All I Need is Persistence

If you're actually here, that probably means you've been here before, and hopefully you're impressed by the progress I've made, though there is a lot left to do to finish transfering files and to fine tune the typography and graphics.

At the moment I'm mired in the sheer drudgery of converting all of my Adobe GoLive documents into Moveable Type documents. Mostly it is just cut and paste. So far I've transferred almost two months of essays, with ten months left to go.

I'm almost grateful when a problem appears that actually requires me to do a little thinking, like finding out how to drop images into the program, which turned out to be relatively easy. My somewhat limited understanding of CSS made it a little more difficult to continue using a different colored font to indicate what Diane McCormick contributed to this site before she started writing her novel and to continue to indicate direct quotations through the use of sienna-colored type.

I'm still struggling with how to use Moveable Type's considerable ability to catalogue the site automatically rather than assembling each of them manually. Eventually I will duplicate the present left column automatically. I think. I hope.

I'm making progress, but I'm not sure that I will have everything moved by the end of the weekend, particularly since we're having unusually good weather here in the Pacific Northwest. Man does not live by the computer alone, after all.

It's a good thing that our new dog Skye thinks its stupid to sit in front of a computer for hours on end when you can be out there throwing the Frisbee for him. It's kept me from becoming totally mesmerized, and bored, for that matter.

Thank goodness that Jonathon Delacour helped as much as he did, though I'm still watching his ongoing series in hopes that he'll actually explain how he managed to change the template so that the content could be moved to the right column.

3 thoughts on “All I Need is Persistence

  1. I’m sure you’ve figured this out already, but for others who may not have:

    <p class=”diane”>here is some of Diane’s work</p>

    (class=”diane” can go on anything, not just <p>)

    and then style it with .diane { color: sienna }

    (replace “sienna” with whatever the hex value is)

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