Monday, June 29, 2009

Curiosity very nearly killed this blog

In a bid to be more adventurous with the layout design of this blog, I tinkered with the templates and the HTML and God-knows-what-else. And then when I thought I was done and I wanted a preview, the page wouldn't display. It said something about an invalid xml form.

Good thing, I recovered my old template. I don't know how I did it, but I did. My little adventure cost me the bookshelf picture below my header.

I have learned my lesson. I will never ever ever ever experiment again.

12 comments:

foureyedmonster said...

remember to have a copy of your previous layouts before experimenting, dear. oh, well. :p

ShatterShards said...

Accidents are bound to happen when you're experimenting. It was a good thing my switching of templates paid off, but too bad for you. At least now, you know that you should always save your original templates. hehe

gentle said...

you can always start from scratch, dear. hehehe. jowk.

i can just imagine the stress!

good thing you were able to retrieve the content! i dont really care much about the lay-out, what matters is that the content is preserved/ intact.

Victor Gregor said...

@nika: yeah, i know what to do next time. oh, i did already make up my mind to never experiment again. :D

@ShatterShards: good for you. bad for me.

@gentle: i agree. good thing i didn't lose any of my posts. that would have elicited a tantrum from me.

i'm a narnian said...

i have learned that lesson ages ago when i was still maintaining another blog. But back then, i used to copy the template onto Word and then if I don't like how the blog looks like after the revisions, I just repaste the previous HTML code.

Now, i stick to the boring yet reliable blogger templates.

experimenting is good! you just need contingency plans. LOL

gentle said...

i can't imagine v.g. throwing a tantrum. will you do it with poyms... words flying through the air like pieces of broken glass? ahehehe. cinematic!!

Anonymous said...

i beg to disagree...hahaha.experimenting's quite good.

by risking, we learn.

i did!and you knew it!

(with slight undertones)

cb :: 林偉文 said...

i have to go with anonymous on this one. experimenting's okay. just have a back-up handy. :D

Victor Gregor said...

@narnian: yeah, i think i'll stay with boring. for now, at least. minimalism rocks. LOL.

@gentle: nobody would want to see me throw a tantrum.

@anonymous: tumigil ka. ayaw mo nga sabihin URL ng blog mo e.

@cb: if i were as good in layout design as you are, i wouldn't have any problems experimenting at all. :D

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

next time before changing your template, copy and paste somewhere else your template first.

hi!

Anonymous said...

madaya bakit pag ako tagalog ang response...parang hinde flirty mode!hahahaha.

Victor Gregor said...

@jerick: hi. thanks for dropping by. :)

@anonymous: flirty mode. really now. :D