I wrote an article on games. And my website is currently going through an overhaul. Also, today I buy a drumkit.
Picture > Words
So I like making small websites for people, but I don’t want to ever use PHP or an FTP client again, so I won’t. The Heroku workflow for me is optimal, you write your code and ( obviously you’re using git right? ) you push it to the heroku repository and its hosted. Tada.
Heroku isn’t built for static sites, I don’t know if it’s against their T&Cs per-say, but I can imagine it’s frowned upon, so don’t be a dick about it and host huge websites.
So, first, make sure you have the github and heroku gems installed and setup, for the github gem that’s ’
github config ’ and for the heroku gem you can do ’
heroku info ‘
Finally, install the gem herokuise with ’
install gem herokuise ’ and when that’s done just type in ’
herokuise [appname] ’ and you’re done.
In order to promote best practices, I took the liberty of giving these projects the best possible start I know by using the HTML5 Boilerplate to get your site up and running on smoothly.
and I set you up a github repo, you were going to share your code right?
Kierononononon on Spotify
(ps this means (ps this means any friend of mine on spotify is now gonna have some tunes in their inbox!)
I’ve been looking at a redesign of my website lately, and to do this I’ve needed to take a look at how I define myself as a person. At the minute the simplest my website is a reflection on what I do with a computer and TextMate but I’ve matured since then; I take 1500-odd photos a week and I’m pretty sure that in that there is 5 I think are really worth presenting (and I have ideas on the best way to do this), I’m in an awesome band (Kierononon) which takes up quite a bit of my time but is totally an important part of defining what makes orta, an orta.
So I have code, which can be simplified as my github account where I place *all* the code I write now. I as a person, want all my code open for anyone to see.
I have music, I’m actually in two bands, and maybe at some point I could do something interesting (technically) with the new band, and perhaps an interesting collaboration coming up with the most amazing female vocalist.
And then there’s photos, anyone with me on facebook knows I take a lot. And a lot of people ask I’m a professional photographer. There’s some good ones in there.
What’s interesting now is trying to understand how I can piece all this together into a site that doesn’t just feel like a list of achievements, but an experience where someone feels like they’re browsing through loads of interesting things ( this is how I feel when I go through Emily Regan’s archives ) that I’m doing. It’s a challenge, but one I hope to really find a creative answer to.
Finally, go listen to my band’s album
I’ve finally finishing up the last few IE bugs ( hopefully by the end of the week ) that’ve been keeping the new Kieronononon website from being released to the world, and I think it’s gone pretty swell.
Swanky new redesigned front page, with a beautiful grid, some nice layout, it grabs a huge amount of bits and pieces from sites that we use anyway ( twitter, last.fm, youtube, delicious ) and has some cool facebook integration.
I’d wanted to get away from the old layout wherein there was very little space for info on the front page, it needed to instantly point you to the things you’re interested in namely who we are and what we do, that’s the first half of the front page, but under that I wanted to show what we do that’s a bit different from other bands, we make loads of music videos, do pretty newsletter kinda things and we have kholing people (photos with our logo, there’s tonnes of them.)
I’d worked with the facebook API in writing a facebook app earlier, and for the band I wanted to have an ability to at least touch upon people who normally wouldn’t give us a second chance, so I created the ability to post messages onto our bands front page and at the same time post an MP3 onto the user’s facebook wall. This (I hope) should raise awareness of brutaltechnopunk =)
And one of the final cool things in this version of the site is the ability to edit almost any of the text via an inline text editor, meaning I can leave copy and writing some updates to the other guys in the band. This is awesome.
“Part the First”, The Diamond Age or A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, Neal Stephenson
Holy shit. Mind. Blown.
whoah, just whoah.
I like to know what cool gigs are on in the area, last.fm makes this easy! Just go to the page of Events in your area and click the google button and its added to your google calendar.