Dreaming


Shimmering in dark red.

Well.

I won’t be doing that again, anytime soon. Depending on which version arrived in your mailbox, you were either mystified or confused. Follerer and online friend, Frank wrote a long comment. Every word he wrote is correct. Luckily, I’m sure these block templates are not locked in, unlike whatever we chose when we started. They are available to give you a semblance of creativity.

I suppose once I learn this way of not coding coding, this might give me more freedom. The problem is that the previews don’t show everything. Most of the framework is not available visually. I’ll get used to that, just as long as I can see what’s new on the daily template.

Since I’ve been asked, The all seeing dog is feeling a little better. The pain meds seem to be working. We have to wait for her dental appointment for her to complete her healing. She can hardly wait. I can hardly wait. The other dogs can hardly wait. Everyone else can hardly wait.

On another note.

The picture. My neighbors seem to think that more color is more color. You know me. Normally I would agree. Not this time. We have plenty of indigenous growth in the swamp. Some is quite pretty. The flowers, or wildflowers, that I mostly post are all native to Southeastern Louisiana. These red flowers are not. They came from a nursery.

No matter. They still look good when they are photographed. Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I tinkered around until made the flowers a lot richer and darker than they ctually are. That’s it.

One of the tenants of good page design comes under the heading of conventions. You create your own. One of my evolving conventions for Storyteller using the block system is that every new subject on the page begins with drop cap.

These drop caps are ridiculous. The minute I can figure out how to modify them I will. I may have to do that in the text setting by making the text bigger so the drop cap works with it. We’ll see.

Stay safe. Enjoy every sandwich.

5 Comments

    1. WP is going to force everybody to use their new Block Design. It’s a way to deign pages that is a little more fluid and flexible. As with so many digital companies, they provide little to no explanation about how it actually works. You have to feel your way along. While I enjoy making my pages look a little different, I do not want to spend a lot of time figuring out how to do that. You’ll see soon.

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  1. When you read the information on WP (that comes up every time I log in) you will read that there is a choice to choose Classic WordPress format over the block format. I use that on my Art work site. It was a mind shift, but it’s doesn’t drive me nuts as does using the App on my phone, which is the block app. Too twiddly for me and it has a “mind” of its own. If that’s possible. Have fun!

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  2. I just about had a heart attack after I threw caution to the wind and adopted the new block editor last year. Everything was different. And confusing. I just wanted my old interface back. After a month or two, I figured out how to revert to the old one, but by then, I had started to get used to the block editor, and now I like it. But – it doesn’t always behave and play nicely, and it sometimes gets jumbled up on different browsers or devices, like you pointed out on one of my posts last week. I’m enjoying your commentary about the experience.

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    1. It’s fine for what it is. But, it’s horribly thought out. I don’t think that I’ll be using it as I hoped. I would do better buy commercial templates and latying them over the old system. I’m done commenting about it. I come from the Steve Jobs school of thought. I want to do what I do. I don’t want to learn to be a computer dud. So to, with Nojo. And, she’s younger than me.

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