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Lets dance
Dundee Stu

Let's dance

21 December 2004

At last, finally, and not a moment too soon. As preparation for the upcoming necessary redesign and relaunch of my main website, the CPHRC (the poor thing has been rather neglected recently), I have been updating and honing my XHTML and CSS skills by creating a blog: Lusobrandane's Daily Bowl of Stew. Armed with an updated HTML editor, I have been tinkering about with some stylesheets and basically just getting to know what all the new bells and whistles do. I really need to have a grasp of how the thing works, because the CPHRC is a massive site, with well over 1,000 pages. I need to completely redesign the interface and create a new menu structure that will be more intuitive, will take advantage of recent advances in browser technology, provide the Centre with a revenue stream and enable me to make more of the site subscription dependent. Much of this is relatively easy; much of it, however, isn't. I want to make the site much easier to navigate, and for this I am probably going to have to learn how to create and manage a MySQL database (I am told it is easy, but I'm not so sure), and incorporate a secure subscription area and an on-line store as well as a forum and photo-gallery. It is a lot for me to do, but I started the CPHRC way back in September 1998, and it has been a constant and faithful companion since then - one that has undoubtedly helped me in my career as a historian. So, once I have finished the work that I have just now, I intend to make a start on the CPHRC. I fully intend to continue padding, and I will keep on putting up a few sentences of what's going through my head. Starting from today, my blog will be different from my pad, although, at this stage, I'm not entirely sure what the differences will be (at a guess, it will have more to do with the non-photographic aspects of my existence). Oh! One other thing that might interest you, my blog page has links to all of the Pbasers who are on my favourites' list - please don't be upset if your name isn't there, it was probably an oversight!

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bruce berrien23-Dec-2004 00:33
Thank you very kindly for the link...
bruce berrien23-Dec-2004 00:31
Now you have a blog too? How is it possible that you have so much time on your hands? Are you the worl'd fastest typist? Do you need absolutely no editing? How how how? I can barely keep up with my own affairs. Will you come be my assistant?
Guest 22-Dec-2004 22:29
Muito trabalho en vista Stu! Boa curagem.
Larry Ahern22-Dec-2004 10:41
You be one tallented dude!!! Cool ")
Elaine (etfitz)22-Dec-2004 04:05
That sounds like quite an undertaking! The blog really looks nice!
Karen Leaf22-Dec-2004 03:04
Sounds a bit overhelming but you'll pull it together brillantly, without a doubt.
WHISTLING BADGER22-Dec-2004 00:18
Good luck with the rebranding , Hope you change that pic!
Pepe Zyman21-Dec-2004 23:22
Good luck! Lots of work.
northstar3721-Dec-2004 22:44
The busy-ness :-0
slimboyfat21-Dec-2004 22:32
Wish I had the ability to express so much via text, I struggle to write a sentence!!!
Pedro Libório21-Dec-2004 22:06
quite nice publicity, I will visit soon, I hope !!!
P.S. eu gosot disto Stu, mas chateia-me não ter tempo para dar feedback às pessoas, vamos ver se eu consigo melhorar isto...senão deixo de colocar fotos diariamente...e passo a colocar só quando tenho tempo para visitar o pessoal ...abraço.
laine8221-Dec-2004 21:32
Good work Stu. It's bright & cheerful & full of good people :>)
Linda Mingay21-Dec-2004 19:17
hee hee - very very cool site Stu - have had a good old butchers and like it a great deal!
Guest 21-Dec-2004 17:26
Wonderful web-page Stu.. I see I'm going to get addicted. (ta 4 the link too btw)
jypsee21-Dec-2004 16:23
STU!!!! too cool!! fabulous work!! I love it!! thanks for the link to Stone Lake Productions, which is my company name. My brother and I are going to collaborate on a little documentary of some old time musicians this winter... if I can manage to put it out in a format that works where you are (PAL, I assume) I'll send you a copy. I edit and produce at a really slow pace... so....
Guest 21-Dec-2004 15:27
Sounds like lots of work, but satisfying and rewarding. I will take a look. Best regards... johnny
Gayle P. Clement21-Dec-2004 15:20
Very attractive blog, Stuart.
Zak21-Dec-2004 14:30
looks and sounds good! :-)
Herb Knufken21-Dec-2004 14:23
Looks good to me, I can not relate to BLOGS yet even as my daughter works in the Blog group of GOOGLE.
Guest 21-Dec-2004 14:21
Yeah I looked as well, looks cool, even though I'm not one of your favourites :-(
jude21-Dec-2004 14:03
I went and looked.. excellent! Most of what you just wrote (here in commentary) I dont' understand, though.. VERY techy for me.. I like the style sheet of your site though... very nice..