A new skyline illustration and a TextPattern upgrade
Just as I was demanding more powerful use of images in the TextPattern CMS (the content management system I'm using to power this blog) I was presented with an upgrade. They brag greater security, but I was impressed with the ability to use image metatags to manage my workflow.
I know, I know. Boring!
That's why I jazzed up this post with a new image that I've been working on with the folks at OnMilwaukee.com. We've had a bit of a long stint with a rather drab cityscape and I've been trying to push them into more exciting waters. Another skyline (which, in my mind, represents little about a city) isn't exactly the greatest progress, but it's a step in the right direction. It's less literal and more energetic.
One thing to note: with the upgrade to the new TextPattern version (4.4.0) the portfolio section, while operable, has some bugs that need a little ironing out. You can view all the pictures, but I'm having some sizing issues. The next/previous image doesn't follow the galleries either, but rather it follows the dates posted. So once you get into the design section you may find yourself in the illustration section. Just go with it for now and we'll see what we can do about getting that figured out.
Why the changes? Well I was never a fan of the "Lightbox" style portfolio because it didn't give you a permalink. It's harder to navigate to a specific image and that's what I've been missing. If you miss it, perhaps I'll create another page for those who would prefer that instead.
I've got some exciting illustrations coming out in the near future, too, so keep your eye out for that, particularly if you are a fan of cycling.