Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Quark 8 versus InDesign CS4

Steve Hill’s New Journalism Review blog has a note about the comparison of Quark 8 and InDesign CS4 in MacUser (which isn’t yet online, apparently).  My take is that the debate on software features misses the point a little. The question of which to buy normally doesn’t depend on which is the best product. It’s […]

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Successful Drupal import

Finally, after quite a bit of noodling around, I have managed to export my WordPress blog and import it successfully into Drupal. To those with a life, this is perhaps not so impressive. But given Drupal’s quite astonishingly unintuitive user interface I am quite pleased with myself.   If anyone wants to do something similar, […]

Friday, March 13th, 2009

More übergeekery

I have been wondering what I might do as a first run for a basic Drupal site, basically to give me a project to help me learn the CMS. “Could I migrate WordPress to it, using xml?” I wondered, geekily. Yes! For there on the excellent Drupal site was a link to a Drupal module […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I become an übergeek

Spent part of the weekend installing Apache and mySQL on my laptop to turn it into a “web development platform”. If you’d have spoken to me even a year ago, I would never have believed I could have written such a thing.  It was kind of easier than you’d think, given that most of my […]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Easy web grabs

Paparazzi! v0.4.3 is a great little utility that lets you grab the whole of a web page, even it extends below the bottom of your screen.   Saves a lot of time grabbing twice, then stitching together in Photoshop. Just type the URL in the space provided and hit the Capture button. You can also […]