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It sounds like a silly question, but it's really not. Does your blog have a name? In the admin section of most blogging platforms, there's a field for the blog's name. It often defaults to something general like "new site" or its URL. If you remove this default name, but don't replace it with anything, then your blog doesn't have a name.

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After a lot of thought, I've switched this site over to Drupal. I really like WordPress, and I plan to continue designing for it, but for my purposes Drupal will be a better fit. While I could have matched the new site structure to the old one, I decided to restructure. My old site map had become a little convoluted and I took this opportunity to straighten it out.

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I'm in the process of making some significant changes to this site, and I seem to have crossed feeds with another site. Hopefully this post will straighten things out. The transition to Drupal from WordPress is underway.

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While minor changes to this site are still ongoing, the awkward phase should be over. Up until now this has been a static HTML site with a WordPress Blog in a sub-directory. As of this morning, it's all WordPress. The awkward part was configuring WordPress such that it could maintain my static home page, and keep the blog's permalink structure intact. I've taken a bit of the previous static content offline for now, but I'll add it again if I decide it's relevant. Permalinks should all work as before, but you might have to resubscribe to the RSS feed.

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My most recent project at Riven Design was transitioning a Typepad photo-blog called Cascade Exposures to WordPress and it's own domain. The new site debuted today, and I'm really thrilled. Go take a look, Jan's work is impressive, and always worth a visit. While you're there, make sure you subscribe so that you'll never miss anything.

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As you may have notice, I haven't blogged much lately. One of my recent endeavors has been doing web design at Riven Design. I've been doing web design with an emphasis on high quality imagery and accessibility, and some really fun print design as well.

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I'm still using the CSS Menu Writer that I got to evaluate. I have to say it's very slick. I'm working on a WordPress site that I hope to reveal soon, and it came in very handy. I've worked on tabbed navigation with CSS before, but this was relatively painless. A few quick menu adjustments and it gave me a set of beautiful tabbed menus. Of course it's never quite that easy.

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There's a great article about Using WordPress Categories To Style Posts at Lorelle on WordPress . You might think to yourself that you don't want a blog, but WordPress can be used for much more than that. It would be reasonably easy to create a website powered by WordPress that looked nothing like a traditional blog. WordPress gives you the ability to easily post information in an orderly manner.

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JavaTechniques is a nice site with, to quote it's author, "a small, but growing collection of Java howto's and examples". It's also a nice example of how to put together a collection of content over time with WordPress as the CMS.

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Have you noticed the attribute "ilo-full-src" appearing in your code when when working in WordPress with Firefox? You likely have the ImgLikeOpera extension installed. Disable it and everything should work fine. I don't know why it's causing the addition of this odd bit of code, but it seems to be doing just that.

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