This is a Test Poast

This is a test poast, and it will probably be deleted. It is just here so that Dean can test changes to the css style sheet. Yes, if Dean were responsible and a good person and all that, he would create a test blog1 to do this sort of stuff, but Dean isn’t. Dean likes to test in production. This is his way of living on the edge2, his adrenalin rush, his counter-culture cred booster: testing a minor change on a blog nobody reads at an hour when even the night-prowling net hyenas are asleep.

The fundamental problem is that superscripts, which Dean makes far too much use of4, cause the lines they are on to be further than usual from the lines above them. This is not a problem for most people, who don’t give a shit about line spacing5, but it bothers Dean.

Iteration 1: tried setting the em property of the [sup] tag to 0.6, but now the little superscript number is too small for me to read. All you young people won’t have a problem, but me?

Iteration 2: ok, set the font-size back to .8, and set the line-height to 60%. That’s much better, but I think the lines are still a bit gapped.

Iteration 3: set the line-height for the [sup] tag to 50%, but I’m not sure whether that is affecting the line-height of non-superscript containing lines. Set the line-height for [body] text to 100%, just to be sure. This now looks good on Google Chrome and Firefox, but not on IE, which seems to be ignoring the line-height CSS. Oh, and it seems to be rendering the list item in a fucked up way. I suspect that is a problem with this theme. The code contains several comments hinting at IE’s mishandling of certain aspects.


  1. Truth is, Dean has a test blog but it is about eleventy-three versions behind and doesn’t have this theme installed.
  2. For an extra octane boost, Dean won’t even back up the style sheet before he starts3!
  3. Although he will not delete lines, merely comment them out. Dean may be a mad css-codin’ fool (hint: he isn’t) but he’s not stupid.
  4. For informative and humorous footnotes, mostly.
  5. They’re just after free pr0n and cake recipes.

7 Responses

  1. Chris
    Chris December 5, 2009 at 9:48 am | | Reply

    I think you should not delete this. Is funny. Me likey.

  2. Doug
    Doug December 5, 2009 at 10:05 am | | Reply

    Like anyone who matters even uses IE anymore?

    Except at work. Damn. Wonder if they’ll let me install Firefox.

  3. Doug
    Doug December 5, 2009 at 10:06 am | | Reply

    BTW how do you get a custom pic up there like Chris’s (pic on the comment, that is) rather than a random gravatar? (It is a gravatar, right?)

  4. protected static
    protected static December 5, 2009 at 11:12 am | | Reply

    While I can’t speak to Chris’ photo, my crow & mouse image is a gravatar. Since it’s linked to an email address, you could probably even indulge in some LiveJournal-style multiple avatar action (like Dean does).

    Oh yeah – I wouldn’t delete the Poast either…

  5. Chris
    Chris December 5, 2009 at 7:05 pm | | Reply

    I don’t remember how I changed my avatar. We’ll have to wait for His Rebeardedness to speak up.

  6. Dean
    Dean December 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm | | Reply

    You sign up at http://www.gravatar.com. I have two email addys I use and for some reason I have assigned different gravatars to them.

  7. Chris
    Chris December 5, 2009 at 9:01 pm | | Reply

    Well, fancy that! I’d completely forgotten that I signed up with them.

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