Today was very productive. We got all of our American Christmas shopping done, and I finished LindenAMueller.com! Until just a few minutes ago, if you visited LindenAMueller.com, you’d see a diversion. But you should go look at it right now… It’s purty.
Whaddya think? I really like it, and even though it only houses my curriculum vitae, a page of my favorite links, a link to this blog, and a contact form, it’s a significant start. Eventually, I plan to add course pages with course content, and perhaps a photo gallery, although Picasa seems to be working just fine for now.
5 Things that Make My Webpage So Cool
- Lorraine’s Header. Vielen, vielen Dank to Lorraine at Lorraine Design for the beautiful header incorporating my signature, which matches the Agregado WordPress Theme I’m using. I know enough Photoshop to be dangerous; I could never make something like that. And word on the street is that Lorraine has something else up her sleeve… Keep your eyes out for it! Eine extra Kinder Überaschung für dich, Lorrainchen!
- The Agregado WordPress Theme. I love it for my blog, and I wanted to make my main site and my blog look like the belong together, so I used the header graphic (well, Lorraine used it), and the color scheme as inspiration to build my site.
- A menu from CSSplay and Photoshop. As I said, I don’t know much about Photoshop, but I harnessed all the mad skillz I have and managed to create some gradiated GIFs so that the menu would match my color scheme. Combined with one of many great menus at CSSplay, most of which are available only for the “price” of a link-back, I had a nice looking horizontal navigation menu.
- XHTML and CSS. In the early 21st century, XHTML combined with CSS replaced the extensive use of tables for layout that was popular in the late 1990s. Using XHTML for structure and CSS for layout, I created a standards-compliant site that is both valid XHTML and valid CSS.
- Hours and hours of work. Before NaBloPoMo started, I spent my evenings working on the XHTML and CSS, debugging, trying to make it work right, testing, and validating. I finally had an afternoon and evening free, so I was able to iron out the final issues and release the site.
Question of the Day
When was the last time you finished something and felt that warming sense of accomplishment that makes you pump your fists into the air and act silly (only if no one is looking, right? ;) )?