frank schaap is my hero
Frank Schaap is my hero. He tidied my rather diverse margin-left, right and centres (as it were), suggested a slightly different font that apparently will actually look good on all browsers (sadly my beloved old Verdana size=”medium” really doesn’t look that great on Windows, and it doesn’t even exist on most *nix platforms) and loaded that big image to the left through CSS, as a background to the left column, instead of in the HTML and did a few more things and now it all seems to be wonderful!
Except that instead of gracefully loading bit by bit into my browser window it all now sort of waits a few sinks and then winks into view all at once. I suppose I should reduce the image sizes. Ah well.
Thank you thank you thank you Frank! (PS he also does interesting research and has a cool blog, fragment.nl. His book is excellent too: an ethnology of a online gaming society, a role-playing MOO, actually)