This is a post for those of you reading this feed via Haddock Blogs. You may have noticed a few changes there. Here’s what’s changed.
First, obviously, a new design. Yay! I must be honest and acknowledge my inspiration, SeedConference.com, which reminded me that Times can indeed look gorgeous. The new design is now also the front page of haddock.org seeing as Haddock Blogs is the only live thing on the site right now.
All the daily “Links” posts in the main Blogs feed no longer appear there. They are filtered out, and the respective authors’ del.icio.us feeds have been added to the Links feed instead.
Finally, those encoding errors that rendered certain characters illegible are no more. Well, almost. It drives me up the wall when I use code or software that can’t cope well with UTF8 encoding but I must hold my hands up and admit Haddock Blogs has been around for years and this is the first time I feel I’ve (nearly) cracked it myself. For more on this, read the next post if you’re technically inclined.
I hope the few of you who read the site or feed like the changes. If nothing else, it’s slightly less embarrassing than I found it before.