Archive for January 9th, 2018

Digital adaptation

Posted on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 at 11:13 pm

The learning curve is an amazing thing, starts as opaque and ends up as transparent.  I finished the media kit for Vince’s CD release, which now is slated for April 3rd.  Still more work to do, but all of that is stuff I already know how to do.

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I never did like CSS, XML, and Javascript protocols.  Paper-head technology turned phone-head.  But it’s the future.  What is more annoying than the protocol is those who have learned the curve who insist that one’s fundamentally sound html is ghastly inferior.  They fail to see three things about fringewood.com.

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  1. I don’t cater to people who use phones.  I cater to desktop artists.  Photoshop, 3D, software you do’t see on a phone.  Phones don’t deal with zip archives.  I don’t need a website that is phone friendly.
  2. My website is a hobby site.  I don’t expect any income directly from these pages.  I don’t post my commercial stuff except maybe once in a blue moon, and never more than a small detail.  (Speaking of which, we have back to back blue moons in January and March of this year.)  Why would I want to redesign it in order to make more money with it?
  3. And the implication that I am incapable of creating competitive websites is a little irritating.  I can still handwrite code when the editor gets fussy.

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I like my site just as it is.  Yeah, the 3D is outdated.  But it’s what I shared, my pound of flesh in return on display.  Like I said, hobby site.  I doubt that fringewood.com will ever go to css and xml, beyond the blog and galleries.  At least I have the decency to use php when I do.

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The site is comfortable, where it belongs, on the desktop, a little piece of history.

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That said, the eye is doing well, focus is better.  No more antibiotic gel treatments.

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Will be assembling code for the rest of the month.