I noticed something had broken the design of my site and quickly discovered that the culprit was the code for the blogchalking symbol both in the main area of the page and in the navigation area.
This made me realize two things:
- The code for the symbol did not include height and width tags. Very bad practice! Makes the renderer wait for the images before finishing the page and in this case ended up allowing the very long alt text to determine the size of the image placeholder.
- The image was being called off the blogchalking.tk server each time. Also bad practice. Much better to copy the image to my own site and embed it from there. The image is already a link back to blogchalking. I will fix this once the site is back up and I can nab the image. (I may make it balder too or add facial hair.)