The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

1 April 2003

They said it couldn't be done

I never have been able to come up with a good three-column layout for this site, owing to a dreadful lack of time and an equally-dreadful lack of talent.

Meanwhile, Phillip Coons forges ahead with four columns. Dayum.

Posted at 7:44 PM to Blogorrhea

Phil Coons needs to be dragged off and shot. How does that ex-sailor know so much about web-design?

I hate him.

Posted by: Acidman at 8:05 PM on 1 April 2003

There's only one answer. He spent his final days in uniform aboard an Official Disinformation Vessel.

(No, he didn't work for MSNBC. Sheesh.)

Posted by: CGHill at 8:21 PM on 1 April 2003

Phillip uses PC machine and the base templates can be shifted into 4-column layout. If you're interested in a 3-column layout for MT, go to Love Productions and check their linkware offerings or, if you'd rather not do it yourself, contact Joni Electric's portfolio site. (You can find links to both under the "Credits" on the right-hand side of my page.) Joni created the 4 skins on my site, installed them, then held my hand through the process of working the bugs out. (She had them worked out faster than I could write them down. I would name a child after her, but I'm done having kids. I'm creating a drink in her honor instead.)

Posted by: Venomous Kate at 4:12 AM on 2 April 2003

Kate, go ahead and name a kid after her. Nobody says it has to be your kid...

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 5:21 AM on 2 April 2003

No, in the USN I was a diesel mechancic (the big propulsion ones 3,000hp and up)and after I was commissioned I spent a fair amount of time around 600psi steam plants as well! In my last job (as a civilian) I led a team of web designers maintaining intranet sites for the U.S. Department of Education, as well as the Navy Salvage forces. Do all my coding the old fashioned way using "notepad". I use pMachine 'cause I feel it offers me the greatest flexibility. If only the whole world was forced to use IE 6.0 at 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024 resolution, life would be so much simpler. Several months ago I went back to my roots so to speak and am now a typesetter for traditional (print) media!!!

Posted by: phillip at 7:51 AM on 2 April 2003

Charles, great link -- Phillip's site is great, both in terms of personality and design!

Also: I love AcidMan's sense of humor. It *was* humor, wasn't it...?

Posted by: David at 2:55 PM on 2 April 2003