Category Archives: 6 – Code Kitteh

Deals with the joys of hammering together a Wordpress based website. From coding to traffic management, I’ll touch on a little bit of everything here.

Into the Abyss!

By | December 21, 2016
2017 Blogging Schedule

2017 Blogging Schedule

Remember when I said I was going to sit down and put some thought into what this blog was going look like in 2017? Well I did! 😀

It was accidental organization… I had to do something while I was waiting for the paint to dry on my small army of Fat Animal Magnets. (Christmas gifts, I can haz!)

Continue reading

Re-Theming the World (of Marthacraft)

By | September 19, 2016
Blog Cascade

Blogs-That-Were

Much like spring cleaning theme changes are pretty much a way of life for me. I gone from Mystique to Boilerplate to Twenty Fourteen and now to Iconic One in search of a perfect format.

So far I’m liking Iconic One quite a bit, although one of the first things I had to do was tweak the white space and the font. I always try to make the stories easy on the eyes and Ubuntu is not the friendliest font. I’m keeping it for the headers, but it’s back to Lato for the body. *tinkers*

Of course this means I really should go back and make a proper Childtheme, so I don’t have to recustomize the blog every time there is an update, but… I might just go grab Simple Custom CSS instead.

Anywho, if you see anything misformatted or missing in the new template, please let me know! 🙂

Advertising, Rethinking Sidebars, and Other Fancy Stuff

By | March 17, 2016

Code Kitteh Icon 300x300

As always.. the Code Kitteh nometh and the blog evolves!

I’m back to tinkering around with the blog layout because a) it’s Spring and b) I haven’t done that in a bit. Which means proper Childtheme’ing, possibly playing around with some alternate layouts– all the normal shenanigans.

You may have noticed there are now a few Google AdSense adds scattered about the blog. The point is to have them there in case a useful add pops up (they do exist!), but not obnoxious enough that you want to stop reading. I’m still tweaking them so they don’t annoy me, and since I’m an AdBlock addict I figure I’m not a bad metric to use. 😉

Continue reading

The Day the Blog Turned Five…

By | June 23, 2015
Blog Cascade

Blogs-That-Were

Well technically the megablog turns five today, but the soul of this blog has been around for closer to ten years if you count all of it’s various incarnations.

I am still not really sure what I’m doing, but such is the way of most personal blogs. (Even if my blog makes the occasional stab at being something more professional.) We ramble, we shift topics and trends as the whim arises, we are mercurial folks with mercurial blogs and that isn’t such a bad thing.

Or at least it’s an amusing thing! (I hope)

Looking back over the 2,000+ posts of yesteryore there has been a lot of art, a lot of writing, and a lot of starting over in the hope that Being An Adult would get easier on the 18765723th try.

I was thinking of making another dramatic pronouncement of yet another Quest for The Holy Grail Adulthood, but then I thought better of it.

So in the grand tradition of Blogs-Written-By-This-Specific-Martha And-Not-Stewart-Or-Washington-Although-I-Doubt-Washington-Would Have-A-Blog-Hmm-I-Should-Google-That I shall continue to commit art and spin stories and have the best intentions of posting regularly (but probably fail)!

And someday, hopefully, I will write another post as Google magnetic as Making a 100% Silicone Caulk Mold or And the Number of the Counting Shall Be Six… maybe. 😉

Twenty Fourteen Theme Tweaking (aka Death to Whitespace!)

By | May 27, 2015
Twenty Fourteen Theme Default Look

Twenty Fourteen Theme Default Look

WordPress upgraded the other day and with 4.1 came upgrades to the themes. …And like a dummy I forgot I hadn’t made my changes in a childtheme, so I upgraded without making a backup of Stylesheet (style.css) and lost all my tweaks.

So I had to go back and hunt down the changes I made, saved here for posterity (and if anyone else needed them).

  • How to Resize the Content
  • How to Fix the Image Alignment Issues after Resizing the Content
  • How to Reduce the Whitespace in the Content

Continue reading