Cookies and Capacitors

Personalizing my web site

Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 2:29PM

Remember what my site looked like before? Sure, it incorporated a bunch of cool technologies, but there were inherent flaws with the design.

For starters, those technologies relied on browser-specific functions. While my card flipped to show my location, it only looked and performed great in Webkit-based browsers (like Chrome and Safari). Everyone else (40% of my traffic) was left with an ugly, sometimes works/sometimes doesn’t site. That’s no way for a professional to code.

So, I changed it to what you see now (on my homepage). I’ve drastically reduced the code to a bare minimum. Continuing with the “light” theme, I’ve stripped it down to the bare essentials. Javascript (used to flip the card) and CSS shadows are gone, so it looks great in any browser. It even looks great in Isis, the webOS browser!

As some of you may have already noticed, doesn’t exist anymore. I’ve moved c&c to This was the first step in distinguishing my home page from my blog.

I’ve been debating whether I should carry that design into this. While, for the moment, c&c looks bland, I think it would be nice to differentiate my blog from my landing page. Cookies and Capacitors should have a distinct personality, and I don’t think two separate entities (c&c and my landing page) should mimic each other. Rather, they should compliment each other. should show my personality, so I’ve changed it to reflect that. Through CSS, I’m able to change the them quickly and nearly-effortlessly for each month. Because I associate the color green with March, it reflects that.

Anyway, you’ll all see what I have in store soon enough.