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Why, yes, my site has had a redesign. Isn’t it gorgeous? The fabulous Stephanie Leary has remade it so that it all fits neatly in WordPress.1
My request for the redesign was pretty simple:
Stephanie succeeded on all fronts. I love it. SO MUCH.
Not only is it beautiful but there’s loads more stuff such as:
The musings, which were my pre-blog blog, have been added to the Archives so they’re much easier to access than previously. They stretch back to 2002. Some of them are quite revealing and some embarrassing. A few I’m very proud of.
I was sad to leave my old site behind. It was a gorgeous design and I’ll miss it, which is why I have this page to commemorate the old site and thank its designer, Deb Biancotti, for all her work.
Please have a bit of an explore. Let me know what you think and report any typos, broken links, weirdnesses that you find. I wants it to be perfect, I does!
Here’s hoping you like the new look as much as I do.
Posted by Justine at 20:50, 23 July 2008 under Admin, Bloggery/Internetty Stuff, How To Ditch Your Fairy, Magic or Madness trilogy, Writing goals & milestones | 25 Comments »
I AM FIRST TO COMMENT ON NEW BLOG!
July 23rd, 2008 at 9:04 PM
John Scalzi Says:
(rolls eyes at Patrick)
It looks very pretty, Justine. Enjoy!
July 23rd, 2008 at 9:05 PM
Scalzi’s just jealous because I WON!!!
July 23rd, 2008 at 9:12 PM
Snazzy. I like the swirly watermarked letters.
July 23rd, 2008 at 9:15 PM
I love the background and the colors.
A couple of weirdnesses, though – for some reason, the scroll wheel on my mouse doesn’t work here, though it does on every other website I tested it on. And when I filled in my name and email, and now typing this comment, there’s no indication on the screen of where the cursor is. I pick the appropriate box and typing in it works, but I can’t tell I’m in the right place until the letters start appearing, if that makes any sense. I’m using Firefox 18.104.22.168, not IE, but I didn’t have either problem on your site before. It’s certainly nothing major, but it’s odd.
July 23rd, 2008 at 10:10 PM
Nadai, I’ll check that out. Thanks for mentioning it!
July 23rd, 2008 at 10:13 PM
Ooh! Very lovely!
I will now scurry off to the HTDYF section.
July 23rd, 2008 at 10:26 PM
aw I LOVE your new design!
I found a mistake (in something old I think)…
In Making Magic you wrote:
“We gave each other all sorts of brilliant ideas that improved both Midnighters Two: Touching Evil and Magic or Madness out of sight (for instance, the snow fight was Scott’s idea).”
Isn’t Midnighters Two called Touching Darkness,
not Touching Evil?
So do I win a prize?
July 23rd, 2008 at 10:54 PM
Julia Rios Says:
Wow, this looks fantastic! It really takes the best elements of the old design and makes them even better.
July 24th, 2008 at 12:04 AM
10. Justine Says:
Congratulations, Patrick, you are clearly blessed forever now.
Thanks everyone. So pleased you likes it!
Liset: Good catch. Fixed.
July 24th, 2008 at 12:11 AM
beautiful! i love it. i’ma go stay up all night reading all the new stuff!
July 24th, 2008 at 12:58 AM
very nice – It’s all modern-y
July 24th, 2008 at 1:03 AM
Lovely design. The word that comes to mind is “crisp.” And I wouldn’t even have known you re-designed if not for the post, since I read almost everything on my RSS feed. Cannot WAIT to read How to Ditch Your Fairy.
July 24th, 2008 at 9:02 AM
Carrie R. Says:
I love it! Totally full of awesome and win!!
July 24th, 2008 at 9:55 AM
Josie Bloss Says:
Your site is lovely! Very clean and easy to navigate…great design!
July 24th, 2008 at 11:15 AM
Firefox people with missing cursors: do you have your cursor back now? I’m using FF but I can see my cursor, so this is tricky to fix.
July 24th, 2008 at 2:23 PM
the new site is made of awsome but…
when you click on the footnote numbers it brings up a different page of the thing. On the old one it just brought down the page. It dosent matter that much but its kind of anoying.
July 24th, 2008 at 5:28 PM
Stephanie, I don’t have a cursor yet. I *am* getting the scroll wheel to work intermittently now, though – it works when I first call up the page, but as soon as I stop scrolling, it quits for good. Maybe it’s just my computer being wonky.
July 24th, 2008 at 8:24 PM
On the plus side, I’m *not* having the problem Haddy-la (#17) is with the footnotes.
July 24th, 2008 at 8:25 PM
it looks just lovely!
small kvetch: i don’t get a mouseover on the ‘submit comment’ and the ‘subscribe’ button, and my cursor doesn’t turn into a little hand either, so i miss a tiny bit of feedback there. also, the buttons are in a boring old serif font (is that times or something?), while the rest is all lovely and crisp.
i’m on firefox 3.0.1
July 25th, 2008 at 1:42 AM
Ariel Zeitlin Cooke Says:
Guess what? I just got a job at the Newark Pub Library and I am feverishly spending my book budget before they take it away from me. And I get to buy your books! Hurray, power at last! Ariel
July 25th, 2008 at 4:19 PM
Little Willow Says:
Very pretty, Justine.
I definitely have a cat fairy.
July 26th, 2008 at 11:39 AM
follow-up comment from work, where i have firefox 22.214.171.124 (crazy firefox version numbering), and where indeed i do *not* have a cursor in the comments field. most odd.
i’d ask my resident css-guy what might be causing this, but then he’d find out that i am not working when i should be finishing something important, and that would not be good.
July 29th, 2008 at 3:17 AM
Oh, I’ve found the cause: it’s a bug in Firefox. (So unusual! IE is generally the one with the bugs.) Fixing it is another story; it’s very badly documented.
July 29th, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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