I had the afternoon off so I decided to catch up with my sleep, catch up with my laundry, and catch up with dozens of little things I've been putting off... like updating the layout for my blog. Nothing drastic, mind you, just a few changes to separate the content a little better. It's always bugged me that everything here isn't really contained, but floating all over the place. I also wanted a new header that could have swappable graphics (this time with cartoons!).
And then, fifteen minutes later, I've got it roughed out (thanks to the glory of CSS). Naturally, it looks fine in Safari and Firefox on my Mac (it usually does) but, the problem is always, always getting it to render properly in that bug-ridden pile of crap known as "Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer." It never fails... it takes just fifteen minutes to get what I want, and then I'll end up spending hours trying to make it work in Windows. Well, it's late, and I just don't have the heart to see how bad it looks in IE, so I guess that will have to wait until the weekend.
And, speaking of catching up, I also managed to watch yet another amazing episode of Veronica Mars from last night ("Annoy tiny blonde one! Annoy like the wind!!"). This show is simply too good for television. Seriously, broadcast television doesn't deserve a show this perfect. Veronica Mars is deliciously complex, cleverly written, brilliantly acted, and shockingly addictive. I think it just might be my favorite show currently on television...
I can't imagine how they are going to manage to keep the intricate web of character relationships going for the entire season but, since Rob Thomas (of "Cupid" fame) is involved, I suppose I needn't worry about it. All I can do now is curse myself for not having saved every episode on my TiVo, and then wait patiently for new episodes to air next year.
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Looks really good 🙂 . In IE for Windows the sidebar does touch the content pane and the text is a little larger but otherwise it’s fine.
What happened to the ‘every blog has a story’ tagline?
I liked it, I did.
Ya know what else?
You should have made the picture into one of those image maps, where we can mouse over and then get more Dave branded goodness for each Ak-Tyor.
Aiming for a Ben Runned(?) Blogography by, at the earliest, 2169.
It looks 100% like your screencap in the latest version of IE for Windows. Hooray!
Hmmm… I’ve finally looked at it in various Windows installs and it is not looking as I intended it at all, particularly in Windows 98. Oh well, I guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. 🙁
As for the tagline, I’ve discovered that every blog DOESN’T necessarily have a story, and mine is the worst of the lot! Blogography is far from a story, but instead random ramblings of a madman. With that in mind, I decided to just embrace the insanity. 🙂
Dave – the new look is awesome! I’ve been rendered jealous 😉 I’m in Windows 98, IE5 and it looks great to me.
Yes, my site update has been completed, but it will always be me who is jealous of you because MY book sits in a drawer unfinished! 🙂
5 comments, but none of them about Veronica Mars…what a travesty.
Who would have guessed that the creator of the hopelessly romantic Cupid would be capable of such heartbreaking, cynical snark. Veronica Mars is the best show no one is watching. I just hope Rob Thomas has better luck with this show than with Cupid.
Have you read how Rob Thomas would have ended Cupid? http://forums.televisionwithoutpity.com/index.php?showtopic=3117967&st=30 Man that would have been beautiful. Stupid ABC.
I still maintain that “Cupid” was the best show ever to hit television, and mention it often in my blog. And every 5-6 months or so, after seeing just how bad most of the stuff on television, I have to re-watch the entire series all over again to stay sane. 🙂
Rob’s thoughts for ending for the show has been mentioned a few times, and was perfect in every way (much like the show itself). If only we could have been lucky enough to see it (along with the 99 episodes leading up to it, of course!).
Veronica Mars truly is addictive! i absolutly love it! One thing to keep in mind is its struggling to survive. Thats right a 3rd season might not happen so encourage friends to watch it! Also on amazon.com you can pre-order season 2! im soo estatic right now!