Tag Archives: Blogging

Comment Issues

Comment threading is enabled now, so you can now reply to a specific comment on a post and have it appear below it and indented — just like on LiveJournal or WordPress.com. See the comments on this post for an example.

The downside is that it required some changes to the theme, some of which I missed initially. If you’ve visited the site in the last few days, you may have seen some comments showing up in unreadable light yellow-on-white. That should be taken care of now, but if you still see it, just hit reload and it should be fine.

Technical note: It was a caching issue. New visitors, or anyone who hit reload, would get the updated stylesheet, but anyone who had visited the site recently would see it displayed with their local copy of the old version. After I realized this, I renamed the stylesheet to make sure that all visitors would get a fresh copy.

New Mobile Layout

I’ve updated the site to a new version of WordPress Mobile Edition, which seems to handle both low-end and high-end phones well enough that I don’t need a separate plugin for iPhone and Android visitors. This should make things a bit cleaner.

Mobile Site (WordPress Mobile Edition 3.0)

Anyway, if you have a web-capable phone, please give the site another look when you get a chance and let me know whether anything breaks!

In particular, I want to know:

  • What phone are you using?
  • Are you using the built-in web browser or an add-on like Opera Mini?
  • Can you view the site?
  • Does it look like the image above, or just like it does on your computer?
  • Can you make a comment?

If you can’t post a comment, please try one of the following:

  • Bring up the site on your computer to leave the comment.
  • Send me a Twitter direct message to @SpeedForceOrg.
  • Email me at speedforce – [at] – pobox – [dot] – com.

Thanks in advance!

Please Check This Site in Your Phone!

A quick request, if I may: If you have a web-capable cell phone, would you please try to view this blog in it and let me know how it appears? I’m testing some plugins that should optimize the page for desktop, low-end mobile, and high-end mobile devices.

Please look at the main page and at least one post, then leave a comment below (still on the phone if you can) with the following:

  • What phone are you using? (RAZR, iPhone, etc. Specific model if you know it)
  • Can you load the site at all? (If not, what error do you get?)
  • Does it look like..
    1. The desktop version of the site (red background, lightning banner, full sidebar, complete posts on main page)
    2. A bare-bones page (plain background, mostly text, headlines only on main page, “Powered by WordPress. WordPress Mobile Edition” listed at the bottom of the page)
    3. A sleeker-looking list (grayish background, each post headline in a white rectangle, calendar image next to each headline, main page has headlines that expand to excerpts, dark red banner across top, “Powered by WordPress with WPtouch” listed in footer)
  • Are you using the built-in web browser, or something you installed (Opera Mini, for example)?
  • Did anything not work?

If you can’t post a comment, please try one of the following:

  • Bring up the site on your computer to leave the comment.
  • Send me a Twitter direct message to @SpeedForceOrg.
  • Email me at speedforce – [at] – pobox – [dot] – com.

I’m mainly trying to make sure that the detection code is working right, since I’ve got 3 different plugins (WPTouch, WordPress Mobile Edition and WP Super Cache) working together to manage it.

Thanks in advance!

The Premio Dardo

Speed Force has been selected for the Premio Dardo (“Dart Award” in Spanish). The Premio Dardo is awarded by other bloggers and “is designed to recognize unique voices and visions on the Web as well as to promote fraternization amongst bloggers of all sorts.”

Premio Dardo: I Entrega de Premios, Best Blog Darts Thinker

Speed Force was honored by Matt of Groovy Superhero. Thanks, Matt!

So now I have to choose five blogs to give the award to — it’s basically like a chain letter or tagging meme. The blogs I’d like to pass it along to are:

I was intrigued by the concept of a self-propelled award, and did some digging into its history over at K-Squared Ramblings in case anyone’s interested

Speed Reading: Reviews, an Homage, Firestorm, and Defining “Definitive”

Some Flash-related bits from around the comics blogging community.

Crimson Lightning has a scan from a Funky Winkerbean homage to the Flash, specifically the cover of Flash v.1 #115.

momoney433 has started reviewing the entire run of The Flash vol.2 (Wally West’s series) over at Comic Bloc. Issues #1 and #2 went up yesterday.

softpixels.net reviews Flash: Race Against Time.

Blogcritics reviews the Graphic Audio adaptation of Flash: Stop Motion.

The Irredeemable Shag of Once Upon a Geek fame has launched a new blog, Firestorm Fan. Firestorm ran as a backup feature in The Flash during the early 1980s.

Rokk’s Comic Book Revolution thinks that Wally retiring is a good idea.

Meanwhile, I’m Just Sayin’ ponders the “definitive” Flash and Green Lantern — and doesn’t come up with Barry and Hal.

Light Blogging Week

Even with Final Crisis #5 coming out this week, it’s going to have to be a light one for blogging. Deadlines at work, so I may be staying late, plus I’m sick. (Great combination, huh?)

If I have time I’ll try to finish one of several half-done posts I’ve been working on. And I’ll check the usual news sites in the evening, though I doubt there will be much in the way of huge Flash news this week.