It was another goofing off day for me here, and not in the usual way because Bloglines was down for much of the morning. I did some work on this site, can't you tell how much better it looks? Ok fine so the design ain't all that innovative but it is original and you should be able to find your way around without too much trouble. I do have more design ideas in mind, so maybe by the time anybody reads this the website will look all smooth and pimped out and this post will come across as just a tad snobbish. A girl can dream, right?
Dries visited one of my websites today, a genuine brush with greatness for me I am sure. I did happen to donate a pittance toward the purchase of his new computer, and he was also gracious enough to thank me personally through e-mail. While the amount I gave was embarrassingly small compared to the benefit I have gotten from the Drupal project, if everyone who has enjoyed the software would give just a token then Dries could have that computer easily, and something for his lovely bride as well. I wish them only the best.
And now for a word to those who do not enjoy the Drupal as much as I do: Fine. Use something else. I was put off from Drupal at first because I had read that it was too difficult, and perhaps overkill for a small site. Once I found the courage to try it for myself I was overwhelmed with the possibilities. Discovering where to find a few obscure menu options is trivial when compared to fighting a monstrous CMS that is designed to do a certain thing and only that certain thing. Sure Drupal has it's quirks but it is nothing that can't be dealt with. It is all part of the adventure.
My after-Christmas work marathon is finally over, and now after a quick trip for a New Year's party I may find myself back to what passes for normal around here. Along with my regularly scheduled web related activities I plan to check out http://www.shadows.com/, a new link storage system I just discovered. I do love a good web app. Plans are to try out a link system installed on my own server as well, all in due time I am sure.
Believe it or not, some uf us are still accessing the Internet through the phone lines by way of a dialup modem. This is somewhat bearable because text loads quickly and one can at least have something to look at while waiting for the snazzy site to load. This don't work too good if the contrast between text and background is being provided only by an image that loads after everything else, usually. Try viewing your site without images sometime.
Tomorrow it is back to work, and while it rained all day today, it sounds like I will have a nice white mess to drive to work in tomorrow.
The latest Drupal now deals with favicons in the theme section. You can now use any location or file extention for your bookmark icon without altering the page template. You still should have a favicon.ico file as well as a robots.txt file in your root directory to avoid all those messy errors.
The helpful folks at FavIcon from Pics now allow for animated favicons. I have seen them around the web but have never owned one before. Leave a commment if you find it distracting because I uploaded the static one as well. Not even sure this one works too good anyway.
I love a new toy for Christmas! This year I gave myself a shiny new weblog.