Oh look! This has to be a sign of Success! Ian made a green version of my blog design! I stole the stylesheet for my first blog design from Stewart of Sylloge.org (I later apologised and was forgiven), and it’s so cool to have other people use my stuff as well. I wonder whether you can put creative commons licences on stylesheets? I think I just wrote: “use what you can” on mine.

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  1. the sum of my parts » more than style

    […] hink about the best way to organize them. i think that i may look at jill’s blog and learn how to do pretty boxes in order to really separate and organize. i have had a three column blog […]

  2. trond

    I wonder if you can put any kind of lisence on CSS. I highly doubt you can claim “copyright” on a CSS. Who’s to say they were the first one to use .blue_box {background-color:blue} for instance

  3. Jill

    Oh, but that’s like saying that you can’t copyright a poem because anyone can use the letter “a”! I bet you could, if you wanted!

  4. trond

    Naah..is it really? Well…everyone can put a license on anything, I guess. But I highly doubt it would have any legal consequences to license a CSS. Most things are just too common – it wouldn’t make any sense.

    I see that some have done it, though:
    http://www.benmeadowcroft.com/webdev/

    But it sure wouldn’t have frightened me if I were to distribute a product (a discussion forum, for instance), using the same kind of layout (-the images).

  5. chriggi

    Encouraged by your post, I adapted your design for my wonderful-newborn-son’s weblog. It’s a 2-column-blue-and-orange version of your

    The blog is at http://linus.katzenbach.info/ and is just a tiny diary for family and friends to stay tunes with linus’ development.

    Thanks for your inspiration.

  6. Jill

    Oh, that’s sweet! What a gorgeous little boy!
    And you’ve made the design all your own, too šŸ™‚

  7. chriggi

    Thanks. Yes, he is incredibly adorable and gorgeous.

    The WordPress-Flickr-Combination is so wonderful to keep friends and famliy informed about him. Especially love the FLickr-Zeitgeist-Thing.

  8. chriggi

    Just checked my layout the first time w/Internet Explorer and WIN… and have to see the blue rounded boxes totally scattered.

    Whereas your boxes withstand the messy CSS-Interpretation of IE. Why is that? Any ideas?

  9. Jill

    Oh god. I dunno. It works, touch wood, so I keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.

    I hate explorer.

    Usually it’s something stupid like you forgot to close a

    with the requisite

    or somethihng.

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