The Transformation Has Begun!

“Hold the phone. Get the lights. This is it. The night of nights. No more rehearsing or nursing the part. We know every part by heart…”

If you watched as much television as I did when growing up, you’d know that the little poem/jingle above came from the Bugs Bunny Saturday Morning Hour. (It was the theme song.) I thought it would be a good way to introduce Gnorb.NET 2.0 Beta Release 1. I decided to go ahead and start using the new Gnorb.NET theme on the main site because I was starting to run into a lot of issues that I couldn’t necessarily test for in the fake site.

At any rate, here it is. I would really appreciate feedback on the new look (versus the old look), so if you have any comments (other than “You suck!”, “Die in a fire!” or anything that might be construed as an insult), please stop by and tell me what you think.

Note: For those of you who would rather see the site using the old theme (because you like the rotating header images, prefer the other color scheme, or whatever the case may be), don’t worry, I’ll soon have you covered. I plan to put in a plugin that will allow you to select what theme you see when viewing Gnorb.NET.

Thank you. Sincerely,

The Managnorbment.

Known Issues
Tons. Too many to count right now. Feel free to tell me about them in the comments section. That said, here are some things I need to take care of right off the top of my head:

1. The OL tag only repeats “1” over and over in Internet Explorer. (Note that IE bugs are the last thing I test for. You may want to consider installing Firefox or Opera, both of which are MUCH better browsers.)

2. In Internet Explorer, Single Post pages have a weird green line just over where the page listings are, just under the header.

3. In the Categories pages, if a category has less than 7 posts the page looks like crap. (Really, they shouldn’t look like the front page anyway. They should be just a list of exerpts, and that’s it. Same with the Archives page)

4. The 404 page is busted.

5. The Archives page is busted.

6. The UL tag doesn’t show any bullets, which makes lists hard to read.

7. The RSS feeds are currently not Feedburner feeds, which is super important for me.

That’s about it for now. There are more issues, but I can’t think of any more at the moment. It’ll probably take me a little while to iron all of these out, but it shall get done. (Then I’ll find another theme that catches my eye and this whole process will get started again.) Again, if you have any comments, suggestions, or pleas for mercy upon your eyes, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a comment about it in this thread.

3 thoughts on “The Transformation Has Begun!

  1. Well the color scheme is nice, i mean everything matches and flows pretty well but…

    Its kinda dark.

    The previous website had so many light and ‘happy’ colors. On the other hand this does provide a serious tone and kinda makes the reader think ‘im gonna read something relevant’

    But then again im the guy who thinks electic pink will become the new black.

    As for the format, its just different. It will take a visit or two to get used to the changes.

    So far thats all i see but i will do some more exploring as time goes on.

  2. Theme Switcher — Will look into that asap.
    Spam Karma 2 — Actually Akismnet has been working out super well. That said, I’ll be installing Spam Karma 2 in addition to in order to ensure that I get no spam ever. (Some has managed to sneak through Akismnet. Not much, but some.)

    Thanks for the heads up, quantum. BTW, d’y’get my email?

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