im in ur filez, redezning ur websitez

I’m starting to peel back the layers of plugins and turn on some new stuff, so don’t be alarmed, dear readers (both of you), if things break around here for parts of tonight and tomorrow.

So, why not go look at some cute cats instead of reading the usual hand-wringing, eh?

(Five minutes later…)

…Well that wasn’t that hard. Upgraded to WordPress 2.1. Now I need to tweak a couple file paths in the css, tweak the settings on a couple plugins, and we’ll be golden.

(Ten minutes later…)

…Fixed some css stuff. Still need to clean up what’s going on down below the fold in the last few bits. And I do appear to be missing quite a few buttons on the wysiwig editor… I blame a certain video plugin. Seems fine now, actually. Not sure what was breaking there.

More work on this in the morning. If it’s the morning where you are and things still look broken, cut me some slack, aight?

(The next morning…)

…ah, the birds chirp, bees buzz, I get called into work early, and this site looks pretty funky in IE6. I’ll see what I can do about that, um, later. For now, feel free to use a better browser. It looks right in IE7 and Firefox for everything, last I checked. Safari fixes to comment form coming, um, “later” too.

(Plugin issues…)

My Google Sitemaps plugin just threw some serious errors when I posted that last update. I deactivated it.

(Later still…)

And then there’s the search results page, which I completely forgot. I’ll get to it “soon.” It’ll end up looking like the category and tag pages. Done.

Hmm. It looks like I left the trackbacks that show up directly below the comments on a post unstyled. (That was easy enough to fix.) I’ll probably just look into rolling those right into the comments instead of showing up under a separate heading.

(Comment form fixed?)

I touched up the comment form, and it’s working in IE6, FWIW. BTW, here’s a good place to get a standalone copy of IE6 to run if you’ve already installed IE7 (good for you!), but you need to find out what all this stuff you’ve been developing looks like in an outdated browser.

So is it working in Safari?

(Playing nice with IE6)

Fine, Microsoft, I’ll be sure to set both the top and left attributes when I’m positioning things absolutely from now on, just to make sure you understand what I meant when I said absolute.

The ‘meta’ post info on the left near the title should be getting better in IE6. Still some wonkiness in the colors of a couple things. Is ‘display: block’ a problem or a solution? We’ll see. Probably just needs colors set on more attributes because it gets all confused in the cascade.

Good night.

(More fun with the comment form)

Okay, I’ve absolutely positioned the crap out of that comment form, so I’m really hoping it’s working in Safari now.  Is it?  I’ll find out in the morning.  The margins around the submit button are pretty screwy in IE6/7.

10 thoughts on “im in ur filez, redezning ur websitez”

  1. Yes, there’s a bit of wonkiness in the comment form in Safari for sure, and perhaps IE6?

    And I do realize if you’re using a Mac, all the bold Verdana — especially the lighter-colored stuff — comes across pretty blown out. I’ll think about doing something different there, maybe test Helvetica with the same styling and see what happens.


  2. Okay, so make that all three of us…I like the new look. Much cleaner. The previous version was getting busy.

    I’m going to the SF WordPress meetup in a couple weeks, so I suspect I’ll hear all about 2.1…and how soon it’ll be trickling down to those of us in the cheap seats.


  3. The biggest snag with 2.1 was just checking my older plugins to make sure they played nice. I switched to some newer stuff and updated every plugin, and I’ve had to ditch my favorite stats toy, because it hasn’t been supported or updated for months. In the market for a new one if you see anything good…


  4. Very nice. Did you design this yourself?

    One thing I noticed with the upgrade was the xmlrpc.php wasn’t working with services like delicious, flickr and ecto. Did you find a workaround for this?


  5. @Bryan: The answer to your first question is Yes. Details to follow in another post.

    The answer to your second question is: The delicious and Flickr widgets I use are both javascript deals, and not php-based plugins. I’m guessing that matters, but I don’t know for sure.


  6. re q2: what javascript deal are you using? I’m talking about something that allows me to post links as a post, not in the sidebar. My sidebar code works fine, but flickr, ecto and delicious are all throwing up on my xmlrpc.php file. I’ll have to keep looking.


  7. Ah, all I use is sidebar stuff. Just the javascript widgets that Delicious and Flickr spit out when you configure them there, then my css here styling them.


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