With a local version of the Web site now running, I am beginning the laborious process of setting the overall design, style and template for my Web site. Some of the preliminary decisions I have made:
- I will call the site ‘Adaptive Information’ [later updated to AI3]
- I will use a three-col framework
- I will use my favorite Claremont HS Wolfpack color scheme (gray, maroon) as it has evolved over time with black, charcoal, bluebird blue and white.
I also decided to check on whether mkbergman.com was available as a domain name.
Rats! It’s reserved.
Hooray! I was the one who reserved it a couple of years back and had forgotten all about it. (Duh.)
Sheesh, I am getting old ….
Author’s Note: I actually decided to commit to a blog on April 27, 2005, and began recording soon thereafter my steps in doing so. Because of work demands and other delays, the actual site was not released until July 18, 2005. To give my ‘Prepare to Blog …’ postings a more contemporaneous feel, I arbitrarily changed posting dates on this series one month forward, which means some aspects of the actual blog were better developed than some of these earlier posts indicate. However, the sequence and the content remain unchanged. A re-factored complete guide will be posted at the conclusion of the ‘Prepare to Blog …’ series, targeted for release about August 18, 2005. mkb