I think I like the minimal, image-free theme I’ve got right now so I’m going to take a break from working on the site to work on other things, maybe an example for the site or something. I’ve got a lot of old back code to go through so I’m sure I’ll find a couple of things to post about in that, and I know that theres some test files I make on one of my servers that I need to get off of there and into something a bit more findable.
Before all that though I have to migrate the databas from my other site www.motivationalpostergallery.com to that same instance as this one, because my host charges me extra the way it’s set up right now. Jerks.
So I’ve made the new custom search widget, all that fancy without any images. Mind you, it’s only fancy in Mozilla/Webkit Engines. IE shows a boring search button. Unfortunately I don’t have a good testing environment for IE so I can’t really test it, although there is a method of making rounded corners in IE without images but I can’t seem to remember it. I’m sure it will come to me and I’ll update the CSS accordingly.
Update: 11/19/2010, 10:00pm
Found it! Simple to implement too.
I’m sure there are some nuances to it, everything in IE seems to, but I’ve used this one before and it does work (albeit not as well as proper border-radius support works). This should work until the release and widespread adoption of IE9, wich supports real border-radius’s, and does a damn good job doing it.
Update 11/20/2010, 7:16pm
I’ve since changes the search icon, so it’s not a fancy looking. Also, something to remember, using this will prevent your CSS file from validating, then gain all those browser-specific border radius calls will do the same thing.
Okay so I started a blog again! YAY! Should be filled with all sorts of web stuffs I mustn’t forget. I’ve gotten quite a bit of help from similar such blogs over the years, so I though I should probably put one up to, share my solutions to problems so that others. If it gets scraped by google and someone else sees it and is helped by what I have on it then great, if not, well… at least it helped me.
I’ve got a lot more setup to do, install some plugins, modify the theme a bit, get tired of the theme and change it, change it again, and again, give up finding one I want and build my own, look for more plugins, install a bunch, uninstall them all, write my own to do the some things just slightly differently, change my plugins… you know the general blog set-up stuff.
I do promise I’ll post at lease one semi-useful thing before the beginning of next week though.