Laying the foundations…

…for a transfer of my bombaxo website’s pages into biblicalia blog pages, utilizing the nifty menu up above.

I had thought this would be something that would take a couple of hours at most, but, alas, ’twas not so. It took that long just to get the blank pages in and organized. There is so much messy formatting in my old web pages that I’m going to have to strip much of it out before moving the pages here. So, this will be a slow process, but one that should commence in a certain amount of order, as I intend to just go straight through. I really like the menus. It’ll be nice to have those working.

So, readers who are not familiar with my old static web pages can poke around through the menus above and see at least the titles of things that will soon be available through the menus. To see them right now in their old, original format and location, go here.

8 Replies to “Laying the foundations…”

  1. I had forgotten how much was there, too, frankly! I’m looking forward to moving them all over.

    It’ll be good to have the formatting all straightened out, too. I’m just starting to work with CSS, so I want to get that implemented fully for all those pages. Right now all the formatting is hard-coded, because when I started those pages back around 1999, there was no CSS….

    Thanks on the header, too! I’ve got a few more I’ll be swapping through, not unlike yourself!

  2. I know absolutely nothing about CSS which is a shame since I’m in charge of my church’s website! I figured out how to swap out a few things that the folks who designed it initially did but I really don’t know what I’m doing.

  3. It’s really useful. All your formatting is in one document, and then the coding in your pages/posts refers back to that. So if you want to change the way some particularly marked thing looks/acts, you just change it in the css file.

    CSS: The Definitive Guide from O’Reilly is really helpful, both as training and reference. But really there’s just good stuff on the web, too, like here, among others. But just poking around is a good way to learn, too. I’d say about halfway through the first chapter of that O’Reilly book, it just clicked. Just take a few hours and read up on it. Once you reach a certain point, it’ll all just be obvious, and then you can just use online reference for details like exact syntax.

  4. Thanks. I actually have the O’Reilly book (as a .chm file believe it or not) but I haven’t spent any time in it. I’ll have to look into it. BTW, I was looking at your church’s website earlier and it’s really nice. Did you modify it much from the original template?

    1. Thanks! I changed most of the things related to color, and I want to work more on the formatting, so that’s why I’m digging into CSS some more these days. Some pages don’t transfer over to the mobile theme very well, so I have to work on that. I’m sure that’ll come up with biblicalia as well. I’ve got a whole bunch of tables that I think are going to be a pain. More stuff to do in an already very busy summer!

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