Vector Drawing Tips – I need to start figuring out how to use the graphic software I have had for years. Kind of typical of me that I am looking at the latest version of Paint Shop Pro, now part of Corel instead of Jasc, yet I have not done more than use it for a screen capture a couple of times. I really need to get to work on it rather than just upgrade the software. Why do I so often do this sort of thing? I have a stack of books about CSS and HTML and web design in general yet I have only read one of them and not even totally finished that one.
At least this time all my widgets aren’t lost. Kind of nice not to have to do those all over again.
I will be fixing the footer, the header, some code missing for the sidebar and the background. I thought I would do it tonight but time is catching up with me and I’m getting too sleepy to be sharp enough to use my brain for looking at CSS code.
I want to use the background as my main layout. Not sure how to describe the plan. But there is a plan. Really.
Update: I have been away a day longer than I was expecting. Just got back tonight. Some good photos but couldn’t do anything with the layout. Will be online tomorrow. Too tired to do more than check email tonight.
Describe Yourself Today Meme from RainyDazeee
List 6 things that describe yourself today.
Webbing – I’ve been having adventures in digital publishing since last night. Bought a new domain for this blog, though will have to wait for the transaction to process still. I have the new look for WordGrrls, thanks to Judith Shakes. I need to do more with thatgrrl.ca too. It’s been sadly lacking for awhile. I used to keep it pretty well but then decided using FrontPage was not right. I began learning CSS then moved a few times and lost track of what I had learned. Can’t even find the books I had bought then. Must be stuck somewhere in all the moving stuff stuck away until I have time to unpack and throw away more of it all.
The Wall Man – Watching the tail end of The Matrix now. Getting a little review of the face and form of the imaginary life I lead when this one isn’t so great or things are going slow and I didn’t bring a book to read.
BBQ – Planning a BBQ for the family on Monday. Who brings what. Who makes what and where to get what.
Grrl Interrupted – Some of the most perfect days are boring. A day when you have the place to yourself all day and the only human contact you make is on TV/ radio/ email or delivering your lunch.
Book – I’m reading Lady and the Vamp by Michelle Rowen. It’s always a bonus to find a writer you like and she happens to be from Ontario too.
Headache – Although I get a headache every day at work, today it’s behind and inside my eyeballs. It’s frying the back of my neck and flattening the back of my skull. My ears and shoulders are aching too. I left work early, just a couple of hours. But the headache isn’t much better yet.
For Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen things I could write about personal blogging and blogs for the . Kind of nice to make a list even if I never remember to check it.
1. Clutter and decluttering a blog. Three columns blog or 3 column footer.
2. Keeping true to your own voice. Writing for yourself instead of putting on a show.
3. Online journaling. Release your passions, upsets and strange ideas.
4. Making a site on MySpace, Vox and other offbeat or lesser known blog-type places.
5. Simple HTML and CSS tricks.
6. Personal blog security, passwords, backing up your blog and so on.
7. Writing when no one is listening. How to keep writing when you feel like you’re just talking to yourself.
8. How to add illustrations to your blog even if you can’t draw. Photo hosting services links included.
9. Should you use word verification or just comment moderation.
10. Elements of a good layout and design.
11. Joining groups to match your interests.
12. Using the background file to change the look of your whole blog, easily.
13. Spelling counts. Spellcheck, free and easy to use online.
I’ve been playing around with Dreamweaver today. I downloaded the new Adobe version, it’s very nice though maybe too many bells and whistles to make it easy to find your way around. I do like it though. I also have an old copy I burned to a disk of a trial for the last Macromedia version. Then the third one is Dreamweaver 4 which I spotted at a GoodWill not so long ago. None of them are just what I would like. I do plan to play around with them more. I have all the guide books that came with Dreamweaver 4 so that might help me find the gadgets available in that software. It doesn’t have much focus on using CSS and that was the important part to me. The Adobe version is nice for CSS templates but to buy it these days is $400, far more than it used to be when it was Macromedia software.
I went out today, took a taxi to and from the grocery store. Went out for a late breakfast, kind of a “Sunday” thing to do before my work week starts again tomorrow.
The workmen were out for the city of Barrie cutting down a tree on the neighbours yard. It must have gotten in the way of the power lines. Sad to see a tree get cut right down to the ground from it’s lofty heights. It is all gone now. Took them most of the day. I wondered if they were going to cut the one on our front lawn too. It’s also getting close to tangling with the power lines.
Foundon and wanted to keep track of it so I could go to all the sites they listed myself.