Posts tagged with 'eric-meyer'


New Archive Calendar

This afternoon, for want of anything better to do with the freezing cold outside and the housework inside, I wrote an archive calendar chalk extension for the website. It's over there on the far sidebar. At present, it's a chalk extension and not a widget, although a widget should probably make more sense, given that it's in one of the Graffiti sidebars. However, for this first iteration I wanted to make a monthly calendar with links for those days when I'd published posts. User stories...

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So I get bored easily...

No sooner do I finish my quick series on customizing a Wordpress theme for Graffiti ( I , II , III , IV ) than I throw it all away for a — gasp — hand-written one. Yes, I got bored with the browns and went with the grays. There were two reasons for this: first, I wanted to use the entire wide-screen browser window and avoid the dead space on either side, yet still have a non-cluttered look, and, second, I wanted to use the visual ideas present in Adobe Lightroom in doing so. Adobe Lightroom...

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Writing and debugging CSS

Part of the job of altering the theme for this site, or indeed writing the "theme" for an ordinary page (here's my résumé , for example), is writing or modifying the CSS file (Cascading Style Sheet) to make it look good. I've used three main resources to help me do this as efficiently as I can. Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide by Eric A. Meyer. Yep, my copy of this is so old, it still has the old name (it's now called CSS: The Definitive Guide ), No matter what it's called, Meyer does...

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