Category Name: web-design

A markdown extra kitchen sink styling page

posted on: April 23rd, 2014

This file contains most of the Markdown Extra styling hints to aid in making sure your CSS for Statamic and Jekyll content is styled correctly. ⇒

categories:  web design   tags:  markdown, css

Flickr feeds from Lightroom

posted on: February 17th, 2012

If you have had the patience to labor through all the material on this part of my website covering the subject of photo website creation, you will notice that the driving force behind all my modifications over the years have had to do with ease-of-maintenance and my efforts to come up with methods to streamline the process of updating content, especially photo content. ⇒

categories:  lightroom, portfolio, presentation, programming, flickr, web design   tags:  tips, publishing

Hint 2 - iframes

posted on: June 3rd, 2010

The html-based iframe tag apparently is one of those embarrassing things that no self-respecting professional code jockey would ever be caught using in a website design. But just as the chimpanzees at the zoo have no idea that they are part of the Hominidae family and go ahead and pleasure themselves in public anyway, I am not a professional code jockey, and any sense of shame is vastly overshadowed by the pleasure I get from a dirt-easy way to embed my Lightroom HTML galleries directly into a web page. ⇒

categories:  css, portfolio, programming, web design   tags:  tips

Hint 1 - take advantage of browser capabilities

posted on: June 2nd, 2010

Safari, Chrome and Firefox are all browsers that have implemented many of the features of the upcoming HTML5 and CSS3 specifications. So you can do some very easy styling customizations for getting things like nifty Web 2.0 rounded corners and cool gradients for many of your html elements. No need to go to the trouble of making some slick mockup in photoshop and then slicing it into nine pieces so your shiny button will scale properly. Just add a custom style to your Thesis custom.css file. ⇒

categories:  css, presentation, programming, web design   tags:  css, tips

DIY website with Lightroom & Wordpress

posted on: June 1st, 2010

The first part of this series of how-to posts will begin with a short discussion of the components I have used to build this site and my reason for using them. ⇒

categories:  portfolio, web design, presentation   tags:  lightroom, thesis, wordpress

Creating a photo website - part 6

posted on: May 18th, 2010

By the fall of 2009, the web world had moved ahead quite rapidly. Photo-sharing sites were plentiful. And blogging had become about as common as breathing. ⇒

categories:  marketing, portfolio, presentation, web design  

Creating a photo website - part 5

posted on: May 17th, 2010

In the fall of 2007, I decided that I needed to make a little more updated version of my website. I had been reading up on the purported benefits of a nice clean HTML/CSS approach to laying out the website. The philosophy behind this approach is solid: It effectively allows you to (in theory) separate the website content from its appearance. All the content is supposed to go into HTML files which then contain a reference to a external CSS file that tells the browser how to display this content. Don’t like how it looks? Then just change the CSS file and leave your data alone. It all sounded good. ⇒

categories:  marketing, portfolio, presentation, web design  

Creating a photo website - part 4

posted on: May 16th, 2010

So I decided to suck it up and learn html and css and all the other things you need to roll-your-own. But it was like being the person at the rear of the car trying to push it out of the mud. The car wasn’t going anywhere, and I was getting very muddy. ⇒

categories:  marketing, portfolio, presentation, web design  

Creating a photo website - part 3

posted on: May 15th, 2010

The first two posts covered some basic considerations and options for creating a photography related website. Now I want to relate a very quick timeline of the wobbly path I have taken through the maze of website creation possibilities over the last six or seven years. ⇒

categories:  marketing, portfolio, presentation, web design  

Creating a photo website - part 2

posted on: May 13th, 2010

The previous post discussed what I view as the essential requirements of a photographer’s website. Now I will discuss some of the pros and cons of each approach. ⇒

categories:  web design, presentation, portfolio, marketing  

Creating a photo website - part 1

posted on: May 12th, 2010

This is part one of a series of posts I am going to make about the process of creating a website for displaying photographic work. I have had a live website for about five years, and the one you are currently viewing is about release level 3.1. ⇒

categories:  web design, presentation, portfolio, marketing