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Yes folks, it's time for another redesign. Sorry to keep confusing you like this.

The previous incarnation of this site was one of my favourites, when it was sitting in my graphics editor. Once it had been painfully transferred over to HTML and CSS though, it lost whatever it had that made me like it. It also refused to work in Internet Explorer, and as far as I can tell, that is down to a combination of bugs in the browser and my code.

Regardless, I've had enough of V4 of the site, so have put together V5, which hopefully you are now seeing. It's warmer than previous incarnations, and I think better laid out. There's more whitespace, which is always a good thing. There's an updated logo (not vastly different, but a bit closer to the idea I originally had), and there's even a tagline, which is at the bottom of the page because I couldn't make it look good anywhere else. See, this is why I'm not a designer.

Here's a brief rundown of what's new and what's changed:

  • Comment Feeds
    Comment feeds are now available for all posts in case you want to keep up to date, in both Atom and RSS formats.
  • Recent Posts
    Recent Posts are now listed at the bottom of each article. Plenty of people were arriving at the site from direct links to articles, and from the testing I have done it seems clear that those few that want to keep reading would like to know where the newer stuff is.
  • Front Page
    The front page of the site has had probably the most significant overhaul. It's now usable, which may come as a shock to some.
  • Topic Navigation
    The topics list in the right hand navbar has been altered too. It's been broken down into sections, and smaller categories have been removed. They're still accessible through the "Articles" page, but these are the categories rarely viewed by browsers.

That's more or less it, though I'm bound to have forgotten to mention something important. All criticism, constructive or otherwise, is much appreciated!


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