Thursday, June 29, 2006

It's a Fixer-Upper

In your Chicago Sun-Times, columnist Andy Ihnatko explains why your blog sucks.

Mr. Ihnatko featured my personal pet peeve -- "You feel as though rules of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure are just chains that the man uses to keep you down."

But he did not include the failing of particularly evident in "The So-Called 'Austin Mayor' blog": an offensive appearance due to a repulsive color scheme coupled with a mishmash of sidebar buttons.

Although it is always better to chose substance over style, it is evident that substance is the winner here by default. And fortunately, the RSS feeds strip away most of this blog's many design shortcomings.

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