Wow, this has been quite a trip for me.
The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive, and I appreciate everbody who has taken the time to view the work and comment. It took till this morning to see my first negative comment, when I was expecting far more of them off the mark. I knew I rushed to get it up, so Mac testing was a bit on the light side. Most people have understood this, and supported the project.
Stormweather has, of course, been the biggest problem. Seems like most every Mac browser cringed, with the added bonus of assorted Mozilli 1.3 onwards balking too. Which is odd, because Netscape 7 and Mozilla 1.0 didn’t seem to have any problems with it. Ain’t life grand? I received an e–mail from Phillipe Wittenbergh this morning with a corrected style sheet. Thanks Phillipe!
A couple of submissions have made their way across my inbox, and I hope to get my first user submission up over the weekend. This is where the project starts to get real interesting.
On to the reviews. Pardon me as I toot my own horn for a bit, but it’s comments like these that put the perma–grin on my face yesterday.
— Jeremy Hedley, AntiPixel
Want to see some wonderful, and strikingly different, designs for the same content? Want to contribute your own themes? Then get on over to the CSS Zen Garden. I have two reactions: delight and jealousy.
— Eric Meyer, MeyerWeb (among others)
We need more examples which show the integration of beautiful design and solid structure. Mezzoblue’s Zen Garden is certainly one of them. It’s this kind of stuff which inspires me to the core and makes me want to contribute.
— Douglas Bowman, StopDesign (emphasis his)
That rocks. Thanks also due to Craig Saila, Nathan Steiner of Web Graphics, Simon Willison of Incutio, Ian Lloyd of Accessify, the esteemed Jeffrey Zeldman, and many, many more. It’s your great comments and constructive criticism that have made the past month of work worthwhile.