Saturday, May 12, 2007

grrrrrrr!

it's almost 2am.

this is friggin irritating.

so I decided to go ahead and change the template already, and will catch up with the retroactive labeling of my posts over the nest week or so.

but.

ONE: i have no idea why items in the sidebar are not lining up in a straight line! I first noticed it when the profile and archives didn't match up with the hacked labels boxes.... thought it was a function of "blogger" vs "hack" settings... then I looked at "misc stuff to sort" and omg I just about died! As far as I know there aren't any padding/margin/alignment functions associated with those individual items, and yet they are all over the place?! Can anyone shed some light on this?

TWO: i'd decided I wasn't going to clutter the sidebar with a whole list of blogs: I'd only keep the referrer.org list because it's really kewl and it would reward the most recent referrers, so i spent a lot of time clicking on each and every one of my blogroll links to check if they were still active, then adding them to my Google Reader, assuming I could share who/what I read, kinda like how I've seen bloglines work. Only like 2 minutes ago did I come to the realization (please tell me I'm wrong, someone!) that it doesn't quite work that way: the main "share" page is meant for individual posts/articles I deem worthy to highlight! Unless I want to provide 5 different links to my 5 different public folders, which I wouldn't want to anyway because the presentation/layout sux, it looks like I'm gonna have to establish my reads on bloglines.

THREE: After seeing how my whole bunch of text seems to be just sitting there on the screen, I realise that the default font(s) [and sizes thereof!] for this template are really unappealing to me. Looks like arial will be a safe choice although if i want something fancier, for the titles/headers, the choices get rather tough: I might go with Lucida Handwriting...

will decide later.

I really can't do much more screen time.

I feel my eyes sizzling as my brain melts...

230am as I post this.

argh!

will be back online on Sunday.

ciao!

8 comments:

  1. Hi!
    Wow, it was a nice surprise when i logged on to check for updates...

    Keep up the tweaking and tuning and I'm sure you'll get the desired result.

    Have fun!!

    M.

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  2. Yep, blog make-over can take quite a lot of efforts ;-P. There's always something more to tweak... I'm starting mine soon to get the summer feeling into it.

    Have fun with yours :-)

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  3. I'm too chicken to mess with my template. It took me weeks just to get the boring one I ended up with. But since I'm boring myself, that seems to work for me ;-)

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  4. Your new template looks great. I can understand your frustration as I have gone through it several times.

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  5. Congratulation on your new template. It looked great. As for your question, I'm sorry. I'm not as computer savvy as you like to think. I learned mine by trial and error mostly.

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  6. thanx y'all! It's been a frustrating experience as I discover sloppy coding that really annoys me, but am not confident in revamping it all... so all I do is some quick-fix [although not so quick since I'm totally going by tiral& error!] and plan to revamp/clean up later. Still need to continue with my retro-labeling. Fun. Ciao!

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  7. Best of luck Lynne. It will be ok... dont give up....

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  8. Hey Lynne. I'm LOVING this new look! It's very nice!!

    I started up yet ANOTHER new blog with blogger lol, but this one is for my fitness and weight issues. The link to it is on my wordpress blog a couple of posts or so down.

    I too, am FAR from PC savvy, so I can't answer your questions. However, with how it looks to me, you've done a fine job.

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