Photo from Chile

My New BlogCFC Skin

Now that I've started trying to blog more regularly, and now that some people are actually viewing my blog, I figured it was time to ditch the lovely BlogCFC vanilla skin and make things a bit prettier around here.

I was a bit intimidated at first, being very much a back-end developer and not having done much work with css in quite awhile. With a little moral support from Paul Marcotte, I found a css template that I liked at, made a couple of changes to it, including getting rid of the wood in the background graphic (thanks Paul), and started making changes to BlogCFC templates.

A few hours later my blog was reborn. It was actually pretty easy to do, and I'm quite happy with the results.

I also replaced the stock photo that comes with the template with a slice from a photo that I took during a hike in Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in southern Chile in 2004. You can see the full photo here. I plan to rotate this image with others that I've taken on my travels.

I also took this opportunity to play with Slideshows in BlogCFC, setting one up which contains a few more photos from this trip. If you enjoy nice scenery and/or are interested in Chile, check it out via the link in the sidebar.


My banner image now rotates hourly, so the link above may not actually point to a full version of the banner pic. It's still a nice photo, though.

looks awesome, bob. nice job!
# Posted By charlie griefer | 6/18/08 9:00 AM

The site looks great! I guess I'm going to have to step up with a new skin soon. ;)
# Posted By Paul Marcotte | 6/18/08 9:31 AM
Thanks guys! I think the time invested really paid off.
# Posted By Bob Silverberg | 6/18/08 11:15 AM
I plan to skin blogcfc as well. Did you integrate the styleshout css into blogcfc or visa versa? BTW, it looks great.
# Posted By Frank Wheatley | 9/4/08 8:07 AM
Thanks Frank. I extracted the styles from the styleshout css and incorporated them into the blogcfc css. I also had to change a number of other templates to deal with the layout. I didn't keep track of all of the changes that I made but I'd be happy to share the whole thing with you and then you could run a diff on it yourself.

Feel free to send me an email if you'd like the files.
# Posted By Bob Silverberg | 9/4/08 3:23 PM
Nice look.
I want to ask you a question, how you do to have a slideshows option on your main menu?
Im setiing up a new blog, i can generate slideshows but they don´t apear in the menu, is this something i have to do manually? or is there a function in flogcfc to do it.
Thank you for your help.
# Posted By gustavo | 12/20/09 3:29 PM
You should be able to add the slideshows pod to your blog template using the Pod Manager in the BlogCFC admin,
# Posted By Bob Silverberg | 12/21/09 10:28 AM
Thanks a lot, great help, I´m very new at Blogcfc.
When I finish the blog I´m building for a friend I will send you the link, i would like to hear your opinion.

Thanks again
# Posted By gustavo | 12/23/09 3:55 PM
Hi Bob!!!!!!
Nice work. Could you please share how did you changed the skin. Because now I am working on BlogCFC software. The original download is working fine for me. I have a new html/css template. How did you changed the skin in BlogCFC. If you don't mind could you please share the steps?

Thank you
# Posted By sandy | 1/11/10 9:15 AM