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  1. I'm in Columbus, Ohio and it took about 30-45 seconds to load and when it finally loaded, it was without any styles applied. When I refreshed to get the styles to load, it timed out and won't display.


    Weird - this site shows that it's "just me" : http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/


    Edit to add - now that site is showing it's not "just me". ;)

  2. I agree with everything Ben said. Also, if you prefer creating background and graphic sets, maybe you should focus on something like creating Design Kits that people use to decorate their blogs. I think that would be profitable for you - there are a lot of mommy and hobby bloggers that might like your design style. Here's a quick example of a blog designer who uses design kits to design blogs for people. And here's some info about blog wear.


    If you really want to continue providing templates, you might look into creating blog themes (I recommend working with WordPress rather than Blogger). WordPress design is in huge demand right now.

  3. Yeah, that part is working. Ugh.... this is killing me.


    Plus, I've got issues with the bottom widget area (the part in dark gray). On long pages, the bottom gets cut off. On short pages, it displays just fine. I know it's a silly error somewhere, but I can't find it! Nevermind the fact that the whole section is supposed to sit at the bottom right on top of the footer. <_<

  4. I agree with Stef's advice. And to answer your question, using a system like WordPress isn't considered a shortcut (in my opinion). Learning WordPress makes you marketable and in high demand. For the past year or two, almost every single one of my new clients have requested WordPress services. It's a great CMS which puts the power of editing the text and photos into your client's hands and frees you up to work on developing sites rather than making small edits here and there for them.

  5. I have a silly question, but I can't seem to figure it out. Is there a way to make a CSS3 box shadow show on all sides of the container instead of just two sides? No matter how I change the following code, the only time I see the shadow is when it's on the right and bottom. CSS declarations with only 3 numbers like this confuse me.


    -moz-box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #d1d1d1;
    -webkit-box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #d1d1d1;
    box-shadow: 5px 5px 10px #d1d1d1;

  6. You can just use padding instead of trying to declare a height on those <li>s. Like this:


    div#nav ul li{

    display: block;

    width: 180px;

    font: 10pt arial, helvetica, sans-serif;

    font-weight: bold;

    text-align: center;

    background: transparent;

    color: #fff;

    border-top: 1px solid #630;



    div#nav ul li a{

    display: block;

    width: 180px;

    text-decoration: none;

    color: #000;

    padding: 10px 0;




    And then at the top of your CSS, you'll need to either remove this or make it more specific with a class so that it won't affect the nav:


    li {

    text-align: left;

    font: bold 12pt arial, sans-serif;

    margin-bottom: 5px;

    margin-right: 30px;



    Those margins are messing up the nav when left as is.

  7. Well, I'm viewing in Firefox and it's not centered at all. I've used percentages for container widths before (though I much prefer to use pixels) and it's totally fine to use pixels for positioning at the same time.


    Just use this for centering your container:


    margin: 0 auto;

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