Beautiful friday morning here, and Thanks for the warm welcome EFV. It's cool looking across that strait and seeing another country right there eh: well I always thought so anyways. I was recently over in boundary bay filming a skim board competition for a friend of mine, it's amazing how easy it is to just walk right into Washington and then back into BC right there without a hassle
You've a good eye sir, I put that header background image in after designing the template: and the colors definitely are wrong, aren't they? I'm hoping to edit a similar photo so it looks to be during twilight with more blue and purple shades. I read that link BTW, and thank you, that was a very interesting and helpful reference.
Nice find! I hated that darn scrolling issue; it has really been bothering me ever since I got the site online, and honestly I had no idea what was causing that to happen so thank you very much for pointing out my err, I'm really very relieved! Ended up with a fixed width and "position: absolute;" for the "ul.topmenu"; this is how I made the articles drop down menu display in front of my content instead of pushing it down below the drop down. I think absolute positioning is also what keeps the menu in place when users increase/decrease their font size a lot, I hope this is now a reasonable way of achieving my goals here.
The photo definitely needs to be replaced as I took that with the 0.3MP iSight camera in my laptop. very low res indeed, unfortunately I had almost all my film gear stolen awhile ago and haven't been able to replace any of it since: I can't even afford a decent camera. It's too bad, I really enjoyed filming stuff and taking pictures for fun/casual paid work.
Hehehe I was told before that the right column is more valuable real estate
and that is why the ads should go there: so they get viewed and hopefully clicked on more. I have to say I really agree with your take a lot more.
As my site is quite new and lacking in valuable content to attract visitors, I probably should switch my personal stuff to the left so people are more inclined to visit other pages of my site rather than see a bunch of newbie ads and leave eh. Well I can't tackle this one right away, but soon anyways.
Thank you very much for your friendly, and thoroughly detailed critique: I think it's a rare treat running into folks with such a respectable, positively helpful attitude!