I almost had a complete melt down last night. I was using my work computer decided to take a short break and do so blog stuff, I was working on my test blog but decided I’d rather do some commenting instead so I went to my blog. And it looked like this:
Which for obvious reasons had me freaking out, as this is not what it was supposed to look at. So I tried going to the layout page to rearrange the widgets, only there the widgets were still perfectly in order. So I thought maybe I accidently did something to this template instead of my test blog so I went to my personal computer to download the template I had saved. When I logged into my blog on my mac I saw this:
(I took the pic too fast and it was still loading which is why there is no font on the sidebars.)
This completely baffled me. I uploaded my template anyway and everything was still the same. So I emailed Lori from Imagination Designs and Pure Imagination (who designed my fabulous blog, among other fabulous blogs) and she sent me my original template. When I uploaded that everything was fine, just my widgets were out of place.
When I started moving my widgets back into place everything got all messed up again! I was so confused! But then it occurred to me that it had to be a widget that was causing the problem. So I went and found the offending widget, removed it and voilà! Problem solved!
If I wouldn’t have been sitting at my work computer I never would have gone on to my blog using Internet Explorer because on all other computers I use Firefox, and I never would have seen this problem. It’s bad enough that it was like that for 2 days, it could have been like that for weeks before I would have noticed, if ever!
The Point: When you make changes or add widgets or whatever, take a second to check out what it looks like in other browsers (mainly IE cause they are the funny one) to make sure that everything works and looks right.
Also, since I was going through all this trouble anyway I decided not to wait until Bloggiesta next weekend to upload my new two column template. Stop by and tell me what you think!