A close friend of mine left for Australia today. After seeing him off, and realizing the fact that I will not be able to escape to him when I need to (which I did from time to time), made me feel sad. No, it made me feel empty! Even the smilies in my blog were making me feel down. They looked so lousy!!!
But then, I realized, that the smilies in my blog were always lousy. Yeah they are! I hate the smilies that Wordpress use by default. They look so crappy. And lousy too!
So, I decided to change them. I googled to find myself a better Smilies Pack. After going through some, I decided on Logans Smileys 0.3.5. I even thanked the creator, though I didnt understand a single word in his blog (it was written in a different language). Then I figured out where the smiley images were located in my blog web directory ([wordpress_directory]/wp-includes/images/smilies/), and replaced the old smiley images with the new ones. Oops! The new ones were in png format, where as the old were in gif. Realized that this may create problem. So googled again, and found this, and this. Then did the necessary changes, and learned a few things about the wordpress code. Lastly uploaded the new images, and the code changes. And yes, then finally some peace of mind!
Check my new smiles:
Felt lot better after doing this. Atleast the smilies are not lousy now.
And Sajib, if you are reading this, then know that I will be missing you!