CSS is cool

Was reading someone else’s blog and followed a link to a page that handled links by putting a dotted line under them on mouse over. I thought that was cool, so I fired up BBEdit, told it to open my style sheet on the server and started editing styles. All I had to do to change the look of my site was to edit that sheet. No skins, nor HTML.

Cool

BlogApp didn’t do it.

As you can tell from the last post, BlogApp ain’t gonna work. It put the title in the blog, not the title field. No category, so it got General. And it added no paragraph information.

Testing BlogApp

Testing BlogApp
I really need a way to add items to my blog where I can spell check them as I type. Plus I normally use Chimera, an OSX Mozilla based browser, which is still in development and whose text fields really suck.

Plus I want good HTML in my posts. So I’m trying BlogApp. It uses the blogger API. We’ll see how it works. I can’t figure out how to set the category. Maybe that’s not supported in the API.

Building the site.

I actually run three and a half sites right now. But none of them were my personal weblog, so I finally found a domain name I like – even if I did have to make up a word – and started the is site.

When I went looking for blog software I looked a Moveable Type, but wasn’t sure it was free for my shareware company, so I looked some more and found Nucleus. Its written in PHP, which I understand, and that’s a good thing. Once you understand it it is also easy to use.

Next I had to find a look that worked. I’m a programmer, not an artist. But I ended up here via this path:

I also upped my account at DreamHost from thier $9.95 account, which only allowed one domain to be hosted, to the $19.95 account which lets me have 3 and more bandwidth and MySQL queries.

First Item!

So my personal weblog begins. Amid the down pour of rain here in Houston.

It is late, after 11. I used to have panic attacks every time it rained when I woke up. I was for some strange phobic reason afraid I’d left the window of my car open or something and rain was pouring in and ruining it.

But ultimately I got myself over it. But tonight I think I’ve got it back. Found out there is a leak in our master bath. Water just running down the wall inside the closet. Probably means we need a new roof. We definataly need the closet fixed.

And that involves money, which we never have enough of.

So now I can’t sleep, but I did manage to get my blog up.