May 31, 2004
So can someone tell me what code to insert, where to insert it, and how to make a linkable list on my sidebar pointing to categories? Also, can I go back into my previous entries and assign them to a category as well?
Or should I just give up and go back to
Thanks in advance.
I've been poking around the last week or so trying to look at different methods for making these rounded corners. I discovered several different methods, but none that are really fast and easy. All methods involved images and adding 1 or more div classes to your CSS and Main Index Template. All but one method were static width solutions that would not resize with a liquid width column.
Until I ran across this gem while I was looking at some WordPress templates.
-moz-border-radius: 10px;This code, inserted after the other border declarations in that div will result in a bordered box with rounded or radiused corners. This will only display in Mozilla browsers. I guess you could say it is a bonus for using a standards compliant browser.
If you want to selectively insert radiused corners, you would use the following code to achieve a radius on each corner of the box.
-moz-border-radius-topleft: 10px;It appears to me (on my monitor anyway) that the bottom radii render a a bit more jagged than the top radii for some reason. Maybe it's my video driver or just something on my end.
Below is a thumbnailed screen shot from Madfish Willie's Cyber Saloon. I went kind of crazy and radiied everything with a corner. All the radii are 10px, the comments are 9px, and the comment numbers are 8px top and 9px bottom. more...
May 30, 2004
By the way, if you have noticed a lack of updating to the Beyond the Black Hole blog, it seems that we noticed a lack of interest in what we had to say. Bill Bulldog, Bird Brain and myself have been discussing what to do with the space. Miss Kitty, as usual, is just being catty.
May 29, 2004
Want to show those Large Mammals and Mortal Humans a thing or two?
Well, now you can be a Giant Man-Eating Alligator or Tyrannosaurus Rex or even a Drunken Idiot if you choose to be.
All you have to do is modify EZ Bear's Ecosystem script. I got this from our very own Toasted Marshmellow, Emma at Miss Apropos.
Here's how to do it: more...
UPDATE: Hey ya'll, I just put up my new title graphic. Anyone want to go have a look and tell me what ya think? Yeah, just as I figured, all of ya'll are too busy. Oh well! ;)
May 28, 2004
I recommended Rob at XSet to him just off the top of my head, but I think there are more than a few Munuvians out there who have the requisite mad skillz with respect to MT design, no?
Anyone feeling charitable? Go lend the guy a hand.
Did you bide your time, handle everything like a total gentleman and then finally see THE LOOK? I have, three times in my life.
THE LOOK is something that you can't plan and you can't schedule. It happens when the time is right and you'll know it when you see it. It's all in the eyes, which suddenly seem to sparkle like the stars in a clear, midnight sky. If you look closely, you'll see a strange combination of surrender, challenge and fear in those eyes, and if you look too deeply, you'll feel as if you're one step away from plunging off a cliff into deep, mysterious waters.
You feel surrender, challenge and fear, too.
When you see THE LOOK, you know that the woman wants you as much as you want her. She wants you THIS NIGHT and she's ready to give herself entirely to you. The touch of her hand suddenly feels different. She walks more closely with you. A kiss on the sidewalk turns into an embrace and you want to burn with a blue flame from sheer passion. You want to meld with that woman's soul.
You don't have sex after you've seen THE LOOK. You make love, and it feels wonderful. After that first night, you'll never see the same look again, but you'll always remember it. And it will send tingles down your spine.
I haven't seen THE LOOK in a long, long time, and I miss it.
But, for three days in a row now, all I can get -- refreshments included -- is that dang Feb 20th post.
Is anyone else having this problem? Every other blog loads fine. I'm in Mozilla 1.6, but I get the same result in IE.
Can everybody else read Susie? I need my Susie fix!!!!!!!!
1) Do I need to figure out a way to place my SiteMeter icon on pages other than my main page? Another blogger told me I need to do that--but since it's on my sidebar, shouldn't it know whenever someone visits my site? I tried to figure out how to get the icon to display when someone follows a permalink back, but I had a hard time with that. But I do know that I'm still getting more "page views" per week than I am "unique visits." So it must be counting pages other than the main page. Right?
2) Does anyone know the html for an em-dash? I have a "cheat sheet," but it doesn't work. Unless I'm not supposed to be placing the given code in < >'s. Please advise.
3) How do I create an RSS feed for my site? People are asking, and I'm lost at sea on that.
Thanks so much for all your help--past, present, and future. You are the bestest friends a bloggirl could have.
May 27, 2004
Here is the code:
Total Entries: <MTBlogEntryCount><br />
Total Comments: <MTBlogCommentCount><br />
Here is the ouptput: more...
I was doing a blog tweak for Linda at Auteriffic, and she asked me if I could do something with a select category for her poetry to display in the sidebar. I don't think this is what she was looking for, but it exactly what you need to display a "best of me" series of posts in your sidebar.
Enable your category archives.
Create a Best of Me category.
Assign that category to the posts you want to display.
Cut & Paste the following code into your sidebar where you want your list to appear.
Best of Me
<MTEntries category="Best of Me" sort_by="title" sort_order="ascend">
I have the code sample up over at the MadLab, at the bottom of the sidebar, if you want to see what the output is. I used an existing category for testing. There are only four posts in that category, but you'll get the idea.
Linda, we have a problem with the site. I was posting replies to comments -- this is how I'm going to handle comments from now on (and I will post a notice to that effect) -- and got bounced off at about 11:25. Couldn't get back on again until almost 1 a.m., and this is the fourth of fifth time this has happened.
Not sure that this was anything but an ISP hiccup, but has anyone else had probs posting comments late at night in the N. Hemisphere (like maybe during a backup, or something)?
Just wondering's, all.
Could I get somebody to look at my individual archive page/style sheet to see why the boxes and labels associated with them don't show up on IE but look GREAT on mozilla.
I am a world class moron who doesn't make backups before I change stuff.
Help a moron get a clue. Have pity.
Update:the boxes are 'there' you can click them, mru's show up, but highlighting won't select them. help.
Update: Feh, got rid of the html style crap that came as default and now it works swimmingly. Thanks for all the help everyone!
May 26, 2004
We should all drop by and wish MuNu's Court Jester a speedy recovery, and offer all the support we can.
May 25, 2004
Just leave a comment or something so I can give you access to the templates. And if your worried about screwing them up, don't because I'm saving them.
T'anks (in advanced)
UPDATE Thanks Madfish, but while I solved a few problems I'm noticing more... And those are leaving me even more clueless...
I'm just being a curious George this morning.
I got my buddy Pam to do a neat banner image for us using the gold color that was already in the banner text. Then I ran that color through the disgronifier to get some different shades. Then I did a new stylesheet - a really subdued, yet classy looking design. Then I added some thingys and doodads. Then I put it up over at the MadLab.
Go look at it and see if it would be OK to use over here. I've got another gig I've got to work on starting Thursday, so it will be taken down Thursday am Texas time. If mostly everyone likes it and Pixy says OK, I'll drag it over here and put it up for the group.
If not, no big thang... I'll use it somewhere else. As a matter of fact, it looks really tough with a solid black background... maybe I'll use it as a skin or something...
Anyway, go check it out while it's still up.
How do I block a whole range of numbers at once?
Here are a couple of addresses it has used
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