In Brief Site News

A little love for the blog

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve done much with this blog either design-wise nor writing-wise, so I figured I’d give it a little refresh (though far from the full HTML5 redesign it desperately needs and probably won’t get for a long while yet). I even bumped the version number! This is now version 4.1.

These tweaks do a couple nice things, including giving me my newlines back in asides. Looking back, this theme is full of questionable decisions (which was pretty standard for 2008, when I released this look and feel), so it was nice to get a few things straightened out. I’m using a HTML5 DOCTYPE but no actual HTML5 code just yet; that will probably change with a redesign. There was no way this was validating as XHTML 1.1 so I figured I would switch the DOCTYPE to reflect something more realistic.

There are still bugs and stale things cached, I’m sure of it. Please bear with me.

In Brief Site News Weather

A guide to my Hanna coverage

For the foreseeable future, the blog is in hurricane mode. I’ve revamped the weather page and returned the conditions feed to the site as well as in the Weather popdown menu. Another noticeable change is that I’ve created a video page right here within the site so that you don’t have to navigate far to get to one of my Hanna chats. You can keep tabs on Hanna posts here by following the Hanna tag using RSS. Posts made by the Charleston Weather Twitter account as well as my own personal account relating to Hanna will be hashtagged as #hanna appropriately. Generally, status messages concerning conditions will be relayed through @chswx; stuff I might experience during the storm or one-off thoughts will be sent out through @jaredwsmith. Hopefully, this primer will help folks keep up with what I produce as Hanna approaches.