Category Archives: Site News

Site Upgraded – A little facelift is all

- Finally got around to upgrading from WP 2.0.11 to WP 2.3.1 – This site was in maintenance mode for a good part of the evening due to an incompatibility with WP 2.3.1 and the previous theme used here on Techblog. I spent some time trying to work out the problems but the breakage was [...]

Finally got around to doing an upgrade

big move.. from WordPress 1.5.2 all the way up to 2.0.5 ! anyway, got most of the site running pretty smoothly again. still some functionality (ie: plugins) that are on the fritz. looking into them shortly. but until then – no tags feature, and some other minor things. a lot more changes on the way.. [...]

Site Temporarily Offline

How does that saying go again… “When it rains, it pours.” After a long silence (i.e. no posts in february because i have been way too busy), the site went temporarily offline for approximately 24hrs. If i had to describe what happen in a few short words, i would say something dramatic like: “it was [...]

Been pretty quiet here lately

If any of your have been wondering why there haven’t been too many new posts on TechBlog recently, it’s because i’ve been way busy the last few weeks. i realize that my excuse is about as credible in the blogging world as “the dog ate my homework” would be in high school but i set [...]

WordPress Plugin: Extended Live Archive | setup

I just installed Sons Of Skadi’s Extended Live Archive plugin for wordpress because the archives page on this site was getting a little out of control and i wanted to test out a few wordpress plugins that might help to make things a little bit more usable. The Extended Live Archive plugin uses javascript and [...]

feeds fixed

the site feeds were complaining of an: XML Parsing Error: xml processing instruction not at start of external entity visitors who subscribed through Bloglines and Newsgator wouldn’t have noticed any problems, but if you tried to add the feed to Searchfox you’d get an error asking you to validate the feed or check to make [...]

destined for extinction

here are 3 more colors schemes, and other minor design ideas i had. all of these have already been abandoned, but i thought i’d put them up anyway.

added to feedster today

No Need to Click Here – I’m just claiming my feed at Feedster

working with columns and colors

Here are a few more drafts.. In these ones i’ve added more style to stuff like links, changed a few of the colors around, added an image to the header, as well as set both fixed and fluid widths for the main layout. as usual, i’m not sure which i like best.

draft 2 – back to the drawing board

here are some new drafts i’ve been working. most of the previous design elements have been changed, but the basic structure for the css layout (1 wide column, 2 right columns) is still being used. i’m not set on any of these colors either.

draft 1.0 – getting somewhere

now, i think i’m finally getting somewhere. layout is coming together, as well as images for use as backgrounds for different elements

2 possible widths: narrow and wide

not sure which width to choose.. (colors are still undecided as well)