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a new look ... for now

[Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:30:59 +0000]
After thinking of updating the look of this blog for a long time, I finally took the plunge yesterday. I still might revert back to the old Journalist [https://wordpress.org/themes/journalist] theme I've used for years, but for now I'm using the responsive SongWriter [https://wordpress.org/themes/songwriter] theme. That allows me to stop using the WordPress-provided Twenty Fourteen [https://wordpress.org/themes/twentyfourteen] theme for mobile devices. In switching to SongWriter, I changed the CSS so that nested ordered lists would use only numbers a la: 1. foo 1. foo foo 2. bar instead of intermixing letters. In other words, I replaced this in the "style.css" file: ol { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left: 20px; } ol ol { list-style: upper-alpha; } ol ol ol { list-style: lower-roman; } ol ol ol ol { list-style: lower-alpha; } with this: ol { list-style-type: decimal; margin-left: 20px; } ol ol { list-style: decimal; } ol ol ol { list-style: decimal; } ol ol ol ol { list-style: decimal; } Changing the theme also led to one change in the Syntax Highlighter Compress [https://wordpress.org/plugins/syntax-highlighter-compress/] plugin because the font on my code snippets was too large for my liking with the SongWriter theme. Under ".syntaxhighlighter textarea" in the "syntax-highlighter-compress/styles/shCoreDefault.css" file, I commented out the "font-size" property. And hopefully those are all the changes I need or want to make. For now. ... Update, December 20, 2014: Just FYI, I learned about making WordPress child themes from this video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEYSqEBZHRE] and then made a child theme for the SongWriter theme with the ordered list CSS changes outlined above. This allows me to safely update the SongWriter theme without losing my changes.