I have been meaning to post a note about some of the recent changes here, but have been busier then a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs (been dying to use that phrase for some time ;’)…
I’ve adopted a new theme called nobus, designed by Dezzain Studio. The UI is not too simple, not too complex, not too dark. The header is a bit tall, but I want to live with it a bit before attempting changes (the height did allow me to pretty much cut-and-paste some of my code/hacks into the header to retain functionality I desired (translation service, RSS icon w/out scrolling down, my logo and some quotes). There is a big difference in typography, not just style, but size and spacing. Feedback is desired/welcome about these (and any other) changes.
Posted here about using Zazz Post ticker. I have been keeping an eye out for something with this functionality over the last year or so, and everything I researched/tried was either too clunky/ugly or required more time to integrate then I was willing to devote. This one dropped right in without a struggle and styled up quite easily with a few CSS additions.
Some other new plugin additions:
- DoFollow Using no-follow as a rule just doesn’t make sense any more, it should be the exception.
- Enforce www. Preference I dropped the www NOTE: This plugin is now redundant with 2.3.
- HeadSpace2 Experimenting with this meta-generator-on-steroids
- Link Indication If we are going to put the control/decision about how links/new-windows are handled into the users hands, let them make an informed decision?
- Nofollow reciprocity If I’m going to turn off no-follow, I expect you to, as well
- WP-Footnotes Because some of my posts just need footnotes.
- Secure and Accessible PHP Contact Form Fianlly broke down and decided to try/test a plugin form solution
Some folks email me now and then about the quotes in my header, so just as an FYI: I use, and the thing I love the most about this ‘yet-another-random-quote’ plugin is that it goes out and gets 10 quotes each day and then cycles randomly through them on each page refresh. So instead of hitting/depending-on some outside resource every time a page is refreshed on my site it’s cached locally. Fast, lightweight and independent.
Closing with one of my favorite recent quotes:
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
– Wernher von Braun