May 3, 2006
XHTMLized Kicks Ass
By QBlog in Blog News
Well, the blog redesign is done for the most part. There are some non-blog pages like the News page, the About page and the Resources page that still need the new template but I can handle that later. The tough work is done and I owe it all to a little service called XHTMLized.
What is XHTMLized?
First I'll explain why I ended up contacting the good folks at XHTMLized. I built this new design back in January and had every intention of converting that design to an XHTML template (what is XHTML?). However, my strength is not in coding elegant markup and I needed a lot of time to build the site templates, time I frankly didn't have.
So, I turned to a friend who codes wonderful XHTML and does freelance work. He agreed to take the job but his busy schedule produced continued delays and setbacks instead of a QBlog template. He saw a reference to XHTMLized on Signal vs. Noise (a blog about design and functionality) and recommended that I look into their service. I followed his recommendation and have never been happier with a site template.
XHTMLized took my graphic design and turned it into an exact XHTML version of that design. If you appreciate clean and professionally structured code then view the source of this page. Better yet, check out the Style Sheet. It actually makes sense! A thing of beauty.
I was also really impressed with their pricing. They don't charge an arm and a leg so people like me can afford the XHTMLized service. If you have a design and you don't have the time or the skills to build your own template then I encourage you to contact the folks at XHTMLized and get an estimate.
And no, they aren't paying me to pimp their service and I'm not getting a discount or anything for saying this. I'm really, really impressed with them and want you to know about it. I'm extremely happy with the new look of Quixtar BLOG and I think you will be too if you're not already.