Monday, September 19, 2011

Steady rain. A magnificent day to be a snail. They're all out basking on the paths and in the puddles. I think for some it is "Snail's First Rainfall". The walk to the station was somewhat treacherous. Concentration on where I put my feet. Couple of magpies hanging out on the platform, indifferent to the wet and feathers well bedraggled. Swishing their beaks in the collected rain for a drink and singing a melodic 'fuck off' when I watched too long.

8 comments:

fozmeadows said...

Nothing says a melodic fuck off quite like a magpie!

Kirsten said...

Oh, the worry of stepping on snails in the rain! And frogs.

Kirsten said...

PS New look blog is classy

Tessa said...

Magpies just have to look at you and you know it.

And yes, walking in the dark after rain is a terrible crunchy venture. Do not like.

I want to make the blog post boxes lighter, but buggered if I can make the template listen to me. : /

Aanimal said...

In the template CSS, find the bit that says:

.post-outer {
padding: 15px 20px;
margin: 0 0 25px;
background: #f3f3f3 url(http://www.blogblog.com/1kt/watermark/post_background_navigator.png) repeat scroll top left;

change that #f3f3f3 to #ffffff

Tessa said...

Dammit. Tried to follow your advice, Aanimal, but the template coding doesn't follow that model.

Aanimal said...

Meh. I guess the CSS is generated by those weird group/variable blocks and can't be edited directly?

It's hard to say anything relevant here without knowing the syntax and entire system. *googles a bit* Can you edit any CSS anywhere? Or get to a screen where you can directly edit those and definitions? (So not the Fonts and Colors page, but somewhere where you can directly do template editing.) If so, at the very bottom of it all, try adding the following:

/*
* Variable definitions:
*
*/
.date-outer .post-outer {
background-color: $mypostbgcolor;
}


(What I try to do there is to specify a new variable "mypostbgcolor" for the background color of posts, and then insert a CSS rule with higher specificity than the existing rule (so that it'd override the existing rule) that uses that variable.)

Aanimal said...

Urgh. Blogger ate my tags. Once more:

/*
* Variable definitions:
* <Variable name='mypostbgcolor' description='MY Post Background Color' type='color' default='#fff'/>
*/
.date-outer .post-outer {
background-color: $mypostbgcolor;
}