Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

Hey there! This article was written in 2004.

It might not have aged well for any number of reasons, so keep that in mind when reading (or clicking outgoing links!).

Brand new and improved!

Posted 5 December 2004

I've finally revamped the site to have a unique color scheme. You'll please note that there are no actual image tags anywhere -- Mr. Cookie Monster is a background image, and everything is flawlessly done. I would have liked to have had a transparency gradient from transparent to white, but because Internet Explorer doesn't properly support the PNG image format (surprise) I'm forced to do what I don't want to. If you're using Internet Explorer, and you think the site doesn't render properly, you're probably right. I can't say that's any fault of mine, and while I'll see if there's anything to be done, I think you're just going to have to bite the bullet and use a browser that does what it's supposed to, and that is, properly support standards.

It's interesting that while I was coming up with the site colors and deciding on Cookie Monster (love them googly eyes!), I got a delightful and very unexpected finals week care package. It included a batch of homemade cookies, which I've had a great deal of enjoyment in eating. And with me going home in about five days, an analogy about me being Cookie Monster wouldn't be entirely out-of-line. For my Northwestern friends, though, I think it would be "The Cookie Monster Go-eth".

And yes, I eat cookies like Cookie. "COOKIE!COOKIE!MPHCHOMPARGARGARGAR!COOKIE!"