New look!

After much messing around with the wonderful Ocadia-theme, I’ve produced something I can call my own (hat tip to Becca Wei, author of the Ocadia theme). There will be refinements along the way as I get more comfortable with the PHP coding of WordPress and as I figure out how to add my own elements. Meanwhile, the portfolio is coming soon. Parts of it will probably start showing up this weekend. And the font is temporarily on hold until the portfolio is up.

Well not this weekend but probably this upcoming week. But it will be up by April 30th. Also I will be probably tweaking the theme a bit more- the graphic symbols are a bit sparse and the lil face-figure guy is hard to make out. So there will be more refinements coming down the pike. But first the portfolio.

I am suitably impressed with Javascript

At work I currently have the “wonderful” task of taking a Flash site and making it HTML, sans Flash. I’ve done a decent job if I may say so, but one particular area was beyond my capabilities. In the Flash site you click on a button and “voila” content appears (this is a generalized discussion out of consideration for the clients and my company). So the local Javascript guru (Hi Jacob!) came over to my workstation and in 15-20 minutes whipped out a nice little Javascript that recreated the functionality of the original site. Thus I am suitably impressed with Javascript. For the record I think this particular project should have been done the other way around – that is an HTML/CSS/Javascript site should be built first then a Flash site built off of that work. Start with the limiting factor first so you can tie the whole project together more easily.

When is the portfolio going live?

I’ve been struggling to figure this out myself! I wanted to have this all done by the end of March. Obviously that didn’t happen. So I’m making it a goal to have the portfolio up and running by April 30th, 2006. And the font? It’s lame. I hate it. I can’t stand it. It needs to be killed for its own sake. But never fear, I have another font in the works. In fact it’s actually closer to completion then my original. And it’s got character! Oodles of character. I just need to design the lower-case, numerals, and punctuation now. Or maybe make a small-caps. It might actually work better as small-caps. Anyway, it’s coming. Really, it is. And this time the portfolio has a date to make.