Archive for March 8th, 2004
Blosxom is brilliant in the various ways you can create webpages that look so different, from this site, to OOKEE.com to Fletcher Penney’s site (and it’s many variations) to Jason Clark’s site and many many more. These differences are accounted for through flavour files which allow you to create almost anything. Most other blog systems allow for this sort of customization, but it is very difficult. This is why so many blogs look (almost) exactly the same.
Blosxom does have a default template built into the CGI, but the fun comes from building your own look and feel. There are a variety of ways of going about it. I will usually build a page from scratch, designing how it should look without regard to Blosxom and its needs. When I’m done I section the file into the various necessary flavour files.
In my first attempts I actually “borrowed” HTML from other people’s sites and customized their code to what I wanted and needed. These days I will build the page using either Macromedia Dreamweaver or more commonly Bare Bones BBEdit.2 Comments | Catergorized: geek