A Fresh Start

I’ve decided to restart my weblog with a fresh Movable Type installation, a new design, a new site structure, and a new format. Whether the old entries will be imported into the new installation or not will depend on how much space I still have left when everything has been set up properly.

The redesign is obviously still very much in progress. I only put this up because if I didn’t, Troy would make me eat a quarter of a green pepper when he got home from work. Yes, he is mean that way. But you’re welcome to check back every now and then to see all the changes. It should be more interesting than watching the wall. :)

Well, better go back to redesigning the site before Troy returns. Wish me luck!

32 Comments

  1. jesirose
    June 28, 2004

    I know you probably won’t remember me, I rarely commented before, but I’ve been reading your blog for a long time. Because of your site, I got interested in using CSS in web design. I told a friend, who said I had to meet another friend of his, who he said was the “CSS God”. A year later I met him and we’re now engaged. So, indirectly, you helped me meet my fiance :) Thanks!
    I’m very very glad to see you’re coming back. I missed you.

  2. Lorraine
    June 28, 2004

    Yay, Firda’s back!
    Let the quacking commence…

  3. Maggie
    June 28, 2004

    I love your website, and especially your photolog. You’ve done a great job. I hope to see more soon.

  4. sisil
    June 28, 2004

    Good to see you back online, Firda.

  5. Rori
    June 28, 2004

    Yay! You are back! I am glad. I really love this new design.

  6. herbie
    June 28, 2004

    Hi, my first comment here. Ever heard about WordPress? It saves a lot of space when you switch from MT. :)

  7. James
    June 28, 2004

    WELCOME BACK, but where is the new book of styles, I’ve been patiently awaiting it for months!

  8. Ryan
    June 28, 2004

    This reminds me that I’ve got a lot of bits and pieces of flotsam sitting in my webspace. Perhaps it’s nearly time for a bit of housekeeping. =)

  9. Greasy Chip Butty
    June 28, 2004

    Welcome back Firda. We still love you!

  10. bayibhyap
    June 28, 2004

    So far, the progress has been interesting.

  11. Troy
    June 28, 2004

    Post a new freaking entry!!! Now!!!! Silly girl!!!

  12. Jason
    June 28, 2004

    Good luck and looking good! :D

  13. Lisa
    June 28, 2004

    Love the new design, even if you’re not done playing with it yet! So glad to see you’re back, at least in some way! I missed you!

  14. akmal
    June 28, 2004

    Great to see ya back! And damn, the redesign looks good. I hope the Book of Styles is also in the progress.

  15. felisha
    June 28, 2004

    It’s nice to have you back again. Fresh start is always good. :)

  16. Mr. Dew
    June 28, 2004

    It’s looking good already imo. I am doing a new layout too, i don’t think it’s half as good as yours.

  17. Harris
    June 28, 2004

    I’m very happy to see you back on line. I missed you. I kept checking and would only find your “back soon” message. Imagine my surprise and delight when this page popped up. It looks good, too.

  18. Stephane
    June 28, 2004

    The new look is awesome. Kudos!

  19. Patrick Hall
    June 28, 2004

    Yay!
    I was wondering where you were. The web is so not as good with you gone. :)
    Also, you probably know all this but:
    http://www.sitepoint.com/print/simple-tricks-usable-forms

  20. Pierre
    June 28, 2004

    Hi Firda,
    Finally you came back. I was awaiting to see the redesign, and my first impression was good. Your designs always touch me some way. Seems like you have some new sections, so I´ll be navigating some more time here.
    Thank you for your work,
    Pierre

  21. jo
    June 28, 2004

    Glad you are back :)

  22. Johnnie
    June 28, 2004

    Glad the site is back and you’re still enjoying Canada. Missed reading the site.

  23. Michael
    June 28, 2004

    The redesign looks wonderful, even if it’s not finished. And I’m pleased to see that you added a photolog. The beluga is cute.
    I too know the feeling of being pressured to finish a web site. My guilty conscience is kicking me for not using the summer more productively to recreate my site, plus an online friend is hounding me. Oh well, I guess that’s what I get for having no content.

  24. Jordan
    June 28, 2004

    Firda, thank god you’re back! The new design is, of course, beautiful. And I’m so jealous. By the way, how long are going to be in Canadia? Send me an e-mail or something.
    And Gary, don’t forget to check out b2evolution (www.b2evolution.net). I’m not entirely unbiased, but it’s a great alternative to MT and WordPress.

  25. Gary Miller
    June 28, 2004

    Hi Firda,
    I myself am using an old Grey Matter setup. I was to use Moveable Type in my new upgrade, but with all the discussions about the licenses etc, it seemed that maybe Word Press was a better route to take.
    Do you have any opinion between the two, or does anyone else for that matter.
    Thanks,
    Gary

  26. avianto
    June 28, 2004

    everybody are in the mood of restarted eh…
    good luck firda, wish the best and expect your best effort ;)

  27. Sharif
    June 28, 2004

    I’m right behind you… I’m planning an MT upgrade and site redesign this weekend. Good luck!

  28. Neil T.
    June 28, 2004

    Good luck :). Sometimes a fresh start is good for you.

  29. Conspi
    June 28, 2004

    Good luck Firda :)

  30. Jasper
    June 28, 2004

    Grats for your relaunch! :o)
    I don’t know how often I visited your site and saw the “will be back soon”-message. I’m looking forward to a lot of new, nice-and-interesting-to-read entries here :o)
    Good luck!

  31. Hed
    June 28, 2004

    I love the new design! And your photolog is very very cool!
    Great work, worth the wait!
    -H

  32. SMooSH
    June 28, 2004

    Good start :)
    Green peppers are gooood!
    You should be happy if that’s as mean as he gets. :)

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