Bombed Out and artist news
Posted: 26th August 2005
Tagged: Bombed Out
Well, it's been one hell of a long time in the making but finally we figured we'd best roll this bad-boy live.
Feels like we've been working on this for ages (Steve started work on it in January) so we hope you all think it's worth it.
What started out as a small update to the look and feel of the site as ended with a complete overhaul of the database schema and the underlying CMS which we’ve built up from scratch (actually, all pages were flat files on the old site so the fact that we now have a CMS is completely new!). While this no doubt means very little to the casual browser it will hopefully mean that we can keep on top of the required updates a lot more easily and in fact we’ve already a handful of new pages in the works that’ll hopefully creep live over the next few weeks.
For the style changes themselves we’ve took the time to create valid XHTML mark-up that’s complemented by valid CSS (much like the last version of the site was). We had some hurdles to overcome with IE’s complete lack of support for .png images (roll on IE7) but other than that things haven’t gone too badly.
For the record the site has been fully tested on IE6, Firefox 1.x, Opera 8, Netscape 8 and the latest versions of Firefox and Safari on Mac. IE on the Mac we’ve kind of given up on (and so should you!) though we’re working on fixing a couple of the bugs inherent in IE5.5 on Windows as we speak. According to the latest web stats this should mean the site works swimmingly for at least 90% of you out there and that percentage is only going to go up as we fix the IE5.5 bugs and more of you upgrade your browsers (Get Firefox!).
Stay tuned for more updates over the next few months, including some more video footage of Dugong, Joe Ninety and Fig. 4.0 live and a whole host of fantastic photographs that have been taken of our bands over the year!
The site has now been featured on the fantastic CSS Vault website (see the entry here) - one of the finest CSS design showcase sites around. So that's me all chuffed then and feeling like a bona fide website designer! :-)
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