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Forced Preview

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Looks like our spam prevention plugins are acting a bit wonky and forcing people to submit their comments twice (and giving a cryptic error message inbetween submits to boot). I don't know how to fix the plug-in; I'll leave that to Matthew. But since the plug-in was essentially forcing commenters to preview their comments, I decided to remove the confusion by removing the "Post" button the first time around.

Same rigamarole, hopefully less confusion.

And hopefully Matthew can fix our plug-in in the near future.

I've finished with the redesign. Hope y'all like it. The dropdowns all work perfectly in every browser I've tested it in. IE users get a solid color background instead of a translucent background in their dropdowns, but that is the only "problem".

I haven't updated the search page yet, but I need higher access privs before I can do that, and that is pretty low priority anyways.

The sidebar is styled, and somewhat organized. Jeremy will have to decide what other changes need to be made to the sidebar.

So, that's it. If there are any other issues, let me know in the comments.

Redesign update

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Well, I've pretty much finished the redesign. The sidebar is better, as are the comment forms. Plus I've redone the Comment Preview page. The remaining issues that I know of are:

1) The search page still has the old template. Anyone out there familiar with MT who can tell me where I need to go to change that template?

2) The cool hover effects in IE seem to have broken sometime during my fiddling. I'm pretty sure it was working earlier today and yesterday, but they aren't working now. But I'm too tired to do any more troubleshooting, so it will have to wait a few days until I have some time. Sorry.

If you run across any more issues, let me know in the comments.

[Note: I wrote this as a draft months ago intending to do some heavy revision on it before posting it. I never got around to that. Jeremy has hinted that I should just go ahead and post it, but I was reluctant because I felt like it needed more work. But I'm busy, so I'm never really going to put more work into it. And now, in light of the SCOTUS ruling yesterday (day before?), this is suddenly relevant again. So, hey--these may be only half-formed thoughts, but they are relevant half-formed thoughts, and if ever there was a place for half-formed thoughts, it's the internet, right? So here goes...]

John 10:17-18 reads: "For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father." (NAU).

This raises the odd question--when Jesus was crucified, did the cricifixion kill Him or not? Or, more to the point, was Jesus killed, or did He commit suicide?

By the way, "Both" does not seem to be an appropriate answer here.

404 errors?

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I seem to be having trouble getting to this site using IE6; I get a 404 site not found error. However, I can get to it using every other browser, including IE5 and IE5.5.

Is anyone else having this problem? Of course, if you are having this problem, then you won't be able to read this, but maybe the Firefox users and those reading this via RSS can swing by the site using IE6 and tell me if they are getting 404s, that'd be great.

[UPDATE] OK. I sorted out the problem. Sorry about that. Everything should be fine now.

OK for now

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It looks like the redesign implimentation mostly went OK. I still have some work to do on the sidebar and on the form you use to leave comments, but that can wait until I get some sleep. If you have any issues, criticism, or praise for this new design, let me know in the comments or email me using the link at the top of the page.

Note: I have temporarily taken out all of the Amazon links in the sidebar because they were giving me some trouble. I'll put them back when I work on the sidebar.

Testing

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Just testing to see if this is working correctly...This is only a test. Don't Panic!

Redesign in Progress

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Just a warning, I'll be implimenting the new design on the blog tonight, so apologies in advance for things looking wonky during the transition. Hopefully everything will be ironed out quickly.

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