31 July 2007
After a month or so of nonexistence, the blog is back by popular demand. Also, I’ve made some changes to the layout (for the better, I hope) and will be attempting to post a reasonably well-considered post in response to an issue or article I find of interest every week or so. Eventually, everything will be refactored completely and I’ll shift from a blog format to a more essay-friendly format, but that’s a month or so down the road at least.
Oh—and new name!
9 April 2007
And now, back to a (bastardized version of) the original (narcissistic) theme.
Honestly, I’m just procrastinating at this point—
17 March 2007
Actually, I’m rather satisfied with it. I think I’ll leave it for a bit.
12 March 2007
The site design is in a bit of a limbo at the moment. I’m playing with colors right now—and yes, I realize that this is probably a bad idea. I’ll get a new design idea and deploy it in the next few days.
7 February 2007
This site is generated by WordPress 2.05, using the sxmpl theme which I created…this morning. The sxmpl stylesheet is here; feel free to use it, but please observe CC-by-sa. Modifications to the WordPress .php files are not extensive; the complete theme is available here (ZIP, 100 KB).
Last time I checked, the site validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict and the stylesheet as CSS 1.0. It uses no images, and should scale with no problems at reasonable window and font sizes (although it may not look quite as pretty). It’s been tested in Firefox 2.0 and Safari 2.0.4, and I’m aware of the small misalignment issue in Safari and don’t really mind it so much (although if you have ideas on how to fix it without mucking up the display in Firefox, please let me know).
There is a small issue that’s bothering me in Firefox; z-index didn’t seem to work as advertised (you can see the issue on this page). Let me know if you have ideas.
The theme seems to break IE 6. IE 7 renders it fine, but as a matter of course if you are using any version of IE (even 7) on your Windows machine you should strongly consider obtaining and using a standards-compliant browser like Opera or Firefox. They are both free as in beer, and Firefox is free as in freedom.
As you can see from the stylesheet, headings are in Helvetica and body text is in Century.