From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Maintenance

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The blog will be undergoing some maintenance. For some reason, the Elements page is not working correctly. I can't save any changes there, and the widgets don't slide around like they should.

After reading some help pages, I've decided that maybe the template has become corrupted in some way. I don't know how to fix it, except to take it back to the Blogger template (Scribe) from which it was modified.

So, the blog will undergo a series of transformations this afternoon, and since it's going to be a major revision, I'm going to take the opportunity to make it a 3-column blog. Please forgive any strange-looking pages as the process is underway.

UPDATE:

Sometime during the whole process, I figured out that Internet Explorer could make the Elements page work, even though Firefox (my preferred browser) couldn't. So I guess it's a Firefox thing, not a template or widget problem.

I reinstalled Firefox and Java, emptied the cache, deleted the cookies, restarted the computer, etc., in addition to reverting the widgets to their original forms, and reverting to a new template and modifying it.

Now Firefox can make the widgets slide around on the Elements page, and it can create a new widget, but it can't save any changes to an existing widget. However, the widgets can be modified and saved with Firefox directly from the blogpage. I don't know what's wrong but I will continue tinkering because I want it to work right with Firefox.

At any rate, I'm glad to have a change in the blog's appearance. It's refreshing to me.

2 comments:

ptg said...

Your layout looks good this morning.

Genevieve said...

I must give credit to Ramani at Hackosphere. He has posted several 3-column Blogger templates, and the directions for installing them. This is just a Scribe template into which I inserted the modifications he outlines. Then I changed the backgrounds and a few other details. I think I'll edit the post and give him a link because I appreciate his generosity.

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