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CollyLogic Officially Unveiled!

5th May 2004

Finally, the dust covers are off - welcome to CollyLogic! Expect half-cocked rants and observations about art, music, web design, travel, good people, bad people and ugly people - delivered on an almost daily basis.

I’ll keep this intro short, as I spent most of the early hours in Nottingham’s new super club Stealth, so I ain’t feeling too sharp. Please take a look around and get a feel of things. Be sure to check back daily for new links, waffle, ideas and nourishment - and feel free to leave comments if you need to put me straight. Read on for more…

I decided long ago that I really am far too opinionated to let my conclusions drift into nothingness, and that I desperately needed a place to store all my vitriol, euphoria, excitements and disappointments. Thus, the medium of blogging will act as a catalyst for all things CollyLogical.

CollyLogic is named loosely after Fuzzy Logic, and if you’re curious about that, you’ll find a brief explanation on the CollyWhat? intro.

A note about the design. The site only went live on 16th May 2004, with me sticking to a self-imposed deadline. Thus, it’s not quite finished. The photo sets aren’t ready, the code is not fully semantic yet - although most of it is valid XHTML and CSS, and I’ve got a little bit of debugging to do. When I last checked, CollyLogic was sitting very nicely on most browsers (I.E 5.0 upwards Mac and PC, Safari, Firefox), but was a bit non-floaty on Opera. If something looks a little weird on your browser, please email me. More elaboration on the Collyphon page.

Still with me? Good. I’m afraid there’ll be a fair bit of web-related banter on these pages as the site develops. Where else would you expect me to put it? I’ll only end up talking about coding in the pub if you don’t let me stick it in here. That said, I’ll be reporting back from the latest gigs I’ve toddled along to, telling you what I’m listening to, and sharing my insights about everything I need to tie down, be it film, travel, gadgets, alcoholic exploits and more - but don’t expect me to tell you everything.

Finally for now, as well as the daily Logical Links in the sidebar, I’ll be adding to the comprehensive CollyLinks page regularly, listing the sites that inspire me, be they those of friends, bands, web industry blogs and tooltips, anything good basically. You’ll also find my blo.gs favourites list on there, listed in order of update via the magic of RSS.

Responses

# Simon Snorkeller responded on 9th May 2004 with...

Ooh, look at you…! Just wanted to make sure I got in with the first proper comment - you even beat me to the idea of a Collyphon, he he. Seriously, looking rilly groovy… when’s the kick-off?

# Simon Collison responded on 12th May 2004 with...

Thanks! Still plenty to do. Sadly, my looong night out at Stealth has rendered me a little woozy today, so I’m guilty of shirking a few of the pre-launch tasks. It’s a shame you can’t email me some Anadin.

# the lazarus corporation responded on 16th May 2004 with...

Looking very nice, Mr C.

# Bruce Guy Ayling responded on 16th May 2004 with...

Nice web site, haven’t worked out what it is actually for, but I like it!

# Mr B responded on 16th May 2004 with...

This is all very impressive, can’t wait ‘til the code is fully semantic (does that mean it’ll celebrate the sabbath and take loads of holidays off each year?) Looking forward to some good ol’ rants etc…
Congrats!

# Simon Snorkeller responded on 16th May 2004 with...

Looks like the ante has been raised… with this yummy, pixelly goodness you are really spoiling us. And this live preview thing is jolly clever, especially how it handles links.

# Simon Collison responded on 16th May 2004 with...

Wait ‘til I raise the Uncle (ha!). Thanks for all the encouraging comments today everyone. Do keep ‘em coming - I want us all to be friends. As for all the clever little scripts (live preview etc) I’ll be posting CollyLogical how-to’s in the near future - and some interesting stuff, obviously…

# Steve Keyworth responded on 18th May 2004 with...

Nice. Still smirking at the “Mike Skinner: Genius or Penius” link.
This live preview ting is good isn’t it. Very clever Mr Collision, very clever indeed.

# Simon Collison responded on 20th May 2004 with...

Thanks dudes!!

# Federico responded on 24th May 2004 with...

You should delete “float:left” from “div#content”, so the layout will work under Opera and Mozilla.

# Simon Collison responded on 24th May 2004 with...

I am guilty of not yet debugging for Opera. Frederico’s tip-off has kick-started this however (this did indeed make the columns sit where they should - thanks man!)

Opera issues remain (mainly in the sidebar - hidden elements) and I’ll get onto these as soon as I can. All tip-offs always welcome…

# alena responded on 8th July 2004 with...

Nice. Still smirking at the śMike Skinner: Genius or Peniusī link.
This live preview ting is good isn?t it. Very clever Mr Collision, very clever indeed.

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