There Is No Cat

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Monday, July 25, 2005

New look

I got tired of the old design. It had been up for exactly a year (I didn't realize that it was exactly a year when I started doing this this weekend), and it was looking ugly to me. So, simplify. Aspects of the old design that I liked, like the blobs around the headings, stayed, although the colors are different. The background is still kind of wacky mid-century modern, but not quite so atomic and cluttered.

Some of the changes are under the hood. I liked the "Now playing" feature on pjm's Flashes of Panic, so I added something similar. Some took a combination of under-the-hood and cosmetic, for example the list of archives in the right column. After 3+ years, that list was getting awfully long. So now, using a combination of CSS and Javascript, only the current year is automatically exposed; previous years can be shown by clicking on the year, which then lists the months, similar to how the Finder in Mac OS X or the Explorer in Windows works. I also added a random selection of taglines just under the header. There are only three there at the moment, but I can add and delete them as I wish.

I'll probably be doing some more work under the hood in coming weeks, to add things like support for enclosures so I can podcast if I want. But I was really sick of the old look, so I wanted to get this up as soon as possible. I hope you like it. Let me know in the comments if you have any problems with it.

Posted at 12:29 PM

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It looks beautiful!!! I love it!!! You are so smart and talented!!! I love you so much!!!

Posted by The XYL at 1:19 PM, July 25, 2005 [Link]

You are truly a great designer. Love the look of the site.

Posted by myke at 6:23 PM, July 26, 2005 [Link]

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"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

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