Scribblings Resurrection

Why am I doing this!?

Monday, 12 April 2004

A big Hi to my reader…

When I first started this site, many moons ago now, I had ideas about publishing regular missives on whatever topic took my fancy. I never did get around to doing very many of these as it was too much effort to layout the pages. This got easier over time until a little over a year ago it got to be pretty simple with the new CSS based layout with its underlying XML files. I still couldn’t do it from anywhere where there was an Internet connection directly from the browser. Well not easily anyway.

Some time after I started the site the ‘blogging’ phenomenon took off. This seemed to offer more or less what I’d been wanting to do from the start. I did toy with the idea of using Movable Type or Blogger but although they had a lot of features they wouldn’t be capable of producing pages which fitted in with the existing style of the site.

So, I decided to have a go at writing my own stuff. I now have the absolute bare minimum to do this. I have an editing page into which I can type this crap as plain text with a few inline tags, something which receives the postings and stores it in the database and something else which lets you read the postings split into days. And because the basic stuff is dealt with by the same script which deals with the rest of the site the style matches.

God knows what’s going to happen when the end of the month arrives. At the very least I want it to present each month’s scribblings on separate pages. Haven’t got that far yet. Have to put my thinking cap on.

Posted 12 April 2004, 03:16 BST