June 30, 2005
Hmm...couldn't you just use Firefox to begin with?
June 29, 2005
One thing bothers me though. In moving this site to Blogger, it's lost it own unique look and feel. The old site used to have one. I designed it. I loved it. It was functional, cross-browser, and loaded fast. It was done with tables. I've since moved on to the big wild world of cascading style sheets (CSS) and love them too. Much easier to create and update a page than tables. Clean coding. However, I've found that style sheets are interpreted different in different browsers, and that is a royal pain. The page will look fine in IE, but not in Firefox, for instance. So then I moved the site to Blogger and adopted one of their templates. At first it was fine; I was happy just to get everything working and able to post. Blogger has a lot of nice advantages, such as automatic archiving and the ability for readers to post comments. These are features that would be extremely hard for me to code into the site on my own. So, it's great that Blogger provides it and it makes Blogger the tool I'd like to use to update the site. However, I've become less enamored lately of the template. I've seen many other Blogger sites that use the same template, and you know, that's not great. You never want to see a site that looks the same as yours. Individuality and all that, you know? Plus, when you actually know HTML and CSS, there's no reason for it. So, my big push now is to a) come up with a newer design for this site, something fresh and great, and b) get that site to work with the specific tags used by Blogger. That way the comments feature remains intact.
I'll keep you posted as this progresses. No doubt you'll see the changes when I push them live. Stay tuned.
June 28, 2005
June 22, 2005
June 21, 2005
Internet Explorer seeks to become more secure. Microsoft has bought up a leading spyware-busting program and rebranded it under their own name. If this makes IE a better browser, so much the better. It would still be hard to beat Firefox though.
Some good insight on what makes a successful blog. For now, I've turned my back on Blogger (-sniff-, wipes away tear) opting for full control via an editor and manual FTP. However, Blogger does offer most of the things mentioned in this article, such as user comments and RSS feeds. As Yoda would say, "consider this carefully, you must". Indeed, I will.
June 17, 2005
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June 09, 2005
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends....it just kinda putters out every now and then. It's been a long time, but it's definitely time to get back into this. Thanks for hanging in there, or just for coming back today and reading this. Truthfully, I missed it. There's been so much good stuff happening in between the last post and now --- the end of the Presidential race, the whole Michael Jackson thing heating up, Martha Stewart getting out of prison, and then, of course, Star Wars Episode III. Good stuff to blog about, all of it. With that in mind, I'm going to jump us back into the thick of things and just start posting.
Interesting/Odd: Man with chain saw let into the United States. Full story + picture. This dude is really freaky looking. Apparently there was a chain saw and a hatchet in the trunk of his car and they were covered in blood. Yep, c'mon in to the US. Welcome. Bah.