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February 26, 2007

New Year, New Challenges

New Year, New Changes, New Challenges. Just RTUed from customer's place. Wonder what I will be doing next.

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February 23, 2007

Using Picasa's export to html function

Using Picasa's export to html function, to import files into Movable Type. If you have sorted your pictures in Picasa into folders and these folders have names that matches your Movable Type categories, it is going to be a breeze.

Otherwise you have to modify the templates to cater for the difference in names. It is always eaiser to change a path in a template (x1), compared to changing a path in the output of the template (can be xx times).

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February 22, 2007

How to do a mass import of files into Movable Type

For MT 3 users. MT4 users go here.

It is easy posting a single entry into your spanking new Photo Gallery blog. Just a few mouse clicks and your picture is for all the world to view. But what if you have lots and lots of pictures?

This is a continuing article on how to install, configure Photo Gallery plug-in version 1.7 on Movable Type 3.3

Photo Gallery plug-in automates the installation of Douglas Bowman's custom templates.

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How to create a Photo Blog.

After some 4 months of late night slogging and going through my entire collection of swear words several times, I got my photo blog or photoblog up.

It is based on Douglas Bowman of Stopdesign templates. They are really beautiful.

Why you should check this out?
1. It protects your images
2. Your pictures are kept in galleries and they are in turned linked up at the index.
3. You tag description with your photos.
4. Beautiful

When you can't use this.
1. Storage space. For every picture you upload, it generates another image and a thumbnail. So space may become an issue.
2. It is eaiser to use Picasa et al, export to html function.

Getting it to work is another different story.

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February 12, 2007

Backing up Movable Type

If you having been following up, I have been struggling with a technical issue that is related to my project to install Photo Galleries. From Learning Movable Type there was this tutorial with link to thegirliematters on how to backup the templates. Looks like a major productivity saver. Just remember to lock down the backup folder.

The Girliematters.com

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