Thursday, January 19, 2012

Updating my Website

Screenshot from my updated gallery page
One of my 2012 resolutions is to update my website more regularly.  In the past, it has sometimes been pretty hit or miss.  Since I've been stuck inside the past few days - it seemed like the perfect time to make a stab at this project.  Since Sunday we've had snow, rain, more snow followed by freezing rain,  then more snow and they're predicting more ice tonight.  This is definitely not typical Seattle weather!

So, what did I update?  Thanks for asking!

I added six new pieces to my Beadwork Gallery.   If you frequent my blog you've likely seen most of these pieces before, but there are brand new pictures for several of them.  And to delight the techie in me,  if you resize your monitor, the page should seamlessly adjust so that there are anywhere from two to four images per row to fit the width of your window.  (At least this works on Internet Explorer and Firefox - I'll need to check other browsers later, when I'm not pooped!)

Screenshot from my new project page
Under Projects, I added detailed instructions for right angle weave.  I started with my earlier blog post, but edited text, added an extra diagram for Row 1, and included information on increases and decreases. 

I consider all of the project pages on my website working drafts, but I think this one's in pretty good shape.

Then I figured out how to do something I've wanted to do for ages.  Thanks to Rssinclude.com, I finally figured out how to add an RSS feed of my blog posts to my website.  Up until now, I've hand-coded these links, which meant they could get quite out of date very quickly.

I also added Facebook "like" links to all of my project and gallery pages.  Right now most of them say "Be the first of your friends to like this", except for my Right Angle Weave page, which I clicked, just to see what it would do.  Beyond that, I tried to generally clean things up and make it easier to navigate through the site.  If you decide to check it out, let me know what you think!  


And to close out, here's the little guardian I made earlier this week, with the snow from our porch stairs. 


Cheers from snowy, icy Seattle!

2 comments:

  1. Whew... I think you made me tired. :) You accomplished quite a bit. Good job.

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  2. The new site is great! And the RAW instructions have me itching to try again! I will do better this time, I know I will! Hope Mother Nature eases up on you!

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