Is this thing on?

Aaaand we’re back! Did you miss me? And have we got everyone? Show of hands, please, so I can work out whether all of my prechus readers have made the move to WordPress with me, or whether you’ve decided to use this whole thing as an excuse to stop reading and pretend you just “got lost”…

Mad props to Terry, by the way, for doing all of the hard work here while I did the …. no work. I did do a lot of refreshing the page, though, and that totally helps with a move like this. For sure.

Anyway, here I am at my new WordPress home. You will notice the spanky new header and footer images, but the rest of the design is going to remain pretty much unchanged, until Terry has either finished transferring all of our other blogs to WordPress, or got sick of me nagging him, whichever comes first. My money is on the nagging.

And! And! There is a change to the comments fields, in that we now have threaded comments, which means that when you leave me a comment, I can reply to you and my reply will show up underneath your comment.  And then other people can come along and reply to my replies, and it will be a total reply-fest, and we’ll all feel like one big, happy, integrated Internet family. Doesn’t that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Anyway there is still a lot of tweaking to be done, so I’m going to go and do that, instead of telling you all about the mice that have once again set up home in our kitchen, and the half-naked man I saw while out walking the dog on Monday.  Those will have to be other posts for other days…

  1. First to comment on revised blog!

    It looks great, a little slicker. Makes me want to move back to WordPress from Blogger. But you know, time, effort, nagging the boyfriend, etc., etc.

  2. Yay, I love it!! it all feels so nice and shiny and organised!

    I think the header is a good idea, and how do you show some love? did you just mean leave a comment, or click on one of the wee thingies?

  3. Thanks, Emmma :) It will look much better once Terry has time to work on the design. *cough*

    And the "Show some love" thing referrs to the thingies – they're links to add posts to Facebook/twitter etc…

  4. Still looks great after the move! I had forgotten, momentarily, that you were going to do that so I was really excited when I saw it jump up to 10 unread posts in my reader! 😀

      1. oooo a comment on a comment on a comment, I know it's just what you always wanted. I am agreeing with Kate about the excitement of finding so many unread posts this morning.

    1. Yes, there was nothing we could do about that unfortunately. I was worried that some people would look at it and think, "Hey, Amber dyed her hair blonde and started just posting stupid links. Unsubscribe!"

    1. Excellent! I think it only ended up being down for a couple of hours, which wasn't too bad. Moving The Fashion Police will be a whole other ball game, though – not looking forward to that at all…

  5. Works, and looks, great with Firefox 3.01.

    I'm undecided about the threaded comments. I'm sure you're very worried about this, and I'll make sure to let you know when I've formed an opinion.

    1. Yeah, I'll need to see how that works out – for some reason, this blog attracts thousands of really horrible spam comments every week (much more than any of my other sites for some reason), so I'm hoping the anti-spam will be able to deal with them. I hate Captchas's too, but every time I took it off Typepad I got hundreds of comments about Viagra and worse…

  6. Good new look, although there is a sideways scroll required to see all of the Midas Blog Network header and footer. I have a 19" monitor.

    I am sure that I can fix this if I put my mind to it, but I am not techie enough. It is not a big problem, but I thought I would pass it on as sideways scrolling is one of those things that some people think should be banned.

    Enjoying the blog.

    1. Hi David, the width of any site I design is something I think carefully about in order to give as many people as possible the best viewing experience. The stats that we get from foreveramber tell us the resolutions of the people that view it and based on that data I choose the width of the site. It means that around 1.5% of the people that view the site will have a bit chopped off like you get and around 0.2% of people will get some of the content chopped off.

      1. Hi – could you please let me know what the most popular resolution is – I may be missing something from other websites, although most display normally.

        1. 1280px wide. I have slightly altered the width of the site by changing the way the drop downs work in the bars at the top and bottom of the site. This makes the site fit in properly for the other 1.5% of site users which I think you come into. As for the last 0.2% who are using 800×600, I can't help them :)

    1. Me too – I was constantly being defeated by my own captcha. Just hoping I don't get inundated with comments offeringh me cheap cialis etc now that it's gone!

  7. Greetings from across the pond (I'm in New England)! I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now (landed here thru the Fashion Police site) and you're hilarious! Keep writing. :)

  8. I am the Forever Amber ghost and I'm here! What with all the nice, new fangled comment functionality, I've been compelled to leave one for the first time EVER!? I've only been reading (and I mean your blogs, not in general you understand) for about 18 months – give me a chance……..

    Keep up the marvellous, sarcastic work.

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