SEB is using a temporary template set.

You’ve probably noticed that the site has been unusually slow as of the last couple of days. I’ve had the hosting support folks looking into it on their end and it definitely appears my templates are the cause of the issue so I’ve changed SEB over to one of the default sets that comes with ExpressionEngine until I can sit down and redesign the templates from scratch to see if I can eliminate the problem.

So you folks will have to go without my smiling mug staring out at you for a few days, but at least the site is operational.

24 thoughts on “SEB is using a temporary template set.

  1. Honestly, I didn’t notice any problems with load times…but I load SEB along with a half dozen other websites immediately in tabs when I start Firefox.

  2. The original layout was just fine, although I’ve always wondered if a fixed-width layout isn’t more readable. The present temporary layout is too narrow, by the way.

    The trick is finding whatever plugins or bells and whistles in the templates drive SEB’s resource usage through the roof.

  3. Just talking out of my ass, but this may be a good time to ask which features of the original template group are missed in this temporary one.

    I myself can do without the monthly archives and category list in the sidebar – they can easily go into templates of their own. I do miss the list of most recent comments, though. In a nutshell, something like Drupal’s tracker from a few versions back would be really, really neat. If I could work up the energy to do one for my own sites, I’d gladly share the template.

  4. his may be a good time to ask which features of the original template group are missed in this temporary one.

    The recent comments.  Don’t care about much of anything else.

  5. Wow … it’s very …

    Modern.  Or contemporary.  Or sterile.  Or generic.

    On the other hand, there’s something to be said about occasionally moving into New Digs and starting from scratch.  (Been thinking of doing something similar.)

    To be honest, there aren’t a lot of the Old Template features I made a lot of use of, FWIW.

  6. Yeah, more often than not, it was the recent comments and entries with new comments. I didn’t use much of anything else. Between those and the ones I’m subscribed to, I’ve got an idea of the activity on SEB.

  7. Pat: Yeah, more often than not, it was the recent comments and entries with new comments. I didn’t use much of anything else. Between those and the ones I’m subscribed to, I’ve got an idea of the activity on SEB.

    Yeah and your photo – I like saying ‘G’daymate’ to someone first up in the am.  smile

  8. grr uncle grrrrrrr.  Now I can’t see what the heck the things mean on the sides, they are all not like before(obviously) and they look all conjoined.  anyways, Merry Christmas, Kwanza(sorry if i spelt it wrong), and Honika…(probly spelt that wrong to sorry!) from DJ

  9. Yea, recent comments and country flags are cool.  The flow of the template was really nice to.  Everything was easy to find, text was very readable, colors were pleasing to the eye, And Les’ beard and smiling face was… well… I got used to that too. LOL

  10. I also vote for recent comments and country flags.  Categories could be off on their own page.

    Your giant face makes it harder to read at the office.  Some jive about how we spose’ to be workin’ or somethin’.

  11. To be perfectly honest, I prefer dark text on light background (like this template) to the light text on a dark background.

  12. If I could make a suggestion – love the dark background and the light writing – makes it sooo much easier to read when you’ve had a few wink
    And keep your head up there mate.

  13. Hi Les – just a request on the new digs… make sure your guys don’t set you up with a template that uses DTDs…whatever they hell they are.

    Apparently – from the scary note at the top of IE7’s rss feeder – “Feeds with DTDs are not supported” by the IE7 reader.

    Tony

    (Note: if someone can tell me what DTDs are and/or how to get IE7 to read them, you’d be my new best friend. Any ideas, ***Dave?)

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