I spent some time yesterday with my new WordPress blog. Slowly, but surely I’m figuring things out.
I edited the style sheet so it went from this:
to something like this. I’m still playing with it. The end result may be this, something similar or something completely different. I kind of like where this is heading.
It doesn’t quite work in IE 7 yet (see screen shot on blog). I have no idea what it looks like in IE 6. I have to assume it has the same problems. I know what’s wrong…there’s a background image that repeats down the footer that’s not repeating in IE. But I haven’t quite worked out how to fix it yet. I am so in love with Firebug for understanding and working with HTML/CSS layouts. But without something similar for IE it’s much harder to troubleshoot those layout issues. I’ll get it eventually. If I don’t, it’s not completely horrible in IE as it is.
I’m having fun doing this given that I have no particular time table to keep to. If it takes me a week or it takes me 6 months to switch over, it really doesn’t matter.
I imported a bunch of entries just to have something to play with as I add in plug-ins, configure the style sheet and move things around.
I can see why folks are so high on WordPress. It’s fun to make a change and simply refresh the window to see it in action. Not having to rebuild pages is something that is very easy to get used to.