Pardon the Dust

Working on some more template and stylesheet changes, including the transition to using TypeKey for comments. If the blog looks messy today (Friday), that’s why. That’s all for now.

Update: Weird. The changes seem to have corrected themselves automatically, at least for now.

Update 2: More experimentation: I’ve noticed that in the paragraph after a block quotation, the line spacing changes.

So here is a blockquotation.

And here is some text below the block quotation, just to see what happens. By the way, if anyone knows a fix for this problem, I’d appreciate it. Oh, and I’m working on matching the fonts, too.

Update 3: It appears to be switching to double spacing after lists, too. I’d noticed this when I would preview an entry, but it never showed up before on my actual blog, just when I previewed it. Really weird.

Update 4: Testing out some other minor changes to see if I can fix the blockquote problem.


  1. Chuck Tryon Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 12:05 pm

    Okay, testing TypeKey and it seems to be working.

  2. Chuck Tryon Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 12:09 pm

    Now testing to see if Typepad has corrected to display my first name only.

  3. Jason Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 12:13 pm

    Seems to be working Chuck. Awesome.

  4. Dylan Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 5:16 pm

    The one thing I miss on here is your “Recent Comments” section, which is the most useful part of any blog for me.

  5. Dylan Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 5:17 pm

    Oh, but other than that I think it looks great… sorry for the all negative and no positive thing!

  6. Chuck Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 5:38 pm

    I’m planning to add “recent comments” back in, but it may take a while given my lack of HTML savvy. Once I get started, I do enjoy tinkering, but I’m also pretty cautious about making too big of a mess.

    I didn’t read your comment as terribly negative, just as constructive criticism. Recent comments are very useful. I’ll try to add in recent trackbacks, too.

  7. Jason Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 5:40 pm

    Chuck, since you just went through the process, I’d appreciate it if you could review my instructions on the main Herd blog to make sure they are accurate.

    In that post, I also asked G. to post the code for Recent Comments.

    Finally, I think you need to tweak the style for your bio and blogroll. The font is wonky. Try looking at how the code under “Archives” looks in the Main Index Template (index.html) and emulate that around your bio and blogroll?

    Otherwise, looking good!

  8. Chuck Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 6:01 pm

    Yes, I’ve been trying to figure out how/where to insert the code for the correct font. Every time I try to insert that code around my bio and blogroll, it just shows that code *on* the blog. I’ll keep working on it.

  9. Chuck Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 6:21 pm

    Okay, other than the slight font color difference, it looks like I’ve fixed the sidebar. I’ve even added recent comments (just doa search on G’s blog). Now I’m off to conquer other (blog) worlds!

  10. Rusty Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 7:50 pm

    It’s always fun to bring out a whole new template. Give the squares a jolt, I say.

  11. chuck Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 8:47 pm

    You know I’m all about jolting the sqaures! I’d change templates more often, but as I mentioned, I’m not very savvy with HTML. And I don’t match colors very well, either.

  12. Jonathan Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 10:43 pm

    This gray-on-gray is just about impossible to read.

  13. Jonathan Said,

    December 17, 2004 @ 10:44 pm

    But now it’s all better.

  14. chuck Said,

    December 18, 2004 @ 1:08 am

    Jonathan, are you using Firefox? Wondering where the glitch is hiding….

  15. Beth Said,

    December 19, 2004 @ 4:21 pm

    I’m finding it **extremely** difficult to read your blog. I knew this post was here (via Bloglines) but it requires lots of squinting at the screen to find it in the black on gray scheme. I’m using firefox, btw.

  16. chuck Said,

    December 19, 2004 @ 4:41 pm

    Thanks, Beth. I’ll try to find the glitch. The background should be white, so maybe there’s a problem with the banner.

  17. chuck Said,

    December 19, 2004 @ 4:50 pm

    Here’s one possible solution: I changed the banner color to white just to see how that would look in Firefox. If that’s not the problem, I’ll keep digging.

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