Stamping out fires
The upgrade was a major task and we have and still are experiencing some issues. The main issue that will not be resolved is the loss of about two weeks data. I am very sorry about that loss and in the short term many of you will be affected one way or another. I had many versions of the the database and may have dumped and installed the wrong one. As I had many other issues to resolve at the time I didn't notice the missing data until it was too late to do anything about it.
Let me attempt to explain how the day of the upgrade went.
I awoke early Sunday morning full of energy and ready for the challenges ahead. Over the previous couple of weeks I had dumped converted and tested the data numerous time and I felt that this was the day.
Contained Floats, the clearfix technique
Author: Tony Aslett
First created 8-May-2004
There is a large and growing movement by web developers and designers towards web standards. Part of that movement focuses on clean mark-up, which has many long term benefits such as easier maintenance, lighter pages and better support by browsers of the future.
A new site look, and my first blog entry
An entry more to gain a feel for the new site and it's features, than to say anything of consequence.
Site Upgrade Continues
The site upgrade is still underway.
It has taken much longer then the original 12 hour estimate due to some database issues.
There are still some bugs to be ironed out.
I will continue to work on it when I have time, but for now I must go to work.
Dynamic User Preference Script
16 January 2005
Last Updated 25 July 2005
The User Preference Script, allows your visitors to choose color, background-color, font-size and font-family or with a little editing just about any style you wish.
How is this different to other style sheet switchers
Most other style switchers, switch between alternative style sheets, this one adds the rules dynamically to an existing stylesheet. There is nothing wrong with providing alternate stylesheets for your site and if you have a few different themes alternate style sheets are the way to go. Where this script differs is that you don't write alternate style sheets, you just provide some form of control for your visitors to apply different style rules. There can be as many different choices as you like.