I’m a couple weeks deep in summer break and I feel like I’ve been working 8 hour days.Â At least I’m having a good time doing (most of) this stuff…Â I’ve been working on wedding pictures from the Hoffman wedding a couple weeks ago.Â My wife and I have also shot a couple family portraits so I’ve been working on those pictures too.Â Whenever I need a break from Photoshop I open up Dreamweaver and work on my website.Â I want to update some of the image galleries and I have to finish a couple pages.Â Unfortunately the state of Indiana doesn’t think that I know enough about reading after being trained in Reading Recovery all of last year so I started earning a Reading Certificate to add to my license.Â I go to IUSB every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 hours to learn about tradebooks.Â And of course I should probably mow the grass pretty soon.Â Or maybe I’ll wait until August…
Well, here it is. My blog got a facelift.Â Consider this a free preview to the new site that I hope to have in place very soon.Â I still have a few small details to fine-tune but this is the basic idea.Â It’s a lot more impressive when you see how it started (right).Â Now it has more of the Art by Fuzzy feel.Â I downloaded the atmosphere 10 theme, created by Dagon Design andÂ played with the CSS file for a while until I finally got it pretty close to the way I want it.Â I think I’m actually starting to understand all this Cascading Style Sheet stuff.Â
Some fantastic news!Â This very site will soon be newer, faster, and more exciting than ever.Â I am currently hard at work on a CSS layout which should make the main part of the site lighter and faster.Â I also plan to update the galleries if I have time and add some other small features.Â I’ve got the layout pretty well set and I think I figured out the menu.Â Now I’m testing and adding content.Â It’s going to be sweet!Â I also updated WordPress and added a couple plugins.Â Maybe some day I’ll have time to activate them and try some of the cool stuff I see that’s possible with this WordPress contraption.
Summer break is almost over… I made a few more changes since the last update. I changed the look of the news section (you are here) so it would look a little more like my main site. I also updated the links page so my links actually link. Now you can visit some of the sites that I find useful/entertaining. There are many more, I’ll have to add them when I find some time. Maybe next summer?
Last weekend I spent about 3 solid days working on and updating my site. My wife left me at home while she went to visit some friends in Lexington so I sat at my computer all day Friday and Saturday putting together galleries and tweaking a few pages. I was up in Michigan the rest of the weekend where I used my dad’s high speed connection to upload everything, check a few of the pages, and update my wordpress software. The few pages and galleries that I checked seemed to work okay but I’m sure there are still a few bugs to work out. Some of the links on the links page don’t actually take you anywhere. I also still have to finish the labels for all my work (title, dimensions, date, etc.) which could take a while. If you find something that doesn’t look quite right or there seems to be a page missing or a broken link or something let me know. You can either email me or post a reply on the blog here. I’m also working on setting up a new wordpress plugin that will email you each time I post something new. Anything to make life easier!