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Updates! (Aug 12, 2010)

Happy Thursday night! I hope everything is well for you! I spent the evening updating a couple of things here. Nothing major, but I thought I’d share anyhow.

  1. About page is completely redone! It’s way more awesome and descriptive than before. However, if you’ve been reading Murren pursues the dream for a while, you won’t find anything enlightening.
  2. Contact page is also reworked. It is slightly more amusing, but equally functional.
  3. Tweet button! The newest WordPress feature is a tweet button that shows below each post. Click it, it gives you a short link and will allow you to post a tweet. Kinda neat. I’m just jumping on the bandwagon with this one. I’m not all that into it. (Because seriously, what’s more traffic going to do for me? It’s not like I’m selling something, I’m just sharing what’s on my mind.)

Comments on the Enterprise theme

I’ve gotten a bit of traffic coming from a pingback from WordPress’s announcement for Enterprise (linked in my previous post), so I thought I’d add this post to share what I like about Enterprise and make the pingback actually useful to people coming from the Enterprise announcement.

I was previously using Freshy. Freshy is clean and colorful, but not as customizable as Enterprise is, and not as clean as Enterprise.

My favorite things about enterprise: (more…)

Pardon my mess…

I’m in the middle of switching layouts here, and so my colors and heading are a bit screwy. I’d like to finish it up tonight, but I must switch back to my studies.

By the way, thank you WordPress people for Enterprise.

EDITED 16 May 2010: Click here to see my thoughts about Enterprise.

A few thoughts about my blog’s format.

There are a bunch of things I want to do here, so I thought I’d make myself a post to keep track of them. I know a lot of this is just edits to CSS (as if I’ve ever done that before), so I’m hoping I can figure it out relatively easily.

As I’m writing this, the BSA in me is thinking “Maybe if I write a spec and post it some nice developer will do the work for me”. Oh, how I make myself laugh.

Layout: I generally like the theme I have selected, but there are a few things that I’d like to change.

  • Make it a bit wider
  • Have widgets at the bottom of the page
  • Change the color that is used when highlighting text
  • Change the format used for the headings above the widgets on the right
  • Change the date format to show an abbreviated version of the Month instead of the month number (for example today would be 9 May 2010 instead of 9 5 2010). I already have it set up this way in my settings, but the date format on my theme doesn’t seem to pay attention to that setting.

Pages: My current theme allows one page for posts, and then additional “static” pages that either show static text/images or all of your links. Figure out if I can:

  • Add pages that show all posts for a category, like some other themes have.
  • Add pages that show links for just a selected link list, rather than all links.
  • Change widgets for each page.

Links: Helpful looking information and sites that have the some of the features I want: