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And the tweak goes on...

Well, I've finally got the template around to an approximation of the Hit Those Keys standard. There are some things I still prefer in my original design (the #hrule div, which makes for a better transition between the header and the main container), the fact that a workable alternate for N4 is provided, and I haven't yet bothered to figure out how to add in more photos and things.

I tried linking the v4 styles and importing the TP ones, but it didn't work--the browsers weren't picking up the advanced stylesheet. I tried an absolute path and a snippet of MT code and neither worked. Mmm.

I like the sidebar styling a little better in the TypePad template. It's a little tighter. But I have to keep my css buttons....

I also created and did a little preliminary tweaking for Dramatica Basics and Dramatica Unbound sites. I haven't yet decided if the static pages will continue to live in my directories at sff.net and just the dynamic pages will live on the TypePad server.

Which reminds me--backups, archives. I'm used to having duplicate files on my desktop. It's a little scary, having files living out in the ether.

However, I won't miss cobbling together external comments, stats counters, and hand-coding the permalinks. (I know, I'm supposed to let Tinderbox do some of this for me, but I got tired of fussing with the html export. I do too much late-stage editing.)

August 10, 2003 in Web/Tech | Permalink


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Great to see you finally made it over to TypePad!
What do you think?

Posted by: jb at August 10, 2003 05:03 PM

I'm liking it very well. Enough so that I spent most of Saturday fooling with it.

I figured out that TypePad Pro combined with my present web hosting/domain mapping situation is still $150 less per year than another plan I was considering--for essentially the same stuff.

Posted by: Lisa at August 10, 2003 05:23 PM

Just wanted to let you know that if you're really concerned about backups, you can use the Export function in weblog configuration to create a local copy of all of your posts. Glad to hear you're enjoying TypePad!

Posted by: Anil at August 11, 2003 08:57 PM

Ah ha! I didn't know about that feature. Thanks for letting me know, Anil.

Posted by: Lisa at August 11, 2003 11:27 PM

Add your own keystrokes