I Am The Ugly Lover

Lately I’m getting bugged by the ugliness of this blog as a website. I need to start over from the ground up, I think. It would be pretty easy to pull off technically by just writing a new blosxom flavor since the test ones can happily coexist with the current one. I want to get rid of the tables I have and do all the formatting in CSS. Unfortunately, pretty website creation is a skill that I lack aptitude for. I can’t imagine this becoming a high enough priority to get done anytime soon but if you think this site is ugly, be aware that I agree with you.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.

6 thoughts on “I Am The Ugly Lover”

  1. jonny says:

    your site is soo ugly, at least mine looks really pro..ok maybe not

  2. Teresa says:

    But all this time I thought you were brandishing some sort of low-tech aesthetic.

  3. Vince says:

    Take a look at php-nuke or php-nuke platinum.

    You can strip them down to just what you need and they use themes to control the look and feel.

    You can download them from http://www.techgfx.com/

  4. Dave says:


    Yes I am embracing the low-tech aesthetic, partly because I’m not capable of doing much better right now. If I could make it beautiful with little effort, that would become my new aesthetic in a big big hurry.

    I can do themes and stuff with blosxom as well, I think. What I’d rather do was just take out all my physical formatting (tables, etc) and change that to logical stuff with DIVs and then do the serious work in the CSS. I experimented with doing the 3 column layout entirely in CSS a while back, but it was different in every browser and I didn’t want to be in the “But it works in Browser X” mode.

  5. Dave says:

    Does anyone recognize the title reference (without Googling, natch)?

  6. DG says:

    Try http://www.oswd.org (Open Source Web Design) it might be inspiring?


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