Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Two Steps Forward One Step Back

So I took the site a step backwards this evening. There were some things about the other layout that really weren’t perfected, and the more I saw it, the more it really started to grate on me. I am not really happy with what I have going on here either, but at least its degenerate cases aren’t as ugly as the degenerate cases on the “new” layout. I hadn’t considered what a simple thing like an add blocker could do to a site. That speaks strongly to the idea that everything should be driven completely by the HTML/CSS, I don’t want to follow that road too far though because that’s the same camp that says you shouldn’t use JavaScript either, and that is a proposition that I don’t think that I could tolerate. JavaScript is actually making the web useful as a realistic application platform.

So, I guess I need to go back to the drawing board and re-think how I will design this site. I really liked the simplicity of the design, but it was too reliant on sIFR. Of course, the folks who tout sIFR also remind their users that they need to have something that looks good before the original text is replaced, so maybe I will get to thinking about that. In the end, I want something that looks cleaner and more professional, but above all, it needs to work well for most configurations and not look dastardly just because someone has decided that flash isn’t for them.

When motivation strikes again, I’ll take a go at revising it again.

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