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The Webhead Returns

I can’t afford to go out so I’m sitting home Saturday night like a loser. Good thing I’ve been bitten by the web bug again and mocking up my work place’s web site turned into a night of energetic wrestling with my own sites and most notably this blog. I realize now how much I’ve forgotten and how much of a mess my server is and how many details I managed and kept straight for so long. Looking at the main directory now is like looking into a library after an earthquake. What was I thinking? I kept it straight, though, and managed to cobble together some pretty straightforward little sites.

Most notably tonight, I finally redid the design of this blog. I’ve been wanting to change it for a while because the old one was something I had changed over from the original WordPress theme. While I managed to be happy with how it looked, WordPress themes are also a little advanced for a non-pro to do on their own and it had some display issues, especially how the right column wouldn’t flow quite right when a post was short. Once again, because writing a WP theme on my own is over my head, I found something I liked and have edited it to suit my purposes. I am in progress of changing the colors since I still like the coloring of the old site. Instead of cityscapes, though, I’ve gone for interesting textures for the banner though they’re still photos of international locations. They’re just tighter crops.

For now, unless I think better of it later, I’ve discontinued the music highlight. I wanted to keep it but it’s just too tedious to be changing it all the time. I never figured out a better way to do it. If there’s an album I really like, I’ll just post about it. I have also done away with the Flickr widget. I liked it, but I think one photo is enough. I’ve gone even more spartan. A new addition is the Quote of the Day. I considered making it something I changed by hand for about five seconds… but then I couldn’t name it “Quote of the Day” because it would never be done that often. I’m using a javascipt from another site. Unfortunately, it has a link in it and the title is of their own doing so it’s not the same point size as the other headers on the blog. The quote I wanted to use when I thought about doing it on my own is a great one, though, and it deserves to be quoted here and now:

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.

 

Aldous Huxley

He is fantastic.

2 Responses to “The Webhead Returns”

  1. 1
    Pia:

    Looks very nice :) Casa Batll√≥…..*sigh’…..

  2. 2
    Pia:

    OOooh and then it changes!!! Cooool

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