This month, as a sidenote to you—dear reader—and your busy life, is the five-year anniversary of The Dark Balloon (formerly dotfloofy dotblog and long before that just <hao2lian />). As a result, I’ve pulled the few headers I had laying around in my backups.
- An early <hao2lian /> header. Unfortunately, no screenshot alive goes with this header, which is just as well since the theme was probably horrendous.
- A <hao2lian /> screenshot. A very subtle jab at XHTML there. It would be much later before I realized XHTML truly sucked, and the future internet would be riddled with nonsense if it ever adopted XHTML.
- One old header. Another.
- A screenshot with the previous header.
The Flickr webpages have more detailed commentary. Of course, I’ve lost everything between that point and now. Psych. I’ll run up the previous themes (even from Blogspot!) when I transfer from Wordpress to something homegrown in Python. And, yes, I am aware I have yet to upload an archives page or even a search form to this hallow institution.