GOOD MORNING!

Sorry, I felt compelled to yell that at you because it’s just about 5am as I write and I haven’t been to bed yet – I’m getting a bit punchy. It’s my big blog link up night so I usually only catch a cat nap from 6am – 11am. I basically party with the Brits all night and call it work. Lola loves Sunday nights because she sleeps with the Daddybeast and then wakes up, eats, and falls right back to sleep with me.

It’s good to be a Lola.

Now, I’m going to make this post short and sweet. I’ve been doing some improvements to the blog and those of you reading from a computer or tablet should see a vast improvement. (Phone people, don’t get offended, you’ve been enjoying all these changes since day one.) I’ve changed fonts, a feat that was easy…until I realized my page was sized for a skinnier font and now everything was garbled. This resulted in a very tiny new font, but I knew it could be perfect with a few tweaks.

A text box that says 'It will be easy they said. I don't know who "they" are, but I will find them and make them suffer.'

Two hours later, I learned how to change the CSS to accommodate the new font and the new size for easier reading. If you don’t know what CSS stands for you are already winning at life. I want to punch myself silly because “they” tell me it’s easy to learn but I still don’t believe “them.” I passed fucking calculus without breaking a sweat, but four simple lines of code nearly ruined my self-esteem and caused the downfall of mankind.

So marvel at the wonder that is my new font style and size…

it’s never going to change again.


Check out my Facebook page @ShankYouHeather and @ShankYouDesigns

I also tweet like a bird on Twitter @HeatherKeet

You can also find me on Instagram @ShankYouHeather and @ShankYouDesigns

Lola and I opened a store so we can sell our funniest blog sayings on cool stuff. Check it out at Shank You Very Much

49 replies on “4 simple lines nearly ruined my self-esteem…

  1. I do not know what this CSS is of which you speak but I suspect it may be a form of witchcraft and definitely not the sort of thing that a dinosaur such as myself should be dabbling in! 😉 Love the new look though lovely – oh and ps: How hardcore are you? I’m generally getting up before you go to bed on a Monday morning. That is dedication! Thanks for linking hon x #DreamTeam

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    1. I love the linkys, I’d rather forfeit sleep and have to take naps the rest of the week then give up my linkys! And I find the earlier I participate, the more I get to interact on Twitter

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  2. Haha, I recognise your plight! Though mine was with Twitter cards and meta tags – its all been fixed now, thanks to the blogging community demystifying it for me. The font is lovely by the way. #DreamTeam

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  3. Congrats on the changes to your blog, it makes such a difference when we make small updates to improve the experience for yourself and others. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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    1. It’s the lines of code that actually say how your blog should appear. If you’re using a preset layout than you don’t usually need to change it, but I really wanted to make my font larger than the preset and the only way to do that was to actually expand the size of my layout. After banging my head into my keyboard a number of times, I found someone who had posted a code to allow me to set a new column size that accommodated the larger font. It was hours of wonky gibberish and odd text written over odd text. Luckily it all worked out, I now have a larger font and my readers have really seemed to enjoy it – my site visits have almost doubled since the day I did it.

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  4. If you don’t know what CSS means you’re winning at life – the best line I’ve read in a blog post today! Love it 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂
    Debbie

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    1. Continue to not know what CSS means, your life is better off because of it 😉 and thank you, I’m very happy with the way it turned out even though I have a few more glitches to work my way through.

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  5. Us Brits love having you come and party with us! The new font size looks great… Would you judge me if I didn’t know what CSS actually stands for? Maybe I am winning at both life and blogging? Thank you for linking up to #BigPinkLink

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    1. I don’t know what it stands for, I just know that it is what tells your blog how to look the way it looks. You are definitely winning at life if you never had to mess around with yours, it wasn’t pretty.

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  6. This post has reminded me that refomatting my blog on a computer has been on my to do list for as long as I can remember! Urgh! Joining you in the wide awake club i dont sleep much either! #BlogCrush

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  7. Oh no! I feel your pain as I’m about to change my blog template and dreading it! Yours looks fab though. Really stands out. I think I need to find out what CSS is now! 🙂 #blogcrush

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    1. You can do it!!! I love the template I’m using, but the font was just a bit too small. I recommend that you Google your template and how you want to tweak it – a lot of people are already putting CSS up for you to just copy and paste.

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  8. I kind of cheat when I want to change things by getting hubby to help me, he is in IT so he’s pretty helpful. Well done on making the changes #GlobalBlogging

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  9. Urrrgh I hate coding! I’m lucky because my hubby is a web developer so if I get really stuck, I can get him to help me (but I am often too proud to ask for help and determined to work it out on my own! haha) #blogcrush

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  10. It isn’t until I started blogging, did I realise just how damn technophobic I am. I literally write and that’s it, no fancy plug ins, nothing. Because I just can’t be arsed to find out how to do it! Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging

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    1. I always think about changing the layout of my blog because I’ve noticed other bloggers change theirs every year – but I don’t like when I go to a website that I’ve been to for years and all of a sudden it looks completely different. It’s so disorienting! And now that I’ve tried changing just a small tweak, I know I would never survive an entire layout change!!

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  11. I’m lucky, my other half is a genius programmer so I am up to speed on all things coding related. Although I do glaze over a bit when he goes into detail (shhhhhh!). I love your new style and I love the quote! Thanks for sharing with #GlobalBlogging!

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