phew, what a pain it is being so OCD! yesterday i mentioned why i’m doing a blog make over and once it is done, there should be very little different from the way it’s been for the last two years. it’s not so much in how it’s laid out that is being changed, it’s the workings of the HTML and CSS behind it all
and . . . i’m not starting from scratch – i found an HTML5 theme i like very much and am simply tweaking it. part of that OCD tweaking is rewriting the CSS to be neat and tidy (like placing the rules in alphabetical order – that’s OCD!) but a lot of that is done with free online tools like CSS Tidy Online and PHP formatters
so what motivates me to take hours upon hours (like all friday night, all saturday, and most likely most of sunday)?
you do! yep, it’s all your fault – actually you are the rationale i use. cleaning up and properly formatting one CSS file created a 29.4% efficiency in that file! your PC/Mac/iPad/tablet/smartphone has to read/interpret all the files associated with a website and for a WordPress blog that’s a lot of files! bunches of PHP files, some CSS files, and a couple of HTML files PLUS the actual content (text and images) all carry overhead with them
i’m not trying to go all minimal, just efficient with what makes up this blog (and without becoming a super tech geek in the process – thank God for free online tools!) :-@
it’s not just prims and textures i obsess over! and thanks for bearing with the changes =)