Can you say “redesign?” I knew you could.
I’ve been having a great time playing around with CSS! The web is filled to the brim with great tutorials, templates and code snippets, so there was really no excuse for not having a deeper understanding of CSS-based design than I had previously. I spent about 15 minutes Googling for tutorials and templates, found a simple template at the SSI-Developer site to get me started, and a little while later I had my redesign. It was almost too easy.
To date, the bulk of my web work has been for corporate intranet applications, where a fast network and standardization around IE could be taken for granted. Now that Firefox is catching on and I am getting more and more requests for public web work, it’s time to get more deeply into the CSS movement.
The new design is not complete by any means, so please, spare me the eMails lambasting me for not being standards compliant (I’m not even convinced that standards compliance is all it’s touted to be, but that is a rant for another day). I’ll be using this page as my personal CSS experiment. It has been tested against IE and FireFox, which represent 95% of my traffic. I will tackle the task of making the site look nice to the other 5% as time goes on. For now, this is a project for my own fun and education. Fun is something that can easily end up missing from your work if you don’t watch out for it.