Ok, it’s not the most elegant solution, but it’ll have to do. I don’t have the metadata savvy that Seb lent me last year, so the update process is probably more cumbersome than it has to be. But you can pretty much figure out that we start with a separate story page for each story and then start the linkfest. I like it ’cause it’s pretty clean and because I can link my kids blogs to the page. We’re going to link this site to our school homepage later in the week. Now the big issue is finding time to sit down with the newspaper staff to teach them how to do this. It took me about 1.5 hours to transfer everything over, which means that I could probably do it in around an hour next time, which probably means two kids, once they learn it, could easily do it in under an hour. Murphy willing, of course…
Meanwhile, I’m tweaking a new theme that Bryan helped with. Don’t look too hard as it’s filled with pretty much junk at this point. The plan is to keep the top nav bar as the consistent element on every page on the site and then offer up a couple of other variations in color on this theme. Red, black, gray and white aren’t the easiest to make pretty, but I think Bryan did a nice job, as usual.
Terry Elliott says
Nice work on The Lamp. You kept it simple. Now make it simpler. You are onto something here.