The ongoing portfolio improvement plan just took a giant leap forward. Thanks to this theme, I have a fancy looking blog that doesn’t use the default theme. I think I found one that fit’s my style and looks pretty cool. Three Cheers to those who’ve done all the design work for me. This theme, called Zen Like has me so excited about the project, I spent most of my Saturday working on it.
The wordpress community has come up with some great skins for the blogs. I’m really impressed with how easy and abundant the options are. My hosting company, Dreamhost, offers a one-click install for wordpress.. so I set another one up yesterday in a matter of minutes to try importing my other blogger blogs. However, that didn’t work so well. Overall, set up and designs are great. I have both posts, like what I’m writing now, and pages, which fit outside the chronology of the blog. Any of the pages don’t appear down here in white, but have their separate link off the banner of the page. It’s just the solution I was looking for. I’m able to combine the portfolio with the blog in a way that has me updating a website (or blogfolio) without ever firing up Dreamweaver or BBEdit.
I’ve started on the portfolio link. Take a look at either the New Employee Orientation project I did when I first started with the credit union. I included links to the Product Knowledge Guidebook that I helped create, and even the geek tutorial I linked to yesterday.
I’ve integrated flickr slideshows to add some “wow” factor to the presentation. Each of the pictures have comments that I did in flickr so they can stop the show and read about an artifact. I’m pleased with it. I think it gives both a deep look at the project, and an overview at a glance.