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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Suffering from chronic idiocy since 1977

Archive for August, 2004

New Beginnings…

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2004

It’s been just over two years since my first post to Super­flu­ous­Ban­ter, and dur­ing that time I’ve redesigned the site, held a few con­tests, met tons of tal­ented folks through­out the web stan­dards design com­mu­nity, con­tributed a design to the CSS Zen Gar­den (appar­ently, though the design itself doesn’t appear to have been ripped off even once, quite a few of the sub­se­quent sub­mis­sions used my CSS as a start­ing point, ahem :-), writ­ten a chap­ter for a book on web stan­dards, and parterned with a ter­rific designer (on this site and pro­fes­sion­ally).

With all of that, I’ve some­how man­aged to lose focus some­where along the line, specif­i­cally where the con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of this site and its con­tent is con­cerned (and, directly tied to that, my own per­sonal devel­op­ment in the fields of graphic design and web devel­op­ment). I let my com­mit­ment to this site slip from my pri­or­i­ties some­where around the begin­ning of this year, and have felt my con­nec­tion to the com­mu­nity slip along with it.

Promises can be made, but are worth­less with­out action, so I won’t promise to you that Super­flu­ous­Ban­ter will be made new again, start­ing fresh now that Didier has estab­lished his own space in the ether. Instead, I will just do it, start­ing with the long-awaited redesign of SB, and an upgrade to Mov­able­Type 3.

I could list all the other things I’d love to do with SB, but I think the best way to approach this reen­try into the com­mu­nity is one com­pleted step at a time.