Next up… Photography!

October 21, 2004, 10:40 AM

I’ve determined that the next section to be redone is going to be Photography. So far, I’ve brought all the photo sets from 2000 into the new design, as well as the first edition of The Schumin Web Salutes America.

And this is the first time I’ve redesigned section-by-section. Usually when I redesign The Schumin Web, I do the whole thing behind the scenes. Then I take several hours and upload the whole thing again. The downside to that method is that while I’m redesigning, I can’t have regular updates, since I’ve completely converted over to the new template at once, making any updates more trouble than they’re worth.

This time, doing it by section, of the eight sections of the site, seven of them are operating normally, as if nothing’s going on. One section, Photography, is currently under the knife getting remodeled. So no updates there until I’m done. Then when I finish, I move on.

You know what I like about this, the 2004 redesign? The loss of the scroll-box navigation, which started to get on my nerves after two years. It should have tipped me, when I found it necessary to create an “Alternate Navigation” page for the site, that this was not the greatest navigation method. But for two years it worked out for me. Now the menus will be down the left side. Plus I created space under the menus for other things, intended for the extreme bottom of the page. What I’m going to do in that space, I don’t know yet, but it’s going to be page-specific. There’s going to be nothing standardized in there, except for the fact that the space is available for use. And I really have no idea what I’m going to put in there, so it’s going to enter this world blank. But it’s there.

Now, though, I must get ready for work.

Web site: Photography - next section to get remodeled

Song: "Kill the Wabbit". Yes, the Looney Tunes version, not Ride of the Valkyries, which Kill the Wabbit is based on.

Quote: "We have a ways to go here, but we're getting there." - Me on starting the redesign in Photography

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