Website Updates

Now that Nuit Blanche is over and done with, I’ve been making some minor tweaks to the Take a Picture section of my website.

People are now sending us their pictures from the night, which is fantastic. we made enough of an impression that they are sending us their work days after the event. Thank you!
But they are having difficulty finding the links to the facebook fan page for the project, and are emailing the pictures directly to us. We don’t mind posting the images ourselves, but the process can be a bit of a pain in the ass for people. We should make it easier for them. Our facebook page does allow for fan uploads, but finding the page seems to be rather difficult.

So, I added a link to the main page. But then I thought, maybe people are having trouble because we dont have that ubiquitous “Link to the 'Take a picture' Facebook Fan Page” icon beside the link. So, I added it. I added the link to the contact page as well.

But now it looked like I was ignoring the other 3 social networking systems who were sharing the contact page with the facebook link. So I added in the icons for tumblr, twitter, and YouTube as well. After some kludgy formatting, I got the layout to look presentable. To be honest, I was quite happy with this addition.

This motivated me to add these logos to the contact page of my own website.

I also indented each entry in the CV section, so its easier to figure out what happened when. It’s amazing what a little formatting can do.

I’m also testing out a new plug-in for the blog. hopefully, if all goes according to plan, this will not appear on the front page.


Website Update

It seems kind of weird to have entries from 2008 popping up in the news section , so today, I broke the page into two pieces.

The news section is still there, and it works pretty much just like before. The only difference is that instead of having a lengthy Old News section appear under the latest headline, there is now a link to this archive. The reason for the minimalist design of this website is to keep things simple and fast. I don’t like having to wait for flashy distractions to load. Having the same old entries load time and time again doesn’t really fit into the minimal theme I’m going for. I wanted to cut the fat, and get rid if the info that really didn’t need to be there.

I like simple and fast, but I don’t like having information I might want to access later on suddenly disappear on me, so I didn’t want to simply delete everything. Creating an archive seemed like an optimal solution.

I have made one visible change to the old news section. The personal updates feed now appears below the main headline. This way, you can read the news entry right away, even though the twitter feed hasn’t loaded yet. No more waiting for flashy distractions!