Long, busy week

Yesterday was delightful; we had a full house of folks, including Ellen, Suezie and her S.O. Keith, Alex T., and Psynde.* I didn’t take any pictures, simply because I didn’t think to do so, and it’s just as well. Flickr is still giving me intermittent hassle; sometimes it works fine, sometimes it is made of FAIL, and sometimes it’s a mixture of the two. So I give up on it for now.

I also give up on the internet for now, because I’m restless and it’s dark but it’s early, and I am consumed with the impulse to dash outside and run around for a bit. Have a great weekend, everyone.

* Who we really need to quit calling an “affiliate” of Team Seattle, and publicly declare what we already know: That she’s totally one of us, period.

Last Modified on November 28, 2008
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8 thoughts on “Long, busy week

  1. Ooo, I like the redesign! Makes me even more excited to read Fathom. ;-)

  2. Thanks :) I was just noodling with something else clean, concise, and yeah — heavily pimping the next book!

  3. Of course, it got b0rked for no real reason I could tell, all of a sudden, so now the old one’s back.


  4. If I may be so bold I would like to volunteer to help you with your site. You can ask me any question and I’d be happy to download a copy of the theme you’re using myself and explain where it might be tweaked. I will gladly teach you the CSS and HTML bits that are helpful to know when using WordPress.
    Let me know if I can be of service.
    Dr Wicked

  5. Thank you very much for the offer, Dr. Wicked — and I’m always happy to learn. But for now, I’ve gotten everything the way I wanted, more or less. It feels a little sparse to me, but I’d rather shoot for clean (if sparse) than overly complicated and busy.

    This having been said, I’m always happy to hear suggestions. :)

  6. One thing I might suggest is to go into your theme editor and edit your stylesheet to add “margin-left:5px” inside the brackets of #content-left. That will give you a tiny bit of a gutter on the lefthand side of your posts so the words aren’t jammed right up against the edge of the browser window. I also might add some ALT text to the links that go to Amazon and your main page, looks like <a href=”http://link” ALT=”Buy Fathom on Amazon”>.
    I definitely like the new design! Let me know if there’s anything I can do. I’m drwicked on twitter and can be reached pretty quickly that way.
    Dr Wicked

  7. Thanks for the suggestions! However, I’m a little confused about the left flush issue; it’s not displaying that way for me in Mozilla or Explorer, either. But I’ll definitely take heed of the alt-tags right away. Good call, sir. (Male pronoun for convenience? Or incorrect assumption?)

  8. Sir is the correct pronoun indeed. I see that the left margin issue was actually because your layout is right-aligned and I had my window sized just a teensy bit too small.
    The best tool to help you learn about how things works is an addon for firefox called firebug (http://getfirebug.com/). It puts a little bug in your status bar and when you click on it it will tell you if there’s any problems and where in the code they are. But that’s not even the coolest part. It also allows you to muck about with editing your code in real time without changing any actual files on the server so you can experiment with things without the risk of breaking anything. It also has a button called Inspect which allows you to mouse over any element in your page and it will show you the corresponding code.
    One of the most helpful tools for webdesign I’ve yet found.
    At your service as always,
    Dr Wicked

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