Andrew Aitken


First post

Sun 20 March 2011 Umbraco blog

There is still a lot to do but I have finally gotten a working version of my blog online. I chose to write my own blog for a chance to play with MVC 3 and the Razor view engine. So far I really like the Razor view engine and think my HTML looks much cleaner when working with it. Here is a list of what I hope to update over time:

  • Add a search feature
  • Have a correctly formatted date when viewing old posts
  • Implement MetaWeblog API
  • Comments support
  • Contact page
  • Detect tweets not loading and add redundency
  • Add a custom error page
  • Make sure all the HTML and CSS is valid
  • Minify and combine the js files
  • A few styling tweaks

Maybe add a style for lists too.

I did manage to implement an RSS feed and tags which I had missed or not wanted in my original specification.

I would like to thank Steven Gibson (@glasgowtozocalo) for doing the design for me. It's got the clean, easy to read look I wanted and I'm really happy with it.

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