blogjam version 7.0

So here we have it. Kind of. The main reason for this lovely new design is that I wanted to switch publishing systems from Movable Type, which had developed into a clunky, processor-intensive nightmare, to the much sleeker and sexier WordPress. This design was only meant to be a temporary measure while I played around with the templates (it’s not even my own work – we’ve got one Chris Vincent to thank for the lemony look), but now that it’s up I kinda like it, so I might stick with it for a while, tweaking as I go along.

Still, there’s plenty of work to do. None of the old site URLs are pointing to the new pages yet, so I need to play around with mod_rewrite and .htaccess, and all of the static pages still have the old look. Although the code used in the site’s contstruction validates as XHTML 1.0 transitional, much of my own post mark-up doesn’t, and I need to play around with the CSS to get some other features looking as they should. I also hope to figure out a way to display my audioscobbler rss feed online. Oooh, what fun.

So bear with me over the next few days/weeks/months as I sort all this out – blogjam may be up and down like a whore’s britches till I’m reasonably happy.

For those of you not in the slightest bit interested in any of the above, here’s a lovely picture of a baby elephant.


  1. Ohh! First comment too!

    I’m digging the lemon drops at the side, that’s a touch!

  2. Yes, it’s very nice. I just wish it were my own work.

  3. I’m thinking about switching to WordPress sooner or later. I’m not much of a programmer, so the idea scares the hell out of me.

    I love your look, even if it’s not your design.

    Once you get some work with WordPress under your belt, I?d like to read your impressions of it compared to MT.

  4. Oh, my. It\’s nice.

  5. Congrats on making the switch! Welcome to the WP community! :-)

  6. This is a great look, much less intense than before, and easier to read for me at least.

    I don\’t envy you the work that you have in front of you – good luck :-)

  7. Lemon-entry my dear Watson.

  8. I no like, I fear change.

  9. Fraser, this is fab, I like. I’ve been thinking for a while, should I move from Blogger to MT, but my MT installation on my other blog was a nightmare, and I didn’t fancy it. So you’d recommend WordPress?

  10. I think that WordPress is easier to install and maintain, and probably a little harder to customise if you want more than a standard blog layout. It’s written in PHP, but you don’t need to know PHP to use it – and if you want to design your own templatre it probably helps if you know CSS pretty well.

  11. love it. lemon=acid, acid=good

  12. wow, this looks much better. i should visit more. i love the baby elephant too.

  13. Hey Fraser,
    How do you have your audioscrobbler list feed to your website? I cant seem to find any answers on audioscrobbler. Your help would be very appreciated…

    brandy mosher