Monday, February 18, 2008

I wanna be like Zippy

My hordes of readers will notice the blog's new look. And just in case anyone doesn't get the allusion, it is to Zippy Catholic's blog, the look of which I have always liked better than my own. The content's pretty darned good, too!

The really good news is that now I can put up links to other people's blogs without fearing that warning that "all your changes will be lost if you change your format." I had to do a little html stuff to put up the three links that have always been there, and retaining as I do a bit of the technophobe, this was fiddly and annoying. I also believed that when it said that all my changes would be lost, it meant the links too, and I'd have to redo them, so I've kept it to just three against the day (today) when I would get that seagoing look I really wanted.

But the worry was for nothing. As it turns out, the links all survived the transition to the new lighthouse-y look, and now I don't have to think about it. So I can start adding a few more links. Now, if only they have some new user-friendly way to do that...

Update: Thanks entirely to Zippy for the recent comments feature. This should encourage y'all to comment frequently just to see yourself up there on top of the list!

11 comments:

William Luse said...

Looks okay. Reminds me of...

Yaacov said...

Snazzy!

Lydia McGrew said...

Thanks, guys!

What does it remind you of, Bill? :-)

William Luse said...

What you said in the post. :~/

zippy said...

I'm flatter-gasted! It was just one of the template options blogger gave me when it forced me to upgrade to "new blogger".

If you like the comment widget, you can "Add a Page Element", pick "HTML/Javascript", and paste the following code into the box:

<script style="text/javascript"
src="http://zippy.blogdns.com/zippy/showrecentcomments2.js">
</script>
<script style="text/javascript">
var numcomments = 5;
var showcommentdate = true;
var showposttitle = false;
var numchars = 100;
var standardstyling = true;
</script>
<script
src="http://lydiaswebpage.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default?alt=json-in-script&callback=showrecentcomments">
</script>

Lydia McGrew said...

Thanks, Zippy. It looks like Chinese, but I bet it'll work.

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Lydia McGrew said...

Hmmm. It doesn't seem to work. It puts a "recent comments" header up (when I give the page element that name), but recent comments don't actually show beneath it, and when I save it it seems to change the java script from what I cut and pasted in.

zippy said...

OK, there is something goofy about copy/pasting the code from the combox. I copied/pasted it from this combox to my blog and got the same blank result you got. Then I copied/pasted it from your raw comment feed here and was able to display your comments on my blog (just for a few minutes :-). So it ought to work if you copy/paste the code from there.

If it still gives you trouble I can try emailing you the code to copy/paste.

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