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Friday Five: “Must-Have” Blog Design Elements

As I have mentioned, I read a lot of blogs. Right now, I have a bit over 100 subscriptions in Google Reader. But I don’t just read the RSS feed. I also have Gina Trapani‘s Better GReader addon for Firefox, so by clicking an article title in GReader, I can see the article as it…

Looking For A Better E-mail Icon: Can You Help?

Look up there…no, on the right…higher, just under the banner. Yeah…there. Pretty snazzy lil RSS icon…the blue matches the Aerie’s color scheme pretty closely. Ditto the Twitter bird: Nice 3D image, probably Photoshopped. The php functions to pull in the subscriber numbers are pretty cool too (if you have Firebug, check it out, or go…

Slowly, But Surely, We’re Getting There

I sure hope no one’s been making regular trips to the Aerie to see how the renovations are progressing, because sometimes it seems for every step forward, I’m slipping back two! Right now, my frustration mostly stems from my very, very limited knowledge of php coding, and trying to incorporate changes via the custom_functions.php file…

Please Excuse the Twigs

…and the stray bits of string, or the occasional misplaced shiny… As you may be able to tell, the Aerie is undergoing a bit of a renovation (no, really! don’t trip over any power cords or sawhorses!). One reason is because I’m reveling in the awesomeness that is the Thesis theme for WordPress: For a…

Quick’n’Easy CommentLuv Style Enhancement

If you’ve been visiting the site much over the past week or so, you’ve probably noticed a lot of changes. Some have been fairly subtle; others (such as the contrasting sidebar background and widgetized 3-column footer), not so much. One of the smaller changes I’ve made was prompted by this article at MattFlies.com. Matt showed…

Why FeedBurner?

As many of you know, I’m the so-called “wikibrarian” (wiki + librarian) for the Twisted Nether Wiki’s Big List of Blogs (or, as I like to call it, the BLOB). It’s my job to turn the information bloggers provide us into a wiki page for each blog submitted. One of the most important pieces of…

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