Thursday, January 20, 2011

So Long Drop Downs...I Will Miss You

When Jolanthe did my 40th Birthday Bloggy Makeover back in November, she warned me. I asked for the slick drop down lists from the tabs under my header. She tried to persuade me to stick with the pages widget. But...I wanted to be cool. To be like the big girl blogs. But she tried to warn me.

"Internet Explorer users with older versions of IE, can't see my drop downs", she said. She told me the problem is corrected if they update their browser. So, I forged ahead with the lists.

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At first everything was fine. I only heard good things like, "Look at those drop downs!" and "You have such a big girl blog now!" But slowly, over the last two months I've been hearing it more and more. "Love your blog...can't see your drop downs."

Oh I gave the advice. "Update your IE browser please." Or better yet, "Switch to Firefox and enjoy amazing browsing!" I converted a few.

But finally...I had to cave. For you all. My beloved readers. My big girl blog drop down lists are gone. I'll always remember them. How slick they looked when you hovered over them. How cool it was to choose from them. The change in colors as you moved and selected. A prize piece of html coding.

In the end, I should have taken Jolanthe's wise advice! And she was gracious enough to help me switch back to the "pages" widget in Blogger.

So, everyone should be able to see the page you click on when you click a tab. Then just click from there to whatever you'd like to see.

Thanks for hanging in there IE users! I hope you'll still consider defecting! You'll never look back...trust me. But if you must stay with IE, at least update your browser...my computer security gut feeling says that it's a prudent thing to do.

As always, thanks for reading!

7 comments:

Tracey said...
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Gail in NY said...

Heather, thank you! I hate to squash your dreams of a big girl blog, but the drop downs took some pretty fancy and fast finger work from me to get them to work. I tried the firefox....ahem. I and technology....well...we struggle a bit in our relationship. Thanks for sacrificing for your friends!

Tracey said...

Heather, so sorry about trashing my comments. My computer was just not cooperating.

So, I was trying to say, let your drop downs rest in peace!

Monica said...

Sorry to hear that. Good to know though - she is doing my blog makeover soon and I wanted the drop downs too.

Jimmie said...

Orrrr..... you could switch over to a self-hosted word press blog.

Heather said...

Yeah, but Jimmie...does that require skill such as knowing html? Or um...money?

I don't have either! haha