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    1. Noels plugin is pretty cool. I did consider using it here but decided the functionality was probably more than I needed for something that I could do quite easily myself.

  1. Your way does seem a bit better than my option, although arguably an easier way (although would result in slower loading times) to do it would to be to add the CSS through a custom field inline after the stylesheet loads and so overwrite styles in the stylesheet – if that makes sense πŸ™‚

    1. I did consider using inline styles but I like the idea of keeping the styles and the content separate. Another bonus of using external style sheets is that I can reuse styles in the future. Not great for the movie reviews but for a post series it would be quite helpful I think.

    1. Thanks Luke – I’ve had a few people ask how I did that actually πŸ™‚

      If anyone is interested it’s all down to css3 and you can read more specific info on the Zurb Blog

  2. Thanks for the mention. I’m also keeping everything to the site’s flexible grid layout (read: it scales with your browser) which makes this tricky.

    Take a look at Trent Walton’s site http://trentwalton.com/articles/ he has a much better approach to the post teasers than me πŸ™‚

    For the record I’m just piling extra styles into my main CSS file for each post. There is a post-id class on each post’s container which allows me to target the styles.

    1. Thanks for the comments Tom – and thanks for the pointer to Trents site. That looks really nice.

      Regarding the body class thing, I actually do that as well, but I chose to split things out separately to stop the site from growing too large. I think it would be harder for the sections that have more than one post on a page though

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  4. Great post! I liked the term that you gave for it, Art Direction.

    BTW, thank for leaving a comment on the Design Informer. I will add your site to the list when I get the chance. Keep up the great work!

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  6. Well you can “Art Directing” is good for blogs that have different people for different roles ,as you mentioned its highly time consuming and at times could take even longer then it for you to write and format the post.I prefer doing this for some of my pages only (ex- Contact,portfolio,about,and some others).
    BTW you have sweet writing skills.

  7. It’s nice to see someone taking time over their blog. This world’s become too easy and sometimes it’s nice to place the occasional hurdle in your own way to raise the standard. A nice concept.


    Col πŸ™‚

  8. Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
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    has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick
    heads up! Other then that, fantastic blog!

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