The worst part in creating or modifying WordPress themes is the multiple browser compability, a lot of my friends and client use old PC and use (gasp!) Internet Explorer, using those dreaded version 5 and 6. So if they find the site that i help make or create looks weird, shame on me. In the next couples of weeks maybe i’m going to re-design my site, i should have re-align but i felt this themes doesn’t click with me yet after a couple month. So I decided to change it.
I usually have a list of what i check the themes before i implemented the design on my site, here it is and a couple of changes that i’m going to do with the next design
- Themes lay-out should cross browser compatible. i check it at least to 4 browser: IE 6 and 7, Firefox, Opera and Safari.
- Is the comment form awesome or not.
- Not using PNG transparency (i’m sorry but i hate to use hacks on IEs)
- Check the navigation menu, sometimes IE act nasty on this issue
- Because the interwebs is still expensive here in indonesia, specially in rural area, i tend to use less image on the themes, because here, the internet connection is really slow.
- Checking out the http request using firebugs, well this is a quite long explanations. but the keyword is, the more request files from the external page that is loads up, the page load more slowly.
- I want to play with font lots more, no more graphic heavy
Well i guess i better start it.
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