Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pardon the Dust...
and a Blog Award!

What a surprise! Carol Lawecki honored me with this Bella Sinclair Award for Art Inspiration, Friendship Sisterhood, Sharing, and Caring. Carol is an uber- talented tatter with a very caring soul. Thanks for making me feel special.

Congratulations to Laura, Tatskool, and Aileen who ARE special and inspire us with their contributions every day!

Just re-arranging and tidying up a bit
I had a lovely note last week from Nancy in Dallas who asked if I could make the site larger. She could only see a small area and she said it was too hard for her to see.

Blogger controls the bandwidth and storage space for this blog, but I suspect Nancy didn't mean that. In the event that she is having trouble reading the print because it is small on her monitor I can do two things.

First, I can enlarge the font size to make the words easier to read. I have done this. I used to have the settings locked for a larger font, but somehow they reverted back to the template default. Please do let me know if the larger font makes it easier for you to read.

Second, I can attempt to instruct Nancy how to change the display resolution for her monitor. I do not know what operating system she is running or what the aspect ratio is for her monitor. But those thing may not be relevent if she just wants to see the full blog width. 1024 x 768 is a pretty good place to start.

According to Wikipedia, "As of July 2002, 1024×768 Extended Graphics Array was the most common display resolution."

My display resolution is 1152 x 864. My hubby prefers 1280 x 1024. I can't read the tiny print on his laptop and bristle when he offers to "fix" my desktop. Does this happen at your house?

As a general rule of thumb, the larger the first number in the ratio, the smaller the words (font or type size) on your display. So Nancy should check her display resolution to see if lowering it might help.

You may notice some changes while I tweak settings in an effort to make the blog width viewable to the widest audience. I am no expert and am basically shooting arrows in the dark.

Please accept my apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause!

1 comment:

sewmuchfun4 said...

I recently went to a larger font because I was having a hard time reading what I had written! Anyway, the size you have now is easier for me also.

Another thing for Macs with Safari 4.0.3, you can zoom in on any website... I mean REALLY ZOOM! Command+ And to go back to normal, Command-. I don't think this was on previous versions. This has helped me, either I need more sleep or glasses.