Aesthetic Changes

April 20, 2004

I have applied my new photo navigation script to all of the existing sets of pictures.  Now I just need to get the new pictures up... 

The new format of the picture sections relies pretty heavily on PHP.  I am pretty proud of my design, and I am thinking of putting together a picture navigation package that people could download and use on their own sites.  If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll work more seriously on it.

I have started dabbling in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) now.  The change in background color when you put the mouse over my links to the left is as a result of CSS.  I have been having so much fun playing with CSS and PHP that I haven't been posting to my ramblings...  However, I think that the new way I am doing pictures will save time in the future, and the CSS will allow me to make format changes to my site more easily and quickly.

Another change you may have noticed is my links section.  I am not done with that section, and if anyone would like me to link them just shoot me an email.  I have also changed how you change between sets of pictures.  I think the change will allow more flexibility for expansion down the road.  To change between the sets, click on the number corresponding to the set you would like to see at the top of the pictures section.  A lower number corresponds to the more recent pictures.

Heather and I watched Haunted Mansion tonight.  It was pretty silly, but entertaining enough to watch once.  That reminds me, we are talking with a mortgage broker and a realtor now.  I will let you know when we start looking at houses.  Maybe I'll take the digital camera and everyone can go house hunting with us!

We still haven't started on improvements to our current place, but our condo is the cleanest and organized it has been in a very long time.  There's still stuff I want to take down to Ginny's, and we are still exploring options on what exactly we are going to do for improvements.  A trip to Home Depot is definitely in order :).

I'll keep everyone posted!

Oh, and I'd like to make a public service announcement.  Spyware is becoming more and more of a problem on computers.  Nowadays it isn't enough to just have virus protection.  Spyware can seriously impact the performance of your computer if you aren't proactively eliminating it.  I an using Ad-aware and Spybot: Search and Destroy.  I would recommend downloading at least Ad-aware.  It is very user-friendly and does a good job of catching most of the stuff out there.  They also seem to release updates on almost a daily basis, so I get the impression that they are on top of things.  If you already are in the fight against Spyware, pat yourself on the back.  Now we just need to find a way to eliminate Spam...