An Update On The Site Renovation

ConstructionWell, that was frustrating. Yesterday evening, while I watched the Colts and Patriots play a fairly entertaining football game, I decided to multi-task. I figured I could blow up and rebuild this site by the final whistle. This time, I'd go pure CSS.

Everything was going swimmingly. This site is still using Movable Type 3.31 which means there are templates for the permalink, monthly archive and category archive. I modularize the crap out of the code so there ends up being three template modules I pull into each template. A complete rebuild later and I saw what I expected to see... in Firefox.

IE6 has poor CSS support, and I quickly realized that the sidebar would start at the conclusion of the main body on the permalink pages. I started going through the CSS and HTML line by line, and I got everything working on the home page, but the permalink pages would no cooperate. I eventually gave up and started hacking away at it again this morning.

Right now, I believe the structure is sound and working in Firefox and IE. Let me know if I'm wrong. Now that the structure is stable, I'll start tweaking the actual appearance over the next few days. This look and feel is sort of temporary. The header image you see at the top was blatantly stolen from Spacing.ca. I "borrowed" the style because I like it. I'll call it a homage and temporary, which makes stealing A-OK on the web.

Since I can now focus on perfecting the navigation, display styles and formatting of what you see, now is a great time for you to tell me what you'd like to see and what's currently here that you can't stand. Getting a pure-CSS design to work properly in IE is more than half the battle. Now it's time for the fun part.


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Jason | GetYourOJ.com

WTF is "pure CSS"?

CSS, to me, is another band The Edge doesn't play. At least they play Jamie T now, who I blogged about in April .

November 5, 2007 @ 1:02 PM

Toronto Mike

Jason, we all have stuff we wish stayed the same. I used to enjoy MuchMusic and now I can't watch it. I miss the way it was.

Your hate-on for Edge 102 is going to destroy you. It's time to let it go...

Edge 102 is part of a large corporation that wants to make money. They aren't driven by your desire to keep the spirit alive. They want as many 14-29 year old ears listening as possible, and that doesn't necessarily put them on the bleeding edge.

Such hate and anger will destroy you from within. You're going to implode, man!

November 5, 2007 @ 1:24 PM

Andrew

Wow, a message about a software turns on to a rant about The Edge. That is a lot of anger.
I get that you don't like the station. Don't listen and move on. When 640 changed its format I stopped listening and didn't hate them for it. It just sucked.

November 5, 2007 @ 2:32 PM

Toronto Mike

That's exactly right, if you don't like it, don't listen and move on.

The CFNY that employed Pete and Geets is long gone, but I still tune in for a Nirvana / White Stripes / Foo Fighters / Strokes / Hip / PJ / Beck / System of a Down fix and simply tune out during the frequent Sum41 / Nickelback sets. If you visit my CFNY page at http://www.torontomike.com/cfny_edge_102/ you'll quickly realize that I don't pray at the alter of 102.1 but it's still my musical station of choice.

I think I'll buy this shirt for you.

November 5, 2007 @ 2:40 PM

Mike (Buffalo Boy)

The second humble and fred left CFNY i all but stopped listening with the exception of the ongoing history and Martin Streek on Sunday Nights.

November 6, 2007 @ 7:13 AM

Jason | GetYourOJ.com

Thanks for the uhh 'councelling' but you'd be surprised at how many listeners I've taken away from them

November 6, 2007 @ 12:45 PM

Toronto Mike

Ok, tell us. How many listeners have you taken away from CFNY?

November 6, 2007 @ 8:53 PM

Andrew

It's a crusade!!!!

November 7, 2007 @ 8:05 AM

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