Holy Crap, It’s a New Site Design!
I was working last night on transferring all the content from my old blog over to my redesigned blog (around 6,000 entries). I had in mind that I’d test things out to see how the content would look, and ended up just going through with republishing everything, and making it all live.
There are a few kinks I’m working through this morning. I found a range of entries that didn’t get picked up and republished those. The “Experiments” section is going to need a little more manual attention, as I’d like to get those pages reconfigured. And finally… it seems like there’s a specific Firefox issue (on the PC) with my top nav.
I’ve tried some light browser testing, but I’ve done most of my testing on a Mac (Safari/Firefox). But if you spot something, feel free to drop a comment here.
// Edit: Re-imported a bunch of entries that got missed, and fixed the nav for FF3 (but not FF2).
I didn’t incorporate the Google Ads back in, but still plan to. I left out the home page jingle on purpose (I’ve wanted to remove it for months now).
A few things that are new:
* I’ve set up comments to pull in Gravatars. If you’ve got one, it’ll display automatically; if not, no big deal.
* Comments should now be threaded. If you hit “reply” to someone’s comments, your comments will ultimately display underneath the one you responded to.
* Tags are now added. Haven’t used them in the past, and will start to do so now.
I’m sure there are spots all around that could use a little more polish and a little more work. But I’m sure I could have this site under wraps for another few months and still be hammering out some of the kinks. So what the hey – new site launch today.
// Edit: I should mention that I drew heavily from the Freemium WP Theme. I was originally going to switch to WP, but decided to stick with Movable Type. I’m hoping it’s different enough that it’s not a complete rip.