As some of you may have noticed, little things have been changing on the site of late. I'm going through a gradual revamping of the site, adding some new features and replacing some others. I will make announcements of anything major, but, as many of these things will just suddenly show up (alas, I have no sandbox set up, which is my own lazy fault), you may see them before I can get off of of the debugging horse and pick up the megaphone.
That relates to function.
I've also been working on a re-templating of the site. That's a slow process with lots of trial and error as PHP is not my forte (though I'm learning a lot just looking up things on an as-needed basis -- a process called, "What the f--k does that mean?!" independent study, which I've learned is also a way to enjoy multiple unkept hairstyles throughout the day).
To say this in programese....I'm retooling the current default xtemplate theme into a phpTemplate theme, with some hacks added. phpTemplate is a much more powerful theming engine for Drupal and will allow me to (eventually) offer some really kewl layouts and features.
As all this is happening, I'll also be working on some new looks for mediagirl.org. One of them may end up being the default view here. (However, as long as nothing breaks with ongoing upgrades, I will keep the existing themes as preference options for anyone who registers.) If anything works out well, I may offer up some themes and maybe even a module or two on the Drupal site. But that's a while off yet.
All this is happening while I'm turning the corner into the last few miles of the marathon double-DVD project with 80 programs and some 20 moving menus.
And all of this is happening while I participate in the top-secret programming project that I'm finding very exciting.
Who'd'a thunk that me, the English-majoring, MFA-toting, no-math-after-calculus-thank-you-very-much-I-just-want-to-create dreaming pollyanna idealist media geek, would get into programming? Not me!
But then, I'm always full of surprises. Except when I'm boring.