A new Hogg

Thanks to Sue and Tech Triad, my blog is back to a form that is more to my liking.  There have been many well-deserved criticisms of the readability of the comments section also and those have been corrected. And, the new and improved pig is back.

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13 Comments

  1. David Wharton
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Kudos to Sue and you. Your previous template made me queasy.

  2. Dick
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I’ll have to agree with Mr. Wharton. As a senior citizen who suffers from too many birthdays that end with a zero, my eyesight, among other things, is not what it used to be. I like the new format and look forward to many hours of screaming and cussing at the blogs and the bloggers.

    BTW, the pig looks great. Just don’t try to teach him to sing because he will never learn and you will only make him angry.

  3. Posted February 12, 2008 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    That’s ’cause Hogg picked out the prior template :)

    When CSS is making you mad and it’s 11 p.m. and Hogg wants “just one tweak,” who you gonna call? Working blind (no PC at home), late at night, using pure code and a few screenshots I sent, Anthony never says no and made two wonderful things happen. At least you IE users can now see the piggy – who will be changed to the longstanding piggy who didn’t arrive in my inbox till late last night.

    It’s a low-res hog, it is, and it’s too small for the area given. We’re outsourcing that to someone whose tuition I paid.

    One of these days, someone is going to have to explain to me why things that view perfectly in Firefox, Safari, Netscape and everything Mac just *break* in any version of IE.

    David, we can tweak a little more if you want. I think this comment box should be taller (or I should be briefer) and we can now tweak almost anything else. LMK what you want to perfect :)

  4. dhoggard
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Actually, I like the happy hogg, Sue. More reflective of the author. Would like to shrink him a bit to make the header narrower. Too much wasted space up there. This blog should be filled mostly with everyone’s words of wisdom – both sutor and contributors via the comments (which I also like very much)

    Dick, I told Sue that, above all else, I wanted it very readable. My eyesight ain’t what it used to be either.

    Thanks

  5. Beau D. Jackson
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Actually, I like the happy hogg, Sue. More reflective of the author. Would like to shrink him a bit to make the header narrower. Too much wasted space up there. This blog should be filled mostly with everyone’s words of wisdom – both sutor and contributors via the comments (which I also like very much)

    Dick, I told Sue that, above all else, I wanted it very readable. My eyesight ain’t what it used to be either.

    I like to “source” my research projects so in that regard “can pigs really fly.”

  6. Posted February 12, 2008 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    A pink hog among the monotone palette would be darling.

  7. Posted February 12, 2008 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Don’t know about IE, but it shore is perty on Safari! As a regular Hoggard reader, THANKS SUE!

  8. Posted February 12, 2008 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Hogg, you want a pink smiling swine atop these pearls?

  9. Posted February 12, 2008 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    i also vote for pink. with glitter.

  10. Posted February 12, 2008 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    I don’t care what color the hog is — pink w/glitter works for me, CM — but that poor hog is looking a little top-heavy.

    Or am I just looking at him wrong?

    Seriously, a very clean, very readable look. Y’all done good.

  11. dhoggard
    Posted February 12, 2008 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    It is called perspective, Lex. His shoulder looks yummy.

    What the hell… make it pink, Sue

  12. Posted February 12, 2008 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Well, hell, Hogg, it’s pink. The uncolored logo is still available. Backupbackupbackup before changing. Y’know, I could make this little porker any rainbow or golden or sparkley thing you wanted. I think I can do glitter.

  13. Posted February 13, 2008 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    What a beauty. Great job Sue. Having spent a lot of time on my grandpa’s hog farm (out McConnell Rd. where the new beltway is now), I can verify that hogs do sometimes appear top heavy.