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Offline madmolly

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big open space on front page
« on: May 24, 2008, 05:42:01 PM »
When I first click on RF I get the home page with all the links on the left side of the page. And there is a big open space on the right. Could we put something in it? Say, like a pic of the week? Seems like an awful waste of space to me.

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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008, 05:53:57 PM »
You know thats a really good idea there Madmolly!

( Would that be considered thinking outside the inside of the box? )
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008, 09:11:53 PM »
I guess I'm not seeing this "big white space" you're referring to.  Could you perhaps do a screen grab to illustrate? 
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008, 09:57:00 PM »
Are you perhaps referring to the space below the poll question & "Who's online" on the right hand column?
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008, 10:22:34 PM »
Are you perhaps referring to the space below the poll question & "Who's online" on the right hand column?

That's the one I thought Madmolly was referring to meself.
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 11:46:34 AM »
I thought she was referring to the page you get when you either go to www.renaissancefestival.com or click on RF Home. Below the top banner next to the menu I also get a big balnk space. Mayhaps a list of the upcoming faires could go there just as we had in the previous homepage?
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 02:13:04 PM »
I believe I figured out the mystery of the "blank space".  There isn't one.  What's happening is the web browser some people are using isn't working right and loading the home page incorrectly. Below are two examples.  If it's not loading right, I suggest updating your browser or using a different one altogether.


The first image is how the front page should look if your browser is working correctly. 





The second image shows the problem some members are having.  The front page should not look like this.





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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 05:14:05 PM »
The former screenshot is what I've been getting :)

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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 05:17:01 PM »
Hey DB...

Firefox gave me the first image.  ;D
I thought that they were talking about that half column of white on the bottom right hand side...
And yes I can see if your browser isn't loading right, someone would wonder about all that space is going to waste.
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Offline William Blackheath

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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008, 05:50:55 PM »
How would I go about updating my browser?  I have Comcast at home and MSN at work, and both start with the blank screen.  But when I hit the "News" button at the left the first screen comes up.  No big deal, just curious.

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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 11:29:12 AM »
Just my opinion, but I think it would be great if we could replace all that other stuff on the front page with some faire related stuff.  The "newsflash" stuff doesn't really show any newsflashes anyway, so mayhap it could be dressed up a wee bit?
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 06:11:16 PM »
Just my opinion, but I think it would be great if we could replace all that other stuff on the front page with some faire related stuff.  The "newsflash" stuff doesn't really show any newsflashes anyway, so mayhap it could be dressed up a wee bit?

That's the plan, but we have a lot of work ahead of us before we'll be able to do this.
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2008, 06:12:24 PM »
How would I go about updating my browser?  I have Comcast at home and MSN at work, and both start with the blank screen.  But when I hit the "News" button at the left the first screen comes up.  No big deal, just curious.

Make sure you're using the most current version of your web browser, otherwise if that doesn't work, try a different browser altogether.
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2008, 08:21:14 PM »
Yes, the second one is the one I'm getting. And the way my husband blocks everything, I'm not surprised. So I will be patient and wait and see how it all works out.
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Re: big open space on front page
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2008, 10:23:45 PM »
That's the plan, but we have a lot of work ahead of us before we'll be able to do this.

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