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Monday, 3rd March 2003

The importance of titles

Gordon Weakliem reminds us that the most important RSS element is <title>. I’m painfully reminded of this each and every time I add a new entry—I have well over 800 entries now, and I’ve promised myself that next time I perform a major upgrade on this blog I’m going to go through and manually add titles to every single one. The task should be made slightly easier by the camelCase permalinks, which I can convert in to “suggested” titles to help the task along. It’s still not going to be much fun though.

Sitepoint redesigns

I don’t know how I missed it, but SitePoint have redesigned in funky valid structural XHTML and CSS. I quite like the new look (not so keen on the new logo though) and the navigation is definitely a huge improvement—instead of the previous confusing arangement of several “sister” sites they now divide content in to “Articles” and “Forums”, which makes a lot more sense. They have some clever DHTML enhancements as well, such as a collapsible left hand navigation panel. The right hand navigation that scrolls up and down (jerkily) with the window is quite distracting unfortunately.

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