Time to freshen up

Me? Bored with a blog design? Yep, hence the new look. The template is courtesy of WooThemes (link in footer) and the tweaking and logo were, of course, by the inimitable Ronnie Brown. As ever, expect layout weirdness for a bit.

Oh, this theme supports gravatars, so you can have pictures next to your comments. If you want.





0 responses to “Time to freshen up”

  1. I like it.

    One small suggestion: I reckon the little comment icon should be a link as well as the number next to it.

  2. Gary

    Yeah, I agree. Need to dig into the template files to work out how to do it.

    I’ve had to disable the CAPTCHA anti-spam thing temporarily :(

  3. Yeah, I tried to comment last night and it wasn’t working. Would have texted you about it, but reckoned your turning it off meant you already knew.

    You getting inundated with spam yet, then?

  4. OK, so how do I put in a gravatar?

  5. Gary

    Gravatar.com, I think.

  6. Oh, OK. I’d assumed it’d need to be done from here. Didn’t realise it was a cross-site thing. Clever.

  7. Oo! Look at me! I’m Bill the Cat!

  8. Gary

    > You getting inundated with spam yet, then?

    Yep. Akismet plugin’s catching it all so far though. Just means I have to wade through it until I can get the captcha working again.

  9. On behalf of those of us whose Identicon appears as a big freakin’ red swastika, I thank you for choosing Gravatars and not Identicons.

  10. Gary

    Heather, you know how some people believe there’s an international conspiracy to piss them off? In your case, I think it might actually exist.

  11. Oh, it’s all nice and blue in here.

  12. Gary

    > You getting inundated with spam yet, then?

    CAPTCHAs definitely work. Before changing template I was getting one or two spams a week. Now, 30 in 24 hours. Akismet’s still catching them, but it’s a pain in the arse wading through them to make sure legit comments aren’t being zapped.

  13. I’m getting a popup window for the login for your Twitter API.

  14. PS there was indeed an international conspiracy to piss me off – it was called Pluto in Sagittarius, 1995-2008.

  15. Gary

    That’s weird. Will check it out when I’m at a computer.

  16. Gary

    Heather, are you still getting the popup? Can’t make it work (Firefox and Safari on Mac with popup blocking disabled).

  17. Nope, you killed it.

  18. Gary

    Weird. I didn’t do anything. Unless it happens again I’ll put it down to the twitter widget playing up.