I'm a writer and visual artist in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

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Summer So Far

Mid-June and I am in the middle of many things. Working regularly on a content management system for The Humber River Basin project, as well as several freelance web design projects, so I’m spending quite a bit of time tinkering with WordPress code. A day spent designing and coding never feels wasted, and is considerably easier with an open window, good music, and a cup of tea or two.

Part of what I really enjoy about web design and writing code is the way that each previous project builds on the last; each time I start a new site or WordPress theme I am building on previous work, so each ends up better than before, and I’m always learning how to do new things. For the projects I’m working on now, I’ve been looking into creating customized options pages for WordPress themes, and using custom post types to make it easier to create separate types of content for clients. I’ve also been updating how I code and style some common elements like search boxes and tag links.

Setting up this blog is something I’ve meant to do for a while; I’ve had various blogs on this site, but haven’t had a space to post about art exhibitions, web design or other professional practice stuff for a while, so this is for that. More importantly, it will also be a space for sketches and notes as I work on Make No Wonder, a game art project for which I have received a Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council grant. My photoblog has been mostly gathering dust since I got back to Corner Brook… I have some photos to add, just haven’t had a chance to put them up yet.

I also plan to post code snippets, links, and other stuff I’d like to have around as a reference for myself and others. I’m going to retroactively post some stuff that happened over the past year, too, so that there is a record of it somewhere.

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