So, about this new design...

298 words written by dylan
Posted July 25, 2005 @ 10:27 AM

The big take-away lesson is never beta new software and change out your template at the same time.

I'm running a beta version of Moveable Type 3.2. Many new features, yes. But they also changed out the template as well. Arrgh. So the rewritten stylesheet doesn't work with the new code.

(And about these templates... I have never seen quintuple-nested divs in any page, ever. Why so many divs, people?)

While I'm getting this up to speed and moving the new design into the new templates, be advised of the following problems:

  1. You may not be able to read comments on old posts despite a link saying there are comments. This should be working now.
  2. The Flickr badge and Firefox didn't play nice in the template, so I pulled it. Note the link in the toolbar at the top.
  3. The toolbar at the top? On the main page, not on the individual entry pages. That will be cleaned up soon. One of the cool new features of MT 3.2 is template modules, which act like "includes" in the template coding system.
  4. Right now the archives are doubly-published. I'm trying to get this problem solved.

Additionally, expect the following changes soon:

  1. Goodbye HTML, hello PHP. Don't know yet if I'm going to have the site do a dynamic build or not yet, but the pages will defintely be more templated using PHP includes.
  2. Once PHP is in place, Susan's LiveJournal links will return -- and a few other new things will pop up.
  3. The red bar at the top will go and be replaced by something else.
  4. The "eye" pictures will also go and some other way of identifying the family members will take its place.

All that and more soon.

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