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[3 Jul 2008 | Comments Off | 224 views]

The concept of the gravatar – the ‘globally recognized avatar’ – made sense a few years ago.  With the advent of social blogging communities like MyBlogLogs, gravatars seem to be less in use (certainly less by our readers).  So I’m switching from gravatars to MyAvatars, a WordPress plugin that adds MyBlogLog avatars to comments.

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[11 Dec 2007 | 4 Comments | 184 views]

I’ve been bored with our old design for quite some time and finally got the time over the last week to refresh it. It took a few tries before Trish ok’d a design – she’s suprisingly averse to change in some ways. I felt that our our changed outlook on life – defining our dream and actively working towards it – needed to be reflected in our blog design. My goal was to make the blog brighter and more open, with colors that reflected …

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[29 Nov 2006 | Comments Off | 166 views]

It’s been a quiet few days for us, but I’ve been busy figuring out how WordPress’ theming (design) works. We’re happy that the site design reflects us more, though I will say that the theme we had been using was quite a nice and well-conceived design. Our theme is still a work in progress – I *think* everything works properly, but it’s quite possible that I haven’t clicked into every possible area. The main things that still need work are the sidebar and footer areas. In …

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[21 Nov 2006 | 2 Comments | 309 views]

We’ve been using WordPress 2.0 for a little over a week now, and I feel comfortable enough to give an assessment of our experience thus far. First off, we both enjoy using it because writing a post is easy. With our previous system (Joomla), it involved logging in, clicking a button for content items, clicking a button to make a new entry, being limited to one category and clicking between a couple of other pages to do stuff like upload pictures, edit tags (to circumvent the single category …