I'm relatively pleased with progress on the new website. The main things I need to figure out still:
- how to make the left column color go all the way down
- how to grab a new photo for the top right (I think Jed can do)
I think, if I understand CSS correctly, that I can go ahead and start modifying other pages, though. Because when I fix those two things, I'll be fixing them in the css file, and the changes will take effect across the site. Which is cool. And I suppose the whole point of CSS. :-) So if Kavi allows me today, I'll be working on that, off and on. Also drafting my syllabus. Website and syllabus -- you'll be hearing a lot about those two things in the next week, I think. Next quarter starts on the 31st. Eep! Lots to do before then...
Word is starting to come back on the nonfiction book, by the way. A few people have read it and liked it, yay! My main workshop group isn't until 4/13, but it's awfully reassuring getting the early responses. They do, of course, have suggestions for improvement...but that's what first readers are for, right?
8:00 update: Hmm...well, it didn't take long to make two new pages for the site -- but I've run into a bit of a snag. Because either I give everything temporary filenames (which makes links and browsing not work so well, and also makes me nervous that when I make it all live I'll have to do a whole lot of renaming and will mess something up royally in the process, or I use the real filenames, in which case the site is going to look pretty schizophrenic for a while, with both designs active in different parts of the site. I think I'm inclined towards the latter, actually, goofy as it seems. Hopefully I can get the bulk of the site switched over quickly. If you have an opinion, let me know asap! :-)