Housecleaning

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I’ve been messing with the site a bit, so if things look screwed up, forgive me.

Seeing as this isn’t that far of a departure from what I already had on this site, I’m considering this Version 13.1.0. I’m trying to clean up my templates, add some additional functionality that I’ve been missing, and add little enhancements here and there.

Right now, I’m adding a number of customizations that would be considered transcendent css… It’ll make the browsing experience in modern browsers a lot better than if you’re still using Internet Explorer 6, Netscape 6 or lower, etc. The decision to go this route was dictated by browsing statistics on the site. Most people that come here use Firefox and/or Safari. Yes, IE accounts for a significant part of the traffic, but honestly… if you’re still using an older version of IE it’s time to upgrade. You’ll still be able to access the content here even if you’re using an older browser, but things might look a bit messed up. Take the good with the bad, I suppose…

This is Phase 1… Phase 2 will include the switch over to the Sandbox theme framework. Sandbox supports rich semantic markup, microformats, etc. and I can’t think of a reason not to use it… I’ve already started the process of converting the site over to Sandbox, so you can expect that switch to be made soon. The decision behind this switch is based on making the site more forward compatible. Mozilla has already announced that Firefox 3 will have built-in support for microformats. I hope the Internet Explorer team will follow suit with IE8. We’ll see.

12 thoughts on “Housecleaning

  1. Just wondering if the site is still getting cleaned up… I am never sure if my browser is viewing anything correctly. I am using Camino 1.0.3. With your site not everything is mostly black and all the links on the right are super small.

    Is it safe to assume you are still in the process of cleaning or is my browser broken?

  2. No… your assumption is right… I am still working on things :) Hopefully I can find some time in the next day or so to fix some of the more glaring issues that remain.

  3. Just wondering if the site is still getting cleaned up… I am never sure if my browser is viewing anything correctly. I am using Camino 1.0.3. With your site not everything is mostly black and all the links on the right are super small.

    Is it safe to assume you are still in the process of cleaning or is my browser broken?

  4. No… your assumption is right… I am still working on things :) Hopefully I can find some time in the next day or so to fix some of the more glaring issues that remain.

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