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So I've been experimenting with the Scrapbook program and I am having some trouble with styles. I've skimmed through this community and it seems that most of the posts relate to posting cell phone pictures and/or resizing photos. I'm just fretting about mundane, non-technical matters like how to make the whole thing look pretty on my screen. Hope that's okay.

Specifically: I'm using vestibule sytle, which I think is really cool. The trouble is that I can't change the color scheme outside the windows with the scroll bars and the pictures inside them, so the whole thing looks kind of weird. I was also wondering if there is a way to make the windows with the scroll bars bigger, 'cuz I can't read without scrolling. I'm also confused about why there are two such windows on the page. I suspect that some of these issues are just beta kinks that I can't do anything about, but maybe it's a browser thing? In general, have people been able to manipulate the look of the scrapbook easily? Or has that been a real challenge? I'm using Internet Explorer on Mac OSX, if that helps.

Thanks muchly!! :)
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From:jackola
Date:December 8th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
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Anytime someone has issues with how something looks and then say they're using IE on a Mac, I cringe.

IE is no longer supported on the Mac by Microsoft OR by Mac. That's the #1 trouble browser for web designers and developers.

I suggest either upgrading to Safari or downloading Mozilla Firefox:
http://www.mozilla.org

;)
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From:lightmanx5
Date:December 8th, 2004 12:16 am (UTC)
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I suggest getting an actual computer ;-)

~JOSh-X
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From:jackola
Date:December 8th, 2004 12:22 am (UTC)
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Like a PC with Linux?
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From:birdprints
Date:December 8th, 2004 01:13 am (UTC)
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Oh, shuddup. Macs are great... they're just hindered by having to perform in networks dominated by inferior software! ;)
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From:lightmanx5
Date:December 8th, 2004 01:14 am (UTC)
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hahahahahahahahaha

~JOSh-X
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From:jackola
Date:December 8th, 2004 01:20 am (UTC)

A++

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10 Internet points for you.
From:paulkakley
Date:December 8th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC)
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ummmm excuse me. Safari will help. I've been using Mac's and PC's for years. My specialty is video and photography. Sorry, the PC can't touch it. I wish more people would realize the potential of the 64 bit G5. Even on the Imac.
My comment to LJ actually is the gallery size. I actually paid for a friends free account for a year because of the option to post in LJ directly. And the layout is really well done. My comment is the size of the gallery seems to be limited to ten according to the text. My friend loaded 13 that I can see. But it says 23 on the master page.
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From:birdprints
Date:December 8th, 2004 01:12 am (UTC)
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Oh crap, that would do it, eh? (I am turning a bit red over here, but also very amused.)

I've got Safari, but it seems that unless I upgrade to a more refined (and expensive) version of OSX, that isn't much better. Same with Netscape, which I don't like to begin with... Everybody says "Mozilla" but the thought of downloading another browser just makes me cringe.

Oh well. Mozilla it is. :)

Thanks!
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From:lightmanx5
Date:December 8th, 2004 01:14 am (UTC)
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I love FireFox :)

~JOSh-X
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From:birdprints
Date:December 8th, 2004 02:00 am (UTC)
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Eh, it's not bad. The icons at the top look tacky and it seems to be a little slow (?), but now things work, at least, and will be fun to take FireFox out for a spin and see what else it can do.
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From:archmage
Date:December 8th, 2004 01:41 am (UTC)
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but the thought of downloading another browser just makes me cringe.

I wa the same way for a long time...but I'm damn glad I switched to Firefox. I don't want to sound like an advertisement, but my net-running has never been better.
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From:birdprints
Date:December 10th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm in your camp now... I just wish I'd downloaded FireFox first and saved myself the trouble!!
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From:marksmith
Date:December 8th, 2004 12:36 am (UTC)
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Try upgrading your browse to Firefox or Safari and using the style again. That will tell you if the style is "supposed" to look like something or not.

If it's still not what you're expecting after you're using a recent browser, then comment back here and I'll poke mahlon to come try to help--he made the style!
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From:birdprints
Date:December 10th, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC)
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The browser change took care of it!!

Thanks!
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