[Smaug] scruz.org re-design

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 7 22:35:50 PST 2005

Quoting Anthony Ettinger (apwebdesign at yahoo.com):

> for the record I did browse through the CVS web on your project page,
> and saw some of the ssi's. I see you're familiar with the <font> tag
> :)

That _wasn't_ mine, of course.  And, although I'd have never done that,
as did David, I let it stand and notice the pages render fine across
pretty much all browsers whether typefaces of those names are present or

> I find it funny how you claim the backend to this
> painfully simplistic web site is so complicated....

Of course, I said no such thing. 

In fact, the reason I never fscked around too much is that my graphics
abilities suck a bit.  As do yours, as you admit -- and yet you want to
throw away someone's superior work in that area, anyway.  Why is that,

> ...and that only a "genius" like yourself has the know-how to
> implement such a killer app.

Nor did I say that, of course.

Are you having fun making shit up?

> Give me a break man, <font> and "SSI" was cool in the early to mid
> 90's.

So, your reaction to my admiring David's separation into subpages that
one edits and container pages that we don't is to handwave it away.  Of
course!  That stands to reason, since maintenance is someone _else's_
problem.  You just design the stuff.

Thought so.

> I'm sure you think I'm out to "take over" whatever it
> is you think you have there....

Far from it.  I'm almost positive this is a drive-by.

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