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Please Forgive My Bullet Dust   8 comments

So sometime between yesterday and tonight when I got home my blog theme took a shit on me. For some unknown reason the “entry” boxes for comments and the search function reverted back to the blue color that was part of the original style sheet. No matter what we tried to do, it wouldn’t fix it.

Fine.

We made a few changes and I am now running the blog solely from the “Custom CSS”. Which is all well and good. Except for some explicable reason certain things are just fucked. Even though the only change I made to the original style sheet were to some of the colors (none of which were the text colors!). One of the guys in our guild spent a couple of hourstonight getting me mostly straightened out, and the blog is largely still readable and functional because of his help.

However – you will find that any and all bulleted posts/pages the body text is black, instead of the light blue that the rest of the body of the post is in. You will also see this to the left in my WoW RSS feed. I have tried about 50 different things to get the damn thing fixed and I am at my wits end with it. So – until I can figure out how to get it fixed, some of my older posts and pages will be botched – and will be difficult to read as a result of the black text on brown background.

I really apologize for this.

However, I have no clue as to how to fix the damn thing, and every last thing that I have tried and every last tidbit of information that I have found on the internet so far has failed to resolve the issue.

Yes, I feel like screaming like a 2 year old who just got told that they couldn’t have the candy from the isle at the grocer’s.  I have spent my entire evening, which was supposed to be a nice relaxing night, trying to deal with this mess and growing increasingly frustrated when I couldn’t fix the problem.

I promise that I will try to get this fixed ASAP, as I know that I do A LOT of my posts – especially strategy posts – utilizing bullet points.

Additionally, if anyone has any clue on how to fix the damn thing I would love advice. Hell, if you do it for a living I will pay you to un-fuck my blog. Even though I love the way that the new layout looks – I find that I am starting to regret having ventured into the custom CSS, as I don’t have the time or patience to deal with it when it goes haywire :(

Posted August 24, 2010 by Beruthiel in /rant, Blog Design, Changes

Wha? Where’d This Come From?!   12 comments

So…here are the first round results of my adventures with CSS!

What I have done is very basic.  I took a theme and tweaked some of the settings and all of the colors in it to come to a result that I like :)

However, there are a few things that I am still working on learning how to do, so you may still see a tweak or two as I experiment and swear  learn a bit more.  My Preliminary To Do list includes:

  • Creating a bar to seperate my side bar on the left from the content text.
    • Alternatively, changing the side bar color slightly so that it seperates from the content text.
  • Tweaking the width some so that those with non-wide screen monitors do not have to scroll to the right to see all of the content text.
    • On my non-wide screen monitor I have about an inch I have to scroll.  I think I just need to work out the content ratios to get that all squared away.
  • Create and Update my pages (not really “design” related, but um…it’s a to do list, so I thought I’d toss it on here!)

Also, I wouldn’t be complete without a huge thanks to Lashaah for designing my banner!

I am open to any comments, suggestions or critiques that you may have to offer!  Keep in mind, however, that I started this project with zero coding knowledge, and my abilities are still extremely basic at this juncture.  So please, be gentle!

Posted July 23, 2010 by Beruthiel in Blog Design

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