I already presented two videos separately – here are the “normal” links:
united-domains.de had their special offer of 1€ per year for .eu domains in June (this month it’s .info) – and I registered, just for fun, , which is ue.berall spelled backwards, and überall is German for everywhere/anywhere.
Ideas and suggestions for improvements welcome…
Inspired by the “samples” in the top of the screen at the German blog directory BloggerAmt (and other fades-in/out e.g. for polls), I thought I could add some small announcements and notices of special posts, smoothly faded in and out, on my blog, like this one for my music quiz:
If it doesn’t look for you as on the screenshot, please click “reload” or press F5 in your browser…
At first, I tried it above the main content, but that felt too obtrusive, too distracting – so it’s now at the top of the sidebar.
What do you think of it? Annoying? Too inconspicuous? Just right? Any other opinion?
Technical note: The items are managed like a blogroll in a separate category, the display is done with a little function integrated into the theme – if you’re interested, » here’s a text file with the code, but, for the time being, only with German instructions (anyone need it in English?).
Update: For a shorter jQuery solution, see this comment.
Oh how well this fits to my yesterday’s post‘s splash picture.
A great English praise can be found at Lorelle’s, including a plea for advancing standards towards built-in automatic translation (well, there’s certainly much work left to be done to make these undertandable…).
Well, anyone as he likes (the “prohibited” sign isn’t meant serious in this regard) – I personally don’t see much point in showing an “ugly” page to my visitors, only a fraction of which will probably understand what this is about and rather think of an error – until they noticed the information hopefully displayed clearly by all participants, that is.
Here, by the way, it’d look like this (click for large view):
Those who want can, for instance, select View → Page Style → No Style in Firefox’s menu, then this site will look and work just like that without a CSS design.