Wednesday, March 12, 2008

News From Blogworld

Good things I have seen in the blogosphere lately:

1. Occasional Poster of Comments's new photoblogging project, in which he reveals the semi-secret quirky side of Falmouth (where all some of the best bloggers live).

2. Meanwhile, Tara does the same for Washington DC at DC De Facto.

3. James at The Ink has the definitive list of tips for good blogging, painstakingly collected from bloggers the world over.

4. On Wild Cat Island, Semaphore invites us in for tea and reminiscences about Swallows and Amazons and the rest of the Arthur Ransome oeuvre.

5. Billy and Betty make their feelings quite clear about the Observer's list of THE 50 MOST POWERFUL BLOGS EVER. Join the - ahem - fray.


PS If anyone can tell me how to make my header picture (mmm, lichen) expand to fill the entire space provided, I would be most grateful. Assume zero understanding of Photoshop and only the feeblest grasp of the GIMP.

11 comments:

James said...

Thanks for the link.

As for the header. You might need to adjust some of the margin/padding parameters in the html code for your header.

Otherwise however you size the image it will always stick a border round it.

Although I would strongly advise you take advice from someone more qualified than me.

Sean McManus said...

You could try setting the width parameter of the image to 100% if you're prepared to tinker with the HTML. It still won't fill all the space, but it might help even up the margins so the sides match the top/bottom.

Marsha Klein said...

I took lots of photos of Falmouth last summer - mostly of details of buldings and street signs (my favourite was "Squeeze Guts Alley"). I like photos like these but my kids always complain that there aren't enough people in my photos.

Dave said...

Mmmmm... lichen.

I ran a similar picture to my header as a background, as you may have noticed on my blog - I don't know any other way of actually expanding the header.

Marsha Klein said...

Obviously that should be "buildings"

Occasional Poster of Comments said...

Thanks :)

Erm, it's probably more of an accident than a project - I keep expecting to run out of stuff to photograph. But on it goes...

Actually, I seem to have branched out into Penryn now.

Tara said...

Thanks for the nod!

Tim Footman said...

Lichen? I thought it was a colonoscopy...

Mangonel said...

GIMP? Have I blundered into the wrong blog by mistake?

Jayne said...

I don't know. What with Blue Kittens and earthquakes and gales and JonnyB being one of The Most Powerful People In The World EVER!!! it seems like the world is full of portents and omens at the moment.

I fully expect there to be a minor apocalypse by Easter.

patroclus said...

Thanks everyone for the tips about the header - the fact that it isn't fixed yet says less about your suggestions than it does about my feeble grasp of HTML.

OPC: We're all branching out into Penryn. Penryn is so hot right now.

Jayne: It is raining slightly more than usual today, and I saw a couple of crows perching ominously on a fencepost, so I tend to agree.