As if the latest updates weren’t enough I have been working tirelessly on my website. (well, not tirelessly exactly, a lot of it was very tiring in a mind numbing sort of way)
a lot of the changes are behind the scenes. I have a new webhost (with possibly one of the worst webpages I’ve ever seen but a fantastic offering) which is now fully propagated and operational. This new package will allow me to add some new features that will be rolled out over the next week or so.
One of the main things I wanted to implement is a seamless and effective gallery solution that would allow me to keep working with iWeb (which is actually nice to work with and just practical for my needs). I really like Lightbox. I’ve seen it on a number of art sites and appreciate the functionality as well as the look. So I was delighted to discover modified code for use on apache servers that automatically implements lightbox for iweb created webpages. the key is the .htaccess rewrite rule which gave me some trouble but the arcanities were pushed aside and the mod appears to be working perfectly! I have tested it on Safari, Opera, Firefox, Netscape and Omniweb. I have heard it works fine in IE but haven’t been able to test it (because I am happily ensconced in an all mac household).
I will be adding new mailing list software over the next few days and will be roiling out regular newsletters soon so stay tuned.