Site design v137.1

October 02, 2005

As you can see, there is a new site design here at jb.com (if something looks a bit off, empty your cache and refresh). As is always the case, the minimalist in me seemed to take over. To be honest, I wasn't quite sure if I could get any more "skeletonized" than my last effort, but I do think I've pulled it off.

I've shot at the design with just about every browser gun on the planet, and it seems to have held up alright. That said, if you see any bullet wounds, please be sure to let me know.

Miscellaneous Comments

  • Yes, that's pink in the linked-list section on the right. Shut up, you love it!
  • Referrer spam has forced me to remove the referrer page. Despite my best efforts, it was time to throw in the towel. I fought the good fight for a couple years, but it just wasn't worth it anymore, especially in light of the fact that there are many other ways to gather that sort of information nowadays.

  • I moved the "descriptions" that were at the top of the nested pages to the sidebar to try and make that element more uniform throughout.
  • I moved all the feed links to a single area in the footer.
  • I've had a site in one capacity or another since ~1993, but have never put up an "about" blurb, until now (see index page if you came here from an aggregator). Though I'm sure this little description will be in a constant state of flux, I'm going to try to keep it up for a while and see how it plays out. I keep telling myself that I'm going to put together a full colophon page, but it just never seems to materialize.
  • The links page has always been hand-rolled, but just recently I decided to let Bloglines have a go at it and I'm pretty happy with the results; the aggregator service offers all the necessary options regarding CSS and privacy.

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