Although I'm almost ready with the promised redesign of QuirksMode.org, I'm nonetheless going to postpone it. There are two reasons:
When I started planning the redesign, I asked a friend to take a look at the interaction design. She handed me a simple scheme for the high-level interaction; basically dividing the site into three main sections: About, Resources, and Blogs. I enthousiastically agreed with this scheme, but now that I have to actually screw it on top of the existing site, I've run into a few problems. These problems aren't unsolvable, but right now I just don't have the energy to actually go and solve them.
In theory I've been on holiday from the end of July onwards, and I used a large part of this time off to work on the content pages, as I described in my previous entry. The content pages are done now (except for one thing; see below), which is Good.
Unfortunately, taking care of the content pages took away the last bit of energy I had, and last Sunday I decided I deserved a break. Therefore I stopped working on the site. Today I'm taking about an hour of computer time to write this entry and answer some important mails, but when that's done it's back to doing non-computer stuff.
Besides, on Saturday I'll leave for the countryside again, and I won't return until Tuesday or Wednesday. The Thursday after I'll get on the train to Brighton for the d.construct conference, and I'll return on Saturday night.
All in all that means I'll continue with the redesign on Monday 11 September at the earliest, and that you'll have to have a bit more patience.
Above I said that there's one exception to the content being ready: the W3C DOM Compatibility Tables. They haven't been updated in more than a year now, and although I fully plan to continue working on them, this, too, will have to wait a little while longer. Back in January I commissioned a simple database solution for the Tables, and although the new setup has been ready since March I haven't yet found the time to start filling the database with data. Besides, I need to go through the test pages, too, and that will take even more time.
All in all that means that updating the grand Compatibility Tables has been postponed to the fourth quarter of this year.
As I also noted above, I'll be heading for d.construct next Thursday. I'll arrive in Brighton on Thursday night, and I was wondering if there are any other delegates in town then who'd be interested in having dinner and a few beers, and maybe discuss some geeky stuff. Ian Lloyd asked the same, so I suppose we could gather somewhere and have some geek fun. If you're also interested, leave a comment.
Update: On Thursday night we'll meet at the Heist. I myself will arrive somewhere around 19:15. I hope to see some of my readers there.
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