All posts by Isobel Lennox

Isobel Lennox is an amateur programmer based in Vancouver, WA specializing in Unix/Bash Scripting, Linux applications, HTML and CSS3

Why Not Center?

In order to write valid HTML, you need to avoid the elements that have been deprecated. Many HTML tags, including the <center> tag, are now obsolete. It turns out that HTML, like all technology, is constantly evolving, changing, and improving. While the HTML tag is still part of the HTML specification, it will not be included in the future. If it’s not included, browsers won’t support it. This will result in Web pages that may not work in future websites or applications.

Why is the <center> tag deprecated?

Many HTML elements are deprecated in favor of CSS style sheets, the design aspect of the HTML architecture. The <center> tag is one of those elements. While it once centered whatever it wrapped around, CSS styles now manage the centering process.

This article is about how the <center> tag came to be gone from HTML, no longer supported by the time HTML 4 (XHTML 1) was adopted, and why. Continue reading Why Not Center?

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Plugin Review: Shortcode Ultimate

While writing my WordPress Plugin article, “Top WordPress Plugins: 2012 versus 2013” for the Clark College WordPress Class, I was exposed to the highest rated and most popular WordPress Plugins.

Some of these sparked my interest, and I wanted to try a few of them out.

Some led me to find ones that were not mentioned in the lists that I ended up liking better, and some sounded better than what they turned out to be. In the article, I included “Isobel’s Picks“, but the one I am choosing to review today is: Shortcode Ultimate WordPress Plugin.
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Twenty Eleven Child Theme; Make It Tacky With These 3 Easy CSS Mods!

In the Clark College WordPress Class We have downloaded Instant WordPress, which is a server designed to act like WordPress.org. It is free to download, and includes features such as plugins and use of the editor. However, the website that you create with this software is NOT live, and remains on your hard drive. Where it stays. Reclused from the world and worn out while you test its limits. But I digress… Continue reading Twenty Eleven Child Theme; Make It Tacky With These 3 Easy CSS Mods!

Top WordPress Plugins: 2012 versus 2013

As a WordPress user, the proverbial Pokemon cards of this particular trade are Plugins. Once you have a few, you need to find more, better, cooler ones and bulk up your website to raise its stats and level up to make the other sites faint in your presence. Plugins are the meat to your potatoes. The corner pieces of your puzzle. The prosthetic limbs that help your WordPress page win the race while everyone else is dragging behind. You can browse for new limbs in the Plugins directory, or you can join me here and become informed of the most popular and highest rated Plugins since 2012.
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Interview with WordPress Developer, Jeremy Wilson

Cartoon of Jeremy Wilson.

By Isobel Lennox

For the Clark College WordPress class, each current student was assigned to give an interview regarding WordPress to any persons of our choice. I chose WordPress developer and cat enthusiast, Jeremy Wilson. The interview has been modified into a comic strip. You can also read the text version of the article.

Enjoy!
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Interview with WordPress Developer, Jeremy Wilson; Text Version

By Isobel Lennox

For the Clark College WordPress class, I was assigned to give an interview regarding WordPress to any persons of my choice. I chose WordPress developer and cat enthusiast, Jeremy Wilson. You can see the comic strip version here.

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Styled Positioning in Text Widgets

When playing around in your WordPress theme, sometimes you want to use widgets as decoration to make your page a little more interesting.

One of the more flexible widgets available is the text widget.

With this widget you can add any text or HTML you please, giving your website the flair it may or may not need.

While playing with this widget to see what it would do, I decided to test its limits with inline styling.
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How to Add Captions to Images in WordPress

When uploading an image to your post or media library, you are given an option to add a caption. You simply type in what you want your viewers to read below the image, and then you upload it, and everyone is happy.
But wait! You didn’t add a caption to that one picture, and now you want one. Oh, no! You’ve misspelled “The” in another caption and must fix it. Oh bother! One of your captions is no longer a trendy meme, and now you must remove it. But alas, you only know how to read tutorials instead of exploring the many ways of adding, changing, and removing captions on your own. Well, there’s good news: You’re here just in time, as I was just about to explain all of those things.

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