The First 2500 Are the Hardest

(This post is part of my blog archiving project. This post appeared on blog.mattgauger.com on December 27, 2009.)

Seth Godin is a prolific blogger. He’s also a successful author. When he hit his 3000th post, I remember him writing

The hard part, as you can guess, is the first 2,500 posts. After that, momentum really starts to build.

Of course, I just started this blog. This is post number 3. And I’ve never really been able to develop a blogging habit. But maybe this time it’ll stick.

Onto the continuing adventures of tweaking this blog theme:

I was in the backseat of my parent’s van after to go to a family holiday get-together.

I had my laptop, and a vague problem of the nav buttons at the top right of the blog being fully rounded in Google Chrome on my macmini. But Firefox showed the nav buttons the way I wanted, with only the two lower corners rounded and a nice squarish block right up to the top brown border line. Luckily, I also had my awesome girlfriend with me. The offending piece of CSS looked like this:

border-radius: 5px;

        border-bottom-right-radius: 5px;
        -moz-border-radius-bottomright: 5px;
        -webkit-border-bottom-right-radius: 5px;

        border-bottom-left-radius: 5px;
        -moz-border-radius-bottomleft: 5px;
        -webkit-border-bottom-left-radius: 5px;

She pointed out that I was using the generic CSS method of rounding the corners, border-radius, but also using the Mozilla (Firefox) and Webkit (Safari) specific methods as well for the lower corners. So, I commented out that bit about the border-radius and waited, as we were barreling down the highway at 60 MPH in the backseat of a van, and for some reason the Department of Transportation hasn’t started installing free wireless access points on the highway. Which limits my ability to update my blog from the road. Luckily, I don’t find myself in the backseats of vans on the highway very often. (City buses are a different story.) So I uploaded the changes when I got home and tested it. Success!

Now to move onto some minor jQuery effects I want to implement. Nothing flashy, just the Javascript equivalent of hover effects, I’m thinking.

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