Following Chris Coyier’s lead, I decided to go back and clean up some parts of the re-design I had neglected. It took some digging into pages and posts that I barely touched, and that have barely been seen, so I was glad to have the push.
As a songwriter, I’ve always been amazed at what comes out depending on what’s going on in my life. When things were going well for me, my friend and bandmates would joke that things needed to get worse or the music would suffer. They were more right than they might have thought.
When I threw together the design you see on this very blog, I did it haphazardly and quickly just to get a bit of presentation to frame my entries. It was always meant to be a dynamic frame, one that I could use as a training ground to various tips and tricks I picked up through my work, both professional and personal. Looking at the current layout and site hierarchy in more depth, I’ve decided to scratch most of what little you see here and strip down to the bare essentials. By re-focusing on the content before continuing on with exploring new design techniques, I’ll be able to re-imagine this web space to become not only the design and development playground that I originally intended it to be, but to be a proper gallery of my accomplishments and pursuits. In breaking things down, I plan on following three tenants and lines of thinking that I’ve come across in the past six months since introducing this site:
Implementing cURL in an XAMPP environment for the first time can cause a quick, early headache. The most common error seen is a simple curl_init() can not be found. Luckily, the solution is most likely simple. cURL comes included with Apache but not installed, so you have to go in and turn it on yourself.