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The new Tomorrowlands is up and running!

If you're a regular, irregular or occasional reader of my website (and my real journal), please be aware that the Tomorrowlands main page has just undergone a significant overhaul to Movable Type -- and a significant redesign. (The rest of the site will follow as time permits. Consistency is a good thing.)

Please update your bookmarks: the old "splash screen/home.html" setup has disappeared. In its place, www.tomorrowlands.org is all you need to type to hit the journal. (Nothing else on the site has moved.)

Comments on the new design are welcome!

Also, I've spent the last day and a half slowly trying to work the kinks out of the CSS code -- there's a rant in my brain just waiting to be typed about the spec's lack of cross-browser standardization (*cough* MSIE breaks. Go Microsoft). I beta-tested the style sheet on two separate OSes and two separate browsers (one of which was Mac IE 4), and there were still CSS bugs that only popped up when I came in to work on Monday with a PC version of IE! (In particular, IE's font inheritance is absolutely appalling. The main body font was black-on-black despite having its color SPECIFICALLY SPECIFIED IN THE STYLE DEFINITION.)

So, yes, I'm already aware that IE 6 can't be bothered to make the page fit horizontally (suggestions that don't involve fixed div widths -- destroying cross-resolution support -- or percentage widths -- destroying the margins -- are also welcome). But if there are other display issues, I'd appreciate word.

For reference, this screenshot, courtesy shatterstripes and image artifacts courtesy me accidentally resaving it before uploading, shows what it should look like if everything's rendering properly and you've got the Techno font.

One last question for the geeks in the audience: I want the icons to touch the color bar, but I want the text not to bump up against it. (In other words, setting margin-right separately for text and the image embedded in the test.) I tried a hack with tables and CSS position:relative but it is failing to work on any browser but my testbox, Safari/OS10.1. Can anyone suggest a simple fix to do that reliably?
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