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We Are Flying Solo

December 9, 2013

I Promise It Will Be Over Soon!

Ok, so bringing TFS into something close to 2014 has been a teeensy bit more involved than I thought. Something akin to a first grader deciding to read Dostoyevsky. It made RSS look like "See Spot Run." *insert crossed eyes here*

Feel like this?
Truly, my deepest apologies for any confusion, broken things, and craziness you may have witnessed. For the unintentional beta-testers, I hope you will forgive a rainy weekend's nibble that turned into a choking incident.

If not, errrr, nothing to see, move along...

As a woman who hates change, it probably seems (is) insane that I jumped into it at all. I'm still not crazy about the whole thing, and there are still pieces to find, delete, tweak...once I can poke around in the alphabet soup of template code and even find which bits go together. Let's just say that "revert changes" is an excellent button.

But along with the unveiling of the new logo, all of Blogger's changes (they did it first!) and my trial-and-error revamping and embiggening of our feed and social integration (hey, it doesn't mean I have to do the latter in real life), I learned that there have been a lot of changes to blog and search world since 2008, which is when our last template code was written. So off I merrily went, messed everything up, and now am finally getting close to returning things to a semblance of working order.

The claim is that the new code-set is more widely compatible, as is the new feed, enabling even email subscriptions, more browser support, and, say, a search box that actually WORKS with Blogger's new format.

So, hopefully, I won't have to say it again, but please alert me to any issues you may have with the main tabs or article displays. Stupid floaty label boxes and things in weird places...I'm still working on it. Here's to leaping in to ideas merely half-developed...


  1. Lol, I checked in over the weekend, saw all your headers ("Stupid Thing--I can't get rid of--") and cracked up laughing! :D Good luck on the 2014-ness--it's looking good so far!

  2. Haha, yeah, I could find the html where at least I could change the stupid Latin filler text and figured that if people had the misfortune to fall into my construction pit, they could at least have an idea of what was going on!

    Glad I at least had an entertainment factor! :D

  3. Blogging change scares me. I like to take baby steps. Hang in there.

  4. Thanks, y'all, I appreciate you hanging in there! I'm working on it now -- finally got the logo fixed and got rid of the author box below

    Just two or three more big things to figure out! If anyone knows what code to look for to get rid of those HEINOUSLY STUPID floating tag boxes on the left, I will love you forever!

  5. It's looking snazzy so far and provided some entertainment for a few days = win/win for us. :)

  6. Hey, I try to be good for entertainment! Boxes gone, woohoo!