Quick post before bed…

Have you ever noticed that the more cool stuff you have, the more complex life gets? I just got a cell phone and this website, and suddenly life is so much more complicated. Now instead of just checking E-mail, I have a website to customize, posts to keep up with, a phone to figure out, Verizon to deal with, and less time than I had before. Now, I will admit that the only reason I poured so much time into this today was ’cause I was too frustrated to do schoolwork, but still…

So school is still a drag. I’m trying so hard to motivate myself to do the work… I’m just trying to last as long as I can here before I get kicked out on account of bad grades. I would just walk away right now, but I am commited to the Ensemble, and leaving them wouldn’t be right (Of course, not much is right about this whole situation).

On a lighter note (C sharp I think), I think I made some progress on my blog layout today. There’s really only so many looks I can go for right now since my collection of photo editing software consits of MS Paint and Notepad. So I had to try to go for the “Yes, of course I wanted my blog to look like a four-year-old drew it” look. But I have another theme I’m looking at editing, and maybe if I’m lucky, Queen Green will hook me up with some programming snippets to get that disconnected look with some partially transparent stuff… Not to mention Mr. Green’s post layout. I like how it’s separated, but I have no idea how to do it. Go figure. And it would have to happen to me: Both of them are using older versions of WordPress, and probably have no idea of how to get that same effect in to Version 1.5. Ah well.

Well, I suppose I’d better get to cleaning my room for room checks tomorrow. It’s already past my bedtime (bedtime means the time I get tired enough to go to bed, but usually don’t), and it’s still a mess in here.

Have a great day. May your blogs flourish, and your php’s explode in a raging sphere of fiery death, whose brilliance annihilates the hearts of the unjust and blinds the eyes of those who oppose it. Not that your php’s are particularly evil… I just hate php… that’s all. 🙂


3 Responses to “Quick post before bed…”

  1. Mr. Green Says:

    I just lost my whole comment!

    As I was saying (which no one will ever know because it’s gone, gone, gone)…. It’s getting a little crazy in here! What with margins growing and shrinking, divs disappearing, pictures morphing and what not. It’s looking good (especially for being stuck with Paint). 🙂

    Jamie’s site uses transparent png images, but png transparency doesn’t work in Internet Exploder so theres an added line of code: filter:alpha(opacity=50);. I made the title background on JustIcca’s blog transparent using the following in the CSS file:

    #header h1 {
    width: 700px;
    margin: 0;
    background-color: #ffffff;
    opacity: 0.6;
    -moz-opacity: 0.6;


    Have fun hacking and remember…you’re at school!

  2. Stevish Says:

    School? What’s that?

    Thanks for all the info. If I use that code, do I still have to ise a transparent png? I don’t know how to make those…

  3. Mr. Green Says:

    Yes, you can do it without a png image.

    filter:alpha(opacity=60); is for IE and is necessary when using a transparent png.

    moz-opacity: 0.6; is for older Mozilla browsers

    opacity: 0.6; is the standard with a range from 0.0 to 1.0

    Unfortunately, moz-opacity and opacity both affect all child elements (meaning your text will also be transparent). In IE you can disable this behavior with position:relative.

    So if you want a transparent background with solid text, you will need to use a transparent png (which I can make), add filter:alpha(opacity=60); in the element for IE and position:relative so the text is not transparent in IE.

    Confused yet?

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