Bitchin' redesign, Matt. March 4, 2003 3:10 PM   Subscribe

Bitchin' redesign, Matt.
posted by PrinceValium to MetaFilter-Related at 3:10 PM (22 comments total)

Buy him a textad.

[/snark, kidding]
posted by Stan Chin at 3:12 PM on March 4, 2003

i like the redesign too. but metatalking about it is a horrible idea. send him an email.
posted by donkeyschlong at 3:16 PM on March 4, 2003

It is really damn accessible and inviting. Some blogs suck you in, others say "There's just overwhelming shite here all over the page for you to wade through." I'll go for the former. Undoubtedly Matt's talent at this is part of the success of Mefi.
posted by Shane at 3:25 PM on March 4, 2003

metatalking about it is a horrible idea
I'm just glad that 'Happy Bday MeTa' thread got pushed further down and out of sight.

posted by Shane at 3:28 PM on March 4, 2003

Bitchin' Mozilla article, Matt.
posted by turbodog at 4:01 PM on March 4, 2003

I liked the old one better.

*prepares for beating*
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 5:06 PM on March 4, 2003

I love the new design, and went bouncing over to squidfingers to check out his patterns immediately after.

This is why Matt gets paid the big bucks. Er...or something.
posted by frykitty at 5:26 PM on March 4, 2003

I prefer the old layout myself, but I also couldn't design my way out of a paper bag, so what would I know?
posted by dg at 5:54 PM on March 4, 2003

Bitchin' Fishin'!
posted by hama7 at 6:02 PM on March 4, 2003

background images have been dorky for so long they're cool again

Oh, god, no. Please, please, no.
posted by IshmaelGraves at 7:06 PM on March 4, 2003

What's next? Embedded midis?
posted by dg at 8:05 PM on March 4, 2003

What's next? Embedded midis?

blink tags that no one will ever see.
posted by machaus at 8:16 PM on March 4, 2003

Re: The design itself: Ehhh. I really, really liked the old design, the innovative way the most recent post got a privileged place above the fold; now, with blogpostsan'asidebar, it looks pretty much like every other weblog out there, really. Of course, now that he's not using the old design any more, I can steal it. (Kidding! I kid!)

On the other hand, the "Posted Elsewhere" section just knocks me out. Matt, if you're reading this -- how are you doing that? By hand? It's a great idea, however you're doing it.

Re: Talking about it here: Of course we are. This is MATT FREAKIN' HAUGHEY we're talking about, and don'tyouforgetit.
posted by webmutant at 8:25 PM on March 4, 2003

I setup my own trackback channel for the posted elsewhere thing, and I wrote a bookmarklet that grabs the URL I'm viewing and the page title, and I copy and paste the other two things, then send the ping through to my site. So it's mostly by hand, but I've automated it as much as I could. It'd be nice if there was a field called "URLs to ping" whenever I made a comment, but since very few readers would use it, I don't think that'll catch on like wildfire anytime soon.

And this thread isn't exactly metatalk material, but I haven't setup comments on my site yet, so this is a great way to get feedback.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:13 PM on March 4, 2003

Since you're using MovableType, you can set up a trackback category that can include URL's to Ping. You're right that probably very few people would use it, but you can do it.
posted by willnot at 9:58 PM on March 4, 2003

As very recently seen in experimental phase at d-log, one of the sites belonging to our very own walrus.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:23 PM on March 4, 2003

Well, what I'm trying to do (get notifications of articles I'll be interested in from other sites) is a little different to what Matt's doing, but still similar in that I use a trackback category. I wouldn't mind a look at that bookmarklet though ...
posted by walrus at 2:14 AM on March 5, 2003

Loved the old design. Love the new design. Loved seeing it here on MetaTalk, because, hell, we can have nice things, sometimes.
posted by taz at 3:58 AM on March 5, 2003

yeah, nice design, noticed it because the blogging killer app article got at mention at mozillazine.
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 6:41 AM on March 5, 2003

you're going to set up comments? oh dear.
posted by whatnot at 8:39 AM on March 5, 2003

But taz, if mathowie lets us comment on his site, it won't be nice for very long, will it?
posted by dg at 4:05 PM on March 5, 2003

Is a blogrolless blog even really a blog?
posted by dgaicun at 10:13 PM on March 5, 2003

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