Nov 18, 2012

Redesign of the Blog

I do not like redesigning this blog!

The first version of this blog was classic single column. When I chose this wider layout, I wanted to display more content per page. Usually having text compliment a video on the side is a good idea, but the problem is that I have been using HTML tables with static widths and heights - which are very problematic.

Tables are harder to code and maintain, and Blogger sometimes confuses code within posts easily. If I'm going to continue blogging (yes I have considered stopping), I have to make it "easy" on me.

I'm not trying to appeal to a wider set of platforms, Windows dominates on this blog, but the main problem is the amount of time I spend coding and resizing tables in HTML/CSS in every post. Time is precious and I'm beginning to have a few gray hairs. ;)

When I'm done with college finals in December, I will begin the process of redesigning and fixing close to 600 posts. The site will most likely go back to single column style, and support a mobile version. Hopefully, by the new year I will complete this task. It's going to require a lot of coffee!

The blog's look will be broken many times as I go through the redesign.

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