Maybe giving the site a face lift will help lift me from my post-election funk. As you can see I’ve installed a new theme. Of course if I don’t start writing something it really doesn’t matter. If there’s anything that doesn’t work in your particular setup, please let me know. I’ve also linked new posts to my bRight & Early page on Facebook. Why don’t you jump over there and give the page a like.
The site has been up and down this morning, starting around 11am eastern. It appears to be up at the moment, and the hosting company is well aware (their support site is down). One thing I like is that they also have a twitter presence, so I can still talk to them. Well let me post this update while things are working. We are getting close!
If you are visiting the site, and not just reading this in a feed reader, you can see that I’ve been changing things around here. I am working with a new theme (it’s been a while since I changed things up) and off course there is quite a bit of construction dust. For one thing, I forgot just which widgets, and what order, resided in the sidebar. Other than that, I do like this theme. How do you like it?
UPDATE: Things are pretty much back to normal, but please let me know if you find anything that isn’t normal (excluding my usual ramblings, of course) or seems to be broken. Of course I’ll continue to play around with things. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment and voting in the poll in the sidebar.
I am thinking about a new look for bRight & Early. One theme under consideration is up on my sandbox site. Please take a look and let me know what you think. Add your comments here and/or vote in the poll in the sidebar.
WordPress version 2.9 has been released, which means I’ve been busy getting my publishing empire upgraded.
- bRight & Early — Done
- FloridImagine.com — Done
- Floridimagine.com/blog — Done
- Blog News Coop — Done
- Reclaim Conservatism — Done
- Blogs4Bauer — Done
That should do it for now. I’m going to bed.
And I’m up again. Meant to add the links last night. I’ve done so now.
If you tried to tune in to last night’s bRight @ Night show you would have heard, well, nothing. The problem was not with Blog Talk Radio, but was caused by some technical difficulties here. Every 5-15 minutes the computer would restart, which really had me worried. Turned out that their was a loose connection with the power cord. Of course I didn’t discover that until after midnight. By then I was too tired to even right a paragraph like this one.
The next show will air tomorrow night. Don’t worry, I’m sure there will still be plenty to talk about.
It’s a long weekend, so I’m playing around with the theme again. While I’m doing that I’ve broken out this oldie but goodie.
I’m also getting some things ready for tonight’s Independence Day Warm-up.
Finally, for now, an update on this post. When I wrote that two days ago I had 29 cigarettes left. Right now that number is down to one. Even that is quite a reduction in normal consumption. The good news, yeah I know there’s all that health stuff too, is that I haven’t given the state of Florida or the federal government any more money. And I’m not going to.
I am trying out another new theme. I like it, but of course tweakage is under way. Your thoughts are welcomed and encouraged.
I’ve got a lot of things fixed, but there is always more to do. That’s what weekends are for. Right?
One thing I want to check out is a blockquote within another blockquote. This is the outer one.
This is the inner one. If everything works like I hope it will, this should be styled a bit differently.
Now we go back to the outer one before closing out the whole thing.
I’ve done a lot of work on the sidebar, adjusted a few styles, and fixed a few things that were not validating.
UPDATE: One more thing, I’ve added a poll for your “grade”. Leave your thoughts in the comments.
I really liked quite a bit about the other theme, but the dislikes made me change back, at least for now. I’ve got a busy weekend ahead I see.
I have been working on some changes to this new theme and my thoughts so far are that there is a whole lot I like about the theme, and more than just a few things that I don’t like.
Things I like:
- The layout of the individual posts on the front page. I like the container with the title, content, and the post information below.
- The bar at the bottom.
- I think the graphics are great, even if they probably do slow things down a lot.
Things I don’t like or need to work on:
- I’m not thrilled with the fonts or the sizes.
- It’s a little dark for my taste, but that can be fixed with a little work.
- I always want the site to load faster.
Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts. Thanks!