Building the Plane While Flying It

Taking (and giving) advice is a tetchy process. We all come at life and career from unique positions.  Even identical twins have their slight differences.  The greater the differences among us, the harder it is to generalize — something very important to consider if one is in the business of giving impractical advice.  I have… Read More

Zumba Gold : (Oh, Dear) The Review

I had such hopes for Zumba Gold.  Recommended by LiveStrong, incredible reviews on Amazon,  I. . . I . . . I . . . What was I thinking?  I was thinking that there WAS A WORLD where I would not be leaving the fitness studio in the back of an ambulance after a Zumba… Read More

Female Founders Over Forty: Understanding Toxic Workplaces

I’m back from a week in Italy, yes, it was lovely.  I met some great people, including an amazing woman in my age range.  Another woman with a remarkable past, stellar skills and jaw-dropping experience–and, like so many of us, under-employed, in a toxic environment, having to figure out whether or not we can make… Read More

Setting up for Success in Experimenting with CSS

Once we get a handle on the basics of using CSS in combination with themes, we begin to consider how to get really fancy. I like using all kinds of visual formatting: blockquotes, sidebars,  just like a print magazine!   Can I do this?  Well, that depends. Still, before we get started on those kinds of… Read More

Understanding Pseudo Elements CSS in WordPress themes

Pseudo-elements enable us to style certain parts of text, such as the first letter in a paragraph, or the first line in a paragraph.  There’s a bit of a trick to borrowing code to achieve these effects within a WordPress theme; disappointingly, adding the drop-cap seems to pretty much require a plug-in solution. Disappointed sigh.… Read More

Styling Headings with CSS in WordPress Themes

In my last post, we looked at how to find a theme’s style.css sheet.   In this post, we’ll investigate how to manipulate the typographic elements with Additional CSS customization. We’ll focus on the header styles.  They’re a good basic element are easy to customize–if you know the ins and outs of WordPress theme coding.  This… Read More

Getting to Know Your Theme (Part 1): Using Safari to Find Your Theme’s Style Sheet

Our themes are build on style sheets–and you can find yours!  WordPress.com shows how here in this post in their support files.   But what next?  This post will take a look at theme’s style sheet to investigate how to work WITH your theme, rather than against it, in developing new style options Finding Your Theme’s… Read More