awb4422 wrote:I dont know if this is plog-wide or just mine doing this, or even if this has been addressed already, but in the admin interface the links to make a new post, help, etc are all white, and I didn't know they were there until I did a mouseover on them by accident. Now that I know that they are there, not a big deal, but for the new user, it is confusing..i thought mine installation was bad since there was nothing in there. Maybe changing those links to black/blue..something dark would get rid of that confusion.
Yea, the same thing happens to me. i thought it was just a safari issue. Must have been wrong.
I don't really know what you both mean... The way it is now we have a top bar under the big banner with the message "Administration: name_of_the_blog" that has the primary functions, and below it there is a sub bar with secondary functions.
The main bar is meant to be dark grey text on a much lighter grey background, while the secondary menu bar has white text on dark grey when they're not hover'ed. Which one is the one you can't see? For me it's no big deal to fix this, but I just need to know what to fix
(maybe a screenshot would help) Nobody has complained about this before and my laptop shows everything fine (using Konqueror and Mozilla under Linux)
Even better, you could do some tests yourselves if you wish, and then simply report on which colours seem better for you. Have a look at the stylesheet file for the admin interface, styles/admin.css and try playing with the "color" and "background-color" properties of the classes #topnav and #subnav. Otherwise the iteration "I make changes-you test-I make another change-you test again" can be endless... :S
awb4422 wrote:Also, I tried to make my own template, but since Im not creative and suck at just about everything dealing with programming (understanding the php), I failed miserably. Maybe if a more user-friendly interface was made, like selecting where you want the calendar to be, what graphics to put where..etc ..like a WYSIWYG real-time design interface, more people would make templates, or at least I would. I know that would be almost a separate project on its own, but maybe something for a future release.
Making your own template is as easy as coming up with a nice design and then splitting it in the different parts that make a page in plog: the header, the footer and the body. I have to admit that I am also very bad at designing so I always end up copying the design from somebody else and making a few changes
There are also some very long term plans about making an on-line template editor. That would be fantastic (IMHO) and I think people would love it. Building such functionality, however, could take very long and unfortunately one does not have so much time available. There are some other things that are in a higher position in the list of priorities and this is not definitely one of them...
One idea I had some time ago and related to this, was to develop/compile a "template pack", as an addition to the main pLog package, filled with template sets for people like you (and me!!!
) who have no idea about design. Those new templates would be installed side by side with pLog and would give people a wider range of choices other than just a few templates. The main problem is that I can't do it since I suck at it
I was thinking along the lines of posting some kind of a call for designers, to see if anybody could help. It's not a very demanding task, since I only need the design and I would take care of converting it into a template set... I think that definitely sounds more feasible (at least, in a short term future)
Any thoughts on this?