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Something’s Coming…

Separating Content From Presentation [book cover]Some­thing is indeed com­ing, and com­ing soon; unfor­tu­nate­ly, good news often comes at a price, and the price in my case has been lim­it­ed time to do any­thing oth­er than work, eat and sleep (and lit­tle of the last two), which includes man­ag­ing SuperfluousBanter.

Post­ing has been rather infre­quent of late (as not­ed by read­ers like Adam Polsel­li), and it’s due to a few projects which have been tak­ing up quite a bit of my time over the last few weeks (most of them war­rant the time spent…).

I will be writ­ing more in the week(s) to come (expect lim­it­ed post­ing until some of these projects have been com­plet­ed) but here’s a quick run-down of what to expect:

Every­thing is quite excit­ing at the moment, which is a nice change of pace. I’m also work­ing on ideas for a few arti­cles that I will attempt to have pub­lished (ALA, Dig­i­tal Web, etc.) — I’ll pub­lish them here if I have to (ahh, the joys of inde­pen­dent publishing).

Changes con­tin­ue to be made to Super­flu­ous­Ban­ter, some notice­able, oth­ers hid­den behind the scenes — I’ll write up a list of changes and any inter­est­ing tid­bits once some of these oth­er projects are under­way. One you will see soon is a tran­si­tion from JavaScript to CSS for the style switch­er rollovers in the side­bar, as well as fur­ther use of the FIR tech­nique (or its recent­ly dis­cov­ered alter­na­tives through­out the site (for more on FIR, read Dave Shea’s new arti­cle for Dig­i­tal Web Mag­a­zine, In Defense of Fahrn­er Image Replace­ment).

Final­ly, in addi­tion to The Old Tech­nol­o­gy Give­away, I’ll be post­ing anoth­er lit­tle con­test ear­ly next week (pos­si­bly over the week­end) with some more use­ful prizes, and a lit­tle less-eso­teric theme.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, August 7th, 2003.

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4 comments on “Something’s Coming…”

  1. Posted by Nick Finck on Friday, August 8th, 2003.

    Daniel, we’d be hap­py to review any arti­cle you sub­mit for con­sid­er­a­tion to Dig­i­tal Web Mag­a­zine. Just drop me an email when you have an idea of what you’d like to write about. Keep up the great work on your blog.

  2. Posted by Sunny on Friday, August 8th, 2003.

    Keep it com­ing! I can’t wait! =)

  3. Posted by Dan on Friday, August 8th, 2003.

    Nick: Thanks for say­ing so! I sup­pose it nev­er hurts to encour­age poten­tial authors, does it :-)

    Sun­ny: Me nei­ther — expect to see lots of news next week!

  4. Posted by Paul Scrivens on Sunday, August 10th, 2003.

    Glad to here you are final­ly get­ting the busi­ness you deserve. And man this text is tiny when typ­ing in the com­ment box :) What is 8px? Any­ways, keep up the mad good work. It is your duty as a crazy tal­ent­ed indi­vid­ual to give back to the less tal­ent­ed folks like myself. ;)