Monthly Archives: January 2009

Linux admin random notes

Notes relating to Linux admin topics. Advertisements

Windows tips catch-all

A page on which to capture Windows tips I might want to remember in the future…

Firebug: Essential for CSSing WordPress

Customizing the appearance of a website on means selecting from the provided themes, and optionally augmenting its CSS.  To make the CSS task tractable requires a tool that allows inspecting the relationship between a page’s html, and the CSS that operates upon it, element by element. Probably the most popular tool for doing that […]

Theme customization with CSS: Sandbox competition

The Sandbox theme focuses on “semantic markup”, which means that it exposes all  available data marked up in easily distinguishable ways, leading to maximum ability to customize using only CSS.  This is of special interest to users of, where customization is permitted to the CSS, but not to the php portion of each theme.

Rough comparison of some hosted blogging-plus platforms

I surveyed several hosted platforms that offer blogging plus other features, on criteria that are priorities to me.  The comparison is somewhat rough-and-ready, but allowed me to settle on for currrent initiatives.

All WordPress admin pages in one table

I keep not being able to find where a particular setting appears in the admin pages. So I surveyed all of them and tabulated the settings to be found on each. Should allow quick Search to find what’s where.

Sidebar style silliness survey

Continuing to examine all six of’s 2-column, flexible-width themes, all but one have what appear to be bugs in their off-the-shelf CSS for the sidebar (ie: widgets).  Here’s a survey.

Playing with WP rubric theme

In which I take a first crack at selecting a WordPress theme, briefly try out “Silver is the new black”, move on to Rubric, conclude that the CSS upgrade is probably essential, and start fiddling.  And also save my Rubric CSS additions, for future reference.

Test 2 of unique tag

Another test of unique tag

Test 1 of unique tag

Just a test to see if it’s feasible to set blog-specific tags