Monthly Archives: March 2013

How To Create Distressed Type

For a while, this blog used an image for the blog title using an un-distressed font. Unfortunately, this image seemed shockingly black — and just a little too crisp and clean. After experimenting with a number of different methods for … Continue reading

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Turn A Background Image Into A Link Part 2: Creating Different Link States

In the previous post, I showed how a background image was converted into a clickable link. But the link looked like this at all times, for all click states: In this post, I’ll demonstrate how to load in different background … Continue reading

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Turn A Background Image Into A Link

Background Ordinarily, WordPress’ Twenty Ten theme places the blog name at the top left-hand corner of the blog, and makes it a link to the blog home page. The default font was used on the ancient Greek blog for several … Continue reading

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WordPress Validation Error For Category Tags

Got around to validating this blog with the W3C Validator, and discovered there were 19 errors involving the category links. Apparently, WordPress sets up these links with a rel=”category tag” attribute, which doesn’t pass validation. Ispire.me has the fix for … Continue reading

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Special Characters For XML In Flash

Over on the Jukebox page, I’ve noticed that some special characters are acceptable when Flash accesses XML playlists – while others aren’t. For example, the Jukebox page has no difficulty accessing a playlist with file names containing accented letter e’s … Continue reading

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Header Work

The header image for the blog was customized in the following manner: A prospective photo (“Poseidon Temple at Cape Sounion near Athens, Greece” by anastasios71) was found at Fotolia.com. The photo was tested before the rights were purchased in order to … Continue reading

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How Did My Public Blog Become Password-Protected?

A week ago, this public WordPress blog somehow become password-protected. When the Username and Password were not filled in, the blog came up perfectly…except for a few images. How did that happen? Turns out it was because the CSS style … Continue reading

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Greek Meander

At a certain point, I thought the ancient Greek blog would look great with a Greek meander pattern as a border around the wrapper. So I looked up the new CSS 3 border-image property, drew a 2-D GIF, and gave … Continue reading

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How To Stop Self-Pingbacks

Unlike some blogging platforms, WordPress sends self-pingbacks when a blogger makes internal links. Aside from the possible effect this might have on SEO, its annoying to be notified by the Akismet plugin every time one links to their previous posts. Apparently … Continue reading

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How To Make A Weathered Stone Background With Photoshop

This post will show how to make a weathered stone background similar to the one on this blog. Here’s how it was done: Open Photoshop & create a new file 1000 px wide by 1000 px high. Create a new … Continue reading

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