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O.K. I've relented and got rid of the ugly CSS.

By Andrew Pollack on 12/15/2007 at 12:21 AM EST

At least I hope so. You'll have to tell me if this is better. What this has really been all about is an update to the site. Aside from generally cleaning it up, standardizing the fonts, and other such junk, I've built in a bit of a color scheme management feature.

I can now create and save color schemes using a form (as in the picture below). Then, in a configuration record for this blog site, I can switch between them using a simple radio button to pick between the defined color schemes. The CSS for this blog site is rendered as needed by looking up to the values from the currently referenced color scheme. No more changing the CSS form when I want to change colors.

The bad news, of course, is that my complete lack of any artistic design sense will no longer hold me back from creating truly eye-gouging schemas for holidays and so on.

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re: O.K. I've relented and got rid of the ugly CSS. By Ben Langhinrichs on 12/15/2007 at 11:17 AM EST
Frankly, almost anything would be better. I don't think George could have
designed a worse color scheme.
re: O.K. I've relented and got rid of the ugly CSS. By Jens on 12/16/2007 at 06:25 AM EST
Well, switching to a left side navigation that big may make me go away from
reading. There is a reason, why there is a tendency to remove all left side
navigations especially in blogs and eNewspapers: Reallining the eye when going
down to the next line is dependent on finding the left edge from the "paper",
which happens to be on the left of the navigation column, from where you have
to "swim" over to the beginning of the line, when there is stuff between the
left margin and the beginning of the line. The bigger this column the more
difficult it is to find the beginning of the next line, which in general makes
it unecessarily more difficult to read the text. And your navigation is really
huge now.

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