CSS Reboot Spring 2006

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I’m so excited! I finally managed to reboot in time!!!!!

So, things didn’t turn out exactly as planned, and I’ve yet to import most of my old content from the old Triple L Productions, but they didn’t come out too shabby in my opinion. Of course since I waited until crunchtime to really get to work, I’ve not been able to completely customize the way I wanted, for example with the way comments display, and such. But all in all, I think it is pretty spiffy.

It’s pink

Yes, it’s pink. I just had a baby girl in January (I also have a 4 year old son), so this is a celebration of our extreme girly side :). Will this detract potential clients? I hope not, it would be silly if it did, I think my portfolio speaks for itself anyway.

The whys, and hows and whats

So, like I said, my daughter was sort of the inspiration for my new design. It’s definitely a bare-bones version of what I orginally had in mind, but I’ll be adding to it as I have time. Right now I’m swamped with work, and unfortunately all personal endeavors take a back seat. But, if anyone remembers, the old TLP was a free template site, a web design blog, and housed a few tutorials I have written on Photoshop, CSS and customizing content for The Sims 2. Well, all that content will be returning, as soon as I have time to import it.

The new TLP will only host my old free templates, I don’t see myself having time to create anything new and free in the future I’m sorry to say. Now I’m going to try to focus on better blogging about web design, compiling a great list of resources (those 4098dkjf094i-3258 bookmarks I have should be of help to SOMEONE right?) and a new place to showcase my portfolio, which is currently housed on a subdomain. I haven’t had the time to restructure my portfolio for TLP, so it will remain that way until I have some real time to put into it. Right now it’s pretty, but plain.

Backend

Well, this was one of the hardest decisions I had to make when redoing the site. Orginally TLP started off using Movable Type 2.5 or 2.6- I got fed up with comment spam so I moved to TextPattern (which I still love dearly). Textpattern was great, but after an issue with my host, nothing worked anymore, so I decided to use WordPress (which I use everywhere else). But when it came down to actually integrating the design with WordPress I decided not to, because I’ve been working with MT on several projects and have once again fallen in love with it, that is what is now powering the new TLP.

The End

All in all, I am pretty happy with the overall design, and it’s integration with MT. I’m saddened that I didn’t have time to uber-customize it and add super little treats and what not yet, but it’s coming. I have to admit, it still needs A LOT of work, but with some more time and patience, it’ll be a great design.

What’s left to do

  • Comment Styling
  • Addition of content from the old TLP
  • Include portfolio
  • add more graphical styling to certain elements

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