More Moomins | July 30, 2004

Moomin on a white background

Moomin on a blue background

Posted at July 30, 2004 2:00 PM

Comments

Michael Crilly said on July 31, 2004 3:56 PM

Aw,

So cute, yet oddly scary? I’m not to young to remember the moomins, but I never watched them, sadly :O(

Where on earth did you get them models?

Andy Cogbill said on July 31, 2004 11:27 PM

Hey Andy -

Your site has a problem with Firefox, at least on the home page. The background isn’t doing exactly what you want it to:

http://andycogbill.com/images/budd.gif

Just a heads-up.

:)

Tom said on August 1, 2004 8:12 AM

Also, your header is blocked by one of my Adblock filters. I think it’s because it has “web-banner.”

Claus Jacobsen said on August 1, 2004 12:49 PM

Hi Andy! Just wundering if You could provide som larger versions. These Pictures would be killerdesktops :)

Claus Jacobsen said on August 1, 2004 12:50 PM

Hi Andy! Just wundering if You could provide som larger versions. These Pictures would be killerdesktops. :)

Rob Mientjes said on August 1, 2004 9:46 PM

Andy Cogbill: That’s something with Firefox. SimpleBits has it too, so do many sites with ‘Faux Columns’. Don’t blame Andy ;)

Andy Cogbill said on August 2, 2004 2:27 AM

Rob:

I’m not blaming Andy. I’m just givin’ ‘im a headsup! Firefox is a great browser and more people are using it every day — we should probably design for it!

Andy Budd said on August 2, 2004 11:42 AM

Hi guys,

Thanks for the feedback. Regarding the “Firefox” issue, it looks like problem is with the rendering engine, rather than anything in the CSS. I’ve had similar problems in Netscape (although not on this site) where chunks of graphics don’t seem to render unless you scroll them off screen and back on.

However even if they were to do with the CSS, I’m loath to make specific workaround for browsers. I truly believe that you should design to the spec, not the quirks of an individual browser. I do occasionally make exceptions for IE (usually just to accommodate it’s faulty box model) but that’s down to market share and something I do begrudgingly.

On the subject of wallpapers, It has been suggested before. However I am concerned that if I release high-res version of my images they’ll end up being used as blog branding etc rather than just to adorn peoples desktops.

Finally, the naming issue of my branding div has come up a few times in relation to ad blocking software/user styles. I’ve changed the ID to branding now, so if you reload you should be OK.

David House said on August 2, 2004 12:20 PM

Yes, I wondered for ages why you had such a large white space at the top of your site, then all became clear when you renamed it banner2.jpg :)