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Introducing Galaxie Blog

Introducing Galaxie Blog

Galaxie Blog is a free open source ColdFusion based blog.

It is intended to be the most beautiful and functional open sourced ColdFusion based blog in the world.

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Stunning Mobile Interface...

Galaxie Blog is a responsive website that offers nearly identical functionality for both desktop and mobile devices.

Galaxie Blog is Eminently Themeable

Galaxie Blog has dozens of professionally designed pre-defined themes.

Changing the look and feel of you blog does not require any coding, you can use web based interfaces to perfectly adjust each theme.

Versatile Post Formats...

Add podcasts, thumbnails, images, and enclosures. Blog entries support using inline .css, scripts, and HTML.

Add Engaging Content and Special Effects...

Includes a HTML5 media player as well as a Flash player to allow users to add various media.

Galaxie Blog also has built in support for animations using the Green Sock Animation Platform.

Display Your Code...

Easilly display your code by wrapping your posts with 'code' tags. The code will be displayed and will be automatically adjusted to match your theme.

Interact With Your Users...

Galaxie Blog allows users to add comments and use their own gravatar.

Captcha support and blog moderation capabilities are included.

Share Your Content...

Allow readers to share your blog content with built-in social media sharing.

Users can subscribe to your blog or subscribe to a selected post. Galaxie Blog also can share your content with various communities via RSS feeds.

Organize And Find Your Posts...

Categories and tag support are built-in. You can also associate your blog entries and related posts.

Find your posts using a search engine at the top of the site. Posts are also automatically displayed by date and can be selected using a calendar control.

Optimized for Search Engines

Galaxie Blog is SEO friendly and has a 100% google SEO score.

The Future of Galaxie Blog...

I intend using Galaxie Blog for my own personal blog, and it is a key component of my own personal portfolio.

I am adding capabilities to use a rich editor within a mobile interface to quickly share my personal photography while out in the field.


Galaxie Blog is a next generation blog platform and is the most beautiful and functional open sourced ColdFusion blog in the world.

This entry was posted on July 15, 2019 at 10:15 PM and has received 2118 views.

Using top: auto will not work when vertically aligning text within multiple block level elements.

Using top: auto, margin: auto, margin-top: -50%, etc, will not work when vertically aligning text within multiple block level elements. The problem with these css declarations in block level elements is that the values would be calculated as zero when they are calculated relative to the width of outer blocks.

CSS2 specifies that block level elements are stacked vertically from top to bottom in normal flow.

If you only have one block level element, the the top and bottom margins will be zero and these declarations will be calculated correctly. For example, the following code will work to vertically align the text:

view plain about
1.slide#slide02 .wrapper {
2    top: auto;
3    left: 5%;
4    text-align: left;
5    padding: 0;

However, if you have more than one block level element in the same flow, the code will not work as the auto margins will not be calculated correctly.

When you're using multiple block level elements, use absolute positioned elements to vertically align the text like so:

view plain about
1.slide#slide02 .wrapper {
2    position: absolute;
3    top: 50%;
4    display: table-cell;
5    vertical-align: middle;
6    left: 5%;
7    text-align: left;
8    padding: 0;

This entry was posted on July 12, 2019 at 2:18 PM and has received 767 views.

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Your input and contributions are welcomed!

If you have an idea, BlogCfc based code, or a theme that you have built using this site that you want to share, please contribute by making a post here or share it by contacting us! This community can only thrive if we continue to work together.

Images and Photography:

Gregory Alexander either owns the copyright, or has the rights to use, all images and photographs on the site. If an image is not part of the "Galaxie Blog" open sourced distribution package, and instead is part of a personal blog post or a comment, please contact us and the author of the post or comment to obtain permission if you would like to use a personal image or photograph found on this site.


Portions of Galaxie Blog are powered on the server side by BlogCfc, an open source blog developed by Raymond Camden. Revitalizing BlogCfc was a part of my orginal inspiration that prompted me to design this site. Some of the major open source contributers to BlogCfc include:

  1. Peter Farrell: the author of 'Lyla Captcha' that is used on this blog.
  2. Pete Freitag: the author of the 'ColdFish' code formatter that is also used on this blog.


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