The new website is ready!
So I went ahead and applied the theme I’ve been working on to the WordPress installation running the website. I’m pretty proud of it – it works great in Chrome, Firefox and even modern versions of Internet Explorer, which has traditionally been the last bastion of standards noncompliance. It also looks better and was easier to code than the ill-advised “make everything enormous” theme that preceded it – not that I ever got anywhere with that layout. Read on for more information and a list of what’s still to come!
This website is the result of about a week and a half’s worth of serious effort (seriously – I actually marked development time on my calendar to stop myself from just playing Batman: Arkham Asylum after work every day). The knowledge to actually finish it comes largely from working on The Cavalier Daily Online Edition, which itself has been made much better by a hard-working online editor.
So anyway here’s what still has to be done.
Display last Twitter link on “Howdy” page. Add “Blog.” under logo on, uh, blog pages. “Older posts” and “Newer posts” links on main/category/tag pages. Check page titles.They look decent by default I guess Fix the images that mysteriously disappeared from older posts.this better not happen again >:[ Add content to the About page. Add content to the Online page.
- Add headers to the tag and category pages.
- Add RSS etc. links to the footer. Actually, make the footer worthwhile at all.
- Get comments working on single pages.
- Add Tumblr-style formats for shorter “quote” posts, photos/galleries, that sort of stuff.
- Make a mobile-compatible version so I can show it off to people on the go.
I’m looking forward to it!