Tag Archives: Wordpress

A New Look!

 Is this exciting, or what?

I think this is the first theme change in about twelve years. I decided to try a new theme, new colors, the whole thing! The picture above is the one I chose, in case you are interested. The hard part was getting the sidebar to load correctly since this theme assumes you won’t want one. Mine is on every page but the first page.

The other challenge was to get the pages in the menu at the top to display in only one line, yes, I am picky that way and I don’t like multi-line menus.

What made me keep the old theme so long is that 1. It loaded lightning-fast, and 2. It was easy to read. So far this is even easier to read because of the way it makes more posts available without scrolling while still allowing me to retain a font/reading-pane background color I like.

Call me old-fashioned but I prefer black type on white or cream paper, and the graphics-design types don’t see that as a priority. Now as far as page loading speeds go, we’ll see. What do you think?

Happy 3 year Blog- Versary to me!

blog badge Isn’t it sweet of WordPress to remember our anniversary?

How well I remember the old days of composing in Word, then doing FTP- upload  to FrontPage online, then trying to correct all the formatting errors  that crept in and trying not to blow a proverbial gasket before Scott could get around to fixing whatever I couldn’t track down.

WordPress and I have had a few scuffles — the pixel spaces around pictures still don’t stay after they are saved,  carriage returns don’t stay put and widgets that work in blogger don’t here but generally, every new version shows continual improvement and I am very happy.  It has been a rewarding relationship that has enabled me to keep in touch with old friends, meet new ones and most importantly, allow me to focus on sharing my interests instead of worrying about publishing tools and methods. Thank you for a great three years, WordPress!

 

It’s Snowing!

No, not outside. It is snowing on my blog! Do you see the snowflakes? WordPress does this each December and I think it is the cutest! If you have a WordPress blog and you want to turn on the snow, click the link below!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Blog — WordPress.com.

Bear with me, I am laptop challenged…

My poor little laptop can’t blog

Well, It has tried hard but this little old laptop I am borrowing this weekend isn’t up to the task of modern blogging. It is just too slow for uploading photos and  refreshing web pages, and keeps timing out. I should be back on my own PC on Monday if Dell is able to fix the socket for me. They decided to honor the service contract and end someone out, YAY!

What does a blogger need in a laptop? Continue reading Bear with me, I am laptop challenged…