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Website update…Using the 960 Grid System

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
Website update…Using the 960 Grid System

This is just an update

I’m rebuilding my website, and I am learning multiple things at the same time while doing so. I’m using the HTML5 Boilerplate, HTML5 tags, the 960 Grid System (24-column), and will be using Sass. This isn’t a real post, just an update on why there won’t be one tonight. Tomorrow I will write a review on the 960 Grid System now that I have the hang of it. Does anyone know if the HTML5 Boilerplate has a Sass option? Meaning it has the CSS written in SCSS? Would be awesome, because I do not look forward to rewriting that. Anyway, I’ll have a real post for you tomorrow.

HTML5 Boilerplate, Conditional Comments, and things to come

Friday, August 20th, 2010
HTML5 Boilerplate, Conditional Comments, and things to come

The boiler room

If you haven’t at least heard of the HTML5 Boilerplate template, then you live in a dark cave as a hermit and are still using Photoshop 3. If you have, but haven’t checked it out, then you 100% need to. I downloaded the files (it comes with a few) and looked through it. Thank the gods it is commented so well, because there are a few things that I didn’t know going on.

It is an HTML 5 starting template loaded to the teeth with everything you could need…and then some. Just some of the things in it are: script tags to jQuery 1.4.2 (hosted on Google), Modernizer 1.5 js (see comment below by Paul Irish clearing things up for me on this), Google analytics code, Meyer’s reset CSS, conditional comments…this thing is PACKED with awesome.

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Quick post…checking out WP 3.0

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Just making a quick post about my foray into WordPress 3.0. As if you didn’t know, I use Host Gator for all my web hosting. I know I shamelessly plug them, but one of the reasons I love this host, is I can install a new WordPress installation on a click of a button, and entering text in a couple fields. Anyway, I created a new folder and installed it (2.9.2). I then did the auto upgrade to 3.0, and it took like 5 seconds with no problems. I then installed all of the plugins I have on this install, and activated them. This also went without a hitch.

I then tooled around in it. The feel is the same, and you will find everything where it should be. The menu editor is indeed cool. Very easy to use, and I only touched it for about a minute. Now that this trial went smooth, I think I will upgrade my version this weekend…AFTER I have backed up my database.

Please note: If you are going to upgrade, make sure to go to the WordPress forums and read through the instructions per version you have. If you have 2.9.2 like I did, deactivate your plugins before upgrading.