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Topic # 21502 29-Apr-2008 10:27
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Anyone wonder how ugly default blogs like mine are?

I think it should come with something simple (like some of those Wordpress templates) but aren't as "olive" as they are now.

Just as another thing - I would like to be able to change the blog content arrangement (not CSS, but how the content is generated - like putting the date next to the title, or separating it...) and also the colour of the AdSense ad (as it doesn't seem to be edit-able). That would be a great thing to include (if it possible)

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  Reply # 126998 29-Apr-2008 10:32
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This looks nice may be Mauricio can implement this?

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  Reply # 126999 29-Apr-2008 10:33
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Default blog is ugly, thats why I got consent to steal someone elses basic blog design :-)

Mauricio built the blogging platform pretty much from scratch I believe, and Geekzone has always been about function, and not form (Tony says, as he waits to be struck down).

Work is/was being done on prettying things up, but lets face it, Geekzone already rocks like rocky thing... Laughing




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  Reply # 127001 29-Apr-2008 10:41
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manhinli: Anyone wonder how ugly default blogs like mine are?

I think it should come with something simple (like some of those Wordpress templates) but aren't as "olive" as they are now.

Just as another thing - I would like to be able to change the blog content arrangement (not CSS, but how the content is generated - like putting the date next to the title, or separating it...) and also the colour of the AdSense ad (as it doesn't seem to be edit-able). That would be a great thing to include (if it possible)

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I think Geekzone blog gives me full freedom in designing because everything is CSS. What else one need other than CSS? CSS is the key here. In my wordpress blog, I just have themes, which doesn't give me the needed possibilities to make my blog even more prettier than the current theme and its just very very hard

I think, though you have mentioned 'not CSS', but thats going to form a major factor in designing Tongue out

It did take some time for me to come out with the current design, but I believe I will get some extra time to still make it look prettier, which is 100% possible Smile




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  Reply # 127002 29-Apr-2008 10:44
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chakkaradeep: I think Geekzone blog gives me full freedom in designing because everything is CSS. What else one need other than CSS? CSS is the key here. In my wordpress blog, I just have themes, which doesn't give me the needed possibilities to make my blog even more prettier than the current theme and its just very very hard

I like CSS too, but I want flexibility in the presentation from content generation (if that makes sense).

Like moving "blogtag" into "righttable"...




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Reply # 127006 29-Apr-2008 11:02
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It is ugly. But it is functional. And you can change almost everything how it looks by using CSS.

Anything beyond that - moving individual elements around would require some changes in technology that we are not planning at the moment.

As for third party engines - the Geekzone blog as tightly integrated into the Geekzone user base. We decided to go one step futher and unlike other communities where their "blogs" are just really "forums" where only certain users can post, the Geekzone Blogs are really a full blog engine - including advertising, monetisation options, sidebar elements - everything is customisable making each Geekzone Blog  unique.

There are lots of things in th pipeline. For example implementing an API so that people can write their blog posts from a client, or integrating the Geekzone Friends status with the Twitter API so anything you Twitter will be automatically listed on Geekzone on your profile.

Slowly things get better. But you can "skin" your Geekzone Blog now. Just not able to move "Tag:" from one line to another. Some flexibility is present, and some things are as they are.






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  Reply # 127033 29-Apr-2008 12:05
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There are some errors in the blogs:
  • The Comments link doesn't go to the particular section.
    <a name='#comments'></a>
    should be
    <a name='comments'></a>
  • For some odd reason some styles use { and }. Not valid CSS. I think we had a discussion about this which resulted in a fix in Safari for the profile at the top of pages...
      
  • The CSS:
    .blogpost:first-letter {
    color:94A598;
    ...
    The colour needs a hash (which is why it isn't olive by default...)
Off to finishing off my blog...




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  Reply # 127050 29-Apr-2008 14:16
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Out of wonderment... anyone know any good websites where you can learn CSS? I worked out how to change colour, but to add anything flasher seemed out of my league!










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  Reply # 127051 29-Apr-2008 14:17
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w3schools covers all that I know.

A very good resource, with online editable demos.




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