- The Whisker Shop has grown a bit… and then I realized the Responsive Lightbox plugin I’m using for the catalogue has stripped all my alt-text from the thumbnails. I think of “responsive” as more than just screen size: it’s about how the screens are being used. So that was disappointing.
- So I’m working on getting my favorite Lightbox, from Lokesh Dhakar running manually. It’s been tricky, but a test page is semi-functional, although it needs work. (The images don’t cycle through, even when tied to a common gallery name.)
- CanITowThis.com got a mini-makeover to simplify some text styling and to get fancy with a wide-screen view, where the definitions are side-by-side to the form. Thank you to everyone for the feedback about not seeing the definitions when they’re so far down on the page below the form.
I’ve actually been using WordPress for years, but I didn’t do much tinkering with it. This site is a slightly-tweaked WordPress template I’ve loved for years. (GeneratePress, and the paid version is worth every penny.)
But it’s so popular and powerful, I wanted to dig deeper into it. So I converted The Whisker Shop over to WP and did a lot of tweaking and tinkering… I’m still not thrilled with the catalogue/gallery page, because I want to be able to include a link to each item’s page from the gallery images, and it looks like a hot mess with everything I’ve tried so far. It looks like I’m not the first person to have this question in the plug-in’s forum, so maybe there’s a workaround somewhere.
I’d originally installed WP in a blog/ directory just for blog purposes, but I decided to see if I could migrate a WP version from a directory (blog/) to the main directory (thewhiskershop.com) and I did! Without breaking anything! And the credit goes to Ask WP Girl.
Some days you have to celebrate the small victories. 🙂
It’s been awhile and I’ve been busy. My towing capacity calculator now resides at CanITowThis.com, and it’s such a beautiful blank slate that I might not add any serious styling at all 🙂