10 May 2004

A New Look

Regular readers are shocked, I'm sure. The design of this blog has entered the 21st century. (Well, sort of.)

Blogger has finally gotten around to updating their system, and it's got some new bells and whistles, as well as templates. I like it, at least for the moment.

The one bad thing, though it's not too too bad. Comments are now a natural part of the Blogger environment, so I don't have to outsource. This is a good thing, except that it means all old comments have been deleted. My profoundest apologies. This should be the last time I lose comments.

I'm sure there are still some bugs in the design, as it is quite early in the morning as I finish this up. Eventually I'll even get around to updating the links in the sidebar....

Update: I've returned the Squawkbox comments, as Blogger's system is too rudimentary (in functionality, not installation) and not particularly flexible. I've also fixed some of the text settings, which should make it all work better if you want to adjust the size of the text in your browser. (Usually command+ and command-.)


  1. Nice redesign. I'm currently trying to tackle the new blogger stuff. The comment system is driving me up a wall. Did you have any problems getting this all working?

  2. I didn't run into any problems that weren't caused by my own rudimentary and awkward abilities with HTML, but I also haven't changed any of the comment settings. I'm actually thinking of dumping this comment system and going back to Squawkbox, where all the old comments still happily, if invisibly, reside for the moment. But I need to explore what this system offers first, since there are certainly advantages to having it as part of the whole.

    Cheryl Morgan doesn't like anything about what Blogger has done, and while I agree with her comments, I still haven't found a system that isn't something like Moveable Type which works well for me. And since I don't want to go through the hassle of setting up a blog on my own domain, I'm sticking with this for now, and maybe I'll write a poem on The Dream of a Unified Blogging Apparatus...