It's all changed

Welcome to my new "real" blog.

It's been a while since I last posted, and I think it had to do with the process of blogging with my old tools. It was, to be blunt, very much a hands-on kind of thing: I'd write the post as a text-file and then put the right HTML markup (with CSS styles) around it all. Tedious wasn't really the word.

I've got really used to Windows Live Writer on my other, company, blog, and I really wanted to use that program to write. I'd also bought an early copy of Graffiti CMS from Telligent (I was in the beta and got it cheap) and Windows Live Writer supported that, and so I was just left with finding a visual theme for the blog. I found and modified a free Wordpress theme called Chronicles to use it in Graffiti, and...

...then there was no excuse not to launch the new blog.

So here it is.

And, yes, you can comment. And, yes, there are tweaks to make. But, enjoy.

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#1 Mike Reith said...
19-Nov-08 10:16 PM

Julian - your new site looks really nice! I would never have considered brown as a web site base color but it works very well. Hope to see lots of blog entries ;-)


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#2 julian m bucknall said...
20-Nov-08 10:25 AM

Mike: Thanks. The reason I liked this theme so much was because it was brown: something new! And the main reason for changing was to blog more: my old way of blogging was an impediment. Doing blog posts with code was a nightmare of markup.

Cheers, Julian

#3 mike thornley said...
23-Jun-10 1:01 PM

Hi Julian. Yep, this is a nice site despite not being the number one choice of colour scheme for people. You've made it work and I have visited the site a few times recently.

I'm in the process of learning JavaScript (CIW) which I'm all but done with really. I'm sure your lessons will be the ideal study aid for me to learn more though. Next is Perl.

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