Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The Site Renovation Continues

For as long as I have had a website, it has been incomplete. I’ve never quite gotten around to making a cohesive style or theme, so there have always been broken links and oddball pages that didn’t look like the rest. Well, all that has finally changed. I don’t know if I’m riding a euphoric high from my new baby or if it’s just some sort of spring cleaning frenzy, but whatever it is, it’s been great.

I’ve torn apart the main blog page and put it together in a much better way, and I’ve torn apart the CSS and some of the template pages to simplify things and make a few tweaks. Those changes haven’t altered the appearance much—most of them have merely simplified things and made it easier for me to change things in the future. However, last night I started on a more important renovation, and I just barely finished it: I have finally replaced the unsightly mess formerly known as Arts & Letters with a much more sightly mess powered by blog software.

This is a big step for me. I finally have a site with a consistent look and feel, and now the only thing this section lacks is more content. The Photos subsection is still pretty sparse, but I can start adding digital photos right away (it might be a while before I get around to scanning old photos). I’ve still got some plans for the English section, but it may be a while before I get around to that.

And for old times’ sake, here’s a very special treat: an archived version of my site in its infancy, back in the days of Tripod, banner ads, and cheesy little Bravenet widgets. Scary.

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