Version 2: Notes

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 8:46 pm | Comments off

A lot has been accomplished with my recent redesign, the best of which is a much more extensible design than my last one, which will give me a stronger framework for doing new things.

Much has already been added, with more yet to come. Here are some highlights:

Next up, I'll explain the grid system used with this design...


Mike Purvis
September 28th, 2005
9:53 PM | #

I like the archive page. That's definitely a weak point for a lot of blogs. Of course, now that I'm running Typo, I haven't got even the foggiest clue where to start in with making something like that. (well, I have a few clues, but not too many)

Grid system, eh? Kinda looks like old-school ALA... floated content with a left-margined sidebar. I've always been an opposing-floats person myself, but I'll be interested to hear your explanations.

September 29th, 2005
2:45 AM | #

Coo, coo. One thing that happened to catch my eye was the misspelling of Katrina on the Distractions page ;)

Otherwise, my only other complaint would be that the headers with and without links on the Archives page are formatted exactly the same.

Good job overall, though!

EDIT: Oh, and the yellow fading goes crazy when clicked 2 or 3 times in concession.

This comment was edited by Daniel at 02:46 am

Mike Purvis
September 29th, 2005
4:00 AM | #

And... the "formatting help" link is dead.

Ryan Brill
September 29th, 2005
6:09 AM | #

Daniel -
Bah, I don't see anything. ;)

As far as the headers being the same, they are, apart from the color. I don't see the problem with this approach...?

Mike - Fixed, thanks.

Mike Purvis
September 29th, 2005
4:42 PM | #

There's a hideous spelling mistake on the formatting help page,

"If the formatting checkbox is not checked, you're comments will not be formatted..."

September 30th, 2005
3:22 AM | #

Ryan, the box goes crazy for me as well. ;)

Patrick Johnson
September 30th, 2005
5:01 AM | #

Wow well the nice design is an amazing improvement and has provided me with some inspirtation and small ideas for my next redesign, because I recently switched to type space, and well I definatly need to redesign, and whitespace style design is definatly in order here. I am looking into working on something to show off the new webdesign skills I have recently gained in all my young age!

Well What blogging system are you using, if you havent already told this in a previous post, but once again, LOOKING GREAT MAN.

October 1st, 2005
1:09 AM | #

I think he might be using his own TypeSpace blogging system.

Ryan Brill
October 1st, 2005
3:51 AM | #

Exactly, info coming soon. :)

Patrick Johnson
October 1st, 2005
7:34 AM | #

Oh yes lol sorry I frogot to look harder, but he previously posted that he was contemplating switching to textpattern so I was just curious, because I have recently switched to TextpAtterm!

October 2nd, 2005
11:33 PM | #

Looks very nice Ryan. I like the menu, it looks almost like the menu that Keith had in his previous design. It is indeed an amazing improvement.

Another thing - if I recall correctly I signed up for TypeSpace beta testing, but I never got an email or something. I suppose I'll wait for more information ;).

October 7th, 2005
2:54 PM | #

I just noticed how similar your R is compared to the site you did for rearden ;)

Spetra Man
April 22nd, 2006
8:55 AM | #

Nice job overall, though! Well the nice design. I like it

April 30th, 2006
5:05 AM | #

Awesome site! I too love how you handle the archives. I've tried to add some of the same look to my website (which is still a work in progress). I hope you don't mind. I'd love to see your TypeSpace whenever it is finished.


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