Monday, April 24, 2006

Long Time, No Post

what a nice weekend i had! i got to spend a bunch of time with the lovely young lady pictured here. We attended the iFest downtown, where we caught performances by Grupo Fantasma and Yerba Buena.

to those looking for a customized, user-updatable website(amber, antony and taggart) i have been working on a package for some time and recently had a major breakthrough. i have been looking for a combination of some lightweight blogging/cms software and an equally lightweight photo gallery and i think WordPress and ZenPhoto each hit the sweetspot. i recently discovered that i can install the ZP tables into the WP database, which means i can use elements from either package on any page. i still have a bit of a to-do list, but having cleared that major hurdle. My site (still pending) will be the guinea pig, but once that is working i will start accepting requests for sites from my homies.

the to do list includes:

  1. creating a wordpress theme that will work the way i want.
  2. creating a zenphoto theme that will work the way i want.
  3. tweaking a wordpress/zenphoto plug in to do something different that it is doing now so i can offer two options for including images in posts.

what do you, the user, need to do to get your hands on this high tech radness? first off, you will need to be patient for just a little longer ‘til i get everything done and working. next you will need to get a real hosting plan. i have been very happy with Verve Hosting, but Fat Cow’s Fat Cow plan looks pretty good also. You will also need to update your domain name servers which is pretty easy. The only other thing i can think of is possibly updating you email settings, but that will vary depending on the host you select. Doing all of those things will generate a few new usernames/passwords which i will need access to. then i’ll install the software, give you a tutorial on how to use it, and viola! you’re off to the races.

watch this space for more details.

PS: pablo, i am digging this textile stuff

2 comments:

killy said...

On a wild hair i googled, "swf background css" and got this

I thought you might be interested.

Pablo said...

Nice to hear from you, the Todd.

Also, the ZenPhoto/WordPress mashup sounds like a neat idea. Can't wait to see the results...

Also, I agree with the digging of the textile. I end up wanting to use it all over the place...