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Yes, I Know It Looks Fucked

I hate Movable Type.

That is the last time I ever upgrade it or install it.

The redesigning of this weblog begins tomorrow, stuck with a CMS I now loathe with a passion.

God, I need a drink.

Update 07/09/05: fingers crossed, this place will be looking considerably less fucked than it does just now by the end of today. I’m also ditching all the bells and whistles of the old design, leaving the bare minimum in terms of featuers (i.e. no more stuff like Technorati and tags, weighted Category pages, etc.). Stuff like a proper archives page, nicely formatted RSS and Atom feeds and the like probably won’t get done until I’m back from France at the end of September. If anything is broken, as opposed to just vile-looking, please do leave a comment on this entry or fire me an email.

Another Update: 07/09/05: That’ll do for today, I think. The front page and individual post pages look okay-ish in Safari and Firefox (and identical - I decided not to have an index page as such). Everything else is a bit messy, but usable, except for the occasional link that points to pages from the pre-upgrade version of the site, and the fact that, for no apparent reason, attempting to use the search form in Firefox returns a 403 Forbidden error. And, er, it all might look a bit manky if you don’t have Hoefler Text installed and your browser preferences set to display very large/very small text (all the font sizing, kerning, leading and such is relative).

Posted at 7pm on 06/09/05 by Jack Mottram to the site news category.
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  1. it’s just so fucking ugly! sorry mate but i had to laugh =D

    Posted by veryape at 8pm on 06.09.05

  2. It’s not funny, Mike! Not funny! Waaaa!

    Posted by Jack Mottram at 9am on 07.09.05

  3. I love botched upgrades. You could leave it as is, as a retroweb statement. Drink some coffee and see you Monday!

    Posted by Donny at 10am on 07.09.05

  4. This was mega-botched. I ended up deleting the entire database,installing Movable Type from scratch and re-importing the content. And that was the easy option. Ugh.

    Still, it’s starting to look a bit prettier now. On the front page, at least.

    Posted by Jack Mottram at 3pm on 07.09.05

  5. getting better! in a ye olde worlde scrivener mottram stylee…

    Posted by veryape at 10pm on 07.09.05

  6. I don’t know. I kinda like the New York Review Of Books austerity of the current (non-design) design. Start referring to yourself as “we” and bingo: your ticket to the snarky NYC literati will be in the post …

    Posted by Leon at 11pm on 07.09.05

  7. Testing comments.



    • This is a list item.
    • So is this.

    Posted by Jack Mottram at 11am on 08.09.05

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