Category Archives: Coding and Blog Design

This category deals with the joys of hammering together a Wordpress based website. It may also wander off into other coding adventures, but for the moment it’s all CSS, Themeing, traffic management, and blog design.

Python, GitHub, and Other Fancy Stuff

By | January 20, 2018

I’ve decided to get up off my lazy brain and learn some new languages in the new year! It’s never too late for new year’s resolutions so I’ve spent the last few days bumbling around the internet and learning how people learn nowadays. I really should have been out swimming in the educational waters a… Read More »

Bringing Back a Bit of the Past

By | February 12, 2017

I’ve really been missing the of ‘Days of Ages Past‘ chunk of code that used to be on the page. The ‘related posts’ are fun… but there’s something about looking backwards in time that’s addicting. (Which is probably why Facebook and Google are chasing the same idea.) But when I went to cut and paste… Read More »

Blurry WordPress Images (or: Darnit Photon!)

By | January 24, 2017

I’ve been frustrated for a while (after swapping to the Iconic One theme) with some images appearing blurred. For most websites this wouldn’t be much of an issue, but since I post art it was causing me no end of headaches. After some less than useful Googling and research into the zoom and resize tags I finally… Read More »

Category K.I.S.S.

By | January 22, 2017

I’m starting to look at the overall organization of the blog again because Google Analytics is showing that a lot of folks are single-page visitors (average pages per session is 1.85). I’d love to get them to hang around a bit longer… and that means rearranging the blog a bit. So I sat back, and… Read More »

Into the Abyss!

By | December 21, 2016

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,… Read More »

Re-Theming the World (of Marthacraft)

By | September 19, 2016

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.… Read More »

Advertising, Rethinking Sidebars, and Other Fancy Stuff

By | March 17, 2016

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… Read More »

The Day the Blog Turned Five…

By | June 23, 2015

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… Read More »

Twenty Fourteen Theme Tweaking (aka Death to Whitespace!)

By | May 27, 2015

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,… Read More »

The Devil’s in the Details

By | November 24, 2014

In a moment of goofing off from NaNoWriMo I decided to take a look at what my website traffic has been doing since I turned off comments. I was hoping to thwart the spammers, which should have lead to a downturn… but not quite as drastic a one as I found. Thankfully it was an… Read More »