Thunderbyrd dot Net up and running (11 posts)

  1. thunderbyrd
    Posted 12 years ago #

    http://www.thunderbyrd.net/ for the "view from my laptop" and more.

  2. rayne
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Looks good. I really like how you have the little excerpt in each post.

  3. faewench
    Posted 12 years ago #

    love the pull quote just what i was looking for . your site looks great;)

  4. TechGnome
    Posted 12 years ago #

    I like ht pull quote too.... mind if I ask how you done did that?

  5. Oisin
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Just noticed a little glitch - when you hover over the days with posts in the calendar, the added bottom border makes the rest of the calendar jump a pixel. This can be easily fixed by setting the non-hover border to 1px solid white :)

  6. OperaManiac
    Posted 12 years ago #

    the right column goes on and on and on on opera.
    and one firefox too......

  7. thunderbyrd
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Wow! I never expected so many replies here in one day! Thanks for the kudos, and I'll fix the other stuff "right soonly now".
    If you like the site, tell your friends. Input and comments on the site are welcomed.

  8. thunderbyrd
    Posted 12 years ago #

    About the pullquotes & excerpts... the following code has to be inserted into your .css layout file:
    .pullquote p {
    float: left;
    width: 125px;
    font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
    text-align: left;
    display: inline;
    padding: 7px;
    background-color: #F1F1F1;
    border-color: #CCC;
    border-style: solid;
    border-width: 1px 0 1px;
    margin: 25px 10px auto 0px;
    font-size: 80%;
    .pullquote p:first-letter {
    font-weight: bold;
    font-size: larger;
    You'll want to change the colour, etc. to suit your own tastes.
    Now... you can either have the pullquotes generated automatically, or you can put them in yourself.
    To put them in yourself, just use a <p class="pullquote>Text to be in the pullquote</div>
    To have them generated automatically insert the following into your index.php like so:
    <div class="pullquote">
    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    Just above the existing lines:
    <div class="storycontent">
    <?php the_content(); ?>
    It is very important to note that in order to use the automatic function of the pullquotes, you must use the advanced editing mode when entering your post, and you must provide an excerpt to be used, otherwise the pullquote will contain nearly the entire text of the post!
    And... the pullquote .css code was provided most generously to me by http://www.w-a-s-a-b-i.com/
    Any other comments or questions, please feel free to leave me an e-mail, comment on the board, or a message here.

  9. thunderbyrd
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Sorry about that, but some of that got munged!
    To use it manually:
    <p class="pullquote">This is the text you want quoted</div>
    I forgot the backticks <blush />

  10. thunderbyrd
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Follow up:
    Calendar hover : fixed
    Menu length : fixed
    Shiny Stats : added

  11. thunderbyrd
    Posted 12 years ago #

    My most humble apologies, but I've done it again! My only excuse for this is that I have been battling a brutally vicious migraine all day.
    To use the pullquote manually, it is:
    <p class="pullquote">Text
    And not:
    <div class="pullquote">Text</div>
    Again, I'm sorry for the mix up.

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