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
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