Friday, March 14, 2008

Britney, please keep your pants on

I just realized that the sign in my last post should really have a yellow background, since all the road work signs in Spain are red and yellow, not red and white.
Then it hit me, this sign has the same colors as the Spanish flag. Coincidence? Probably not.

This is, after all, Spain, the country of perpetual public works. I think they even have a patron saint for this, and I may just light a candle to him to help speed up the work on my blog. There'll be more changes, but I hope they'll be subtle, since the worst part is over. I found a great place to test my template on different browsers. It's called Browsershots, where you can get screenshots of your blog in all the different browsers, which beats trying to have a bunch of different browsers on your computer. The results for my new look were mixed; it worked on some and not on others, which meant back to the drawing board for me.
I really wish the programmers would get their acts together and make all the browsers work the same way, but I guess that would be like asking Britney Spears to keep her underpants on.
Anyway, now it looks like my blog works reasonably well in most of the browsers, although if you have IE that's 6.0 or older, you won't be seeing it quite right. So, why are you still here? Go and upgrade, so you can fully appreciate the (cough) beauty and genius of my new template.

At Scrivel no one is asking you to keep your underpants on.


  1. In theory, at least, Britney's gonna don some undies with IE8. It's supposed to actually comply to the W3C web standards. I'll believe it when I see it, though.

    Browsershots sounds like something nerds would do in a bar.

  2. Cool web site. I had no idea there were so many different browsers to worry about!

  3. That browsershots thing is cool. That is clever, using the flag colors for the signs. Do they have signs for when the workers are taking a siesta, or is that more of a Latin American thing than a Spanish thing?

    The great thing about not being BS is that I can take my underwear off any time I want and no one complains. Well, not to my face, anyway.

  4. Britney wears underwear? How 90s! Well, I have an older IE browser so I wonder what I'm missing. Is it like some secret post or photo? It is a map I have to pour lemon juice on to see? Are there blinking Hello Kitty visuals running up and down the right and left margins? I must know.

  5. so long as your template mostly works on my browser and DOESN'T resemble ms spears sans panties i am ok with whatever you do.

  6. The joke in Canada goes that there are two seasons: winter and construction.

    Love the new design of your blog!