Archive for January, 2010
Chiaki was one of the first people to contact me regarding a WordPress site using her own banner made with her MyDigitalStudiotm software by Stampin' Up!
I created her a clean 2-column layout in pale shades of celery taken from her own beautifully designed banner. The background of the page is white.
I took a moment to go back yesterday (as she graduated to a larger disk space) to see if she was properly sizing her photos and was shocked and amazed to see quality photography rarely seen in even in some commercial sites!
Her work is LOVELY but the photos were unlike I've seen and this warranted a phone call (immediately!) Chiaki explained that her husband did her photography. Well, I needed to speak with him immediately, and in a 3-way call, I
interrogated asked him about how he got the amazing effects and clarity of the shots, and he was wonderfully sharing with this information.
I won't attempt to explain what he told me, except to say that he has the MOST amazing photography of his own on his personal blog and has also created photo tutorials on photographing different subjects and in particular this latest article HERE, in which he shows how he does the photography for Chiaki. Most likely inspired by my freaking out at how awesome he was (don't you like how I'm taking credit?).
So, I don't know if this amazingly creative couple have kids, but can you imagine the genetic jackpot of talent that would be?
I have heard from many of you that your automatic postings aren't working with 2.9 and have come to understand the this was a known problem with WordPress 2.9. As of today, you can automatically upgrade to 2.9.1 that addresses this and a few other issues.
I have personally had that problem with prior versions and haven't used the 'future post' option in a long time. If you upgrade and still experience this problem, it is most likely a plugin conflict or a conflict with your theme and without an 'error' message would not be able to troubleshoot. A good way to start, is to disable all plugins (except for Akismet) and try again. A great resource for questions about WordPress is www.Wordpress.org which also has a support forum.
You can read the full article on the complete update HERE.
Because of delays in Stampin' Up!'s mailing of the mini catalogs they are making these catalogs available to the public today. This means you can post them on your demonstrator site today. You are asked to make sure that you post that these products are not available for sale until January 5th.
Members login for the codes for the Occasions Mini & SAB and more information about updating your blog.
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PUBLIC CODES for SAB Mini:
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