A story of a total web site makeover. Starting from a very old-school page designed for yesterday’s monitors, we built out a full-width, highly active site that is definitely “today.” This was my first foray into the “Divi” theme. Some fun background graphics that play off the “planet” and stock music themes, Display wise, there really wasn’t much more we needed to add.
A couple of other projects I did besides this here blog, if you’re a prospective client interested in what I do.
Rolling out a WordPress installation with 1600 blogs and then running mass training sessions for them led us into some pretty rough waters. Here are some “tunings” we tried.
The week before last we did a presentation at MIT’s New Media Consortium conference in Cambridge, MA. We talked about the “Pirate Patch” program that’s being used as a retention tool, and piloted with the incoming freshman class. Here’s my part –the technical part — of the PowerPoint show, for your bedside reading.
The situation: a kiosk application where people in the community would log in to a web page, request some materials, then log out again. The users are all in our Active Directory login system. How can you construct it so that a user can log out, and the next log in, without forcing them to close and re-open the browser?
Previously the latest version of Firefox broke it. A small mod to the script seems to be just the ticket.
All things considered, maybe using sessions is better. If you’re in a situation where you can’t depend on people doing two clicks to log out, you should look into that.
Last week we walked through making the light fixtures. This weekend, we hung them up and turned them on. This is where we want to put them, three lamps hanging evenly spaced over the entryway table. Besides the screwdriver from last time, we’ll be using a cable cutter: A drill with a 1/4″ bit: Mollies, […]
For a mere $30 each, you can make this cool wireless LED lamps, suitable for hanging in places where you don’t have any household electrical availale. The project could use a little refinement by way of a better grade of LED lights. But here’s step-by-step instructions.
Tonight we put the final touches on the upgrade of lydiajohnsondance.org. Despite the holiday weekend, the staff was in attendance to knock out the last few changes. Lydia asked for all new Flash movies at the top of each page. I ramped up my Flash skills just enough to be dangerous, swapping in new photos […]