Saturday, April 30, 2011

Updated the State Wrestling Galleries

I took several days off from upgrading gallery styles in order to deal with some minor flooding that occurred in my house over Easter weekend. I'll likely post some picture of the damage (wall to wall carpeting and its padding soaked) in a few days. Today, I managed to upgrade the three Waycross galleries of pictures from State Wrestling 2007, 2008 and 2010. See my Galleries Updated page for the links.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Forsooth, do you grok my jive, me hearties?

All galleries of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company performances are now upgraded to the new style.

The title of this post, BTW, is an xkcd reference, for those that don't know.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Updated a couple more and added a gallery from the holidays

I've updated my page to include a couple more galleries whose style I've upgraded (A Northwest football game, and Jazz in the Park 2010). I've also uploaded some pictures from a Kwanzaa party I went to back in December, that I never got around to uploading, probably because they were taken with a smartphone camera indoors with low light and didn't come out as well as I would have liked.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Starting to look the way I want it

This blog is starting to take shape. I've made a page (on the right sidebar, under "Pages") listing the galleries that I've updated to the new style, and generally customized the blog to resemble my actual website.

I have to say that I'm happy with the Google Blogger service, and I'm impressed by the level of customization that it allows. A great deal better than the easy setup 1&1 blog offered by my web host. It uses WordPress, but has very limited functionality. There was a way around that, namely manually installing WordPress on my webspace, but it involved setting up a MySQL database, some editing of config files and then manually installing. In other words, more trouble than I was willing to go to. I decided to try Google, which I already use for a number of other things, instead. So far, so good. :-)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Galleries updated so far

I have redesigned a number of galleries on my site, that should make the individual pictures easier (on a desk/laptop PC or Mac) to see with their captions without scrolling. Also, when resizing your browser's width, the pic will resize as necessary. This resizing should also make it easier to view the picture pages on smaller devices, such as smartphones, tablets (incuding Nook Color) and notebooks.

[Edit 4/19/2011]:
I've put the list of photo galleries I've updated thus far on its own permanent page. A link to it (aside from the one I just made in this paragraph) is on the right sidebar under "My Websites."

Updating my website and starting a new blog

My website is being redesigned to better facilitate viewing images on various devices and to better conform to CSS layout practices. So if something doesn't look quite right, that's probably why. ;-) I'll likely be using this blog as a means to communicate updates and additions of pictures to my website. Stay tuned. ;-)