Category: Web Design

  • ‘Scuse The Mess

    I took the plunge and upgraded Literal Barrage to WordPress 2.1 on Thursday/Friday. I’ve been slowly picking away at the transition, re-enabling plugins, moving old artwork, etc. over. I know there are a bunch of things that still don’t work correctly: contact form, archives and a lot of my old images among them. If you…

  • A Quick Tip For WordPress Theme Authors

    nobrainer nailed me a couple of days ago for not having auto-discoverable feeds on my site. The process for adding them to your WordPress is a rather simple one. Add the following code to your document’s <head> section (usually header.php in WP themes):

  • A Plea For A Bit Of Help From You IE-Savvy Web Developers Out There

    I’m slowly working my way into making Elbee Elgee into a releasable theme and I’ve been merrily plinking away on my MacBook Pro, validating the look and feel in Opera, Safari and Firefox. However, I’ve also been trying to verify it using Internet Explorer while at work and have been driven to distraction by IE’s…

  • Winning The Battle Of “Iconistan”

    Wired News is currently running a piece regarding the proliferation of “Submit my blog entry to…” buttons that have been cropping up hither and yon on blogs of every stripe. The number and proliferation of said buttons is indeed getting to the ridiculous point and, when bloggers actually post links to even the top few…

  • Firebug: A Web Development Must-Have

    I’ve been messing about with Firebug, a web development extension for Firefox. The site itself does a much better job of explaining FB than I ever could, so I would direct you over there for definitive information. At base, FB exposes everything about the webpages you view, from HTML to CSS to JavaScript to the…

  • How About Helping A Fellow Web Geek Out, Huh?

    Why didn’t anyone tell me that my site/theme looks like absolute garbage in IE? I mean, I haven’t done extensive testing, but dang, man!, it’s awful. Crap.

  • New Look N’ Feel For The WordPress Progenitor

    Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of the entire WordPress project and founder of Automattic has redesigned his blog after logging about 3 years-worth of use on his old design. I must say, it looks great and makes my pitiful redesign attempts seem paltry by comparison. *grin*

  • Showin’ Off A Bit

    I’m experimenting with allowing for custom stylesheets in Elbee Elgee, so don’t be alarmed by the current style. It’s still the same back-end code with a nice ode to the superlative Tarski thrown in for good measure. I’ll likely head back to the blue style in a couple of days, but I would appreciate comments,…

  • A Move

    I’ve been busy all day long and thus haven’t had a chance to post, but I thought I’d note that I’ve abandoned my Google Code project for my theme and have (painstakingly) migrated all changes and changelogs over to my self-hosted Trac install. GC was just too feature-limited – no ability to associate commits with…

  • What’s Japanese For “Doesn’t Translate Well Into English”?

    It most likely starts with “Eego wa” and ends in, well, this: See, the team behind the Firefox browser is trying to boost Japanese usage of the browser, so they held a little competition to make the mascot a bit more “Hello Kitty”-friendly. I sure hope it works well over in the Land of the…