Monday, August 28, 2006

Two years of near-daily blogging

And to celebrate, a redesign!

Here's where I started properly - and since then it's been near-daily updates all the way.

I liked the old design, but although it worked fine in Firefox and Safari, I'd been getting a few complaints that it didn't show up properly in Internet Explorer - the sidebars weren't working properly and ended up overlapping the posts.

This should now be fixed - although the second sidebar still doesn't sit right in IE, for reasons that utterly escape me (any suggestions much appreciated, etc.). Trackbacks and Linkbacks also never seemed to work, which was annoying - I'm going to try and add those in during the next few days, if I can work out how.

Still, not bad for a coding novice, eh? Constructive criticism in the comments, if I can get them working in the next few minutes before I go to bed (they seem to have vanished at the moment, and I don't know why...) - ta!

10 Comments:

Anonymous lism. said...

Redesign looks much cleaner - I'm forced to yse IE at work, so it's appreciated, haha.

8/28/2006 09:26:00 am  
Anonymous Jono said...

For what its worth, it looks as close to Firefox as you are likely to get in Internet Explorer 7

8/28/2006 10:01:00 am  
Anonymous Justin said...

Two year? I remember when it was all fields round here.

Many happy returns.

8/28/2006 10:35:00 am  
Anonymous Steve said...

It looks much clearer now and doesn't take as long to load.

I still reckon the title confuses a few people though.

Happy Birthday anyway.

8/28/2006 12:31:00 pm  
Blogger Devil's Kitchen said...

Indeedy, many happy returns to one of my early inspirations...

DK

8/28/2006 03:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Davide Simonetti said...

Congratulations, both on the anniversary and the new look. I'm impressed! You can certainly squeeze more out of blogger than most users of this platform, myself included.

Many happy returns.

8/29/2006 04:55:00 am  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Good good - nice to know those hours of drunken fiddling weren't entirely wasted (unlike me as I was doing it...)

And Steve - yep, the title confuses the hell out of people all the time. Which can be vaguely amusing... Still, I may ponder re-introducing an explanatory strapline as and when I do a proper redesign of the logo (as is no doubt obvious, that was a two minute re-jig of the old one - I really ought to do something that's a bit more of a fit with the new look...)

8/29/2006 11:45:00 am  
Blogger Larry Teabag said...

Hapy Blogthday Monkey-man.

8/29/2006 02:09:00 pm  
Blogger Seesaw said...

Congratulations!

8/29/2006 09:08:00 pm  
Anonymous tom p said...

happy birthday, nosey.
i like the new look, and the sidebar sorting for those of us who have to use IE is greatly appreciated.
I must say, though, that I'm glad I've got good eyesight. That light blue on blue text style really isn't very user-friendly.
Also, it seems now that one can't select text. While I've no need to do so, I'd imagine that it'd help anyone who wanted to quote you in one of their posts.

8/30/2006 02:09:00 pm  

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