New Design

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Well, I’ve got a new design up, finally. Doesn’t look too much different on the face. Most of the changes are behind the scenes, HTML5 and CSS3. If you’ve got the right browser, you might see some cool fonts and other stuff. As usual, it ain’t complete, if I ever get around to it some other coolness might appear.

Well, it figures, some stuff isn’t working correctly that worked just fine on my development box. Switched back to the old design until I can figure it out.

Well, I finally figured out the bugs. @font-face should be working now, I’m using Greyscale and Midiet. The whole design is coded in HTML5, and I was using every CSS3 bell and whistle just for practice but ended up ripping most of them out. I plan on making a few more updates and to conduct an audit of all my posts, to clean them up, but that process will take even longer than it did for me to come up with a new design.

Cobbler’s Children

Monday, 7 December 2009

Probably the best reason to call for good web standard practices and a consistent and logical approach to building websites is the ease with which such good planning enables future-​proofing and upgrading how a site looks. In 2002, when I started this thing, I was blindly moving about using WYSIWYG, thinking I knew what CSS was and how RSS worked. Now that I’ve got my head around that, and know how to build lean, semantic markup, acknowledge the power that tags can have and understand first-​hand the importance of accessibility in expanding the web experience, I often want to go back and clean up all the dusty corners of this site, making each post pass all of the various tests that exist to test webpages.

I’ve been, every once in a moment, when I have a moment, been working on a redesign. HTML5 and CSS3, excellent typography and a new iteration of the minimal design aesthetic that’s become the norm here. I’ve been working on it for months, but it is still only barely started. It takes more time to figure out where I left off than it does to make changes and updates to the design. It’s the cobbler’s children.