Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Minor format tweaks to blog

aka: how to make your background image stay put using CSS

Someone mentioned that it would be nice if the background would stay put on my blog, so it was always there, rather than just at the top.

Since I'm in the process of learning html and css, figured I would see if I could do something about that.  Care to guess which CSS section I'm learning about right now? =-D

body {
background: #000000 url(<image_url_here>)  repeat-x scroll top center /* Credit for photo here */;

body {
background: #000000 url(<image_url_here>)  repeat-x fixed top center /* Credit for photo here */;


I hope this makes the main blog a bit easier to read, and not seem like you're Lost in Space™ (weeeoooo!) when you scroll down.

I haven't been able to get the mobile working yet, so if you're looking at this on a too-smart-for-your-own-good phone and you know how to fix it, drop me a comment, please.  Or be patient; I should be there in a few more chapters :)

Also, I want to take this time to highly recommend www.murach.com.  They publish books that are excellent tools for learning technology, and are worth their weight in gold.  You won't find a better book for getting up to speed on a topic quickly, provided that they have a book that covers what you're looking for.

So, just in case anyone from murach.com is reading this, a few topics I'd like to request:
Perl, Python, Apache Administration, and testing automation.

In the meantime, if you're interested in those topics, stay tuned, I'll probably end up with something to "leak".

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