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site redesign (not this one)

Post #510 • April 5, 2005, 1:29 PM • 9 Comments

Five months and three discarded design implementations in the making, the new design on my personal site is finally completed not embarassingly broken.

Not many images are up because each of the eight galleries I used to have had a different system for displaying itself. That's going to be a hassle to fix but fix it I must.

Plusses: all pages serve out of the front page for easy management and updating. All object-oriented PHP for computorial studliness. Simple design. Probably too simple for most people, but too bad - I get tired of a lot of visual yayas. Text at em-heights for easy reading and scalability. Minusses: CSS hackery creating some side effects.

Watch out for the upcoming MySQL backend. That's going to rock.




April 5, 2005, 10:04 PM

Simple is nice, Franklin. Whenever I go to a site and it looks too busy, I don't tend to stay long. This is definitely true of art blogs. If I'm reminded of the typical art mag or the Herald website, I'm practically out the door.



April 5, 2005, 11:27 PM

classy. i especially like the self-portrait favicon.

can we have one for Artblog??



April 5, 2005, 11:29 PM

Thank you. I just found out it looks like dog food in IE.

One favicon, comin' up.



April 6, 2005, 2:21 AM

Ta da!


that guy in the second to last row

April 6, 2005, 2:32 AM

I can tell you are a cat person Franklin. You must have fixed it because it looks alright on this end.



April 6, 2005, 2:41 AM

Mac IE5 is still choking on it but not quite as badly. Later versions may be okay.


Verne Gripes

April 6, 2005, 5:02 PM


didn't receive an autoresponse from your anti-spam package, so in case you didn't receive that email:
Just feedback to let you know that in Opera there's a problem with the top image breaking out of the right hand side of the navigation column. Appears that internal boxes with text links do not have their right hand margins or padding rendered correctly (i.e. those internal boxes with the dotted border appear to be defaulting to a width equal to the longest text string e.g. curriculum and

V Gripes


carol es

April 6, 2005, 6:52 PM

my site runs on mysql and php and it's been a godsend, but it took forever to get it all settled and figured out. i am still working on it too. i still have to automize my projects section. anyway, let me know if you want to know anything from a "veteran" of database driven sites.



April 6, 2005, 8:33 PM

Verne, thank you; Carol, extra thank yous.



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