Yesterday I had a great time with my friend whose name’s Lanlan, a cute and talented photographer! We went to Gulang Yu Island in Xiamen which is the most isLand in China, I think. We took 5 cameras around, she took four: 2 film cameras and 2 digital cameras, I took one. And we even walked through 1/3 area of the island, well, it’s sort of like “explored” or “discovered”, haha, we went to the areas rarely get the visitors and looked for the place with the related addresses or house numbers, it’s very fun, you know! And she said I was a good follower then, haha.
As I mentioned in this previous post, I got a set of new postcards and wanted to to share them with my friends. By now, I got 20 friends to send them the postcards, so excited. Yeah, I bought another of postcards then. Going to the Post Office and send them this afternoon, haha. And if you want me to send you one, let me know here or contact me, I’d be very pleased to send you one! They’re really beautiful!
Transparency is great for adding depth to a website. The more transparent an area is, the more it seems closer to the area behind it. This can be used to a web designer’s advantage.
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Here’s the list I got by now:
- Tim Van Damme & his Maxvoltar, WALL OF FAME, WALL OF SHAME
- Sam Brown & his WE LOVE TXP
- Jon Hicks
- Sven Ellingen
- Kevin Potts
- Damien Buckley
- Jared Christensen
- Nathan Smith
- Drew Mclellan
- Gary Venter: All Sorts
- Kevin Potts: graphicPush
- 24 Ways
(Sorry, the last one is not a person, but it’s still good enough to take a look)
You know, I got another small project called Hua Zhong Wen to run, because I’ve been busy working on the other projects and redesigning my personal site, didn’t get some time to update it yet. But after finished them, now I finally get the time to start to update the drawings for that site. Yesterday I made a drawing for a new topic, you will see the final drawing on that site soon right here! Here is the sketch:
Underworld – hands in the air, originally uploaded by Imre Grafikus. This is today’s favorite photo. Orange lights makes me feeling warm and peaceful, waving hands with rock’n’roll style are pretty passionate. Shadow of people vs Orange lights just make this photo unique.
OK, let me have you a list about the key features I prefer WP:
- admin interface, absolutely.
As I mentioned above, WP’s admin interface is more attractive and friendlier, and yeah, easy-to-use. The developers of WP seems spent lots of time working on the user experience and user’s feedbacks, it seems they know the things of most of the authors need or hate, simply, they’re making a content publishing user interface as best as it can be.
- Posting easier.
because of No.1 feature, and with WYSIWYG HTML rich text editor, posting becomes very easily and quickly in WP.
- Media handling.
In WP, uploading and using media such as images, audio files become very easily and Continuously. You can upload a batch of various of media files in the same time, editing them in a same page with AJAX tech, almost real-time working. In TXP, if you want to use an image, you have to jump between the Write page and the Images page to get the image ID or url. It’s boring. Also, managing media files is pretty easy in WP.
- template files editing.
Well, this feature is just my personal favorite. I like editing template files in the external editor (such as Coda) and update them to the server, things getting easier for me to control in Coda for me, because WP has hard physical (PHP) files on the server, manageable with FTP. But in TXP, I have to do most of editing and coding work with browser because everything is in the database, within fields in the admin area.
- import & export another better experience for me with WP. In TXP, sometimes I got errors to import articles.
- More Plugins and easy to Install.
With WP getting more and more popular, there seems to be more plugins available for WP and they’re easier to install.
a post can assign lots of categories. But In TXP, you can only have a post 2 categories (by default).
- more options for Links.
this one is not big deal but I think I prefer it.
- wider support by most of the well-known sites around the world and larger community.
Today’s my favorite photo on Flickr. This one is really nice. Everything is wonderful on this photo, the hat, the eyes, the Japanese Character – 魔 = Devil (maybe).