Had a brief scare for a couple of hours when blogrolling.com was inaccessible (oh god,why me?). Thought it had gone bust! Actually, it was back online by 9:30 PM IST. For starters, I had thought my decision to change templates had broken something. But that wasn’t the case. Everything is fine now. Though of course, if blogrolling.com fails, the blog’s sidebar takes a loooooong time to load. Now I know why the sidebar stuff is put after the main page content in the HTML layout.
As for my previous template, I’ve decided to clean it up, comment it and then zip it up. Who knows when I might decide to use it again? And why did I switch templates? Three reasons.
- I have decided to overhaul my website. Now its truly going to be a bin for stuff linked from this blog. So no wiki. So, there is no need to maintain a coherent theme between the two sites.
- I found I was concentrating more on maintaining and tweaking the CSS. Also somehow, using the Dokuwiki CSS almost class-for-class made the blog look more like a wiki than a blog.
- I looked around. My friends now maintain blogs. Somehow, my blog appeared apart from them. I want to be a part, not apart.
Of course, the first thing thing I did to the Blogger template was to hack it to my specs!