Stripes

A couple of people have noticed the new look for the weblog, including the stripes. They’re now mentioned in my will.

After much fussing around, I took my color sampling of the photo and used it to create five stripes, each with a different color sampled from the photo, and created a stretch header. I also removed the comment graph. I found the graph to be too distracting, in more ways than one. First of all, it cut across the photo. Secondly, it was like watching your favorite aunt’s heart monitor as she lay on a hospital bed: will it beat, or not? Will it? Won’t it? Will it? Won’t it?

Really, the only heart that should beat in this space is my own.

My next twistie is I’m adding metadata using the RDF in the EXIF portion of the photos in order to drive out a footer to go with the header image. Remember, I can drop my photos into a folder and they’re automatically included, code pulling out color, size, and now metadata in order to ‘present the page’. Is the information cached? Sure–within the photo, each of which becomes a little mini-dataset.

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6 Responses to Stripes

  1. Norman Walsh says:

    The stripes are cool. I stopped frying a while back, but some of your widgets make me want to try again.

    On firefox, at least on Linux, it looks like the drop shadow under Burningbird is about 100 pixels too far to the right.

  2. loren says:

    Not surprisingly, I like those stripes and the way they’re mirrored in the comments.

  3. Audrey says:

    I love the stripes, too. This is one I might have to play with for myself.

  4. Shelley says:

    Norm, that sounds like a bug in Linux Firefox. I wonder what aspect is causing it?

    Loren, Audrey, thank you. It took me a while, but I finally found the missing piece.

  5. Arthur says:

    A couple of people have noticed the new look for the weblog, including the stripes. They’re now mentioned in my will.

    Me Too!

  6. Shelley says:

    Thanks Arthur