September 21, 2008
Caution: Construction Zone
Readers who have been around for a while may recall the day, many months ago, when Cranky Fitness embarked on a template redesign.
It was going to look mostly like the old design, but New And Improved! Complete with three whole columns!
After some sort of announcement or other, the redesigned site was launched. And...
It didn't go very well.
All the columns piled up on top of each other on many people's computers, so that the entire blog became one long skinny column that was only a few words wide.
But on other computers (like mine) it looked just fine. So it was impossible for me to figure out how to fix it.
The whole experience was quite frustrating--McSlackers are not known for their persistence in the face of obstacles. When Slacker meets Obstacle? Obstacle wins.
This time, we're getting some help. However, even with a Smart Web Design Guy, there are challenges to switching out a Blogger template with a new improved model. Blogger does not like change. It particularly doesn't like to see new widgets replace old widgets. Blogger expresses its displeasure by scattering things around, deleting things that it takes exception to, and randomly assigning mismatched titles to whatever's left.
So things may come and go this weekend in odd ways. If you catch us in the middle of the transition, the blog will look decidedly weird; please be patient. However, if things look like they're stable over several hours, but are still messed up on your computer? That's not good. Please let us know!
(more cat pictures over here.)