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Written by Colin Devroe on April 14, 2005

What would 9rules be without it’s own blog? That’s a question that’s been far overdue an adequate solution. So, we’ve combined the elegant creativity of Mr. Rundle with the stellar power of WordPress to bring you the 9rules blog.

The blog’s purpose

We’re working hard to build the 9rules network, and every day we get closer to release. However, this does not mean that we do not want all of you to be involved, nor do we think that our methods are perfect. From time-to-time you will see entries on this blog dealing with decisions that we’ve made along the way. Entries very similiar to Mike’s logo entry which generated much value-added feedback, which helps us to make our work better. We appreciate your feedback, and hopefully this blog will allow your voice to be heard.

Why WordPress?

WordPress’ powerful theme architecture and plugin API gives us the ability to not only build a powerful blog, but to empower an entire Network – as you’ll soon see. WordPress is not just for blogs anymore. We’re utilizing some of the very latest features available in WordPress Strayhorn (1.5) to build the 9rules network – a platform which will drive blogging and Weblog networks to the next level.

  1. Chris J. Davis Says:

    Beautiful design work, and very snazzy using WordPress.

    Let us all out in WP land know how we can help Colin.

    Now I am really hoping that my application to the network is accepted, I didn’t realize you were behind this.


  2. Matt Says:

    The blog looks great, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ll be doing on top of WordPress. 🙂

  3. Keith Says:

    Looking very snazzy. Can’t wait to see how it all works out.

  4. Ryan Latham Says:

    To quote the honorable Police Cheif Clancy Wigum of the Simpsons:

    Looking good boys, looking good.

  5. Ryan Latham Says:

    Oh just noticed it…the CSS needs one little fix to play nice with Firefox on Windows.

    h1 a {
    text-decoration: none;

  6. Scrivs Says:

    Wow, very nice reaction so far. Thanks everyone for the kind words. The blog design isn’t quite complete yet, but I forced Mike (tyrannical fist) to get something up so we can start communicating to the community at large.

    I am almost positive Mike has more tweaking to do, but it’s a good sign that our “almost finished” gets this kind of response.

  7. Colin Devroe Says:

    Chris: Glad you submitted your site. But flattery will get you no where. Unless you flatter Rundle.

    Matt: WP is a great platform. Thanks for all your hard work, and your comment.

    Ryan: Fixed; thanks.

  8. Ryan Latham Says:

    No problem…no big deal really, just something little (in theory it shouldn’t even be there), but for cranking out so quiclky it does look great.

  9. Chris J. Davis Says:

    Chris: Glad you submitted your site. But flattery will get you no where. Unless you flatter Rundle.

    I am not into flattery, ask anyone… Matt for instance. My comment was sincere, You are a “stand up guy” and I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    Still waiting on that rejection email…

  10. Martin Says:

    Really, really clean – and one of the easiest-reading designs around, for some reason (the cleanliness, duh).


  11. Nicole Says:

    Oooh…look at all the pretty colors. Nice work.

  12. huphtur Says:

    Scrivs: for some reason Windoze + FF consumes a LOT of CPU when using/scrolling the 9rules blog. Might have something to do with the background gif being transparant.

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