Some Plans

Let me tell you, you’re in a hard program when the full time job you’re at feels like a joke compared to the work in university. Anyways, that’s how I feel right now. I’m back at res just relaxing, something I rarely had time for before. I can go to bed when I want without the dark shadows of assignments looming over me. It’s awfully weird to not have any work to do past like 5 or 6PM. That said, I’ve been staying at work decently late. Since I’ve got all this time on my hands, I’m going to start working on the site again. There’s an rediculous amount of stuff still to be done, but I’m actually looking forward to it. Sad aren’t I?

I’ve got this little dilemma. I’m going to make some expanding menus to clean up the clutter, especially in the sidebar a little bit. But the problem is this. Some people are still using Internet Explorer. (:P) Actually it’s somewhat surprising how few people use IE to browse the site. While IE has an overall market share of around 85% still (dropping though), only about 30%. Firefox/Mozilla takes the lead with around 50% and then you have your sprinkling of Safari, Opera, and ‘unknown’. So I was thinking of doing the whole thing with CSS, but the problem is IE doesn’t play so well with all the CSS. It doesn’t fully support all the abilities of CSS yet. On the other hand, Javascript is another way to go about it and seeing that around 98% of the people who visit the site has Javascript enabled, I think that’s the better way to go about it. I’m more comfortable with CSS, but I think I can manage Javascript too.So I’ll get to learning some Javascript over the next few days. The navigation bar I am going to change over to CSS since it’ll let me do the hover effects the same as Javascript, which I haven’t yet figured out how to integrate into a php template this blog runs off of. Also, those CSS effects should be good to go for IE as well.

I’ve still got to get the tech and gaming sections going. Let me tell you, I’ve been playing enough games recently so I’ll have plenty to write for that. I’ve got an idea for Rome: Total War already. It should be lots of fun to write. Also on the plate is the upgrade to WordPress 2.0. I’ll write something about in later on about that matter. But for now some guys are watching 40 Year Old Virgin which sounds quite funny from my room at least. I’m gonna go join them.


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