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Originally posted December 2 2004 at 00:12 under Blogging and Web. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

Can’t Resist


I mentioned a while ago that I was looking toward making the markup of this blog a lot more semantic. I’ve made a start and just to give myself something to do the design is also going to change a bit. The idea is to bring the blog pages more into keeping with the rest of the site (the design of which I’m much more taken with). It won’t be based directly off as I think that format’s a little too restrictive for the amount which is going on with the blog (that may indicate that the blog is a bit too on the busy side but hey, I like to play). In fact the layout will probably stay pretty much unchanged; just more semantic and with a colour scheme and design choices closer to the main site.

So far I’ve just been working on a mock up of the front page, hacking the markup to be much more semantic. I’m writing the stylesheet from scratch—the old version is top heavy with legacy and I can’t tell what half of it’s doing anymore. Layout is mainly done but the only design aspects are currently just scaffold so I can see what’s going on. I haven’t even mocked up a quick image of something like the final design yet. Of course I haven’t started fixing in IE yet either. And I’ll have to translate all those lovely semantic changes into the MoveableType templates too…

I’m sort of documenting this process as I go using the ScrapBook Firefox extension so some time in the deep future a write up is threatened.

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