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Fresh coat of paint

Updated on November 16, 2023
By Pete Freitag

screenshot I decided to redesign my blog today, I was getting really sick of the old design, which has been up for a few years now. As you can see the new design is not too far off from the old one.

Most of the main content layout is the same, except you will notice the related books are back, and this time they are much more relevant. I am using the tags from my entries as keywords to search amazon, rather than using the contextual search api that amazon provides (it doesn't work very well).

Other than that I just condensed the side content. I will probably tweak that a bit more as time goes on.

Comments welcome.

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Fresh coat of paint was first published on August 19, 2005.

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Pete, the site looks great.
by Techcrunch on 08/20/2005 at 1:25:51 PM UTC
not looking too good on Firefox/OSX here - everything is centred, and the Related books are overwriting the Trackback line.

did you write the blog code yourself? I'm still trying to find a decent one .. :)
by ramtops on 08/21/2005 at 5:49:06 AM UTC
Ramtops, you may have the old style sheet cached, try forcing a reload. I am writing this comment in firefox on osx, and things are looking fine.

I did write the blog code myself, and perhaps if I get some time I'll make it available some day.
by Pete Freitag on 08/21/2005 at 8:04:00 PM UTC
Wow, I like the new look. Good Job!
by John Benson on 08/24/2005 at 9:39:54 AM UTC
Thanks John!
by Pete Freitag on 08/27/2005 at 10:52:47 AM UTC