Same name, same topics, same author. New location, new software, new face… Satisfaction, a little bit of anxiety and hope this will work as expected (lots of visitors – feedback – self-improvement – more satisfaction).
All in all, the Graphic Tribe Tattoos weblog has a new location (graphictribe.net/blog/) hosted by DreamHost, a new face and a couple of new features…
The Blogger blog is still online and I shall keep it there for a while — mostly to redirect visitors toward this new space and avoid link rot — but it won’t be updated anymore. All new articles will be published here from now on, because this is the official Graphic Tribe Tattoos weblog now.
To Do Stuff
I need to work a little more on the templates and the stylesheet — not mentioning the header image and the rest of the graphics — but not knowing diddlysquat about PHP doesn’t help at all… Nor does help an appointment book filled up for the next four months… but I’ll find time ;)
A bug here [Safari fucks up the URIs containing ampersands (bug submitted)] and one there (Opera chokes on chains of child and adjacent combinators), besides the ubiquitous bug (Internet Explorer exists)… They’ll all get fixed — except, of course, for the hundred thousand bugs in IE which, by the way, hasn’t been taken in consideration at all when this site was being written, because I don’t do that anymore — and new, sexy graphics will be up soon but, meanwhile, please use it as it is.
I mean, it’s not bad at all; it works just fine and it looks almost like I want it to, comments can be posted at any time and the feeds are up and running… but, if you find any glitch somewhere, including the annoying cross-browser incompatibilities, please contact me so I can deal with them.
This Is The New Shit
And if there are still people out there hesitating to install WordPress — which, indeed, is poetry — because they lack coding (I mean PHP) knowledge, don’t. Don’t hesitate, because it’s written and put together in such a manner that you can use it very easily; the code is filled with comments explaining every function and parameter, the admin panel is really user-friendly (and I hate control panels, because I can never remember all this “technical” terminology) and, for most part, you can simply tweak the setting by clicking and filling in text fields, without the need to type code‘n’shit ;)
And if you already use DreamHost, you don’t even need to open your FTP to kickstart the blog. All you need to do is go to your admin panel at DreamHost, look for the “Goodies” section, click on the “One-Click Installs” tab, check the radio box saying “WordPress” and you’re done; they’ll install it for you in a couple of minutes, send you one of their funny support e-mails with info regarding the installed software and you can start blogging in an hour or so.
Trust me, this description is from my own experience. I’m not advertising the software, I’m just saying that it feels great to have the stuff you wanted after a year of surrogates you’s used only because it seemed that WordPress — for example — was made for geeks and hackers, and usual dudes and dudettes couldn’t possibly use it.
So yeah, bookmark me or update your old bookmarks and drop by from time to time, I’ll keep posting stuff as I’ve done so far (hopefully, more often and more consistent).
I still have a ton of new pics to upload to the galleries and to my flickr photostream and I’m planning to (re)start some other stuff soon, besides the ”Cretins Of The WWW • Part II” awards and a couple more rants I’be been thinking about since I got back from Europe. The tattoo shop is busy
as hell so time to do stuff not written in the appointment book is still a rara avis, but I promise I’ll do it as soon as possible.