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Tuesday
Dec072004

Down The Weblog Rabbit Hole

Ugh, tonight was both bad and good, in that order. Currently it's very late and my weblog is back to quasi-normal again. Tonight, I decided to dig out a nagging problem with comment forms not working on the permalink pages. What started as simple troubleshooting, turned into a spiraling sinkhole! Aieeee!

At one point, I'd even reverted to an almost original default state for the template and CSS, but even that seemed to fail. With some critical help from fellow web designer, Jordan Arentsen , I came to see that it was the craptacular HackTML I had used on the permalink pages (and everywhere else), which was breaking the forms in Windows Internet Explorer. This has now been cleaned up a bit, so if you've had problems accessing the comment forms here in Win IE, please test out the new permalink pages.

What this has brought to the forefront is the need for a cleaning up of this weblog over the Christmas break. When I began the weblog I knew very little about Movable Type, CSS or XHTML, so consequently the templates here were fine quality hack jobs. Now that I have a much better grasp of HTML/CSS and a bit more about the MT codes, I think it's time to clean things up here.

You may also know that I've been meaning to redesign the site, posting several articles about it this summer. Well, while I like the new design, the more I look at the current design, the more I like it. The clean and direct look work — some cleanup and simplifications should improve it even more.

Alright, time for bed. :-)

Reader Comments (3)

Mike,

Like Nathan, I mainly read your weblog at work on a PC with IE (version 5.0, don't ask, company won't let me upgrade), and when I get home, I often forget what I wanted to write.

But this is nice, and seems to work well.
December 8, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Johnson
Hey Mike thanks for fixing this for your bro :)
December 8, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterSteve
Hang in there buddy!
December 9, 2004 | Unregistered Commentermashby

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