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jonathan delacour says goodbye to useless calendars :

"But as I begin to redesign my MT templates, it occurs to me that I never use the monthly calendar to access previous posts--on my own site or any other site I visit. And, a quick check of my blogroll revealed that only a third of the sites displayed the standard weblog calendar on their main page."

i've always been a bit suspicious of the merits of the calendar myself, considering that i have never - not once - in my years and years of perusing weblogs, used the calendar to search or browse for archived posts. ever.

jonathan also alludes to his disdain for weekly archives. while i agree that monthly archives cut down on the returned search results, they also balloon the size of the returned result. for many of my pages, i'm forced to go with weekly archives because monthly archives could be over 100k a piece, which is mighty hefty for visitors that suck bandwidth from a straw.

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9/19/2002 11:04:00 PM 0 comments


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