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New Tabs

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Check out the new wavy tabs above.

I’ve been wanting to improve the design of Sailust.com for quite some time. Specifically, the top navigation is boring and worse, barely noticeable.

It was quite a pain to find out how to remove the newline characters between the list elements so that there would be no spaces in between each wave. After some Googling I came upon this post, which helped me solve the problem.

Now all I need is a logo.

Welcome to Sailust.com

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Welcome to Sailust.com, the blog that I’m starting for my sailing trip to Cabo San Lucas and beyond. Since I just finished setting up the site, I’ll write first about the technology behind it, then about the trip in the next post.

The content management system (CMS) software I’m using is the ubiquitous WordPress. I’ve been using an older version (2.1.2) over at nerdcereal.com. I’m always too lazy to update versions. The version here is the most recent 2.6.2 and the admin interface far prettier and more user-friendly.

I modified the default theme and customized it to my liking. If anyone is interested in the source, I can release it as a public theme. This was my first experience working with the Blueprint CSS framework and I’m quite impressed by it. This design of this blog is not that complicated, but it made making the vertical columns very easy. For the colors, I found a template I liked at colourlovers.com called Mar.

The header, I know, is boring. This is a work in progress. I’m getting the nuts and bolts done first. Later I’ll add baseboards and crown molding. I should probably be focusing more on the content anyways.