The Visa Collector

A blog about travelling with a Filipino passport, and life overseas

Themes and FourSquare

Posted by VisaC on January 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm

The other night I deactivated my beloved Lightword theme and switched to Plain Fields. Until recently, I’d been pretty happy with Lightword. It was both neat and attractive. But I had been running into some problems with the width of its sidebar and there wasn’t a way around this issue without tweeking the style sheet. It’s been taking me a while to figure out exactly which of the style sheet settings to change to achieve what I wanted. So I figured, what the heck, might as well try a new theme.

The root of my need was the MyFoursquare widget. The eight-badge width version of this widget’s output is shown below.

I recently returned to Foursquare after giving up on it mid-year last year. Drive-by Foursquaring had gotten boring so I lost interest. When I discovered this widget, light bulbs flashed: this was an interesting way to generate content for the blog. But the widget’s narrowest format was 3-badges wide, which was still too wide for the default Lightword side-bar setting. So while I figure things out, I’m experimenting with alternative themes.

I’m now Foursquaring with an alternative account, and retiring the old one. This time . . . the badges be truthful.

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