Redesign Layout Launch

Alright, the first phase of my site redesign is launched. The site CSS and XHTML was completely re-done from scratch and is now live on the blog section of this site. More updates will be coming in the upcoming week and a half before school starts.

If you find a bug, take a screenshot and email it to me and I will take a look at it. Also, if you still have suggestions on things that I can do to this site, or something in the new layout design isn’t exactly working for you, let me know.

Feedback For Redesign

I am in the process of doing a redesign of my entire site (blog included) and I want to know what you like, don’t like, or what you would like to see on the site. I only ask this because it is much easier to add them now, in the design phase, then it is later down the line. Any comment is a good comment and I’d really like to hear what you have to say. I have my list, but what is yours?

New Header Image

As you can see I have made a new header image for the blog. I hope to make a different one for each part of the site once I get it all coded. I am also thinking about using some code I have @ to produce a random image on each reload. Still don’t know what I am going to do yet.

The image that you see now was taken at the new Seattle Public Library on my trip there with my brother last week. The photo was taken of a stack of Metro bus schedules on the 1st floor of the library.

New Categories Added

Well, in my current state of perpetual boredom I added some new categories for my posts. Being the informatics student that I am this is only fitting, right? Now, there are some more updates coming along as well. One that I also did today was move some of the archive stuff to another page. You can get there by clicking on the navigation bar above.

One thing that I found funny after making all of these new categories is how ironic an old image I have is. Look below and you’ll see what I mean. The screenshot was originally taken on March 1st to show how the Trillian RSS reader worked and it just happened that I got this part of the conversation in the screenshot. Pretty weird foreshadowing if you ask me.

jamie wants a category

Go figure… 25 days later she thought it would be worth it. Still no category and all the preconditions were met. I’m so terrible.

New Layout

As you can see there is a new layout to the blog and soon my entire site. I will be updating it over time as it is not complete, but more like a work in process. So, if you have comments or suggestions, let me know.

Blog Stats

I was bored at work today and I created a stats page about the various posts here on my blog. I added the following stats:

  • Recent Posts
  • Recent Comments
  • Most Commented Posts
  • Total Posts
  • Total Comments
  • Total Words (Posts)
  • Total Words (Comments)

So, take a look. I think that the stats are interesting, but that is just me. Also, if there is something that you think would be interesting on my site, let me know.