Monday, June 27, 2005

Seagull Test

Seagulls

I'm just testing Blogger's photo hosting to see what it looks like. Does anyone have any trouble seeing this image. Does it make the page too slow to load. Do you like seagulls? Do you think the one in the middle has only one leg?

Update: re-edited to put the photo in the centre and see if two narrow columns of text are less annoying than one. Perhaps the seagull had one leg tucked up to keep it warm, like I would put one hand in my pocket or inside my parka, doing a one-handed task on a cold day.

9 comments:

Aviatrix said...

I like the way it resizes the image to fit on the page, but I'm not fond of the ragged text along the side. I'll have to not use text that wraps around the image.

Anonymous said...

It looks fine to me on Firefox. No problems loading the page or anything.

aasmodeus said...

Looks fine, how'd you insert photo? There's a css keyword to make sure text isn't wrapping around it. Something about "flow" I believe.

Anoynmous said...

The too-narrow column of text next to the photo is a common gripe I have with some layouts. I like the subject matter -- I hadn't thought of Jonathan Livingston Seagull in quite some time.

Aviatrix said...

Blogger is a tool that people with zero html skills can use. You click on the little 'photo' icon and then browse on your own hard drive or give a URL for a photo. It automatically uploads it and inserts it in the post.

Lord Hutton said...

I'll have to try that trick with the photo.
Seagulls sh*t on my car every day. But it is funny when the maroons for the lifeboat go off: "Bang!" silence ... every seagull for a mile around screeching in panic "What was that??!!" "What was that??!!"

aasmodeus said...

I was going to type a whole diatribe about fixing the HTML, but then tried it out myself and found out you can just select "Alignment: Center" when you insert the photo. It'll do the correct style information in the image HTML code. Key is "display:block" for those who care about the code. To learn that yourself, do a photo the default way, and another photo with "Alignment: Center" chosen, then edit each post in a separate window and click on "View HTML" tab. Pretty cool, huh.

Peter said...

Can see it OK.

With regard to the one-legged bird, there was a pidgeon i used to see whenever I visited Newport in Wales. On first glance he would appear to have one leg, but looking closely he had two legs but only 1 foot, so he used to tuck the other leg up, to make it look like he only had one leg..

ScottJ said...

Being a bird person (I share my apartment with three birds), I can help you with the one-leg thing.

Many species of birds pull up one leg when they sleep or are thinking of going to sleep. It's an innate behaviour, and most experts seem to agree that its purpose is to reduce the amount of bare skin exposed, and thus conserve body heat.

Owners of parrots and other domesticated birds watch this behaviour carefully. If a bird begins sleeping with both feet on the perch, it's a reliable sign that the bird is ill or under stress.