Loc: Lancaster PA USA
Well, you're spot-on there, Pete.<br><br>It really is a nightmare as far as getting some custom CSS and HTML to behave.<br><br>For some insane reason there are a lot of standard things their scripts don't support, like a lot of extended characters, for one thing. Try to pop in an emdash using Option [hyphen] and you get nothing. It just smashes the two words on either side of the emdash together.<br><br>But, having waded through their forums and done a bit of customizing to my page has had the benefit of teaching me some more about CSS that I didn't know before, so that's a good thing.<br><br>
Yours in one of the better looking MySpace sites, but that isn't saying much. Why do they have to have such gawdawful ugly templates? It is possible to insert somehalfway decent HTML but it's definitely the exception, not the rule.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Some of the pages with those horrible layouts can freeze a machine up for 45 seconds. Especially the satellite which has no acceleration on secure sites but most of the people that have pages I go to leave them alone. I haven't attempted customization. I picked a layout that was as simple as possible.<br><br>oh yeah, that's going in the blog
Loc: Lancaster PA USA
I hate most of those "template generator" pages that a lot of high school girls are fond of putting together, where they try to use every effect under the sun. I've run into a few that NEVER finish loading.<br><br>And then there are the templates that are generated to code transparency into the < div> boxes, and then the user decides on some super busy stationary image for the background. Makes stuff impossible to read. On the page of the only young person I've added to my "Friend's List" (The 19 year old son of a friend of mine, who I've known literally forever), I simply did an Firefox AdBlock of his background image so I can actually see the text when I visit. Damn shame neither he nor any of his friends have anything interesting or substantial to write.<br><br>And all those sparkly, cheesey, premade animated greetings? I have stated on my page that I simply won't allow them to be posted as part of visitor comments. Many of the people who visit my page are handy enough with Photoshop. If they can't create their own image to post, well, to hell with them. I've left the very first comment I got to standówith a small sparkle-image and a Beavis and Butthead animation because, well, it was the first comment.<br><br>I'm just using it to learn a little more about CSS...editing existing code is a lot easier for me to grasp than to sit looking at a blank page with a CSS PDF open and a CSS book open on my lap.<br><br>Maybe when I grow up I can build a real blog.<br><br><br><br>
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