Monday, August 09, 2010

Well, I finally got with the program...

...and got this blog going in Layouts format (it has only been waiting for me since 2006)

There is so much work ahead of me now, but I think it was better to just commit to this and then mess around with it over time rather than dither over the test blog and put off implementing the changes.

But I have noticed one positive difference already. The comments that I thought were lost from my first six months of blogging have returned. Huzzah! I am exceedingly pleased by that.

Over the weekend, when I was contemplating the change over, I kept having one of the final scenes from A Knight's Tale running through my head.

Wat: You have been weighed.
Roland: You have been measured.
Kate: And you have absolutely…
Chaucer: Been found wanting.
William: Welcome to New World. God save you, if it is right that he should do so.

Welcome to the new world indeed.

And at this moment, just typing that makes me realize that I still need a CSS rule for my beloved blockquotes (which I may now have when you read this). So many rules to write... so many things to tweak... and the gap between the content and the sidebar... that has to get tightened too.

Oh dear. This is going to be a lot of work.


Mayren said...

I loooove that movie and that scene is simply priceless. I think you are doing the blog well with the new layouts format.

MC said...

Yeah, today was the day I tried getting my blogroll in order. I am afraid I may have missed a few.

Amber said...

I wish I knew how to tweak my blog's layout...actually, it's probably better that I don't know how to do that stuff. I'd be frightened to see what I'd come up with. Your site is looking good.

Also, I'm in love with A Knight's Tale. I feel like I shouldn't like it as much as I do, but, you know, oh well. Alan Tudyk=awesome.

MC said...

Amber, once you know where things go, it gets a little easier. I am still likely going to print out the template I have so I can figure out how everything fits together to make the whole thing a little tighter.

And don't knock your blog design. It is classic and elegant. :)

I like almost everyone in A Knight's Tale... Laura Fraser should be in more North American movies.

DEZMOND said...

this new floral background is much more readers-friendly than the hypnotic previous one :PPP

MC said...

You mean the diagonal pattern... yeah, that was way harsh.

Arjan said...

It's a nice and fresh look.