Posts by chuq

Working notes — shipping photography.chuqui.com

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015

Tagged with: , ,

It’s been three weeks since my last set of working notes, and I announced that photography.chuqui.com has gone live a couple of days ago. If that seems like it happened a lot sooner than I implied it would, you’d be right. As it turned out, the content migration and editing went a lot faster than expected. I identified about 80 blog posts that belonged on the new site and about 8-10 longer articles. When I reviewed the blog posts, I decided about 35 of them weren’t worth migrating and deleted them. The rest got exported out of the old site, imported into the new one, and...

Read More

Photography.chuqui.com launches! Come check it out.

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015

Tagged with: , ,

Last night I finished setting up the content on the new photography.chuqui.com site and so I’m now officially launching it. Time to go and check it out. My introductory note about the site is here. If you follow this site via my twitter or Google+ feeds, you’ll get updates on new content on that site in those places as well. If you subscribe to my RSS feed or my posting mailing list, you’ll need to subscribe to the new site as well. I do plan to post notes here about new content (most likely as part of Three Dot Lounge to minimize noise) for the foreseeable future, but if...

Read More

I’m in Birdwatcher’s Digest

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

Tagged with: , ,

Just a quick note to let folks know that I have an article reprinted in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Birdwatcher’s Digest. They’re reprinting my piece on Getting Started in Bird Photography — Choose Your Weapons. Thrilled to see this finally in print and able to talk about it! Because we’ve been working on Cisco Live Milan, not much time for using the camera, but with the show starting up now, I think I may start having more free time (at least until we get into heavy planning for Cisco Live in San Diego in June). I actually got out to San Luis NWR for a couple of hours...

Read More

Working Notes — finishing details in the header and footer

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

Tagged with: , ,

My original plan this weekend was to get some projects done and get out and do some birding. Between the weather and some unspecified other complications, I ended up digging into the site and working on some of the theme details instead. Most of the work was involving trying to figure out how to customize the theme to solve some problems in my preferred design. If you look at my main site I don’t use a sidebar, but instead put the usual sidebar content down in the footer. That’s also where I place a block for the Amazon affiliate advertising. In theory, this can be fixed fairly...

Read More

Working Notes — what you see is sort of what you get….

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015

Tagged with: , ,

Time to work on this has been limited, but I’ve continued to try to push forward where I can. The focus the last few days has been to finalize the core design and validate it against real content. They key pieces of design are now, I think, done. Behold the new front page. The main menu has been changed a bit (and may change in minor ways still). The colors have changed in minor but significant ways (more on that in a second), and you can see that the images now have the title captioned in. In fact, the title is part of the actual image I’m exporting from Lightroom:    ...

Read More