It was about time this site got a facelift. I hope you like the new look.
Luc – aka ldad – created the layout and colours and I turned them into functional reality. (If you like it and you want something for yourself, we can hook you up – just drop me an email). Thanks a ton Luc, I think it looks sweet!
Please let me know what you think and give me a head’s up if you notice anything that doesn’t work or look right (you may notice issues particularly if you use the unreliable and insecure Internet Explorer instead of the magnificent Firefox).
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I had a moment to spend on updating the site so I did. I have upgraded it to WordPress 2.02, which will probably be entirely transparent to all of you, but which gives me a very nice back-end administration area.
I have also added a couple of plugins. Simpletags is a plugin that lets you easily add Technorati tags to your posts, a feature that is meaningless for those of you that don’t use Technorati. You’ll see the new tags at the bottom of posts regardless.
I’ve also added a plugin that lets users easily submit to some of the more popular social bookmarking sites out there, like del.icio.us and Reddit, two of my favourites. Del.icio.us is especially great if you are a habitual link packrat. This plugin will only display when you click through to the post.
I also reorganized the sidebar a little bit and improved the search. Hopefully it’s a little easier to navigate now.
Thanks for sticking through the extended dry spell, I seem to have a little more time for writing lately so I plan on doing so.
Technorati Tags: Simpletags, Technorati
Yup, it’s a brutal pun, but I couldn’t resist. That’s what I’m calling the latest little widget I’ve added to this blog, a cool little plug-in called Shoutbox. You can see it at the very bottom of the sidebar on the right. Basically it’s a live chat box (go say something). I came across this while researching the AJAX technology I mentioned here a little while ago.
Why the sudden onslaught of geekiness? In the last few months my work has taken a sharp turn into web development territory. I never normally talked about the tech stuff because it was all client-side – that is, it sat on my own personal computer – so I couldn’t ever demonstrate anything I was working on. Now, however, I’m starting to get into stuff that you can see, because it’s web-based. And truthfully, it’s also a lot more exciting.
But don’t worry, I have plans in the works to minimize the pain for those of you who have no interest in these subjects, though for now your best bet is to just ignore anything that gets posted in the “Business and Technical” category.
I started a new link section for stories, articles, blog posts, pictures and whatever else catches my attention online. The section is called “Ade Just Read” and can be found on the right below the “Guest Authors” section.
I promise to only link to things actually worth clicking on, but hover over the link to get a brief description of what’s there just in case.
If anyone has a better name for the section let me know:
Ade’s Recent Reads
Ade Spends Too Much Time on the Net
Can’t It Not Have “Ade” In It? (Yes)
The Melancholy Summer Evening Reader
No, I Don’t Have Work To Do