I made the Charlottesville Democrats website suck less this week. As it has been, it’s still extremely simplistic in terms of content, but it’s a lot less ugly now. I bit the bullet and created the whole thing in XHTML, using fully standards-compliant CSS and HTML. It’s the first time that I’ve developed a site in this manner. I waited this long because I was waiting for enough people to upgrade their browsers that it was reasonable to do so, and I’m finally satisified that it’s afe to do. Because I’m not using things like pixel shims, there are some awkardnesses in the layout that I haven’t figured out how to remedy, such as the awkward menu layout.
Anyhow, it’s a great improvement, all in all. Now to build up the content with a news system, a calendar system, some more locally-relevant slashboxes, and a decent archive of documents pertaining to the party.