Officially finished my schooling for this year I am exactly 1 hour ahead of schedule. One delivery trip downtown and I will be ready for a summer composed entirely of listening to fools screwing up basic commands in surveyland.
Appologies for the radio silence lately. The business.
TyndaleKidz.org is one thing I’ve been working on. It’s a groupblog/community where the bloggers are a bunch of kids from a downtown community center me and my class partner were working with. The content isn’t always engrossing but I like to think it has it’s niche market (the audience is supposed to be the community itself).
(Skip this next bit if you have never played Dungeons & Dragons or don’t know what a PHP is.)
The site itself is running on a program called Drupal. A super-powerful but also super-backwards content management system (CMS). It does a lot of the same things a forum or WordPress would do, but with a bunch of extra features added on. The code was a mess though (not even an inkling of standards compliance) and a lot of the templating functions were not only counter-intuitive, but required stupid hacks and stylistic compromises where options and user control would have been easy to implement.
It’s all licensed under the GPL (open-source) though, so I guess we can forgive it a few bugs.
Personally, I think I’m going to stick with WordPress for near-future projects. Especially with the added features in the new version (which I can’t wait to implement now that I’ll have some free time!)
I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine.