Branching out in Inline Styling: Boxes! and Tables!

In this post, we’ll go a bit further to branch out with some fancy HTML tricks to style boxes for text. We’ll also look at an Old School technique for creating boxes — so that even folks on the free plan can have some fun with text boxes. Today’s post is brought to by the… Read More

Using Inline Styles for Paragraphs and Headers

Inline styles are methods that anyone can use–even freebie accounts–to manipulate text sizes, fonts, and font colors. They’re fun and easy, but there’s a few tricks to dealing with them–without having to muck about with CSS. Using Inline Styles Using Inline Styles to color text is easy as 1-2-3. 1. We have to use the… Read More

Three Resources for Learning HTML and CSS

Resources for Learning HTML and CSS If you’re unfamiliar with HTML, there are three resources for learning that are free and hard to beat. The first is the WW3 School — which is where I learned to code in 1991. It is still a great resource. CodeAcademy is a bit more sophisticated — and it’s… Read More

Coding in the Wind: Tweaking Themes with CSS

As I see it, I have two choices: go out and hire my own website designer or learn enough to do it myself. Luckily, do it yourself web design isn’t all that difficult or expensive. Learning how to tweak existing themes using CSS is kind of fun. 🙂 Here’s another bit on learning how to… Read More

Creating a Custom “Quote” Post Format with CSS

Does your theme provide for different types of post formats?  Many do–but often while the formats are supported, the theme may not provide any special “mark up” or “styling” for them.   Here’s how we can use a little custom CSS (cascading style sheet) code to create a cool “quote” post format. Note: support of custom cascading style sheets… Read More

Using the “Black” WP Admin Editor

There are two different dashboards (and editors) available in WordPress:  the default “blue” one and the advanced “black” one. If you’ve been using the blue for awhile, switching to the black one has a bit of a learning curve.  When you move up to the Business plan, you may find you need to use the… Read More