Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Some Tweaks to the Blog

Finally got around to making a few changes to the blog that I have wanted to make for a while now.
  1. Replaced my headshot with iTimeZone and Tangerine Element
    I wanted to have a permanent place for links to iTimeZone and Tangerine Element using the branding that has been created. I have just been putting it off because the way the HTML, CSS, and header image were structured previously was going to be a few hours worth of work to pull apart and put together again so that the images where clickable. My old headshot was just embedded in the background, the replacement design allows me to replace the header images whenever I want to. Also, this was a little bit of prep work for finishing up work on the next version of iTimeZone since I wanted to have the branding on the blog before the next version launch. Also, I have tweaked the iTimeZone icon slightly to make it more prominent on the iPhone OS since the "plastic" affect is composited over top of the icon.
  2. Removed the Wakoopa application list
    This was cleanup from my decision to stop using Wakoopa to track application usage
  3. Removed the RSS button on the page
    This may not be news to anyone, but it dawned on me a few weeks ago that with Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2+, and Safari 2+, having an RSS button in the actual content was redundant with browser chrome. Ironically, Google Chrome has no chrome for RSS, or I can't find it, but seems like that was one exclusion that shouldn't have been made.
  4. Removed the Tip jar button
    I am not offended, but no one used it :-), so it was an easy deletion. Also, the only money maker on the blog, ads, were pulled up about 15 pixels.