90-Site stuff

After a lot of research, I decided  to use WordPress to host crow-caw.com. It had a lot of advantages:

  • Inexpensive!
  • A la carte options: you could just start a free blog using one of their free templates, but if you needed more control or more features you could easily get them for small incremental fees
  • Good support for media
  • Easy connection for custom domain mapping (i.e., you didn’t have to use acme.wordpress.com; you could connect the site to acme.com).
  • Easy connection to gmail to handle email to crow-caw.com

Overall, not a bad deal. The custom design option seems to have really gone up in 2012 however; I used to pay $15/yr and now it appears to be $30/yr

Due to the CSS I’m using, you might not be able to see all the pages under this category (90) using the menu to the right. So here is a list of them:

21 Jan 2010

Maybe a nice idea would be to put broken things I’ve fixed and have yet to fix here. For instance, for some unknown reason one of the music players ended up pointing at nothing. I fixed it but am a little puzzled as to how it broke in the first place. Must have been something I did but I can’t guess what.

Other comments…

16 may 2013

The site’s been pretty crufty-looking for a long time. I changed the underlying structure to the WordPress “Sandbox 1.6.2” design; the whole idea is that you use custom CSS to make it look nice.

27 jul 2009

I don’t know if I’m just not paying attention or what, but I am almost positive I wouldn’t put a Twitter widget in one the sidebars. Yet there it was. Maybe it was something WordPress did…

Meanwhile, yes, I know there are still some slightly screwy problems with the CSS. I’m trying to figure them out. Now Microsoft has released yet another version of Internet Explorer (8)… so I have to worry about that now too.

28 Jun 2009

I just found out the largest file size you can upload. I wanted to upload a 3GB file since I have 7.6GB remaining in my pool. But I got a warning message that the largest file you can upload is 2047 MB. That’s pretty reasonable I think.

17 May 2009

Picked up a nice book on CSS and HTML from our friendly local public library: Build Your Own Web Site The Right Way Using HTML & CSS

I thought I pretty well had CSS sort of figured out…not quite!

The main problem I have now is that it’s getting a little out of control. I need to try to figure out how to group the CSS logically so its easier to follow.

13 Jan 2009

This area of the site will have several subsections:

  • a general overview of how it’s put together (and a little about why)
  • the CSS stylesheets and what they do
  • a style reference page to keep the colors, fonts and other parts of the site consistent
  • how the mp3 players work, what they look like, and how to use them

27 Jan 2009

I don’t want to brag too much, this isn’t exactly the most dazzling website on the net, but it really is nice to be able to jump on it at any moment and make micro incremental changes/improvements. (Don’t you love the “mud-colored” background?)

It did take a few weeks of wrestling with CSS (as I talk about elsewhere) but now that I have that more or less tamed I at least know what I can do to it to make it behave. Now the trick will be to polish the site…as long as I’ve paid for the K00L upgrades.

8 Jan 2009

WordPress is turning out to be a lot more flexible than I thought. I’m sure I’m going to bump up against some limitations eventually but so far I’m able to do a lot of things that I need to.These pages are going to be for notes for me (and anyone else interested) as to the progress I’m making in trying to use WordPress.com as my website. Not so interested in blogging, just using it as the regular record company website…

Why can’t I have tags or categories attached to pages? Why can they only be attached to posts? This must be researched, that’s not acceptable!!

… OK, at least I learned that you can use color names rather than hex notation. That may make things easier once I pick a color scheme (i.e., pick 4 or 5 color names and just stick with them)

2010 Jul 4

One big problem with using WordPress.com is lack of “where used.” Let’s say you have 50 pages on your site and 50 different media files used throughout them. There’s no single place to go to (at least as far as I know) that can tell you which media files are used on which pages, in case you want to modify or delete media or pages.

2013 Jan 13

Aaagck, everything is all messed up. I’m going to have to comb through the CSS and see why there are appearance problems. Might have something to do with the fact that browsers have all been updated a lot of times since the last go around.

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