Ok, not much to write about. The last days I added the resource section, up there ^^^. Take a look.
Although I get used to WordPress, I still wonder about the lack of comfort it has backendwise. First of all, it is a bloggin software, right!, but when you are trying to get a little beyond that e.g. add static pages wich have a different navigation and differen links you are set back to fiddle around in the sources of your template. Where is the apple solution to this? Widgetised sidebar is a good start…
What I would like to have is an overview over all the my static pages (preview / icon with id numbner.. whatever) and a couple of customizable sidebars. In order to add a specific sidebar to a static page, you just drag and drop it on the designated preview/icon. On the widget tab, you design your sidebars, just the way it is now. Guess this is how ApplePress would work… . Off course something like a subnavigation menu would just work the same way. Just drag those pages together in the order you want them to be displayed. Once done you drag this wohle submenu widget on the static page you want – same goes for blogroll/links. Drag and Drop everywhere…this would be nice to have.
At the moment I spent more time tweaking my template files with PHP-Tags, reading references and testing plugins than rather get on with content. Once more sad about having no clue how to code – and don’t tell me, I should shut up and learn it. I tried it! I tried it for over the last past half of my life and the pure truth is: I am no coder and probably will never be.
Site is still under construction and I wonder if I should go on and post the deatils here. Actually I installed WP to write down what I am currently workin on… so I guess you will find some more posts about blog creation.
Today the green sky was set to orange, with is more realistic – at least, when you are able to see the difference. (Thanx Ingo )
I added a night view of cahoonah logo above, where the letters are lit by spotlights hidden in the grass; this is espacially for all people dropping by during the nighttime. A dark header wasn’t that inviting. If you still havend found out, what’s so special about this header up there^^^: It changes the whole scene according to real daytime. So when it is 7am, the sun is about to set and if it is 8 pm it is about to vanish behind mountains. Just come back and enjoy.
The next step is to add some life…. and a preloader, as the files gets bigger and bigger.
Ahh yes and off course the monitor needs to get some content. First idea was to add just a stupid clock, ticking precious time away. Now I thinking turning it into a mooditor, showing my mood… let’s see, what happens.
As all you M$ users might notice, the borders of this blog are still a mess in IE. IE is killing my desings – as usual – and I will have to dig into *workarounds*. Yesterday I spent half day on that and in the end I was so fed up with it, that I almost lost interested in the whole blog again.
I found a couple of scripts. The one from TwinHelix just ads a behaviour to the stylesheet – couldn’t get it to work; the other one from Bob Osola just does, what it is supposed to, but kills all positioning – after I installed it, all my pngs where on top of the page. I will need more time tofigure this out.
Many of you creative people may have experienced “Arbeitsblindheit” (workblind) as we call it in german. You spent so much time and work on something, that in the end you don’t know weather you like it or not. Today, I just came back to it and I still like what I archived so far. That’s a good indication and I can pull some strength from it, to go on and teach stupid IE transparency, that sucker!
Yesterday I spent the whole day, fiddeling with the layout and theme of this blog. As usual when it comes to do something for myself it is hard to come up with a good idea. I wanted something special, something new… basically what everyone wants to do, when starting out in new direction. At noon I got that certain feeling in my stomach, that it will take more than a day, to come up with an idea and bad vibes arose, as I basically I got nowhere by the evening. I hat a couple of sketches, with were totally rubbish. Slightly frustrated I decided to end work for today. On my way home, I pass vast fields and sun sent its beams right through the partly cloudy sky; only the big stone head from the Eastern Islands where missing; there it struck me: Being a big fan of these heads, stonehendge and mystical stony things stuck into ground I came up with this header desing. Hughe concrete letters rotting in the middle of nowhere.
“Why is it flash?”, I can hear you ask… mhhhh… should I really tell you that or maybe you find out by yourself. So much for now: Just come back later and see….
Still some CSS work todo – specially around the footer section, but enough for now. Happy, tired and almost content with the outcome of this day.