mom sez i can't play with sharp things August 19, 2007 6:46 PM   Subscribe

the tabs on metatalk have had the nice CSS rounded corners for weeks. how come the other sites still have those boxy square ones?
posted by quonsar to Feature Requests at 6:46 PM (53 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

They all look exactly the same to me. What browser are you using? I'm using IE7 under XP.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 6:48 PM on August 19, 2007


ref. Previous thread.
posted by carsonb at 6:52 PM on August 19, 2007


I don't want to live in a world where IE users alone get the fruit of mathowie's labors.
posted by dhammond at 6:54 PM on August 19, 2007


They're boxy but they're good.
posted by Poolio at 6:55 PM on August 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Is there an option where I can disable rounded corners? And if I select that option, will I lose the image in my profile?
posted by Eideteker at 6:58 PM on August 19, 2007


It is because you scorned me, quonsar. Now your tabs will remain boxy forever.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:13 PM on August 19, 2007


(Hijack: I'm getting those freezy threadloading freezeups on IE6 again the last week or so. Didn't want to start another new thread about it.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:39 PM on August 19, 2007


I'm sure you can override the rounded corners with a user stylesheet and Stylish.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:39 PM on August 19, 2007


Screw the rounded corners. It's just another example of how out litigious culture over-safeties the hell out of everything. If someone is going to hurt themselves on the corners of those tabs, well it's their own damn fault. LIVE DANGEROUSLY
posted by IronLizard at 7:46 PM on August 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Curious indeed.. I do not see rounded corners (IE7)...
posted by twiggy at 7:49 PM on August 19, 2007


I see them in FF but not in IE or Opera.
posted by iconomy at 8:16 PM on August 19, 2007


LIVE DANGEROUSLY

It's all fun and games until someone loses a MeFi.
posted by Poolio at 8:18 PM on August 19, 2007


This is what I see in FF. The corners don't really look rounded - more like they've had their corners chomped off by really tiny zombie ninjas.
posted by iconomy at 8:22 PM on August 19, 2007


I'll deploy more zombie ninjas to other stylesheets this week.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:25 PM on August 19, 2007


nurg.
posted by vronsky at 8:33 PM on August 19, 2007


Just in case you didn't read the previous thread: these are not expected to do anything in IE. They were originally Mozilla-specific selectors that are scheduled to be added to the CSS3 spec.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:37 PM on August 19, 2007


Fast forward selector
posted by ludwig_van at 8:57 PM on August 19, 2007


(Hijack: I'm getting those freezy threadloading freezeups on IE6 again the last week or so. Didn't want to start another new thread about it.)

Do you have the inline Youtube helper enabled? That was giving me trouble in IE6 a while back. Nix it and see what happens.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:19 PM on August 19, 2007


And when are we getting a more professional-looking white background already?
posted by Krrrlson at 9:22 PM on August 19, 2007


Interesting nit to pick, Quonsar.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:22 PM on August 19, 2007


Interesting thing to capitalize on, crunchland.
posted by blasdelf at 10:04 PM on August 19, 2007


posted by Krrrlson And when are we getting a more professional-looking white background already?

Well, we also need the pink shirts and microphones. Only then will MetaFilter look professional enough to reach the top 5%.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:10 PM on August 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Wait. People still use IE?
posted by sourwookie at 10:40 PM on August 19, 2007


Sorry I'm late. I was wringing vodka out of a bar towel. At least I think it was vodka.

This is the drunk old bastards thread, isn't it? Ah, good.

*sits down, twiddles thumbs, looks pensive and scowly*
posted by loquacious at 10:55 PM on August 19, 2007


nurg!
posted by vronsky at 11:55 PM on August 19, 2007


Um, so, why don't you put

ctrl-shift-A = add hyperlink
ctrl-shift-I = italic
ctrl-shift-B = bold


Below the comments box? I think a lot of people would think that was very, very cool. I only just found it out when I was digging through the site source for the hell of it.
posted by Deathalicious at 3:45 AM on August 20, 2007


Rhomboid: "Just in case you didn't read the previous thread: these are not expected to do anything in IE. They were originally Mozilla-specific selectors properties that are scheduled to be added to the CSS3 spec."

Fixed that for you.
posted by Plutor at 3:56 AM on August 20, 2007


It's not Ctrl+Shift+A On every browser. I think in older versions of Firefox it was Alt+A?
posted by grouse at 4:09 AM on August 20, 2007


And when are we getting a more professional-looking white background already?

Stylish + userstyles = MetaFilter White

Oddly enough the tabs look like crap in MetaFilter White.
posted by terrapin at 5:38 AM on August 20, 2007


fandango_matt: Celebrating six straight months of recycling his joke while missing the fact that "Top 5%" was a joke.
posted by anildash at 9:09 AM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


anildash: Celebrating six straight months of rising to the bait.
posted by dersins at 9:21 AM on August 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


anil dash: Celebrating a lifetime of sanctimonius, self-aggrandizing pomposity while refusing to answer direct questions about his inept leadership and idiotic kneejerk policies.
posted by fandango_matt at 9:25 AM on August 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Fair enough. Although a cursory glance reveals plenty of times he's kicked this particular dead horse without a response from me. But maybe it's all just a tribute to his own white page design which Matt described as a professional looking site, in which case, yay self-promotion.
posted by anildash at 9:37 AM on August 20, 2007


Oh, anil? This time I didn't make that joke. Krrrlson did. But as you've repeatedly demonstrated, you have an amazing ability to ignore facts and spew bullshit in order to further whatever inane point you happen to be trying to make.
posted by fandango_matt at 9:56 AM on August 20, 2007


My 13 year old niece could beat you both up.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:09 AM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I guess it's a good thing I'm not Internet-famous. If I were, people would always be pointing out when I'm wrong, criticizing my inanities, and constantly re-posting my misguided suggestions.

Still, obscurity isn't all candy and giggles.
posted by Plutor at 10:57 AM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sorry to disrupt this veritable Clash of the Titans y'all got going on here, but are those rounded corners contributing to the apparent lagginess of the site this morning?
'Cuz if they are they ain't worth it... we can just swaddle quonsar in some bubblewrap or something.

Actually, we should probably wrap him up regardless and then have a big group hug/quonsar popping party...

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:03 AM on August 20, 2007


I saw you eating Mike & Ikes and giggling like a school girl not five minutes ago, man. End the lies.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:03 AM on August 20, 2007


They were going to get around to it, but your endless bitching left their self-esteem too shaken.
posted by klangklangston at 11:25 AM on August 20, 2007


anilfilter: swaddling quonsar in the top 5% of bubblewrap for the last 8 years.

ya know, when a guy's already got a pink shirt, a microphone, and a top 5% gif, all he really needs is a box turtle. and some tin shears to open it with.
posted by quonsar at 11:41 AM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


what are Mike and Ikes? I'm guessing candy, yep, but like what?
posted by jacalata at 12:02 PM on August 20, 2007


Multi-colored capsule-shaped chewy candy. Like so. Kissin' cousin to Hot Tamales.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:06 PM on August 20, 2007


*hides*
posted by terrapin at 12:30 PM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mike and Ike's the gateway capsule-shaped candy for sissies who can't handle the hard stuff - Good N Plenty.
posted by iconomy at 12:32 PM on August 20, 2007


Mike and Ikes and Good N Plenty are food products created for the people who can't handle the flavor explosion or subtle texture that they experience when eating rocks.
posted by Plutor at 12:44 PM on August 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Rocks are for bedwetters who lack the constitution and discernment requred to savor a really nuanced hunk of shattered glass.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:49 PM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I don't even know what that means but I'm favoriting it anyway.
posted by loquacious at 12:50 PM on August 20, 2007


I guess all this means that anil dash is the Mike & Ikes of blogging.

And quonsar uses tin shears to round the corners on websites. (And apparently isn't too thrilled with the shape of box turtles either).

And fandango_matt, surprisingly, has a VERY white background.

I love it when a meme comes together.
posted by wendell at 1:06 PM on August 20, 2007




Haven't seen any rounded corners, but yes, I do see five lights.
posted by klarck at 2:43 PM on August 20, 2007


*RUNS*
posted by terrapin at 4:12 PM on August 20, 2007


Gah! I know people make turtle soup, but with tin shears? That mental image kinda icks me out.
posted by anildash at 7:56 PM on August 20, 2007


The tin shears are for opening a hole in your skull to let the God in. The turtle soup is just a diversion.

RUN!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:05 PM on August 20, 2007


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