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Dr Alistair Brown | Associate lecturer in English Literature; researching video games and literature

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Through exploring the psychopathology of Capgras syndrome, in which a patient mistakes a loved one for an imposter, The Echo Maker offers a sustained meditation on the ways in which we project our own problems onto other people. As a reflection on the mysteries of consciousness, the novel offers some interesting if not especially new insights into the fuzzy boundaries between scientific and literary interpretations of the mind. Read more


The Pequod Redesign

Sunday, July 01, 2007

It being a soggy day outside, I decided to indulge in the virtual equivalent of spring cleaning, a thorough redesign of The Pequod website. Partly, this was due to the fact that having suffered from the deletion of the photoblog last week, and having used the blank slate to deploy a shiny new Pixelpost template (Macstyle), I needed to ensure that the other parts of the site were more in keeping with this new design. Additionally, I had started to feel that the site was looking a bit "texty." Though this may seem an odd complaint given that it is a literary website, Statcounter suggested that visitors were not browsing, simply staying at the one landing page, and I think the old version was not doing enough to "cross promote" content, such as linking an essay to a related blog post.

I am quite pleased with the overall outcome, which I think retains the accessibility (indeed, improves it, given that the tables for layout have been replaced by divs in stylesheets) whilst making the screen less cluttered. There is still a bit of tinkering to be done, but in the interim your comments and criticisms would be much appreciated (you can compare it with the old versions at Internet Archive)

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Posted by Alistair at 9:23 pm

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