Updates @ akamike
There has been a few changes around the blog, with more to come. I'm stopping for today in favour of playing CS:S and WoW!
Quick run-down of the changes:
- Gravatars - Something I have considered adding for a while. A Gravatar is basically an avatar that you upload to the Gravatar site, assign to an e-mail, and then where ever Gravatars are used your avatar will appear in your comments (provided you use your correct e-mail). To get a Gravatar, sign up at the site. Currently, three people that have posted here use Gravatar's. Myself, Nyssa and Rua (although Rua's doesn't show for some reason, despite being set up correctly). If you do sign up for a Gravatar but use a different e-mail to what you have used before, let me know and I can have it changed for past comments, allowing your smiling face to be dotted around my blog!
- New Comment Styling - The design of the comments has been changed, in order to include gravatars and to make them a bit neater. I have to admit, the first impelmentation of the comments was sloppy and rushed. Also, my own comments are highlighted with a darker colour, with thanks to Nyssa's post on Author Comment Highlighting (a recommended read for those developing wordpress themes. I like what I have done with them, simple and neat!
- Google Reader Clip on the Front Page - If you scroll down the front page of the site, you will see a "What I am Reading" section. This lists my shared items from Google Reader. However, this is temporary. I am working on a sub-site for akamike that will deal with things like this, such as Last.fm, Digg, Twitter, Pownce and other stats. I'll provide more details at a later date.
- Categories Cut Down - Previously, I had a huge list of categories, some of which shouldn't really be categories but rather tags or keywords. I trimmed them down to what I feel I will use the most. I did have an attempt at adding a tagging plugin, but for some reason the tag browsing was not working and I removed it. I will be looking to add tags soon.
I did have a few other things planned, including the tagging, making various details easier to update, sprucing up the forms and adding search, but I have been pulled away from the computer all day today so they will have to wait. If there is any problems with the latest additions, let me know (or if you just want to test out your new Gravatar, post here!). Also, if you have suggestions for what I should add, share it!
Author's Note: at the time of posting, I have only 1 Pownce invite left. I have already asked someone to see if they would like it, but if they decline then I will comment here for those interested.