Thursday, November 15, 2007

What's this?

We're finally catching up to 2003 and re-doing the site.

I'm trying Blogger's online tools to create the template, and things will be changing around here for the next few days as we sort it all out. It seems silly to manually enter code or use web publishing software nowadays with all the online tools available. (Of course, I'm sure this will become just as frustrating as we work with it more and discover its limitations...)

Editors will note that there is now a title field. Please use this to help delineate entries. I might even go back and add titles to the previous 4,341 posts over the past six years... or not. There is also a new comments function - something we've been lacking for a long time - which should help promote and focus expanded discussion of a given topic. (All the comments will be moderated to control the amount of Viagra being hocked on the site.)

Due to the new layout, the standard image size has been increased from 360 to 500 pixels across - which just so happens to be Flickr's standard preview size. This should make posting much simpler and provide bigger, better photos and graphics.

I can already say that the on-page quick edit feature and the Burnlab specific search bar at the top of the page totally rock. The site is finally dynamic and self-contained, rather than held together with duct tape and limited by my 20th century coding skills. Viva the future!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Comments will be fun!

cranky old kentuckian said...

VOTE YES FOR BOLD DECISIONS ON FRIDAY.

Jorden Haley said...

muhahahah. Bird Ov Prey / KLI vs Burnlab = blog friends for eva.

jimbotr0n said...

Now I can pump your feed into Bloglines.

Though I have to admit, I'm a little torn on that - the fun of randomly visiting the lab report and finding fun surprises seems to outweigh the convenience of having them pushed to me...

Andy Malone said...

Holy Sh_t! I posted for the first time in months and I thought I broke burnlab!