More On The Construction

Well I don’t want to admit to how long I have been tweaking, tinkering, hammering and smacking this blog around. It has been hours and while I feel like I have made some progress I am not satisfied with it.

When I was younger I was darn close to fluent in Hebrew. I used it on a regular basis and was very comfortable reading/writing/speaking. At some point in my 20s I stopped using it with the same consistency and like any foreign language I watched my proficiency shrink.

Within the last year or two I have had occasion to use it more frequently and have tried to make an effort to force myself to do so. I can feel the progress, yet I know that I am missing a ton of things. Simple conversations require much more effort and I get the feeling that there are times when I have really sounded foolish because I used the wrong word.

The real point of this story is that as I have been stumbling through a crash course in HTML and CSS I feel like I almost understand the conversation. I feel like I am just about the point where I can really engage and then suddenly I find out that I was wrong.

It is like the guy that goes to the kiosk in Jerusalem when it is 98 outside, desperate for an ice cream he asks for some gevinah (cheese) when he meant to say gleedah (ice cream). He is able to communicate, but he doesn’t quite manage to get his point across.

And that is where I am at, almost getting the code to function the way I want but not quite. I am done for tonight. But I’ll rejoin the battle tomorrow am.

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7 Comments

  1. PsychoToddler May 27, 2005 at 7:27 pm

    Right at this second it looks pretty good in ie

  2. Jack's Shack May 27, 2005 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Folks,

    I appreciate your feedback. Right now I am sure that this thing looks wacked, but I am trying hard to fix it.

    Thanks for your patience.

  3. Stacey May 27, 2005 at 3:22 pm

    It’s looking much better now in IE, but your blogroll is gone.

  4. vince May 27, 2005 at 3:13 pm

    I’m in Netscape 8.0. and two of your posts are showing up side by side and the one at the far right is runnning all the way to the edge of the screen.

  5. Jack's Shack May 27, 2005 at 1:34 pm

    I’ll post this in both Blogger and Haloscan.

    Neil,

    I agree that the content is the key element. My goal was never to get too fancy with the design, just make some basic organizational changes.

    PT,

    I know, I am looking at this in IE and Firefox. It looks much better in Firefox.

  6. PsychoToddler May 27, 2005 at 1:13 pm

    Your side bar is waaaaaayyyy on the bottom in IE. Usually that means something in it is too long, like an email address or something.

  7. Neil May 27, 2005 at 7:48 am

    I’ve been messing around with my blog also. I think everyone does, especially in the beginning. I have to remind myself that most readers come for the content (especially in these days of RSS feeds) than any fancy design stuff. I also finally figured out how to backup everything today in case my messing around with the code screws everything up.

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