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.

Farmer’s Weather Complex™

Saturday, 27 July 2002

i’ve al­most got the CSS ver­sion of my page fin­ished. i was al­most giv­ing my­self and aneurysm try­ing to fig­ure it out for the past few days but it all clicked yes­ter­day es­pe­cially af­ter a lit­tle help from this place. now all i need to do is get move­able­type in­stalled cor­rectly on my web­space and learn to use it then i’ll be stream­lined and ready to roll.

we’ve needed rain badly for sev­eral weeks and we fi­nally got it. al­though i am not a farmer, liv­ing in a farm­ing com­mu­nity has made me aware of the weather and in do­ing so i have de­vel­oped the Farmer’s Weather Complex™. there is al­ways ei­ther too much rain or not enough rain. this sum­mer has been a dry one but hope­fully this rain will do the crops some good. it is also fair time around here which means next week i am go­ing to get an ele­phant ear and (if my braces are off) a can­died ap­ple. mmmm gotta love the fair.

CSS is COOL

Friday, 26 July 2002

CSS is cool!

i love it but i hate it.

just got back from the mall. wtf is up with the cheapo pic­ture tak­ing things?? they suck now. they aren’t cheap and they only spit out one photo. re­mem­ber how they used to spit out a strip of 4 dif­fer­ent shots so you could have a lit­tle fun and make faces at it? no longer. 4 bucks for 1 shot, you fuck up, your through. what a bitch. of course, i fucked it up, didn’t take off my glasses and got a lens­flare. i barely de­cided on spend­ing 4 buck on what i thought were go­ing to be 4 pho­tos but to find out its 4 bucks for one fuck­ing pic­ture. man. re­mem­ber when lit­tle caesar’s had that 4bucks 4bucks pizza deal? now that was good shit. 4 dol­lars for a pizza. hell yeah. but now i have to pay 4 bucks to get one shitty pic­ture from the stu­pid booth in the mall.

CSS is HARD

Monday, 22 July 2002

yeah, so learn­ing CSS is harder than i thought. es­pe­cially since the ed­u­ca­tional ver­sion of Dreamweaver that we have does not have any of the CSS at­trib­utes in­stalled on it. Thankfully one of my fel­low web­savvy stu­dents has a CSS book that he is go­ing let me bor­row. but all of this junk with me deal­ing with my own in­abil­ity to make a sen­si­cal web­page is re­sult­ing a a stum­bling pro­gres­sion to­ward us­abil­ity.

i haven’t made a film in 2 months and it is start­ing to bother me. i am ready for classes to start again. This se­mes­ter i am tak­ing two an­thro­pol­ogy classes and three film classes. Anthropology: Society and Culture Through Films and Introduction to Archaeology. Film: Intermediate Film Prodcution, Film Noir, and Cinema Ideologies. This will com­plete my an­thro­pol­ogy ma­jor and leave the 2nd se­mes­ter open for 4 film classes and hope­fully a po­etry writ­ing class. I am also anx­ious to have a room to my­self, a space to­tally my own, where I do not have a room­mate to cause trou­ble. wun­der­bar!

there are 5 new po­ems in ver­bal im­po­tence

fenc­ing is a hard sport for me to think about. is it a sport or an art? it is a ba­sic act of vi­o­lence us­ing the sword, the tra­di­tional icon for war­fare, re­fined into a thing of grace and beauty. how should i go about my fenc­ing? Should i take it as war­fare, to de­stroy my op­po­nent by any means, or should i strive to achieve tech­ni­cal per­fec­tion and glory in the kines­thetic im­pro­vi­sa­tion of the bout? Are the two even sep­a­rated? Can the act of vi­o­lence be a thing of beauty? Are the con­vo­luted sym­bols and mean­ings a sign of our at­tempts at cre­at­ing an Art of War? I should read Sun Tzu and Miyamoto Musashi again.

Reconnections

Friday, 26 April 2002

INT. KEOUGH HALL RM 435, ADAM’S COMPUTER. 7:30pm NIGHT
i re­con­nected with a cou­ple of old friends last night and it was good. it was nice talk­ing to them and catch­ing up on what is go­ing on in their lives. it made me feel good to know that out there are still peo­ple who feel the way i do.

INT. O’SHAUGNESSY HALL COMPUTER CLUSTER. 12:38pm DAY
edit­ing my last film project is like pulling teeth but it will be fin­ished dammit.

INT. KEOUGH HALL RM 435, ADAM’S COMPUTER. 1:10am (4.27.02) NIGHT
oh shit. i’ve started a new page de­sign. hold on to your knick­ers.