Although I'm not quite back from my work break just yet, I am doing something Biff-related. I'm rebuilding the page.
Refresher: The site didn't play well with AdBlock Plus. In fact, it drove it nuts. Try as I might to figure out what was causing it, I couldn't. So I asked the fine folks at the ABP forums for help.
If you haven't read the comments under this strip (No. 313) yet, I did get a response. Seems that the issue has been fixed but it's in the latest development build. You can read the conversation at the ABP forums here -> [Link]
This didn't stop me from messing around, though. I decided to recode the whole homepage. Partly to see if I could figure out what was up as I built the page up and partly to see how clean I could make this hodgepodge of code. It's a mess under the hood of this place. A bunch of old tables and functionally useless fragments from years of background tinkering. Not to mention I never really bothered to drop comments so I could swap things out without chomping into things. -.-
That said, I'm feeling good with this new version. I looks fairly similar to this current site design only with a few barely noticeable tweaks and it's a little lighter code-wise. Now I'm at the point where I'm looking for input and folks able to test on platforms I don't currently have access to. You can check out the two versions I'm messing with at the following links.
- Page w/Original CSS (Verdana font): [Suitor No.1]
- Page w/Tweaked CSS (Komika Text Regular font): [Second Suitor]
The two things I'm on the fence with are the font face and the dueling Twitter feeds. I like both but this is one of those times where asking others folks opinions is Way safer than going with my gut. What I like for my own stuff isn't always what others would like or even suggest I run with. In matters of design, going with the larger sample group than "Single Coffee-addicted Sleep-deprived Cartoonist" is Always a safe bet.
Speaking of which, it's time for me to get of the computer for a while. Maybe try some of that "Sleep" stuff folks talk about.
'Till next time! = )