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Redesign Again?

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t thrilled with the last design of this site. I guess that’s why I never finished it. It was better to cut my losses and start from scratch, which is what I’ve done. [disclaimer: I’m a developer, NOT a designer. I tried to create something that doesn’t hurt “my” eyes, your own eyes may hurt.]

I still need to finish some of the templates, like search results and comment preview, but basically I’m much happier now. For those of you that don’t like the orange/brown color scheme I plan on creating a few alternate sets of colors with some kind of style choosing widget. It shouldn’t be hard once I’ve got the whole site converted over to this layout.

The new relative time feature on the home page was directly inspired by Simon Willison’s weblog. It makes a lot of sense to me and hopefully will help my readers who are now in a different timezone from me. It has the other advantage of reminding me of just how long it’s been since I’ve written an entry. A big thanks to Simon and his girlfriend for the idea and code example. I hope they don’t mind another blog incorporating this excellent feature. I know I wish more sites that I read had it.

Originally published on Friday September 12, 2003 at 2:46 pm

[4] Comments

not a bad redesign...but i really liked the red one! ah well.

cool little relative time feature... have you checked out the google calculator yet? i hadn't seen it or realized it was there until someone pointed it out to me. try typing in 'google calculator' in google. pretty nifty.

p auL said this 14 years, 2 months ago §

What did the old design look like? I hope you saved it somewhere, it's always fun to compare old to new designs :)

This one looks nice though.. and as for the time_since script: I love it too and use it on my blog! It's really great..

Eivind said this 14 years, 2 months ago §

I always mean to take a screenshot of the old designs before I scrapped them, but I never remember. Oh well.

Aaron said this 14 years, 2 months ago §

you could always check the wayback machine, (internet archive), looks like it only has caught some of the real old versions though.

p auL said this 14 years, 2 months ago §

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