Maintaining ZenPhoto

25 October 2011 16:45 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Album Page

Which may contain subalbums, or image thumbnails.

Album title: Suggest folders on the server are named with ordinal dates, YYYYMMDD, which will be the default album title. Change to something more meaningful.

Album description: Use as appropriate.  HTML editor is a bit flaky

Date: will default to folder creation date. Change if needed to reflect album contents

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Responsive Web Design (II) CMS and Zen

29 August 2011 09:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

When trying to apply CSS for a responsive web design to sites using CMS Made Simple, and Zen Photo Gallery (this site), I hit some stumbling blocks.

In both environments I needed a different menu - one more suited for use on a mobile - and for Zen I needed to change to Theme configuration settings to alter the number of images in a row, and on a page.

I then spent ages trying to find a way of getting PHP to detect the browsing device, and respond by generating different code (...)

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Workflow for Panoramas

18 June 2011 11:44 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

A suggested workflow for handling panoramas in Lightroom and PTGui.

In Lightroom, create a folder for panoramas, and a subfolder for each one, named by the number of the first image in the panorama sequence. Move the images to the appropriate folder.

In PTGui, for each panorama set:

Load the images and create the panorama. (Or open existing project). Use Equirectangular setting, and use sliders in the editor to remove unwanted whitespace. Note the horizontal field of (...)

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Lightroom Imports

15 June 2011 11:21 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Before importing photos from a new photoshoot, it's worth double checking your import settings - and one general preset.

Summary

  • No auto-toning
  • Plan ahead to define your destination folder
  • No need for subfolders by date
  • No need for file renaming
  • Apply lense correction
  • Use the metadata presets
  • Add lots of keywords

Lightoom General Preset

The "one other" is auto-tone, (...)

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Coquelicots

22 May 2011 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Pay attention, this is a complex, socially networked, ramble.

I bought some wine from an outfit called Naked Wine, who specialise in establishing a relationship between the buyer and the wine maker. From France, I had some 2009 red from France made by Benjamin Darnault, and pre-ordered some 2010, which arrived early about three weeks ago. (and is also very good).

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Responsive Web Design

12 April 2011 14:25 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

How to make a website work on a Mobile Device?

Some useful links:

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Bulls and public footpaths

27 February 2011 13:25 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

According to the Ramblers Association, a farmer is entitled to keep bulls of up to 10-months-old in a field with a public footpath.

Bulls more than 10-months-old of a recognised dairy breed - Ayrshire, British Friesian, British Holstein, Dairy Shorthorn, Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry - are banned from fields crossed by public paths under all circumstances.

All other bulls over 10 months are banned unless accompanied by cows or heifers. If any bulls act in a way which endangers (...)



The Comic Sans Strikes Back

21 September 2010 13:27 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

I'm as guilty as anyone of making use of Comic Sans, but have been aware of the opprobrium heaped against it, and tried to use it sparingly, if at all.

This is a great article from Sitepoint. Credit to Alex Walker, Editor, SitePoint Design View, for the discussion and collection of links.

Later, October, the BBC joins in.

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Some Links

30 May 2010 00:00 | Comments: 0 |

Techniques

Links to useful articles and web pages.

HTML Emails

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Test everything. Hold on to the good.

26 May 2010 00:00 | Comments: 0 | Categories:

Re-installing Xenu today, I saw this quote from the Bible: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Test everything. Hold on to the good.

Which seems very apposite, and should be the watchword for all IT people.

But I didn't recognise it.

This page explains that the verse is from the New International Version of the Bible (&copy (...)