I’ve spent 2 or 3 hours over the past 2 or 3 days, when I should have been doing other things, examining the template style tags of other blogs and building up a template of my own from pieces that I liked, completely overwriting the 2 or 3 Blogger-provided templates I’d tried out (such as, for example, the one Kim Antieau is using). So now I have a webpage designed completely without table tags, not to mention without a fixed width; both firsts for me. The cost however of using style tags for formatting is that this page must look like mincemeat in any browser more than 2 or 3 years old. (Such as Netscape 4.73, still the default browser in new PC installations at the otherwise high-tech firm where I spend my weekdays.)
This blog will serve as an editorial space for me in my capacity as editor/publisher/advertising director of Locus Online, though I expect it will be as much a personal journal as a running editorial, more along the lines of Jonathan Strahan’s blog, or even Tim Pratt’s journal, linked at right. I’ve offered to set up a blog for the editors of Locus Magazine, but they’ve been too busy getting the latest issue to the publisher to have yet responded. Considering the names of Jonathan’s blog and mine, my suggested title for a Locus Mag blog is “Secrets from Ridgewood Lane”. Perhaps I’ll hear from them in the next 2 or 3 days.