Re: One more hand grenade huh, Tom
- In message <BFDD070F873DD211A54C00606DD5EC3328AD34@...>
, mark.wightman@... writes
>From: mark.wightman@...Er... 'Back biting'? You're kidding me, right? I was only replying to
>Greetings Comrades -
>Tom Tweedy <tom@...> wrote
>>Sorry, John, I must have missed your suggestions. I already do links to
>other gaming sites from Dip2000. But the fact of the matter is, I don't
>always get the chance to find lists of new sites. Then there's sites
>like 'Grapes of Wrath' which I cannot read whatsoever [I'm colour blind]
>so I couldn't recommend or review it even if I wanted to.
>Hmm . . . It's nice to see the back-biting return. I know that I should
>ignore this, but seeing as Diplomacy2000BC is one of the most visually
>disgusting sites on the web, why should I?
John to say sorry. John knows me, and he knows I don't 'back bite'.
As for taking Dip2000 to pieces... why? Have I stepped on your toes or
something, Mark? If I have I'm confused, and certainly don't remember
But one thing I can assure you - dip2000 is not supposed to be visually
exiting. It's done simply for speed and information. Why would I want
anything else? I'm not going to put any flashy 'kewl kiddie' stuff on my
site, because that sort of stuff slows down loading time. And I dislike
frame sites for other reasons. What is it you want me to prove?
>Sproutworld http://www.btinternet.com/~mr.sprout deliberately uses red textI never mentioned colours I don't think... I just thought it worth
>against a black background to differentiate it from the paper version.
>Primarily because I find the use of black on white to be a bit dull,
>especially when viewed on a computer screen. And yes, your 'not quite' black
>'#000080' type, on a 'not quite' white '#FFFFF0' background qualifies.
mentioning to John that I *really* can't read the print. I'm not
kidding! I'm blind on red, green and browns.
>Also, your use of cascading style sheets without any attempt to check theHeh he - you're sad, Mark. They're not buttons... only background
>browser of the viewer makes your site a pretty much hit or miss affair.
>Older browsers will just see some barely formatted text, but perhaps that is
>a kindness, sparing them, as it does, your delightfully naff buttons.
images. Buttons are graphics/pictures... and apart from the logo and
maps... I don't *want* pictures to slow the pages down! Remember? [See
above]. And, as for older browsers... I deliberately designed my pages
to be downwardly compatible with older browsers. There's still people
out there using text-only browsers and suchlike. That's why I don't use
I use CSS to control the format exactly the way it was intended. I use
it so as to not *force* my style and fonts on other users/browsers. My
deliberate simple style was too gross for you, was it? :-)
CSS is used to 'suggest' font sizes, colour etc. Not force other
browsers to only see what *I* want.
If you knew anything about CSS and HTML you'd know HTML is not supposed
to be used like DTP - i.e. for laying out pretty pictures, tabbed
>Oddly enough, I find myself agreeing with you on one point. I don't haveOh hell... you're the author of 'Grapes'?! Ah well, I'm sorry, I didn't
>enough time to look for Diplomacy related links either. Hence, the absence
>of a links section in Sproutworld. I will rectify this shortly and you can
>rest assured that I will be linking to Diplomacy2000BC just as soon as I do.
>I will also be reviewing it, but I suspect you aren't going to like what I'm
>going to say about it.
know that. Mainly though because I can't see the red text to notice your
name. Please accept my apologies but all I truly see is a red
tinge/smudge on a dark screen.
Review what you want, Mark, it's not my problem. I can't read it anyway.
Let me know when I can though and I'll put a link to you.
>Hugs N KissesHey, okay... I can recognise sarcasm when I see it.
P.S. I tried getting on to your site tonight at the address above, but I
can't get on. Is btinternet having trouble?
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