Friday, May 8, 2009


Like the look? I do. And after fourteen hours of hunting and pecking out html code from four different skins and my own head, this is what I came up with. If nothing else, I know the process and I can do it again if I decide to change it. Not bad for someone who doesn't know code.

I'm even too bleeding tired to talk in partial sentences and be all cryptic (I'm posting this the night before because I love you, but I won't wake up at BFEarly in the morning to post). Sorry, this is what you get when I'm off for the day and have nothing more pleasant than code to write. Fuck that. I have tons to do, but this code thing has been kicking my ass and I was sick of not understanding it. I'd like to think I'm a quick study, but there is nothing in me that wants to do this again anytime soon.

Regardless of the credit I'm sure they'll take, that lame-ass blog which did a review and which I removed from my blog-roll, have nothing to do with this alteration. I've been trying to figure it out for a while now. And aside from the blaring white letters you're reading at this second (yep, this one right here) I'm fairly pleased with the finished product.

Other shit: My supervisor called me late morning today (erm yesterday based on posting times) because he can't remember if he filed a certain company portfolio under the group or the administrator and never bothered to learn the system to look it up. Yes, sir. While I'm blowing my possibly Swine Flu contaminated bacteria into this handy disposable kerchief, let me muddle through the mucus in my mind and see if I can find it for you. Because there isn't possibly anyone else in the office who could take care of it... WHILE I'M OUT. I'm sorry did your eardrum pop? My bad.

Note to self: "Mia, next time he calls, tell him you contracted a computer virus and it's contagious. Follow it up with a ringing oink."


Amber Skyze said...

Great new look, Mia! You have a boss from hell too! Hope you feel better soon.

Mia Watts said...

Thanx Amber. Tracked down your link to add to the sidebar, too.

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

I do love the new look. And regardless of the idiots, I will say the white text is easier for me to read. Now sleep. And screen your bloody phone calls.

Rassles said...

Nice. I like it. And this might seem weird, but I like how the font chances when I move my mouse over the links, because it looks like your blog is doing the wave. Awesome.

Mia Watts said...

Rassles- that little do dah took me hours to work out and is probably my favorite part.

Cindy- Definitely screened.

Molly Daniels said...

I like it!

HTML makes me cross-eyed just to look at it.

Mia Watts said...

Thanx Molly. Immediately following the completion of the programming, I underwent reconstructive muscle surgery on my eyes. They are no longer crossed, but they whimper when I think about re-writing code.

Ashley Ladd said...

Hugs. Feel better. I hope it's not the swine flu but any flu is crappy.

My director always asks me or Nancy to do the technical stuff. It kills me how other co-workers go to him first when he just comes to me to do the job or find the info, anyway. Oh well, that's how it is and so long as I get my paycheck.

Love Bites said...

The only suggestion I'd have is to change the standard font of the blog to either tahoma or verdana. They both have a cleaner, more modern look, than times new roman. Also, I think that if you are going to use the dark red background, your only choice for legible text is white. It's hard, when you use a dark background.

Why the hate, sister friend? We don't hate you. Or at least, I don't.

Sarah said...

No hate here either.

And like I said, things look much neater here. Nicely done.

Mia Watts said...

Thanx Sarah and LB. I'm liking Verdana. Think I'll try tahoma now.

Love Bites said...

Okay, further feedback is:

Go with a size 10 or 11 font. 12 is slightly too large.

In the section of your css that reads:

#entries-content {
vertical-align: top;
text-align: justify;
width: 900px;

Add the following:
padding: 0 5px 0 5px;

I think that will help with your spacing issues for your main column.

In the section that reads:
blockquote {
background-color: #000000;
border: 1px solid #e0e0e0;
padding: 1px;

Change padding to:

padding: 4px 4px 4px 4px;

You can play with it until it looks right for you. Also, you don't need to return in your block quotes unless you want a space between paragraphs. It will automatically adjust your quotes inside the box.

HOpe that helps with your spacing issues.

Mia Watts said...

LB, you are fucking brilliant! Thank you.

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