Friday, January 26, 2007

Did you notice the new salsanight blog icon?

In my never ending quest to avoid writing my dissertation, I have discovered how to change the icon that appears in your web browser when you are reading salsanight, or in the bookmark you undoubtedly have for salsanight. I think it is safe to say that I have now increased our enjoyment of salsanight by 21%.

(If you have an idea for a better icon, thus increasing our productivity and enjoyment, do let me know.)



8 comments:

Nick said...

Oh yeah, and I redesigned the whole blog layout. I never thought the old one really fit, but never got around to changing it.

Cabeza said...

So the first time I saw this post, it didn't change the icon for me. So I logged off and tried again a couple of hours later. I thought I had typed in the wrong URL. I wasn't sure if Nick was sure what an icon was.

Now I'm past the confusion and I love the new layout! Especially that the sacred salsa recipe is right up there at the top. Very nice, Nick, very nice.

Aren't you supposed to puree half of the jalapeƱos? And thank you for adding in the habaƱeros and the esoteric reference to nail-grinding. I'm touched!

Cabeza said...

And what about the tomatillos?

Nick said...

D'oh! I knew I forgot something.

Cabeza said...

I don't know if anyone else is having this problem (it is minor), but the recent comments aren't showing up in the "Recent Comments" section for me. The last one I see is Nick's first comment on this last post.

JonnyF said...

I'm having the same problem.

Cabeza said...

And when I click on "Read more" it doesn't show the associated comments anymore.

Nick said...

The new blogger's code is set up a little different than the old blogger, and as a consequence I had to redo to "hacks" to get recent comments and also the 'read more' function. I couldn't get them to work exactly like the old versions- the recent comments is now based off the atom feed (which apparently only publishes once a day), and can only display 5 comments. The read more function obviously now does not send you to the post's own page, it just keeps you on the same page, and thus does not display the comments. We now have to take the extra labor intensive step of either clicking on the post title, the time stamp, or on comments.

I'll keep my eye out on the blogger help group to see if someone comes up with a way to do things the way we're used to, and if I find something, I'll change it so we can get our lives back to normal as soon as possible.

Incidentally, for those of you with your own blogs, the new blogger makes it really easy to format the appearance of the blog. Now you can add stuff and move it around, change colors and fonts without bothering with the html. I recommend switching.