Change in Software

Since I accidentally deleted a post, so had to spend some time fixing things, I decided to go ahead with a long-planned project to try and change around the software here. The old Movable Type software is gone, replaced by Word Press. It seems to be working, but I still need to add in the old links, and fiddle with the configuration a bit. Let me know if anything seems to be broken.

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12 Responses to Change in Software

  1. J.F. Moore says:

    Next page link at the bottom is “not found”.

    I’m glad the comments are going the ‘right’ way now! It was hard trying to read them backwards.

  2. Ijon Tichy says:

    I find the font too small. It’s not very kind to middle-aged eyes.

  3. Peter says:

    My eyes are also unfortunately getting rather middle-aged. You should be able to adjust the font size on your browser (I’ve checked and this works, at least on Mozilla and Internet Explorer). It’s not so easily done from this end. This particular “theme” is one of the more legible ones.

  4. Ijon Tichy says:

    I think all you have to do is edit this file:

    http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/wp-content/themes/default/style.css

    specifically, the first section after the comments, i.e.:

    /* Begin Typography & Colors */
    body {
    font-size: 62.5%; /* Resets 1em to 10px */

    Change 62.5 to 70.0 (or thereabouts) and it should look much better. And I’m pretty sure all text elements (including links) will scale accordingly.

  5. Peter says:

    OK, I made the change you suggested. I’ll leave it like that for now (unless there are any complaints that it’s now too big…)

  6. Nigel Cook says:

    How about starting a thread for a discussion of how to replace string theory with more rational, testable physics? At some stage string theory will have to give way to more productive work.

  7. Ivo says:

    One thing I find annoying in this theme (Steam IIRC) is that there is no ‘Home’ button, apart from the title in the header image. People tend to miss that one. You may want to consider adding that somewhere.

  8. Congratulations, Peter!

    I myself have been dwelling on whether i should move from Movable Type and replace it with WordPress… but, after some “time investment” in building my blog the way it is right now, i’d really like to avoid any kind of “transition”. 😉

    Anyway, this “real time preview” is pretty sweet!

    Rock on!

  9. James Graber says:

    The new look is ok, maybe even better than the old one. I hope your links come up soon; I really miss them because I used them a lot. Let me take the time to say I really appreciate your blog.
    Jim Graber

  10. Dick Thompson says:

    I really like the new look. It’s very professional. Rock On!

  11. Clark Goble says:

    I like the new look – especially the graphic. Nice.

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