• Even though I didn’t comment on that one I do remember reading it. It was a good one for sure! This “best post of 2008” is a good idea.

    I also see that you changed that header! And removed the “www” before Rarst! :) Good job. I don’t know if it’s just me but the website was loading slowly here…I’ll come back tomorrow to confirm.

  • @Ben

    The idea is good one and I think there will be plenty of excellent posts to read in roundup for this group writing.

    Theme obviously got bit heavier (don’t know how slow it is for you at moment, ~200Kb for index page – should be still relatively fast) but I am far from done. :) How do you like featured area in header?

  • It feels better today, it’s much faster to load than the other day!

    I like the featured header, but I think you should put the three blocks into a larger rectangle. That would make the header look a bit more like a header…

    That’s just a suggestion! ;)

  • @Ben

    It would be somewhat boring to put in that much work and get header that simply looks like a header. :) btw I remade footer as well, now some styling tweaks and speed optimization.

    I set finalizing design as one of the goals at three months marks (too much time wasted on minor tweaking) and half year mark is in a week. :)

  • The DataRat

    A blog has the personality of it’s creator/owner/writer. Don’t
    over-estimate any single post. An excellent blog is a cumulative
    effect that has most to do with personal style over the long haul.

    Start with appeal: We’re talking here of who the blog appeals to
    based on it’s topic(s) and management of that topic(s). People
    stick around for more of what they came for.

    Only then do we get into the actual presentation of content. Take
    this blog, for example…

    You combine the polar traits of decisiveness (opinionated) with
    open-mindedness. It’s a combination what is normatively oppositional
    which makes your commentary winsome.

    There’s no single post that’s caused me to spend the last few hours
    going through your archives. It’s personality and information.

    The DataRat


  • @DataRat

    Well, see italic at end of post. :) I had to choose one for that purpose.

    >You combine the polar traits of decisiveness (opinionated) with

    Quite an insight. Never defined myself in such words but I guess you have a point. I am not shy to have strong personal opinion but I am rarely chained for good by it.

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