Building a Better Bloke

Egghead wanted

Posted in Housekeeping by Sam de Brito on November 3, 2009

As you can see, this blog’s pretty low-fi.

As we gather readers, it’d be nice to brighten the place up a bit, throw a header on top of the blog, perhaps some other features like an “email this post” button.

But I am clueless. I know I need a WordPress upgrade package, but my css skills are non existent. If anyone wants to help out and has some mad skilz, drop me a line and you can bathe in the glory of being our tech guru.


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  1. Tony said, on November 3, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Could spruce up your site – but I wouldn’t be able to until next year. Wouldn’t say I have ‘mad skillz’, just somewhere between yours (well, you admitted it) and the egghead you actually need. (Just marginally better than you if I’m honest, but I need the experience).

    Let me know if you haven’t found a true egghead next year.

    (Oh, and upgrade your wordpress package please, or I’ll help you to next year…)

  2. Bender said, on November 3, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Personally, I think low-key sites look a little better when you are looking at them at work. Black and white text is less conspicuous when the boss looks over your shoulder and you can reduce it to the size of the email preview pane and it’s almost passable

  3. Sam de Brito said, on November 3, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    All I really want to do is put up a .gif header.

  4. techno-phobe said, on November 4, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I believe I can help! It’s my job! We have to start with mouse skills first…by the time we get to .gif headers the Singularity will be around to take over. -phew-

    • KISS said, on November 9, 2009 at 8:54 pm

      Lol πŸ˜‰

      I used to be able to do all this stuff… wouldve been able to help you out 10 years ago… when gif headers were all the rage ;-P

  5. Ash Simmonds said, on November 4, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Sam – if you need help chuck me a scooby snack and I’ll come to the party, I think you’re doing a great service to man’ish-kind with your ability to put our thoughts into words and pixels, and I’m happy to help the cause.

    I did everything for the site in my gravatar linko thingo, love to be involved in the better-bloke world too.

  6. Brian said, on November 4, 2009 at 7:45 am

    I’ve got some WordPress experience, and would be happy to help out. Looks like you’ve got some good offers already though. Let me know if you’re interested.

  7. Dave said, on November 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Not so much an offer to help, but a feature request – do you reckon you could enable full post feeds? Clicking through from Reader is a pita πŸ™‚

  8. Mark Buhagiar said, on November 12, 2009 at 8:10 pm


    Why don’t you have a look at Artisteer. It is not a free program but it will enable you to very easily design the site to suite your needs. I have used it plenty of times before and it works really well.

    In fact my site is built with it.

    Mark Buhagiar

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