Projects have come crashing back down on me.
Last night should have been dubbed The Night Blogs Ate My Brain, as I installed Word Press for Denver on his Statistics website. I wanted to move the site over before the next tour started, and since Denver owns the site (versus the label) Movable Type’s commercial license seemed sticky.
The installation was tricky on his server, as I by-passed the weaksauce MySQL Admin tool and installed phpMyAdmin. I then installed Word Press, ignoring my instincts of making a development site first on my test server and just set it up live in a different directory. This was probably due to spending most of the weekend doing the dev server process for this site’s conversion to Textpattern. All I’ve been reading lately about Word Press is true; it is apallingly easy to install and set up (minus the MT import script, there were some hiccups with that).
My initial reaction to Word Press so far is that it is amazingly powerful, but still a bit light on documentation. I figured out most of what I needed by screwing around with it. Textpattern is a bit more intuitive, I feel, with its swank little pop-up help features, but its bugs are still being hammered out. Both of these tools are wonderful, and their user communities are thriving, so it is just a matter of time until they are brought to perfection.
I’m tired of setting up blogs, however. I am definitely tired of screwing with SQL backups and queries. Thankfully, I can do some more difficult work tonight! The Vago art
needs to be set at an outrageously high dpi, which means I need to re-think/re-do it is fine, as I had misread the specs. D’oh! I did the inks, base colors and text in Illustrator, which I then moved into Photoshop for the parchment effects. I may just have to make that parchment effect at the correct dpi and place it in Illustrator (where native elements can be set for whatever dpi the printer needs without loss of quality). I’ve been wondering, with Illustrator’s much-improved layer effects and filters, could I create a vector version of the parchment? Experimentation shall begin promptly this evening after drinks (as in: “crying in”).
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