Archive for May, 2008

On May 28th, 2008 milburn wrote…

Drop Caps Plugin

Last time, I was showing you how to create the cool drop caps on my blog. The only problem was that I was having to write extra mark-up into each post to generate the drop caps.

Extra mark-up is bad. It’s bad because if I wanted to change blogging platforms or even change theme I would have to go through every post and page and remove the HTML mark-up. Not really too difficult with only 4 posts to date but if I have a hundred or so posts in the future, it becomes a real pain. Read the rest of this entry »

On May 26th, 2008 milburn wrote…

Drop Caps with Drop Shadows

It’s one of the most striking features of my blog, the crazy drop capitals with drop shadows. Not only that but I’ve come up with away to achieve this in all good browsers (unfortunately that doesn’t include IE) using only CSS and HTML. Let’s start with the markup.

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On May 25th, 2008 milburn wrote…

Flickr Photos on WordPress

I’ve got a new blog so I need a way to display some cool images at the bottom of the page. Anyone who has dealt with WordPress before will tell you it’s not made for dealing with images. I’ve decided to counter my fears and sign up to Flickr.

Flickr offers a range of ways for developers to integrate images with their website. I have mashed my Flickr photostream with my blog and got a wall of images at the bottom of the page. It was actually remarkably painless to set up, Flickr helps simplify the uploading, classifying and exporting of images. Read the rest of this entry »

On May 25th, 2008 milburn wrote…

A fresh start

David Hockney\'s Bigger Splash

This is my new blog which I have got up and running. The style stills needs a little touching up here and there but it is all working. Watch this space for more interesting stuff!

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