Facelift

The new design looks downright crappy in Internet Explorer 7 and even worse in Internet Explorer 6, but I’m working on that. Actually, I may not attempt to make it compatible with IE6 at all, preferring visitors upgrade to IE7. I can get away with that because I’m not trying to please anybody or make any money here.

I’ve got my del.icio.us bookmarks populating as regular entries and I’m working on getting my Flickr photosets to do the same. Toward that end, the Flickr Photo Album for WordPress plugin looks promising. I’m still working on a way to bring all my Foundation content over here. That’s going to be more complicated than I hoped. I may simply have to hold out for WordPress 2.1, which is supposed to have a fancy new export/import feature.

Anyway, all this to say that a lot of stuff is broken right now. Hold on to your shorts.

Update: I’ve managed to get the site looking good in Internet Explorer 7 with only minor tweaks to the code. Amazingly, it didn’t require any IE conditional comments (or any other hacks for that matter). The exact same code is working in Firefox, Opera, and IE7, and all three browsers actually render the page as intended. This has got to be one for the record books.

  • Looks good to me. Almost scarily narrow but I think it works. I’m also redesigning my site at the moment, should be done pretty soon.

    I’ll add that MSIE is the devil. You basically “have” to support it, but it’s nearly impossible to do so without going totally nuts. What a paradox.

    My redesign looks fantastic in Firefox, Safari, Opera, and iCab. I’ve tested it on Mac, Windows, and even Linux. All different screen resolutions and window sizes. CRTs and LCDs. I think I’ve been overly obsessive about testing it. But still, at the end of the day, there is one lone situation in which the design falls apart. You guessed it. Internet Explorer. Someone needs to put that old dog out of its misery, seriously.

  • Someone needs to put that old dog out of its misery, seriously.

    I’m really hoping IE7 does just that. IE7 has its quirks, but it’s leaps and bounds ahead of 6. Have you given it a test drive yet? You can get it at microsoft.com/ie.

  • Whoa! I feel really lame for taking almost a month to realize you redesigned. I think it looks fantastic, and it looks like you’re posting more often, too. Keep it up!