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Saturday, June 19

Finished! And Tired...

Yes, I'm posting at 6.45am. Do you think I got up early, or am still up from last night? Bear in mind that recently I've been struggling to get out of bed before midday, and I'm sure that you'll get the right answer.

Why, pray tell? That would be the fault of this shiny new blog where you currently find yourself. I pulled an all-nighter to get it finished, and I think it was worth it. In fact, I'm certain it was worth it. Just look at it, it's fucking cool!

I hadn't done much yesterday, save for spending a couple of hours devouring almost every single word in all 3 sections of the Guardian. That's a lot of reading, I can tell you. I watched some of the football, and then the new series of Bo Selecta, which is just as funny as the previous two.

A couple of my housemates were on the cider by this time, but I really wasn't up for drinking, and definitely not for getting smashed, so I went back to my room, threw on some tunes, and did a bit of surfing.

I then figured that I was bored and that now was as good a time as any do to a bit more on the new design for the blog. I scribbled on a few post-its, took some photos, and set about editing them in Paintshop Pro. From there I coded them into the blog design on my hard drive, and set about the arduous task of debugging.

The actual coding takes very little time, to be honest. What takes forever is perfecting the design and making sure it works as it is supposed to. Well, it takes forever for me, which I guess means I make lots of tiny mistakes when I code.

My biggest mistake tonight was accidentally deleting the entire stylesheet that contained all of the layout and attributes for the entire blog. Not a good thing. That cost me around an hour in having to rewrite the entire thing from scratch. Very annoying.

It was getting up to about 3am by this point, and I decided to just crack on and finish everything tonight, even if it meant pulling an all-nighter. I hadn't got up till midday, so I was still awake and able to concentrate. Hell, I'm still awake now!

I managed to get everything working at Blogger, and transferred my entire blog over to the server. This took Blogger, without any participation on my part, the best part of 45 minutes to complete. I hadn't realise just how much I've written on this blog!

Anyway, eventually I've got it all finished, but I will probably be fiddling with the design for a few weeks more yet. I've got a couple other little additions to make, as well as some pages to create. Stay tuned...

Oh, and if anyone wants a website designed for them, let me know, and I will do it if the price is right!


Dude, fantastic design. Just looks so quintesentially studenty and very personal. I love it. If you want comments on how it might be improved though I'd do something with the archives, like number the weeks or use months, just looks like a jumble of numbers at the mo. I've been meaning to do a design for a while, mebbe get round to it this summer. Thanks for the linkage by the way.

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