This is a housekeeping sort of posting for all of you who may have trouble viewing my photos easily. Two persons have described my photos as “jumping around” or “running from the mouse,” and two have described the photos and text hiding behind each other in annoying ways. (If the photos disappear when you mouse over them, they might have gathered at the bottom of the page where they are clickable.) I haven’t heard from others whether the blog works smoothly for them or if they have similar difficulties.
After checking with someone who knows infinitely more about this kind of thing than I ever will, the suggestion was made that perhaps the trouble stems from the theme I was using, one supplied by WordPress. Finding a theme that is equally supported well by all browsers is not easy. I’m trying another one for a while to see if it works better for any of you. (It is also from WordPress and one I tried before, but which didn’t manage photos and text as well as it should from my end.) Test how the attached photo behaves for you.
Here’s what I’ve noticed:
1. I use AOL most of the time. The photos appear to the right of the text on the page, with text wrapping neatly into the blank space under the photo if the text is long enough.
2. On Internet Explorer, which I check only occasionally, the photos are arranged above the text, which also looks good.
3. Both these configurations work well for me. I use a G 4 PowerMac.
4. The background colors do not appear on Internet Explorer the same as on AOL.
Another piece of this puzzle is that most of my photos are hosted by Flickr because the management of photos in WordPress is limited and uncooperative, at least as I have experienced it. Maybe I should find another photo host altogether, but that might not fix things, either.
If you have helpful suggestions, I’d be glad to listen and learn. I appreciate you taking the time to read, and I apologize for the complicated access this setup has produced for some of you. Also, if you have discovered other ways to make Balance a more enjoyable experience, please let me know so I can address those as well.