should make something.
One of the problems with hyperlinked text (at least with iWeb) is that the colour it wants to assign the text makes it hard to read, which I've tried to get around by creating clickable buttons. There must be a way around this. This plainly requires more fiddling.
I might eventually have to migrate out of iWeb, but so far it's been at least functional, and I've figured out how to work within it with respect to Google's demands with respect to thinks like sitemap and verification. I also gave up worrying about meta tags in the header because it turns out Google much prefers to do deep-crawl of the page content.
I chip away at this thing when I can. It might be another week until I deal with the next round. But the main thing is that it's evolving and I'm gettting information up and circulated.
|12-09-2007 04:22 PM|
Just took a quick look at the site... looking much better.. However, you might want to make the page a bit wider. Most people aren't running sVGA resolution anymore. Most computers are running at least XGA.
You should also have the header image have alt tags and make it a hyperlink to the sweetwatercruising.com homepage.
The list of site features below the header image really should be links to the sections named.
The three links at the top, in the colored bar, should probably have the text clickable as a hyperlink.
In the articles section at the top...you should also make the text, the headlines at least, hyperlinks to the article as well as the photos. On your article pages, you should probably keep the header that you've got on the main page, since it would make the site more "visually uniform" and allow you to navigate out of the articles a bit more easily.
Might also want to increase the "leading" on the text in the right-hand column, as it would make the text a bit more readable.
|12-09-2007 04:03 PM|
Running out of water
The latest issue of Level News from Environment Canada is just out (Dec. 6) and already the forecast for next summer is looking very grim indeed. It's predicting that levels on Michigan and Huron will hit the record lows of the mid 1960s and possibly keep right on going. Drawing more than 4 feet is going to be pretty exciting in a lot of places.
As always, it's up on my website, but the direct link is:
Read it and weep. Or book your keelboat in now for that winged keel retrofit you've always dreamed about. My club was planning to dredge the whole basin next fall, but it now looks like we'll have to do it in the spring, if we actually want the boats to float when we relaunch.
|11-29-2007 06:45 PM|
Wish you were here
In my neverending quest to fritter away valuable professional time dickering with html code, I added some live webcam feeds (not many turned on this time of year) as well as some data feed from weather buoys. Here's what came in from 45003 on southern Lake Huron, as snow squalls screeched through. A perfect day to go test a new triradial chute.
November 29, 2007 3:50 pm EST
Location: 45.35N 82.84W or 0 nautical miles N of search location of 45.35N 82.84W.
Wind Direction: WSW (250°)
Wind Speed: 27 knots
Wind Gust: 35 knots
Significant Wave Height: 10 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 8 sec
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.95 in (1014.3 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.10 in (+3.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 26°F (-3.4°C)
Water Temperature: 45°F (7.0°C)
|11-22-2007 06:27 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
There were only two fonts, actually, Georgia and Arial, which are supposed to be Web "safe," but that didn't prevent reflow and body text leading and alignment issues on different computers and different programs (mac vs Windows, Safari vs Firefox vs Explorer). Curing this stuff is like chasing your tail. Or trying to tune a rig. You get the port upper tight, and the starboard lower looks suspicious. And then you start worrying about rake.
Enough. Big snow squalls here today. School buses cancelled. Waiting for Georgian Bay to freeze over now.
|11-22-2007 04:49 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
|11-22-2007 04:29 PM|
What's with all the colors??? Your site is worse than a bad Hawaiian shirt. Also, it looks like you've got ransom note syndrome going on.... just cause you can use a dozen colors and fonts...doesn't mean you should. Also, a little space before each new paragraph would make the text a lot more readable.
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