Blogging: New Look – Implemented

August 11th, 2003 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

Well, the redesign to Richy’s Random Ramblings is now up and active! What do you think?

Apart from the CSS and HTML changes (including making the content come before the HTML and getting the CSS and HTML to validate), I’ve also made a number of back end changes so the system should “slide” onto the new server without problems (there’s a change of directory structure from “Richy’s Personal Preference” to “Cpanel’s enforced Preference”: and it’s a lot easier for me to work around Cpanel then vice versa).

I’ve only updated the index template and the individual entry templates so far: all the category/archive ones are currently corrupted until I get around to them – but let me know if you spot any problems so I can address them now (leaving details of which browser you are using is helpful as well!).

This post is over 6 months old.

This means that, despite my best intentions, it may no longer be accurate.

This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

Please take these posts for what they are: a brief look into my past, my history, my journey and "caveat emptor".


  1. Kim says:

    Hmm …. it’s all black and white for me (MozillaFirebird 0.6ish. Not sure on the version #, and it looks like MF is about to die out anyways). Not what the screenshot shows. Then again, is it supposed to be black and white? :/

  2. Nope – it is meant to be colourish. (at least the home page and the individual entries are).

    I’ve tested with IE 6.0 and Mozilla 1.4 (Gecko/20030624), validated with the W3C HTML and CSS validator…Hmm, I’m not sure why you are getting a monochrome image – I’ll have to keep on testing. Cheers for the heads up Kim!

  3. Hmm, that’s “interesting”. When opening an individual blog entry, Internet Explorer is “blanking” some of the actually entry (grey text on grey background type scenerio) until either the screen scrolls or the text is highlighted.

    Anyway know a) why this is happening and/or b) a way around it?

  4. Kim says:

    Its coloriffic now! Yay! I think my browser may have been on the fink.

  5. rob says:

    Yeah the blanking is happening to me n all… :s

  6. Ok, I’ve been playing with the templates and the problem with blanking in Internet Explorer seems to have disappeared. I’m still no wiser off as to why, exactly, it was failing – but at least it works now (apparently!)

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