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10.04.2007

HTML & CMN* SOS (Updated)

I'm working on adding a third column to my blog, where I hope to feature a reading list. I've spent several hours already buried in HTML code, attempting to make some sense out of its (to me) foreignness. I'm close (I can get a third column to show up) but still without the proverbial cigar (with that third column in place, I can't yet get all the pretty dots to line up; plus, I get a weird dotted line all the way across my screen; it's not awful, but I'm more than a bit picky about such things). If anyone has a good grip on HTML and can tell me what to do, let me know! Until I sort things out, you may see a right-hand column popping in and out with various configurations. You're not going crazy; I am.

In the meantime, entertain yourselves by brainstorming names for our new chipmunk friend. A few weeks after the sad disappearance of Thelonius, a smaller and so far less mischievous chipmunk moved into the vicinity of our patio. We've thought of possible names like Francis, Aloysius, etc. - playing more on the monastery monk kind of theme, but we're not stuck on that. Leave your votes and suggestions in the comments to help us find a moniker for our neighborly chipmunk!

*CMN=ChipMunk Name

(UPDATE 10/7/07) Great galloping gargoyles, I think I figured out the whole 3-column thing! Let me know if it looks funny on your screen, but it's all aligned pretty well on mine.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

CMN idea: 'Patty' -- alluding to your name, and becaue it's living around your patio. :)

Adam said...

Good luck. I had a considerable amount of difficulty adding a third column on one of my earlier blog set-ups. You may just have to change templates...

It is nice that blogger lets you modify the templates (wordpress doesn't - at least not for free) but it's so hard to modify them and make them look good. At least that was my experience.

GLouise said...

Hmm- have you checked into updating the blogger version you're using? They have some new templates and allow you to do some new columns, etc. Very cool.

andrea_jennine said...

Adam, does Wordpress offer free 3-column blog templates?

glouise, do you mean updating my template, or switching to a different version of blogger altogether? I didn't see any 3-column templates...

Thanks for the help!

Adam said...

yes, wordpress has free three column templates.

you should start a wordpress blog and play around with it a bit. in some ways it is better, in others it is worse. but i thought the advantages were worth the switch. i tried it out for awhile before switching though - nothing to lose in doing that.

Amy said...

Oooh. I'm seeing three lovely columns.

And, I personally like Aloysius.

sarah k said...

hey! these columns look great! I love it. I also like that I now won't have to ask you AGAIN what is the name of that author you have been reading. :)

and I think I may be able to adapt the pumpkin bars to our newly allergen-free menu...hmmm...I'll let you know if I succeed.

sarah k said...

CMN: Theophilus comes to mind. Though that may be too confusing in relation to the previous "tenant." How about something truly grand, like Agamemnon? Or Artaxerxes. :) I'm having fun now.