[thelist] Site check, please?

Matthew Bernhardt bernhardt.7 at osu.edu
Mon Feb 5 10:30:23 CST 2007

Hello again (keeping this on-list to see if others are seeing these  
   Thanks for taking the time to test the site - in reading your comments  
it seems that you were using IE7/FF (2?), presumably on WinXP? What speed  
was your connection?

> No matter what page you are on, if you scroll the page.  The right hand  
> side of the page does not keep up with the left had side.  They do
> catch up, but for a moment you get a page that does not meet.  So the
> text is out of kilter.

This is the most disturbing piece of your experience to me, and one I'd  
like to get to the bottom of. Are you describing a response lag as the  
page scrolls? Or something else? I'm trying to make sure I understand  
"does not keep up with" and "out of kilter". The only thing on the page  
that should scroll (in browsers other than IE6) should be the content div  
- everything else is set to position: fixed in CSS. In IE6 the entire page  
should scroll, since it doesn't support that definition.

Thus far, I've tested the site in about half a dozen browsers (IE6, IE7,  
FF1.5, FF2, Opera8, Opera9, Safari, Camino, IE5/Mac, Konqueror, Lynx) on  
window settings ranging from 640x480 to 1280x1024 and have yet to see the  
menu and content divs "not meet" - the CSS should have them overlapping by  
about 8 pixels.

If the problem you're seeing is not a response/lag issue, is there a way  
you could email me a screenshot to help me see what you're seeing?

> On the People page, the info at the bottom of the page you need toreally  
> look at it to see what is there.  At first glance, I thoughtthat a lot  
> of the info was cut off. Once I looked at it for a while,
> I noticed that it was not cut off, but it was the way it was designed.

Are you saying the contrast in the people page is too hard to distinguish?  
There are other pages on the site that are that short - for example,


Does that page also have this problem in your eyes? This is much higher  
contrast (black text on yellow background), but is similarly short. Or are  
you saying that the wording of the People page ends abruptly, implying  
that more should be there?

Thanks for the feedback,

Matt Bernhardt, bernhardt.7 at osu.edu
Webmaster  +  Fab  Lab  Coordinator
Knowlton  School   of  Architecture
The    Ohio     State    University

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