Sunday, March 20, 2005

A Newer, More Differenter, sambot.com
Posted by Sam at 1:17 PM

Welcome to sambot.com, version 2 (click here if you're reading via rss). And it's a about damn time, too. It was in January that I first mentioned that the long anticipated sequel was on its way (remember how good I am at procrastinating? Well, you can take this as proof). Here it is in mid March, and I've finally gotten it done. So, without any further banter, here it is: version 2.

Further banter (so I'm a liar too. Sue me): In class on Monday, I am going to be giving a lecture on website design. We are going to build a site from scratch. I am going to walk my students through the steps (or at least my steps), from start to finish. We are going to go from Photoshop to Imageready to Dreamweaver to some simple hand coding (for all you purists out there, remember, this is Graphic Design... not web application development. I know Dreamweaver is far inferior to notepad... but what can you do? Presumably, we're a class full of artists. We can't trouble ourselves with all of this meaningless code... *gasp* I'm so sorry. I didn't mean that. What I meant was, I don't really have time to teach HTML. Maybe later in the semester.) So, in class, I'm going to rebuild sambot.com for my students... while they watch, mouths agape in amazement.

There are still some bugs and kinks that I have to work out... and the code could use a little housekeeping... and all of the old posts' images are going to look wrong... but, on the whole, I like this design more than the original. Cleaner, slimmer, grayer. Anyway, if you happen to stumble upon anything that is broken, please give me a hollar.

Final though: I hate you Internet Explorer! I hate you so much! Why are you so inconsistent? Why must you destroy everything that I create? Why are you not good?

Final thought, Part II: Why is there a picture of me with jumper cables attached to this post? I have no idea.

UPDATE: sambot.com is broken under Internet Exporer 5.2.3 for Mac. Solution: Don't use Internet Explorer 5.2.3 for Mac.

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Sam,

new site rocks! Give me a call tonight so that I can come to class tomorrow.

Comment By TheDarkLordDerfla on March 20, 2005 2:01 PM

I like the look of the new site. I liked the old one, but sometimes simple can be better (I tell myself that everyday, while in conversation).

Tell them they need to put their dreamweaved websites up for public review...it'll be fun!

Comment By Blackwatch on March 21, 2005 10:13 AM

I could just as easily tell you this in class, but I figure this would be a worthwhile place to put it ;)

My PowerBook is fine - all it took was a reinstall of Panthor. All is well, I suppose.

See you tomorrow.

--Dan

Comment By Dan on March 22, 2005 12:45 PM

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