Mar 27

I was able to spend a couple of hours working on the website this weekend. It’s starting to look like a real site again. My favorite part? Oh, probably the sweet color fade on the links….

Of course, the chages are still only on the front page…

Let me catch you up. First I did some fine tweaking on the CSS, then Nanc and I specified fonts, colors, sizes and more. If you’re interested, the CSS is still embedded in the front page, and you can see it by viewing the page source. Since we took time and tried to think about the colors, graphics, and layout, the development went pretty quick. It’s much easier to complete tasks, when you have an idea of the end state.

Next, I made some better graphics to replace the placeholders. There are still a number of little ‘icon’ graphics that I need to create. I also think that I am going to tweak the logo graphic a little more, so that it works better with the layout of the page.

What’s left? Well, I still have to clean up my code a bit, so that I can get it to validate. I also need to optimize the CSS, and drop it into an external file. Once the design is complete and clean, I can quickly copy it to the other templates, and make minor changes as needed. This includes templates for the article page (like this one), templates for the monthly archives, search results, and a few more. I should be able to do this quickly over the next couple of nights.

2 Responses to “Weekend in review – Site design”

  1. Angi Says:

    May I say it is looking very good. I think it’s going to be great!

  2. P-la Says:

    Quite an amazing process!

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