So right. It’s been months since I’ve last used this blog. Err, yeah. It’s just that stuff are coming up here and there IRL so I don’t have much time(or rather, motivation) to moderate this blog. So sorry for all of you guys who’ve been using tutorials in here.
I actually just remembered this blog while cleaning my email a while a go and reading a mail saying that the Tutobx domain name is going to expire in 60 days. Well it’s not like that’s a huge problem for me. Purchasing that domain name’s been an impulse after all.
So yeah, getting on the thing I want to discuss here: Do you guys still find this blog useful? I mean it’s been months since I last posted anything here and the last one’s a reblog, too. Most of the tutorials here are old and out dated. I realized the email I’m using to moderate this blog’s comments are flooded too. The thing is I’m thinking about rebooting this blog. Nothing big. Just pick it up again and moderate it like how I used to. Update the outdated tutorials and maybe add some new ones too. This is where you guys come in. Tell me, would it be worth it?
Uuuh, yeah. That’s it. Again(just to get this post to have that reply function), would picking this blog up be worth it?
See it in action!
When I was re-designing my portfolio site I wanted to add a “Recent Posts” section on my main page but realized that Tumblr didn’t have a widget available. I wasn’t ready to include my entire Tumblr onto my site so I was on a mission to find a way to display it. I wanted some control over what it would look like without having to have it load in an iframe or something obtrusive (which were many of the solutions that I came across).
My solution is a rather simple (note: quick and dirty) one that makes use of the Google Feed API. I couldn’t find any articles or tips on using the API with Tumblr, so I figured I’d create a how-to for those on the same mission I was on.
What we’re going to do is use the Google Feed API’s Feed Control to grab, parse, and display our Tumblr’s RSS feed.
I decided before I put my website back up that I wanted to switch from using subdomains to using subdirectories (
elletricity.com/faq). When you switch your blog over to a custom domain, Tumblr takes over all subdirectories so that you can create custom pages on your customize page. If you want to have your own website content that is not controlled by Tumblr, you must create subdomains via your hosting provider.
This is fine if you’re not doing much with your website, but I wanted to use PHP and upload my own files to those directories, and making a subdomain for each page was getting tedious. So I attempted to change my custom domain to
http://elletricity.com/blog. BUT, Tumblr doesn’t allow you to put backslashes in your custom domain name. I was stumped.
With everyone going gaga over taking pictures of sushis or pizzas or fries and seemingly photogenic foods, Instagram has turned into a necessity for most Tumblr users. Your photo posts are all probably from your instagram account now! And I know you guys want them on your sidebars somehow so I thought I’d give you guys an easy-to-follow tutorial on how put an instagram feed your blog.
So the other day, the ever awesome Gabrielle Wee posted something about her problem regarding the
:after pseudoelements, specifically their inability to work with CSS3 transitions. Now that post really got me pulling some of my hair out so the next day(which was yesterday), I decided to try and solve it out. Eventually, instead of solving the problem, I ended up getting sidetracked and started getting immersed with another problem, which was making/punching holes inside div elements. I think Masking would be a better term for it actually. I’ve encountered this problem before but they were all just fleeting thoughts so I’ve never really bothered thinking about it that much. Until now.
6 Color Scheme Tools
Here are some more useful sites that might get the color-savant in you worked up.