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Technorati redesign

Thanks to the efforts of Tantek: a new Technorati design. In the words of Scotty, “It’s…it’s… It’s green!”

By rewriting the vast majority of the markup (both from the old Technorati site, and the mockups from AP), I was able to simultaneously reduce the size of the HTML, while significantly increasing its semantic fidelity.

The result: I cut the size of Technorati’s home page in half, made it Valid XHTML, with a style sheet that is Valid CSS. (Nevermind that the W3C CSS Validator is buggy in that it incorrectly labels the page as invalid due to the validator’s failure to parse the perfectly valid media attribute value screen,projection).

However, they seem to be having some backend problems at the moment. I can’t get it to show me my link cosmos unless I manually remove the “rank” parameter from the querystring.

(via photomatt)

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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4 Responses to Technorati redesign

  1. Pingback: Tantek's Thoughts

  2. It looks like the problems I experienced yesterday have been cleared up. I sent them an email about it, but I don’t know if my report had anything to do with the fixes or not. I’m just glad to see it working better 🙂

  3. Tantek says:


    Thanks for the kind words and *especially* the critical feedback. You’re totally right, we’ve had some issues, and we’ve worked to resolve a bunch of them. Keep letting us know how we’re doing, good or bad (especially if it is bad).



  4. Each time I use an HTML validator, it finds different errors inside my pages!!! Here there is a list of famous validators; Dr. Watson, v5.05, The W3C Markup Validation Service and HTML Tidy Library Project. Last program is specially interesting because it operates the cleaning procedure autonomously.

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