Site Updates

It’s that time again. The current theme has served me well over the years, but it is not so friendly for mobile. The name Longbow’s Lair, has also run its course, and it’s time to re-brand it. Other than the name and theme though, most things won’t change.

Oh and look out for another post soon, with my collection of photos from my recent trip to Japan.

Slight rearrange

I’ve had a reshuffle in layout terms, to coincide with the new revenue making ProjectWonderful ad boxes, and hopefully it’s as easy, or easier to navigate.
The site zone’s that were on the left, are now in the bar above, and darken depending where you are, and a few boxes have moved.

Oh and I bumped rslap up to v1.1, with a fix for comments and blank lines.

Also EVE got a funky new trailer, which I’m slotting in here, simply because I can;

Fixing WordPress’ Gallery

It’s moderately well known that WordPress’ gallery code, is not as robust as it could be in some cases. These have a tendency to manifest in XHTML / multi-column CSS layouts. There are two main issues;

  1. It inserts inline CSS into the middle of the page, which under XHTML is not good
  2. The gallery layout can do unusual things, including odd line breaks which can create large gaps after the first row, kill the template or other odd things

It’s been bugging me for a while now, so I decided to do a bit of research to find some solutions, and figured it would be useful to post the results.
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So the site fell off the net. It’s not like anyone actually cares.. right?

-Technical stuff follows-
In case you were wondering, my hoster’s fell a foul of the VPS issue a while back, they’ve now fixed that, but it’s taken some time to figure out what’s gone and what’s recoverable.

Seems like the SQL DB’s have gone, and I was stupid and missed backing up. But all is not lost, this old backup will suffice for now, and I have the source for the other pages thanks to Google Cache.

So over the next week I should get this back, maybe with restored images, maybe not, and after that, I might actually have some new crud to put up.

Hello world!

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Happy New Year!

Well, a new year and another new site system 😕

Since Joomla 1.0 was out of date and changing to J1.5 would mean faffing about with the data anyway, I figured something less over-the-top would probably be nice. So this time it’s WordPress, with all the stuff that comes with that.