In which we anticipate the new design

Incidentally, the Grand Redesign plans, as mentioned here several times previously, are still trundling along at their own pace. Parts, indeed, have already been finished and are up on the server; although, as they’ve not been linked-to, nobody can get to them yet.

The slowest part, though, has been: backtracking through the entire post history and editing every post to conform to the new type: proper tags, proper excerpts, and so on. It’s a long slog, given that there are 3 1/2 years’ worth of posts,* and rereading them all has been hard work. It’s been a strange experience, too, because in many cases I’d forgotten an event, and reading all the posts jogged my memory in unexpected ways.**

The end is in sight now, though; so it won’t be long before I can check everything over, finish tidying up the new design, and put it all live. Fingers crossed that when it does go live, it’s all going to work.

* about 750ish, following the long hiatus last summer

** In some cases I’ve completely forgotten events – there are some posts where, if someone had showed them to me, I wouldn’t even have realised that I’d written them myself. And there are plenty of “guarded posts” where, now, a few years later, I’ve forgotten exactly what events I was describing

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3 comments on “Development”

  1. Lyle says:

    I was considering doing that, going back through the pre-WP posts, fixing the titles etc., and then realised that with some 1,500 posts in that state, I just couldn’t be fucking bothered.

    Maybe one week when I’m really bored, I might do it.

    Can’t see it happening, but well, maybe.

  2. Forest Pines says:

    I certainly wouldn’t be doing it if I had less time on my hands. The main reason for it is: because I designed myself a new theme that has a subtitle on each post, without really thinking how much work it would take to go back and subtitle everything.

  3. Lyle says:

    Yeah, totally understand – as I said, I’ve still got 1,500ish that don’t have a proper title, as I used an h2 tag in blogger before going over to WP and having a proper title field…

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