Sunday, 1 July 2007


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If you're a regular visitor, you may have noticed that we now have a very nice new design. Bear with us whilst I iron out any bugs that crop up.

NB - I haven't had time to style the comments just yet, so they look a little bit scrappy.

Blogger Paul said...

Fine work, youth. Nice swirls.

1 July 2007 at 18:58  
Blogger Tom said...


On a related note, Blogger does some irritating things (such as stuffing in an unnecessary div) which have prevented me automatically italicising the first paragraph of each post. So if you want to do that, use a paragraph tag with class "intro".

1 July 2007 at 19:07  
Blogger Tom said...

I tell a lie. It is possible to get at the first paragraph of each post. If you lovely contributors use paragraph tags in the first place, that is.

1 July 2007 at 19:23  
Blogger Gez said...

Nice, Tom - I like the random tagline. I may add a few more (i'll try not to mess up your style sheet).

When I signed in blogger asked me to upgrade - it assured me a copy of the template would be saved but I erred on the side of caution. What does this mean?

We should also mention to Andy and Dan that p tags can be added in the rich text editor by simply hitting return.

However, I think we should address a very important point. Is it acceptable to italicise the first paragraph, is it even an appropriate use of italics? Maybe I'm displaying my ignorance.

1 July 2007 at 23:29  
Blogger Tom said...

I was going for a newspapery vibe. Typographically, I quite like it.

2 July 2007 at 00:00  
Blogger Gez said...

Can you set the post header div to be a link to the post's permalink?
Also I like being able to see an edit link (previously a toolbox image) when I'm signed in.

2 July 2007 at 00:57  
Blogger Tom said...

Yep - I'll have a muck around with that today. I also need to sort out ordered and unordered lists, as your deconstruction of Andy's first post demonstrates.

2 July 2007 at 07:57  
Blogger Tom said...

I've also noticed that ie6 is making a mess of things too.

2 July 2007 at 10:04  
Blogger Gez said...

That's ok Tom, Ie 6 is only the most common browser in the whole fricking world.

Sorry, I'm a bit grumpy and fed up with hearing things about "browser issues". It's not a browser issue, it's a developer issue. To steal a phase from a colleague: the error usually occurs between chair and keyboard.

Did I mention I was a bit grumpy.

2 July 2007 at 10:26  
Blogger Gez said... grumpy I forgot to type a question mark. That's my day ruined.

2 July 2007 at 10:31  
Blogger Tom said...

I agree. I just don't have a standalone copy of ie6 at home, so I've only just noticed. I shall fix it tonight.

PS You should try developing for IE. It's soul-destroying.

2 July 2007 at 10:34  
Blogger Gez said...

I know, I've heard it's a nightmare. It's also a nightmare when client (usually a director) finds hundreds of bugs because he's looking at a page in an old version of safari over a 56K modem with a dodgy old version of flash installed. You get the worst of both worlds of course as you deal with client side as well.

2 July 2007 at 11:10  
Blogger Gez said...

I'm also not happy with the new archive system. Bit vague I know; call me tonight to discuss.

2 July 2007 at 11:50  
Blogger Tom said...

IE issued cleared up. No probs on the archiving, I had to start from scratch with the template, so now we've got the layout sorted we can start mucking about with the functionality.

2 July 2007 at 13:19  
Blogger Gez said...

Can we lose the border on the ordered (and I presume unordered)list divs?

2 July 2007 at 16:46  
Blogger Tom said...

We can. But don't take that as an excuse to start designing the site by proxy. I get enough of that stuff in my day job.

2 July 2007 at 16:53  
Blogger Gez said...

can we just...

2 July 2007 at 17:22  
Blogger Paul said...

It'd be great if...

2 July 2007 at 17:38  
Blogger Gez said...

I like it, and it fits the branding guidelines I gave you. But I think it could be a but more... "WOW" y'know?
And can we have three extra permission levels and a video upload facility? By tomorrow.

2 July 2007 at 17:53  

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