On the required reading for today, Mr. Skocko mentions the daily statistics of the Mac Lab Blog. I thought that I would also take a moment to reflect on one of this blog’s most prosperous days.
Yesterday, the Mr. Skocko linked twice to CRDESIGNLAB, which gave us quite a boost in hits: we received at total of 201 referrals from the Mac Lab Blog. An additional 67 hits from people not traveling through the ML Blog pushed us to our highest daily hit total: 268. In addition, two posts were written and one was published (before WordPress started glitching), but we received only 9 comments. Just so you know, our daily comment record is 66.
Overall, I would call yesterday a good day for CRDESIGNLAB. Now, as our hit total climbs past 1,856, I have to eat breakfast.
I should be eating cinnamon rolls right now, but I thought I would take a moment to thank all of you who have returned to this blog again and again, or even just again. It means a lot to see that number in the right column rise with every passing day. It is so much fun to trade comments and work towards bettering yourself and your colleagues. It really is a good feeling to know that your work is appreciated by your peers, especially when you have peers who are such phenomenal artists. Thank you all, and come back again.
Last week, I signed this blog up for Google Analytics. The next day, I found out that you need the CSS Styles upgrade in order to access the blog’s code and make Google Analytics work. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a type of coding language used to govern the appearance of the a web page. Basically, it tells the browser what to show, dealing with everything from the fonts to the colors, formatting, and even the background image(s). I had only been briefly aware of CSS before.
Today, I bought the CSS Styles upgrade and have started going through some tutorials on how to write CSS code. So far, it is fairly simple, and the possibilities seem endless, but I have a long ways to go. In a few weeks, I hope to have completely overhauled the blog’s appearance, but I won’t apply the changes until I am completely done, and I certainly won’t be done in time for the presentations next week. Also, I won’t be able to set up Google Analytics until I have made progress on the CSS code. If anyone wants to know how or why, ask me. Wish me luck!!!