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CPSC 104: Thing 1

Today in CPSC 104, we created our own blogs and learned about them as a medium for the spreading of information. Blogs are highly customizable and can act as an author’s personal e-newspaper, publishing whatever he or she desires. For example, using a blog search engine such as www.blogcatalog.com, you can find all sorts of blogs based on selected topics. I was looking for a blog about the latest technological news, and I found one quite easily (http://www.blogcatalog.com/blog/technology-news-9) When you use such a site, you search through what is known as the blogosphere, or the “world of blogs.”

In creating my own blog, I chose the same theme as my professor, but our blogs look incredibly different— a result of CSS customization. This has to do with how the web page is rendered. The theme is static, meaning that the user can’t edit or change it. However, CSS customization is dynamic and with it you can edit any aspect of the display of your page. I changed the background color, inserted my own header, and changed the font. The way the CSS process works is described by the following. First, your browser will carry out code based on the style sheet (your theme), and then the CSS-code, which has priority over the style sheet. For example, if the style sheet says to color all text blue, and the CSS colors it green, then it will be colored green. This can be applied to any part of your blog. CSS allows unlimited customization to your webpage and is responsible for much of the creativity in blog design. To learn more about CSS, visit http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_intro.asp.