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I took some time and figured out why my new skin behaved badly in IE6.

It turns out, it's not skins fault, but my content. Some of my articles contain wide pictures or block quotes (evidence A, B and C) which stretch the skin so it breaks. The lowest resolution that is plays nice is 1280 wide. It even breaks with 1024 pixels wide, which is still popular.

Since there are many article with this kind of content, I decided to stick with the old skin for now and figure something out.

The skin is still rather nice and maybe somebody will like it, so I uploaded it to SubText Skins showcase site. That's my second one there and the first had quite a success. It had more that 100 downloads and boasts a five star rating. Even more importantly it's one of the default skins for blogs on Geek with blogs site.

GGenericBlue skin

Download GenericBlue skin @ SubText Skins

Posted on Monday, September 03, 2007 7:28 PM | Filed under: Developement Blogging Internet |

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# re: GenericBlue skin for SubText posted on SubTextSkins 9/4/2007 12:00 PM CaqKa
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2104

with this ff plugin you could easily find the properties, that you like in the new design and integrate it into the old.

i dont think that the problem wold be the content (if you only changed the design/css)

i realy like the font-sizes of the new desgin. also the recent coments on the right side.

# re: GenericBlue skin for SubText posted on SubTextSkins 9/4/2007 1:22 PM David
I prefer Firebug. It's a great tool I wouldn't know how to do web development without. A new skin will just have to want for me to find some spare time...

# re: GenericBlue skin for SubText posted on SubTextSkins 10/12/2007 7:39 PM Gregory Reddin
Hi, I love this skin as well and just downloaded from the Subtext third-party skins area. After I've implemented the skin though, I'm getting the following error when going to my blog:

Parser Error
Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific parse error details and modify your source file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Could not load type 'Subtext.Web.UI.Controls.TopPosts'.

Source Error:


Line 1: <%@ Control Language="c#" AutoEventWireup="false" Codebehind="TopPosts.ascx.cs" Inherits="Subtext.Web.UI.Controls.TopPosts" TargetSchema="http://schemas.microsoft.com/intellisense/ie5"%>
Line 2: <h3><asp:Label id="LabelDays" runat="server">Most Popular Posts in Last 180 days</asp:Label></h3>
Line 3: <asp:Repeater id="TopPostList" runat="server">


Source File: /blog/Skins/GenericBlue/Controls/TopPosts.ascx Line: 1

Please help,
-Greg



# re: GenericBlue skin for SubText posted on SubTextSkins 10/13/2007 12:00 PM David
Oh, no! I forgot to remove some custom SubText controls I use on my blog. I'll update the skin and post an update A.S.A.P.!



# GenericBlue Subtext Skin updated again 10/15/2007 11:46 PM Bite my bytes
GenericBlue Subtext Skin updated again

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