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In the new YetToBeBranded site, I’m using wordpress to power it, due to lack of tiem to create a custom platform. The long of the short of it, is that i wanted everything to be as integrated and look as natural as possible. This would mean permalinks.

Another thing, was that YetToBeBranded is a company website, not a blog, so I’m using a custom frontpage, which complicates things just a little.

My permalink structure was to be simple: /articles/ is all my articles, it’d be based on title of the article. However, when I set my permalinks to be

/articles/%postname%/

I also had a page called ‘articles’, which was the default frontpage of a wordpress blog. I messed around for quite a while, trying to figure out why my pagination was bugging up in the custom permalinks, the answer:

Because I had a page called articles, and my articles where pointing to that page, instead of that post, there was conflict. The solution was to set my permalinks to:

/article/%postname%/

This worked. I’m not sure if this article will help anyone else, but this helped me, as i couldn’t find the solution to my problem in the codex or related resources.

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Okay, So wordpress has delayed posting of blog entries — In Otherwords, I’m Talking from the future more so then normal.

What’s News?

Did I mention I got employment of sorts with NapalmRiot Inc? Well, yes, I work for NapalmRiot as a CSS / JavaScript Ninja, expect to see more awesome stuff from them soon. Not a Member? Signup Today!

What else… I’ve Started work back up on dAmnZilla, I’m totally revising it’s User Interface and recoding large portions of it, It’s getting some really cool features added in. Oh, yeah, It’s my birthday today, happy birthday to me. Woot.

Also, work on YetToBeBranded.net has ground to a stop for a while, for I’m working on some much bigger and cooler projects right now. I promise, actually, Is there such thing as birthday resultions? Okay, I make a birthday Resolution to get YetToBeBranded Live before my next birthday.

In Slightly other news.. Here’s some interesting Design Concepts:

Oh Well, That’s about it from this news room.

…You’re Listening to Micheil from YetToBeBranded ramble on about random news in october since the last news update… Oh Yeah, The Birds are Tweeting, and The Sky Is BlueMusic is in the Air.

Well, sort of. As You’ve guessed if your here, I’ve yet again changed the theme of the blog, for those interested in knowing, the header photo is my own, you can find it in my deviantART gallery. That’s all for me right now.

Over the past few months, some would’ve noticed that i haven’t been too active; other would’ve noticed it in the past two weeks. The reason is simple, I’ve been cracking away at the design for this site, once I get a domain name and host sorted.

I’ve gone for a simple and minimalist look, whilst using a grid based layout combined with a dark palette to emphasis on the content. I’m still undecided on the final color palette, but now it’ll include colors around #a0a0a0 and #4a4a4a.The new colour palette for Yet To Be Branded

For typography, I’ve gone with a mixture of serif and sans-serif fonts. I’ve tried to use the serif type for headings or areas which need emphasis, as it stands out against the body text of sans, you can see this in the image to the left. A sample of typography in the new YTBB, both sans-serif and sans!

As for layout, I’ve started by prototyping the design on a few of 960.gs’s grid templates, very handy for use in a boring school class with a substitute teacher. Then i progress to use simple XHTML and CSS. The grid system used is 20/80 in header and content and 50/50 in the footer, all is centered in a container of 78% (there’s a reason for that odd number, but ten points if you can work out why =P )

That’s all for now on the new design; Keep watching and if you’ve got any feedback, by all means, leave a comment and tell me, happy browsing 🙂

Update: You can see the work in progress periodically at this deviation on deviantART.com

Okay.. I know this place has pretty much been dead, so I’ve revitalised it. New theme, new categories, new pages.

News:

In brief..

  • Started getting ideas for a new design.
  • Started looking for domain sellers, know any good ones?
  • Started looking for hosting, if needed.

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