Friday, July 14, 2006

New picture links - yeah!

Was it only last weekend, or the weekend before? I spent a few hours upgrading the picture links on the personal part of my tapirback.com web site. I'd been wanting to turn the text links into picture links, re-think some categories, and reorganize folders. I finally found a format I liked, changed some color backgrounds, and . . . I like it!

That was a big improvement, and it was also groundwork for the hundreds of photos, drawings, and other bits and pieces I'd like to put together on the site, like a travelogue, scrapbook, etc., all in one. I don't know when I'll find the time, but since summer has been just a bit slower in my online store, I thought I'd take the opportunity. It was fun. Usually when I get a break from that, I work on The Tapir Gallery (which by the way, still needs major remodeling). I've been building tapirback's various locales since 1996. It feels like a house that you keep improving - only maybe better. You don't need a dumpster to make the changes.

Hmmm. Next time I'll find out more about blog formatting. I would have liked to have all of the pictures on the left with the text wrapping automatically as it did around the first picture.

I've spent a lot of time coding very basic html. There are a number of formatting types I haven't used at all, some rarely, and some I learned recently and promptly forgot. If you don't use it, you definitely lose it with the new things. But web coding is one of the coolest things I've ever learned. What else combines art, logic, writing, presentation, preservation, and costs almost nothing in and of itself?

Add instant gratification, and it is not only addicting, it's SUCH an amazing technology. . . . Links? So simple! I once wrote an entire book wishing I could use something like LINKS from point to point in the explanations. But that was before links and web pages had been invented. More on the book some other time. That's one more project I'd like to resurrect and re-invent for the web site. Oh well, many thoughts, many projects, and it's later than I meant to stay up.

7 comments:

James said...

Hi Sheryl,

What is that animal? Is that a Tapir? I have never seen anything like that. Are they big?

James

tapirgal said...

James, the animal on this post is a tree kangaroo. It's smaller than a tapir - more like a mid-sized dog. Follow the Tapir Gallery link to see lots of tapirs. They're more the size of hogs, but they're related to horses and rhinos. Thanks for asking! :) Hey, how did you find the post so fast?

Sheryl

James said...

Never heard of a tree Kangaroo. Are they approachable?

About your blog, to tell the truth I haven't investigated it deeply yet. For the first time today I was just cruising around lots of other people's blogs to see what's around.

I will have a good look and get back to you with an opinion. You said you were going to chop and change stuff?

James

tapirgal said...

Hi again James,

I took the picture of the tree kangaroo in a zoo. I don't know how approachable they are in the wild or in a zoo. I don't know that much about them, except they're marsupials from Australia.

Yeah, it's fun looking at blogs to see what people are doing and get ideas for formatting, etc. I have already changed some of my site around. If you go back to the original post for these comments, you can link right to the picture menu page I was talking about and also to the tapir pictures. I have so much more I want to do, it's a never-ending project :) I liked your post about your son's birthday.

Sheryl

James said...

Hi Sheryl,

Thanks! Feel free to visit any time. I looked around your website, it is simple to get around and informative. Pretty good. I will probably end up buying some stuff from the online shop a little nearer Christmas.

I am new to blogging, I will stick with it for a while. But it is nice to get feedback.

James

James said...

So, Sheryl,
why tapirs? How did you get into them?

Also about the cloning, who would you clone and why? Leave a comment on by blog if you like, I like to get feedback.

CB said...

We are meeting at Blue Scorcher tomorrow, Sunday, Feb 11th, 2007, 1 PM for a county-wide bloggers get together. Please feel free to come.