by John Pasden
07 Jun 2005
So, do you notice a big difference? Hopefully you don’t. That’s the whole point of converting templates. There are a few small changes, though:
– Tags. I am in the process of switching from category-based classification to tag-based. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons, but it all comes down to: tags are awesome. If you use del.icio.us or Flickr, you know what I’m talking about. The entries on the current page have all been properly tagged, but you won’t be able to see the true potential until the whole system is tagged.
– Comments. They look a little different now, including the “Reponses” box in the left sidebar. They work pretty much the same. Your first comment on the new system may need to be moderated before it displays.
– Archives. The archives are pretty different now. The individual entry links are all different. I’ll do my best to preserve old links. I’m relying mostly on tags for organization. My theory is that blog archive indexes are hardly even used, so they don’t need to be prominently displayed or labored over too much. Most people find what they want with Google anyway.
– RSS. There is a new RSS feed. Rather than just deleting the old MT one, I’ll manually put in one last entry in the RSS feed that tells you the new feed links. I’ll also be updating the feeds page. When I get around to it.
OK, that’s all for now. Sorry for broken stuff. Let me know what’s broken. And comment!
Oh, and here are the entries that lost out on comments. Give them some comment love:
John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.