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The Rugged Rock of Craig v6.0 Redesign My Life 25 AUG 2012

Right. If you are a regular reader of mine, then you might have noticed a fair number of changes around these pages. As I mentioned previously, in an effort to streamline my online presence and thereby reduce the amount of work I needed to do in order to keep everything up to date, I one by one closed down all of my other web presences, pulled in all the data, and merged it with what already existed on the craiglotter.co.za domain. So this means no more sites like codeunit.co.za, ruggedrockstudio.com, guestspark.com or houseofc.co.za, no everything can now be found under the umbrella of The Rugged Rock of Craig site.

In keeping with all of these changes, I also took the time to modify the design of this site, making some pretty big changes like dropping the right hand sidebar completely, fleshing out the footer area, introducing infinite scroll on all the looped pages, and finally compressed all lists such that they only show excerpts, allowing for a more focussed browsing experience.

And seeing as this is the sixth year that this blog is in operation, I’ve arbitrarily decided to refer to this latest redesign as v6.0 of craiglotter.co.za!

(As always, let me know what I might have screwed up. There are a couple of tweaks I still want to make here and there, but for all intent and purposess, this site is now stable again.)

A Retouch or Two CodeUnit 28 APR 2010

So yesterday was Freedom Day, an important (aren’t they all) public holiday on the South African calendar and one which you can see I made good use of in terms of tinkering a bit with my CodeUnit site (not to mention sleeping in, watching Batman: Brave and the Bold, going for a walk with my wife along the beach and enjoying a nice follow-up lunch on the deck at Bertie’s Mooring).

Yes, yes, I hear you, yet another “meta” post that doesn’t contain any tech, code or website info and yes, I know I kind of just upgraded the site’s look and feel pretty damn recently – but hey, sue me, I change my mind – and preferences – quite a bit! :P

Also, it is pretty important to let all of you regular readers know that you need to press Ctrl+F5 to force a cache refresh of the page in order to see all the new stylesheet and image changes.

C’mon, it’s definitely worth it.

Now the CodeUnit of Craig feels all nice and clean and pretty – far better than that grungy feel I was going with last time around! :P

The New CodeUnit Skin CodeUnit 21 MAR 2010

Alright boys and girls, it is time to hit that good old Ctrl+F5 to force a cache refresh of http://www.craiglotter.co.za once more. As well aware as I am that there are far better and more constructive ways in which to spend an whole Saturday afternoon at home in front of the PC, it turns out that the lure of churning out something special is just that much stronger than what I thought and so I slaved away yesterday with scant regard for time in order to present you with what you now see in front of you:

The totally new look CodeUnit of Craig website.

I’ve added and fiddled with some functionality, made a few tweaks, increased site advertising and most of all, ran an extensive overhaul in terms of graphics and layout on the site, the end result being something that turns out to be quite… pleasing to my eye for a change.

I like it, and I hope you do to.

(Still, ever the perfectionist there are still some small niggles I want to iron out, but those I’ll get to in the background… you know, when I don’t feel like doing household chores or something like that! :P)