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Saturday, August 18, 2007

A New Look Cometh!


Torture Device?
This looks incredibly mean, but it's really not. It was cold today, so she was wrapped up in a blanket. She was tired and sleeping, so she got put in her bouncer wrapped in the blanket (as opposed to waking her up). Here she's smiling and talking to the mobile.
If you're reading this post, you'll notice the new look. It matches much better with the new MZ Online bits, and that's a Good Thing.

I still have much in the tweaking department to do with it (I need to manipulate the template a bit more and organize/'standardize' (to my specifications) the stylesheet yet. I want it to be consistent with the others for future update ease...and right now it's still pretty hacked together.

But it works and I think looks much nicer than the old template. Even if Internet Explorer doesn't like to render the correct color (Firefox and Opera do it without trouble), it's close enough that I'm not concerned about it. At least it's consistent, so it doesn't stick out too much. I took some final screenshots of the old look (for nostalgic and historical/comparison purposes), so I might do a post on just that business.

The process took a lot more of my time today than I'd expected, namely because I ran into some interesting CSS fighting when reorganizing the sidebar stuff, but that's alright. It's been quite a learning experience.

We ended up having Erik & Jill (and Henry) over this evening, which was nice. After some supper, we went to see what we thought would be a showing of the Simpsons movie in Morris, but what ended up being 1408. It was actually a pretty good movie, but then again I really enjoy the psychological horror movies.

In other words, considering it was pretty cold and rainy today, I didn't really get anything accomplished (short of working on the blog business). I guess it could be worse, though. I am really starting to enjoy the Web Developer Firefox plugin, though. It's come in quite handy with the blog template stuff.

I didn't use it much with the regular site design, but I kept that straightforward enough where I didn't really need it. But all the extra stuff in the template (and the random boxes floating around everywhere) makes having the toolbar very nice. I can quickly turn on the border outline stuff and see where the different borders and margins come in to play.

Anyway, it's once again bedtime, so until next time...
"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."
- Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

--MZ

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