Some Updates

Some neat new things on the ol’ Dram…

First. I have updated the About page to reflect some [fairly insignificant] changes in how I create and edit posts. So, if you’re at all interested in the nuts and bolts behind the site, check out the About page.

Second. I have completely re-done the Photographs page. It was previously just a thrown-together gallery of flickr embeds. They were fine and all, but kind of a pain in the ass to update/add to/manage. Now they are better organized into galleries and all I have to do is upload new photos to a gallery and boom, the gallery is updated. Super cool.

The galleries are really cool, too. They are true HTML5 photo galleries. When you click on the first (or really any) photo in a gallery a lightbox pops up and you can click the arrows to go through the photos. It works really well. And it’s a nice showcase for my photos.

Third. This one is actually still a bit of a work in progress. I’ve started a page on the site that aggregates some of my ‘favorites’ from around the internet. I’ve got a bunch of ifttt triggers set up that send my favorites from YouTube, flickr, and Vimeo, as well as anything I pin on Pinterest, to a tumblr called AFD Faves. And, being a tumblr blog I can use a bookmarklet in Safari (and Mobile Safari) to send photos, videos, etc. from other sites to AFD Faves, too. That part works great.

The work-in-progress part comes in getting those posts over to the AFineDram.com/faves cleanly. As of right now I can only get the previous ten ‘faves’ to post there and the titles are a little wonky. And I’m working on a way to get tweets I favorite to embed there automatically… But it’s there, so if you want to see my last ten faves across the internet check it out.

And if you would like to see the tumblr to see all of the faves I’ve saved, go to AFDFaves.tumblr.com.

So there you have it. Some behind-the-scenes updates to the site. Maybe I’ll work on some real posts now…