January 26, 2006

Question.

Is my blog looking different today? It shouldn't be, but one reader is seeing a weird template change (though I've done nothing to change it). Please leave a comment.

UPDATE: Blogger was down for 15 minutes about an hour ago. And yesterday there was some scheduled downtime. I don't know if these things are connected.

39 comments:

tiggeril said...

Ditto.

Tristram said...

Looks normal to me. Perhaps when that reader's bowser downloaded the .css, it got corrupted. Has the reader tried clearing the browser file cache and relodaing you site?

Roger Sweeny said...

Looks the same to me.

Goesh said...

It looks the same to me as well.

tiggeril said...

Huh. How did I manage to post a minute before somone whose comment was actually there before mine? Ok, that's a little wonky, but otherwise the blog looks the same.

Palladian said...

The page looks the same in all my browsers, though I've gotten a weird "Blogger will be down for maintenance for 30 minutes" page a couple of times when I tried to leave a comment on this and the NYT post. And of course there's the constant cache problem, and the fact that some comments don't seem to appear until I navigate to the "post a comment" page, but those are ongoing issues. I hate hate hate Blogger. Ditch it! Ditch it!

Henry said...

The "minima" stylesheet appears to be broken in Firefox. It looks fine in MSIE and mostly okay in Netscape 7 except for a placement problem with the banner.

I've looked at a few other "minima" blogs and they have the same problem.

KAWyle said...

Looks normal to me, at 11:13 a.m. EST, Thursday, January 26.

HaloJonesFan said...

A few days ago, I came here and the format was this horrendous blue background with black text. It was practically unreadable. (This was what my "AARRRGH MY EYES" comment was talking about.)

Gerry said...

It now is back to normal, at least as of 11:24 AM EST.

Ann Althouse said...

HaloJones: I didn't know what you were talking about then. Assumed you'd taken drugs.

SteveR said...
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Doug said...

Looks fine to me.

I did notice a few blogger hiccups on my own blog early this morning which appeared to be related to last night scheduled outage so maybe that's what is causing this person to have problems.

BrianOfAtlanta said...

This week I've had to clear my cache before I could see new posts or even new comments. Don't know if that's related. Firefox v1.5.

Pastor_Jeff said...

Looks fine in IE6 on Win XP.

But earlier this morning, I was still getting the "Blogger will be down at 4PM PST" message on a few blogs and all comments sections.

Dave said...

Ann: I just looked at the blog via six different browsers (overkill, I know) and it looked the same across all of them.

I would echo Tristram's suggestion, above. Deleting the browser's cache forces the browser to download all the info from Blogger, including the style sheet (the .css file).

reader_iam said...

I've noticed a number of funky things about your blog over the past several weeks--and they vary from browser to browser.

The visual issue I didn't notice today, but then, I haven't been in and out as usual.

I will say that from my perspective, in my own use of it, Blogger steadily has gotten "hiccupier and hicuppier." I'd have changed away already, but I haven't resolved the issue of whether I want to go with my own customized site and host the darn thing on our own server, or what.

Good luck!

(I'm sure glad I didn't mention seeing what halojonesfan saw. I wouldn't have wanted you to think I was on drugs.)

Scott Wickstein said...

Hey it's really hot in Australia right now. Care to export some snow?

Oh, page looks okay.

nina said...

does a new add count as "different?"

reader_iam said...

Ann, I just got an e-mail indicating similar problems with my site (comments can't be viewed, in my case; don't know if there are/have been other issues). I sent you an off-line e-mail and am going to see if I can't have some checking done.

AJ Lynch said...

No butI heard you look great today!

Jacques Cuze said...
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reader_iam said...

The person who e-mailed me is viewing from a Windows box using IE.

tiggeril said...

I cleared my cache and reloaded and everything's working fine now.

reader_iam said...

This does appear to be a stylesheet problem (.css file) problem, related to Bloggers updates. (As an aside: I didn't notice that scheduled update, about which I knew in advance, to actually take place at the time noted, and I was actively at the time.)

A similar thing happened with Yahoo last year when they did an update, and the stylesheet issue broke a bunch of sites.

reader_iam said...

Quxxo:

That really is very, very, very uncool, indeed.

Blechh.

Ann Althouse said...

Scott: Hi! Actually, we have no snow left here. It's been kind of warm for us... in the 40s.

AJ: Thanks!

Quxxo: I don't like parasitic linking like that.

reader_iam said...

Ann, you're nice than I. I would have deleted that opportunistic puppy in a millisecond.

Icepick said...

Quxxo tried to hi-jack this thread too? Amazing! Sorry I missed it. And the problem I emailed about has fixed itself for now.

Shanti said...

I did see a weird template on the site this morning that made it hard to read anything - some kind of white template with a green header image. I am glad it is back to normal now. I saw this on FireFox.

Ricardo said...

I saw the same thing as halojonesfan, yesterday. Later in the day it was back to normal. I think it's one of the other standard templates and color patterns that they offer on blogger. Navy background and black letters. Virtually illegible. I said "My eyes are too old for this."

Ann Althouse said...

I really hate the idea that anyone would think I deliberately chose a template like that. Clearly, I've chosen minimalism for the blog design. If I ever redesign, it will be to something really clear and simple. I don't have great vision myself and I look at the blog all the time. Also, for visuals, I want to post photographs, and I don't want the design to interfere with them.

Ricardo said...
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Ricardo said...

Ann: I don't think anyone would think you had done it purposefully. Especially your long-time audience, because it changed the format and colors of your blog all the way through this month, and everyone knows those entries didn't look like that the previous day, or week, etc. What I think is more likely, is that someone at blogger pressed the wrong button and switched everyone's format to "doom and gloom" or whatever that navy blue and black thing was called. Luckily they seemed to figure it out quickly, and switched it back.

Scott Wickstein said...

Can someone email screenshots to Ann so she can post them. I men, I'm on XP, Firefox 1.5, and I'm not seeing any problems at all.

Everything's normal here, and that never happens, so I'm getting all paranoid!

Slac said...

I noticed something - I think.

The sidebar and text space appear much closer together. I don't remember everything feeling so "squished." Also, the first thing I thought I noticed was that the text space is wider.

Other than that, which isn't much, I don't see a difference.

BrianOfAtlanta said...

Things are back to normal for me, now. I no longer have to clear my cache before I can see anything new.

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