Wednesday, 30 September 2009

making some slight changes

I'm thinking of making some slight changes here. Mostly I'm considering adding a lot more labels to make it easier to find old posts. It will take quite a while, but at the moment even I find it difficult to locate specific older posts. I'd like to make the layout a bit more exciting as well but that might have to be put on the back burner for the moment.

I've also added a "seach this blog" gadget, but so far my impression of it is that it's almost completely useless. So that might end up being scrapped.


Nigel M said...

ooo so we both having a bit of a late spring clean. Im trying to get my head around creating an Imdb style navigation for blogger- it is doable but I need to read more about archiving and so on and maybe mess with the widget template a bit.

dfordoom said...

Im going to have to do some research as well. My problem is that I started this blog knowing nothing whatever about how blogger actually works! So I really need to do some homework in that area.

I'm very disappointed that the Search This Blog gadget doesn't seem to work. It's such a good idea.

Nigel M said...

create yourself a second blog to test on. then tick go into edit html- tick expand widget template and you can see how all the funcionality works. you can easily also add extra columns and areas for you to drag bits into - for my blog I created an extra section at bottom and made 3 columns in that- found out how to do that by googling but there are so many tricks out there so if you start with an idea then you ll probably find someone who has tried similar in the past.

it is quite good fun messign around with the code and if it breaks down then just reset default settings. best do this on a test blog first though :) just in case.

dfordoom said...

Hey, that's a great idea. I'd never thought of that. I'm sure if I start fiddling around too much with this blog I'll break something!

Stacia said...

Searching is wonky on my blog because Blogger screws up the coding sometimes. If it happens in the middle of a word, a search won't recognize that particular word. It's stinky.

Nigel's comment about a test blog is a good idea. I may do that myself.

dfordoom said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one having problems with the Search thing.

And yes the test blog idea is brilliant. I've already set one up, and I'm having fun playing with it. I have no idea what I'm doing, but at least I'm not going to break my real blog!