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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

 

What's that smell? Oh no! It's CONTROVERSY!

Yesterday, I posted a link to a proposed new version of Blog. The site design was quickly slaughtered, consumed and regurgitated in the talkback area by a gang of insolent upstarts. How dare they question a design scheme that rivals the works of Louis Kahn and Frank Lloyd Wright? Hrumph!

OK, fine, MAYBE the design scheme stinks like moldy bread on hot asphalt. Y'all seem to prefer the classic McSweeny's flavored layout to the taste of New Blog. Nevertheless, the current design scheme leaves a lot to be desired and offers no growing room. There's numerous features I've been wanting to add to the current site that this single pane won't allow. Currently, the list of links fills the first 25% the frame and readers have to scroll half-way down the page to get to the first post. There's a reason why only Mcsweeny's does this. It's makes for a huge hassle.

Secondly, people who frequent blog don't seem to "get" Website and vice versa. The logical solution would be to merge the two and move Blog to http://laurabush.info.

I can't think of any way to mix in all the additional links and features I want to add without two additional tables. I've made a few nips and tucks to the current proposal. It's now slimer and should look better in smaller browsers. Take into consideration:

# 1.

and...

the even more garish and weird # 2.

It should be obvious that I didn't major in graphic design so I'm throwing down the gauntlet to all the backseat webheads out there. What should New Blog look like?

The power is yours!

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