Monday, December 27, 2010

MM: Taylor Swift's Love Story

I remember singing this song over and over again last year. And I still love listening to this song.


Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the ACTUAL LINK POST here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.


PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Quick 2010 Fandom Meme

I've been really busy last week that I wasn't able to join the Sunday Stealing Meme but I woke up too early today so I started on this meme before anything else




1. Your main fandom of the year:
Harry Potter (read and watched the series so many times this year)
2. Your favorite Film this year:
Of course, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
3. Your favorite Book read this year:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - where it all began ;)
4. Your favorite Album or Song this year:
爱不单行
5. Your favorite meme site of the year:
Sunday Stealing ;)
6. Your Fandom that you haven't tried Yet, but want to:
Hmmm, I don't know. I'll get back to you on this one
7. Your best new Fandom Discovery of the Year:
羅志祥
8. Your biggest Fandom Disappointment of the Year:
羅志祥 not getting the Best Leading Actor Award in Golden Bells for his role in Hi My Sweetheart.
9. Your TV Boyfriend of the year:
I haven't had any TV crushes for a long time *LOL*
10. Your TV Girlfriend of the year:
same answer as #9
11. Your most Missed Old Fandom:
Saved by the Bell
12. Your Biggest Anticipations of the New Year:
the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
13. Your favorite post (of yours) of the year:
My Linkworth Proof of Payment" post :P
14.Your favorite new blog (to you) of the year:
this blog, where you're at... :D
15.Your favorite new website of the year:
same as #14
16. Your favorite news story of the year:
hmm, I don't have any...
17. Your favorite actor of the year:
Neil Patrick Harris
18. Your favorite drama TV show of the year:
Parenthood
19. Your favorite comedy TV Show this year:
How I Met Your Mother
20. Your favorite cartoon of the year:
none

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Student's Life - Wordpress template

I've always love the combination of green and pink so I created a Wordpress theme with these colors. This is a very simple 3-column template


It's currently live on Realm of a Dreamer

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Switch to Intense Debate Comment Form

Everybody loves Intense Debate Comment Form because it looks better than the default comment form and it is easy to use.

However, there are instances when Intense Debate Comment Form doesn't work with our templates. An online friend, iCleverClogs, found herself in this dilemma and I got curious because I was planning to switch to Intense Debate soon. I used her template in my demo site and looked for solution myself. Before I enumerate the steps I took to install Intense Debate into her template, there are few things I need you to remember:
1. RULE OF THE THUMB: before doing anything else, back up your template.
2. This only works if you want Intense Debate comment forms in ALL your posts and not just new ones.
3. If you want a 'dofollow' comment form, activate the 'CommentLuv' plugin first.
4. Try this ONLY IF you can't seem to get the Intense Debate Comment Form to work in your template (trust me, it's way easier to install it using the steps outlined in Intense Debate Website.)


First, go to your Intense Debate Dashboard (My Account )> Manage Blogs/Sites>click "Site Key" below the site where you want to install the comment form then grab your "IntenseDebate site acct". Save it somewhere. You'll use it near the end of this tutorial.

Go to your Blogger Dashboard>Design>Edit HTML> click on "Expand Widget Templates".

To keep the number of comments updated, look for this code:
          <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
            <a class='comment-link' expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 1'>1 <data:top.commentLabel/><b:else/><data:post.numComments/> <data:top.commentLabelPlural/></b:if></a>

Change it to:
          <b:if cond='data:post.allowComments'>
   <!--Intense Debate-->
    <div expr:id='"IDCommentPostInfoTitle"+data:post.id' style='display:none'><data:post.title/></div>
<div style='display:none' expr:id='"IDCommentPostInfoTime"+data:post.id'><data:post.timestampISO8601/></div><div style='display:none' expr:id='"IDCommentPostInfoAuthor"+data:post.id'><data:post.author/></div><div style='display:none' expr:id='"IDCommentPostInfoCats"+data:post.id'><b:if cond='data:post.labels'><b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'><data:label.name/>|</b:loop></b:if></div> <a expr:href="data:post.url" expr:name="data:post.id" class="IDCommentsReplace">Comments</a>
   <b:else/>
<!--/Intense Debate-->
<a class='comment-link' expr:href='data:post.addCommentUrl' expr:onclick='data:post.addCommentOnclick'><b:if cond='data:post.numComments == 1'>1 <data:top.commentLabel/><b:else/><data:post.numComments/> <data:top.commentLabelPlural/></b:if></a>
 <!--Intense Debate-->
</b:if>
<!--/Intense Debate-->

To change the comment form. Look for this code:
        <b:if cond='data:post.embedCommentForm'>
          <b:include data='post' name='comment-form'/>
 Change it to:
     <b:if cond='data:post.embedCommentForm'>      
   <!--Intense Debate--><div style='display:none' id='IDCommentInfoPostTitle'><data:post.title/></div><div style='display:none' id='IDCommentInfoPostTime'><data:post.timestampISO8601/></div><div style='display:none' id='IDCommentInfoPostAuthor'><data:post.author/></div><div style='display:none' id='IDCommentInfoPostCats'><b:if cond='data:post.labels'><b:loop values='data:post.labels' var='label'><data:label.name/>|</b:loop></b:if></div>  <script type='text/javascript'>var idcomments_acct='[INTENSEDEBATE SITE ACCT #]'; var idcomments_post_id='<data:post.id/>'; var idcomments_post_url='<data:post.url/>'; var idcomments_post_title=document.getElementById('IDCommentInfoPostTitle').innerHTML;var idcomments_post_author=document.getElementById('IDCommentInfoPostAuthor').innerHTML;var idcomments_post_time=document.getElementById('IDCommentInfoPostTime').innerHTML;var idcomments_post_cats=document.getElementById('IDCommentInfoPostCats').innerHTML;var commentScriptWrapper = document.createElement(&#39;SCRIPT&#39;);commentScriptWrapper.type = &#39;text/javascript&#39;;commentScriptWrapper.src = &#39;http://www.intensedebate.com/js/bloggerTemplateCommentWrapper2.php?acct=&#39;+idcomments_acct+&#39;&amp;postid=&#39;+idcomments_post_id+&#39;&amp;title=&#39;+encodeURIComponent(idcomments_post_title)+&#39;&amp;url=&#39;+idcomments_post_url+&#39;&amp;posttime=&#39;+encodeURIComponent(idcomments_post_time)+&#39;&amp;postauthor=&#39;+encodeURIComponent(idcomments_post_author)+&#39;&amp;postcats=&#39;+encodeURIComponent(idcomments_post_cats);document.getElementsByTagName(&#39;HEAD&#39;)[0].appendChild(commentScriptWrapper);</script>
<!--/Intense Debate-->
 <!--Intense Debate-PRE ID <b:include data='post' name='comments'/> -->
 <!--Intense Debate-->
<script src='http://www.intensedebate.com/js/bloggerTemplateLinkWrapper.php?acct=[INTENSEDEBATE SITE ACCT #]'></script>
<!--/Intense Debate-->

Change  [INTENSEDEBATE SITE ACCT #] to the number you copied from your Intense Debate Account

Click Save Template.

Intense Debate doesn't have pop-up comment form and since we inserted the code to the embedded one, you'll still be able to get Bloggers' default pop-up comment form if you decide to change your settings.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ipad-Inspired Blogger Theme

This is the theme I created for my demo website while it's in idle mode although I'm still trying to figure out how to change the white boxes' colors into different icon colors. But I'll figure that out next time


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fashion&Beauty Mag Theme

Just like any Fashion Magazine.

This Blogger layout has:
2 columns
horizontal navigation bar
and sidebar is limited to frontpage

  • Use picture as full page background:


  • Or use picture as content background:

  • Or use picture of your favorite star/model:


  • This is how a single post page looks like:


DOWNLOAD LINKS - removed

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Bright Morning - Wordpress Theme

After years of blogging in WP and years of trying to create my own layout, I finally made one.

Wordpress theme, for me, is the hardest. It could be because I'm still having difficulty understanding PHP. But I'm still trying and hopefully I'll get to the point where I can build my own template with all the add-ons in there. For now, this will do :)


I was actually planning to create a pink WP layout. But I changed my mind after realizing that my first multiply and blogger layouts are all pink. *lol*

Wanna see it live? Check Realm of a Dreamer. And once again, I'd appreciate any feedback/suggestions. :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

To the woman who gave her life to us...

                    









Monday Mayhem's "The annoyances of the season"


Join Us for Monday Mayhem

1. What annoys you about the holiday music?
~nothing
2. What annoys you the most about holiday shopping?
~people who think they have the right to push you just because they're in a hurry
3. Tell us about someone you know who is annoying you right now.
~I just woke up (good morning!) and I hope no one will
4. What is annoying you online this week?
~when I couldn't find what I was looking for in Google :P
5. Is there something that people say or do this time of year that annoys you?
~hhmmm, I can't think of any right now
6. What is the most annoying behavior anyone can have this time of year?
~act like a brat
7. What is more annoying when you are shopping- screaming kids or people who cut you off in the stores or at the mall?
~people who cut you off in the stores. I love kids even those screaming ones :P
8. What is the one thing that does not annoy you this holiday season?
~people you don't know just nods and smiles at you :P

MM: A Wish On Christmas Night by Jose Mari Chan

If you read my Sunday Stealing post yesterday, you'll know this is my favorite christmas song... I couldn't stop humming yesterday so I thought I'll share it here.



Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the actual post link here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday Stealing - The Ninja Meme: Part One

1 . What do you add to your coffee?
I actually don't drink coffee
2. What are you reading now?
None
3. Do you own a gun?
No
4. Are you registered to vote?
Yes
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
No
6. What do you think of hot dogs?
breakfast meal
7. Favorite Christmas Song?
A Wish On Christmas Night by Jose Mari Chan
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
hot chocolate
9. Can you do push ups?
just a few (less than 10 :D)
10. What was the name of your first boyfriend/girlfriend?
Nelson
11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelery?
watch
12. Favorite hobby?
bloghopping/forum hopping
13. Do you work with people who idolize you?
I don't know if there's even anyone who idolizes me :P
14. Do you have ADD?
now that you ask, maybe I do have :S
15. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
I try not to hate myself and I'm not even going to think about it
16. What’s your Middle name?
Español
17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
eat grapes, finish my WP layout, ADD
18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday.
I didn't go out yesterday
19. Name 3 beverages you regularly drink.
hot chocolate, water, orange juice
20. Current worry right now?
exam
21. What side do you dress to?
I'm a girl so I don't have to answer this right?
22. Favorite place to be?
beach
23. How did you bring in the New Year?
food trip with my family
24. Where would you like to go?
anywhere I can relax
25. Name three people who will see today.
my parents (that's 2) and my brother

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My First Blogger Template

After the multiply layout, I tried making a Blogger template and I find it easier to customize. But like multiply, this is also the first template I created for Blogger. Let me know what you guys think.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My First 'Successful' Multiply Layout

If you remember, I posted about how a website template is important in attracting customers to your online shop. Yesterday I spent the whole day designing layout for our multiply site. This is our online store's account and I'm really hoping to get more visitors so I'm revamping it again. Since I'm going to be busy in the coming weeks (or months), my brother and I agreed that he handle all business transactions while I handle the site's maintenance.

It wasn't my first time to "try" but it's the first time I finished it. If I'm having a hard time customizing an HTML layout, CSS is worse for me. So I would really appreciate any feedbacks/suggestions. (But please no trolling :P )


The left side Menu Bar is floating (just like that twitter icon at the lower side of this page)and its pink (because I love pink). But other than that, it's just your typical customized Avlack theme. So what do you think?

HOW TO APPLY:
1. Select Avlack as base theme
2. Copy and paste the CSS code below to the CSS page of your setting page



Enjoy!

Monday, December 6, 2010

MM: Beautiful by Jim Brickman feat. Wayne Brady

After listening to Mariuca's Music Monday entry, I got in the mood for love song. I love Jim Brickman and this is one of my favorites. Hope you'll enjoy it too.



Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the actual post link here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

domain without 'www' is not redirected to domain with 'www'

I remember when I purchased my domain names from GoDaddy, I got help from a friend/blogger in updating the name servers so that my naked domain (domain without "www") will still be redirect to my non-naked domain (domain with "www").
This morning, when I typed in the naked domain of Fashion and Beauty Craze, I was redirected to GoDaddy temporary page. I don't know what happened or if there was some update I wasn't aware of but one thing I'm sure, my settings in Blogger already shows a check on the option "Redirect fashionandbeautycraze.info to www.fashionandbeautycraze.info". So I did what I'm good at: trial and error and a lot of prayers that I will still be able to access my website after this experiment. I checked on Blogger Help and found out that some bloggers/website owners experienced the same thing. Unfortunately, the solutions given and technical terms used are just too complicated for me. Good thing, GoDaddy is a user friendly site. So this is what I did:
1. I logged in to my GoDaddy account.
2. Then under the list of my domain names, I looked for fashionandbeautycraze.info and clicked on "Advanced Details".
3. On that details page, under Domain Information, I saw "Forwarding: Off" so I clicked on "Manage". A small window came up showing this:
4. I typed in www.fashionandbeautycraze.info on the box, made sure the option "Update my DNS settings to support this change" is checked and clicked on OK.
5. It finally worked. Now my naked domain is showing the correct page.

I did the same steps to all other domains I got from GoDaddy(The Peregrinator, MFI, and LnR). Fortunately, I didn't have any problem with LAMMO or ECF (which I got from Google directly) and ROAD which I got from Nokiahost.

start a new day with a smile



Monday, November 29, 2010

Music Monday: This Time

I've been thinking of watching August Rush again next weekend but for the mean time, I'll post one of the songs featured in that movie: This Time by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. This is my first entry to Music Monday.





Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the actual post link here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava's Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Baker's Meme - Sunday Stealing

Once again traveling around cyberspace. ;)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Comments please?

We take time to make our websites stand out so we'll be able to proudly ask our friends and other bloggers to visit our sites or exchange links. Then when everything is set, we blog hop, read a little, post a comment then hope that the blog's author would "visit back" and post a comment too. That's one way of interacting with people around blogosphere and at the same time you get the chance to promote your site.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My First Meme - Sunday Stealing

The peregrinator is traveling around Cyberspace. Here's my first entry to a Sunday meme

The Port Cafe

The peregrinator is walking down memory lane:

When I was still in college, there's this one place where my friends and I often go to during lunch break and although we eat the same kind of food everyday, the place was actually one of the things which made our friendship last this long.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Peregrinator will start all over again...

I remember few months back, I was lost. I was totally out of focus until the first day of classes. Everything I saw around me while I was on my way to school and even the students when I got there made me realize that just when I thought I've finally found my old self, I was wrong. There are still so many part of me that I need to find. I am after all still a wanderer.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blogger's "Comment Form" problem

For a blogger who doesn't always have time to update her blogs, I love getting comments from my readers. That means when a reader comments on my post, my blog is being updated. And we all know that one SEO technique to help increase our site's pagerank is constant update.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blogger Statistics

I've been away from blogging for a long time that I feel like I forgot everything I learned on blogging. Good thing though I decided to stay and check on my dashboard for a few more minutes before logging out.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Badge & Layout and a help from a friend

I've been trying to make badges for my sites for days now but it seems like the badges I made aren't good enough. I don't want my badge to look like my website's header because first, I just borrowed the layout (it's a free template), second I don't want to be stuck with the same template for a long time.