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Monday, December 05, 2005

Major site update

All the templates have been updated. Movable Type template tags that were for version 2.x have been changed to version 3.1. The 3.2 template tags are just too much to deal with at this time. New stylesheet.

It still looks like a blog, though.

I am quite proud of some of my coding skills.

I still have to do some things.

Posted by Marie at December 5, 2005 12:49 AM


I like the effect your template update has had on your site.

Much cleaner, and leaner look.

And that photo of the Dallman Stacks spewing all the CO2 - arggh!


Posted by: jeromeprophet at December 5, 2005 11:27 AM

Thanks for noticing, JP. It was a much overdue overhaul.

Posted by: Marie at December 5, 2005 11:48 AM

Actually those are Anson Cody Brown's daddies smoke stacks. I think I got that right. Not that anyone except a few select people would call them that though. If you think those are bad. You should have been in Decatur yesterday. You could see the ADM, Staley and other spew all the way out at the airport. ADM was producing heavy smog like rain clouds.

I'm also in favor of the new look. It works visually for me. It's really unfortunate that you still have to know how to code if you want to use a template that isn't part of the standard set offered. My blog host at least offers a decent variety. But going in and playing with the CSS to tweak things or come up with my own style. Isn't my idea of a good time.

Posted by: Iggy at December 5, 2005 5:50 PM

Thanks, Iggy. Actually, Movable Type has a lot of different templates to choose from.

Posted by: Marie at December 5, 2005 7:16 PM

Those are impressive smokestacks. We don't have anything like that around here. And your blog looks great. I wish I knew how to do all that. Maybe someday I'll figure it out.

Posted by: Kem White at December 6, 2005 5:56 AM

Thank you, Kem. Those stacks are part of our city owned power plant. And I have hundreds of pictures of them. Because everywhere I go, I see them.

Posted by: Marie at December 6, 2005 12:01 PM

Yep -- I like the new look, too. Crisp and clean, yet somehow very disarranged.

Posted by: Dan at December 6, 2005 8:29 PM

Nice re-vamp, Marie. VERY nice.

Posted by: Ben at December 7, 2005 12:58 AM

Congratulations on the new look. It is clean and fast.

Posted by: Don Ray at December 9, 2005 10:05 AM

It looks great. I spent the whole weekend doing the same thing it probably only took you 20 minutes to do. I like the smokestacks, too.

Posted by: Rob at December 11, 2005 9:42 PM

Well, I actually spent months doing it in my mind. Then several days doing the coding. Then, about a day putting it in place.

Posted by: Marie at December 11, 2005 11:12 PM