August 13th, 2009
I made some gallery updates and finally got back to working on the video player. I made a bunch of enhancements but there is still a good list of features I need to integrate before it can pass for a player I am satisfied with. More details on the player page.
June 22nd, 2009
The 2009 Washington D.C. Memorial Day weekend photos are now up on the gallery page. Mindy has yet to add the captions to each shot. As you probably noticed, the gallery only has panoramic/landscape/horizontal photos. We have a bunch of vertical/portrait shots but I don’t like how they look squeezed in to the gallery shell. My brain misfires when something does not look just right on the website
June 13th, 2009
I probably missed a template or two so I’m still working through anything that still needs to be tweaked. This is a much better solution for quick and easy updates for anything and everything. I would have installed and rebranded phpBB as I have done in the past, but given my design that would take way too long to make it fully custom with out relying on some existing template with a dark-themed stylesheet. You can count WordPress templates on your fingers, but phpBB is a different story. I wante to do some cool stuff with the avetars but… I’ll put that off for now.
Nothing tops the… fun… I had rebranding osCommerce years ago. What a nightmare that was. It took me 3 days to rebrand osCommerce the first time. We were selling it as a product. It took me a year to perfect the process of rebranding that thing. I got to a point where I had all the directories and files lined up to be overwritten on every new installation and the process took under 4 hours. The drawback was that it was impossible to upgrade , but then again it was not much of a concern from a development standpoint, since the programmers hacked up the base install so much so that even they were not able to upgrade without sacrificing a lot of time, and losing some business in the interim.
I also have a story about Sharepoint, but I can’t divulge what me and another colleague of mine (a gifted programmer) did with that Microsoft beast. Not yet at least.