Notice Anything Different?

Thursday, April 4, 2002

Here is the new News Goat design. I like this much better than the old look. I still have some things to iron out, but I got tired of waiting to switch. Netscape 4.76 refuses to put the side menus one under the other, but other than that it looks pretty good. If you’re using Netscape 6.2/Mozilla, you can switch to the old stylesheet — it doesn’t look good, but you can do it. If you miss the old design, it’s still out there.

You may have noticed the new “About” link on the left. This uses the new “Story” functionality in News Goat. Stories will generally be longer and more flexible than entries, while maintaining the same look & feel.

The next step for this site is to do some work on Blog Goat. For one thing, I need to get it ready so I can post it here for download. Then, I need to start adding features. It will have a tree interface that will show all your entries and stories. I would also like to be able to drag an item from the tree into the current document and automatically create a link to that item. Plus, lots more FTP functionality. But, all that will have to wait until I get Smart Goat and Crafty Goat redesigned. And Angela & I have plans for a nifty online recipe database — something that will be easy to update & easy to access from all our computers. Stay tuned… :-)