[thumb:77:l:l=g]After years of my photo gallery on this site having a completely different look, I’ve finally integrated it with the theme of this blog (oh-so-cleverly named Nightcappuccino). Thanks to some hard work by Billy Bullock, who ported the k2 theme to Coppermine, it
just took a few tweaks to get it to look right. I put
just in quotes because it took me most of the afternoon to get it to look right, but that’s no fault of Billy’s. This is just very tweaky work. And sometimes I wonder if I should stop fighting with the trend and move over to flickr. But for now I like having more control over how my photos are presented.
I’m still trying figure out what to do with the main proppe.org page. I have half a mind to just redirect it to this blog page. Or do I just have half a mind?
Now I just need to start shooting again and add some more photos.
Update: Now there’s an RSS feed of the last 10 image uploads.
scribbles – simple drawing for Mac
This is the way of Indie Mac development. Create a tool that either does something (one thing) new or does something old in a new, easier way. Make it beautiful and fun to use. Take advantage of the APIs Apple provides, like Core Animation. Make a slick web site with a forum, blog, and user-contributed content, put a screen cast showing how cool the app is, provide a demo and charge a reasonable price for the full version. Finally, create a silly, punny company name. Like atebits. Heh.
When I resurrected proppe.org a few months ago I decided to focus on the content of the site and not worry too much about the visual style (although I still chuckle at the bored man watching the clock on the front page that leads to this blog). Having been out of the web design loop for a long while, I decided to take a look at what was out there to get an overview of current trends. Here is a small catalog of the patterns that seem to be prevalent today.
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