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The weather here is gorgeous. Unfortunately, I have to work this weekend. My company is re-designing its website. The current version was originally designed and set up years ago by none other than PapaScott. It has served us very well and is very advanced for what it is, but it needs to be put out to pasture. The CMS, which was supposed to handle a few hundred static pages, now stores around 6,000 static html pages. That’s right. 6,000. Static. HTML. Pages. Those of you, whose mouth just fell open, know what kind of fucking hell I’m dealing with. These are all stored in a database but that needed to be imported into MySQL. Ooooooh! Fun!!

So for the last 6 months I’ve been working with a local company here on the redesign. Of course neither party knew exactly how complicated it would actually end up being and of course it ended up costing more than originally planned, but that was smoothed out with the powers that be. It took a while to convince others that such a move was necessary, hence the obscene number of pages, but I think we’ll all be happy with the final result.

It should go online this week. I said that last week, and 3 weeks before that, and 2 months ago and 4 months ago but I think this week it might actually happen. I just have to clean up loose ends and fix a few bugs.

This has been driving me crazy for the longest time. I can’t wait till it goes online. I will need a serious vacation after this.

As an aside, here are some things you should know:
IE is the biggest piece of shit browser ever.
IE5 for Mac is even a bit worse.
When it comes to writing CSS for IE5 Mac and you are tearing your hair out trying to stop it from blowing your beautiful layout to smithereens, the IE5/Mac Band Pass Filter can help.

If there is something in your stylesheet that you don’t want IE5/Mac to see…

/* begin hack \*/
#Put it here
/* end hack */

If there is something in your stylesheet that you want only IE5/Mac to see…

/* begin hack \*//*/
#Put it here
/* end hack */