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Posted on Friday, August 27th, 2004

Dave!When I decided to go ahead and try Yet Another Blog after having had two failures, I decided to trash all my previous layouts in favor of something simple. This time around I was planning on using photos, cartoons and other distractions in my entries, so I wanted everything in the layout to be uncluttered. Initially this meant Blogography had a white background with gray text menus and not much else. But eventually common sense set in and I ended up with the design you're looking at today (which is based entirely on the default Movable Type template that comes with the installation).

Overall, I like the layout of my blog and have no plans to change it anytime soon (indeed, I'm guessing the day I change it is the day I'll delete it and start all over again... or not). That being said, there are still a number of little details that I'm unhappy with and would like to change. Tonight I thought it would be fun to make some of those changes.

I was wrong.

Apparently, I am more inept at handling Movable Type's templates than I thought. In fact, I am a complete moron on the subject. It's now nearly 1am and I've been working on it for the past six hours and am failing miserably. Fortunately, I backed up all my templates, so now I'm going to revert to the originals and go to bed a defeated, wreck of a man.

I need that book Neil is working on! But since it isn't scheduled to be released until January 10th of next year, I guess I'll wait a while before trying my hand at customizing MT again.

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  1. John says:

    If you want some help, shoot me an email with the problem you’re having. I have spent many an hour building and rebuilding.

  2. Dave2 says:

    There are so many things, but the one thing that bothers me the most is that I can’t figure out a way to let somebody view previous entries from the main page without sending them to the archives. I display 10 entries at the root, and would love to have a link to the “Previous 10 Entries” so somebody could start reading backwards through my blog without having to navigate archives. When I was with Blogger, this was automatic, but MT doesn’t seem to have this feature? I’m probably just missing it.

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