Friday, January 19, 2007

meta #1.

I've been futzing around with Blogger lately, trying to figure out what works well here (stealing some tips from the layout stuff OMDQ, AwfulAnnouncing, and RUTS do) . The template change is a marked improvement for reading ease.

Advice and suggestions are welcome in comments. Anyone know how to embed YouTube vids without using the stupid "Post it" feature on the site? (It always leaves them on the top of the entry, and I'd rather insert videos in the middle.)

Plus, I'm going with the "commenter blogs" idea (it may have been noticed); if you leave a comment, I'll link back under that category.

The posting regularity and schedule will change in a week or so, as my shift is changing at work, giving me semi-normal hours again. Now, I'm going to sleep a little and figure out how the fuck I can upload an avatar to Deadspin....

8 comments:

Run Up The Score! said...

For the record, I still have no idea what the fuck I'm doing.

Signal to Noise said...

Duly noted. I don't think anyone really does -- there are too many variations.

One More Dying Quail said...

I confused the hell out of myself today. I was adding a link to Thank You Brian Sabean, but when I clicked on the link, it looked like it went to my blog.

Backed up, tried it again...turns out he had the EXACT same layout as me, right down to the colors. Ah, the beauty of Blogger.

It's okay, though - I like the black background better.

Run Up The Score! said...

Label clouds are nice. I don't know how AA got that "recent comments" thing.

This technology frightens and confuses me.

Signal to Noise said...

RUTS - follow this help thread for the code to add a "Recent Comments" sidebar.

One More Dying Quail said...

I love my label cloud, except for the fact that my most used topics are all in the first half of the alphabet.

It's pretty bad when I'm trying to conjure up ways to include Steve Aponavicius in posts so I can legitimately use the tag.

Run Up The Score! said...

Regarding the YouTube stuff, don't you just use the URL / Embed codes on the right side of the page? Works for me. One Blogger problem, when I edit a post with a YouTube clip in it, I often have to reinsert the closing < /embed> tag. It somehow gets erased in the editing process. I will not pretend to understand why.

Signal to Noise said...

Yeah, I'm stupid enough to have just figured that out. The embed tag just disappears for some reason.