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March 14, 2005

Redesign of Site

As some may notice, I've done a redesign on the site. Visually, it mostly cleans up the look of the site, but the more dramatic change is in the backend where I converted from using tables to create the three columns on the page to using CSS style sheets to do it. Let me know if you like it. I've dropped the two column "Recent Posts" entry from the middle column, although if people miss it, let me know.

Partly, the redesign was an experiment in expanding my knowledge of CSS, but it has the specific example that I could move the blogroll and some other items back to the righthand column, rather than keeping it at the bottom of the site. With tables the problem had been that anytime a problem existed on another server (like blogrolling.com), it slowed down or even blocked loading the whole table of information, thus the banishing of those items to the bottom outside the core table layout. With CSS, that problem is eliminated.

I still have one odd quirk: the immediate paragraph after blockquotes has slightly increased line spacing. I have no idea why, but if anyone's run into similar problems anywhere else, let me know.

Posted by Nathan at March 14, 2005 07:50 AM