Screenshot of website clearly indicating presence and location of additional Categories menu button

Adding the CATEGORIES navigation menu to Simone theme

I’m already forgetting how I did this, and there’s still more to do, so trying to record some of it here. It’s all very unpolished and trial by error so far. (Like this site!) The purpose is that a primary reason behind my thinking for this site, is to be able to record and index […]

Screenshot of https://xarta.co.uk on a portrait monitor on 21st June 2017

xarta.co.uk online – woohoo

Article Contents 1: Introduction 2: The Good incl. 99% on DareBoost! 3: The Bad 4: The Ugly 5: ToDo’s 6: Next Steps Ok … so I still have to deploy it to my “new” “live – live” webserver rather than my (routed-to-live) staging one slowed down with all my Dev stuff … but https://xarta.co.uk is […]

Google Earth and three.js on Contact page

DRAFT BUT LEAVING-UP AS I WORK ON IT MVC stuff was getting me bogged-down a bit – felt like I needed to do something different for a bit – and I needed to do a Contact page. I fancied doing: Google Earth video background from space, flying to my house culminating at StreetView level (Liz […]

Syntax Highlighter in a lightbox – improved

I’ve tidied up my CSS and JavaScript used for my implementation of presenting code on my website. Yes – I know I still need to refactor my CSS classnames to at least throw a nod at the prevailing standards. Update 4th March 2017 Done … at least I’ve got rid of the camel-case class names; […]

Making the fancy font

* ARA      TC Hopefully the above “words” meant to be , playfully, “XARTA TECH” appear in the fancy font I made for the purpose. www.online-convert.com freefontconverter.com icomoon.io dnesscarkey.com online-convert.com allowed me to convert icon files (the jpeg magnifying glass I downloaded from the web, the “X” made out of crossed tools I’d found on the web, and also […]

Syntax Highlighter in a lightbox, with width control

One of the main reasons for creating this blog, is the detailing of my exploits with code, IT, and hardware (arduino, Pi etc. etc.). I looked at various offerings and how others did it e.g. StackOverflow, but I wasn’t really happy. Didn’t do what I wanted: syntax-highlighting full-screen on desktop & mobile and in portrait […]