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SN - Dean


Posted on 2005.06.27 at 18:44
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
now that i am starting to accumulate photos again... and am working on my website... i am starting to try to figure out ways to promote the refurbished old purekitte into the new Celestial Images website.

i want to add a memebers section... which would thrive on donation base alone, but i'm not sure exactly how i should go about it... of course some of these would be professional pics i have done tfp, majority of them would be self photographs (you know i love those best!) and i would open the idea of donations to a certain gift amount... monetary or wishlist gifts... this way i might be able to buy a better camera and keep the hosting and domain. i am thinking i would make it 2 month/3 month/6 month/1 year/2 year/unlimited based on gift amounts, but right now i'm really unsure of how to do it and what i want to do with it... (btw if you are a web designer willing to help set up and help me maintainence my site every now and then i believe that's also in for trade! lol!)

another issue i think is deciding what goes into the members site... probably access to any "specific" member entries here on lj... i would love to put my webcam back up for view and do sets (also another thing needing update)... and of course a TON more images (some of them are definitely not rated for the general public) but more or less just artsy fartsy just like i've always been and sillyness and randomness... i would like for it to just be a big ole diary of me... including my history scrapbook!!! things that most of you might never have known about me... dirty little secrets AND family fun... herstory if you will!

so yea... that's currently going through my mind... things like... how the hell do i set up a managable members site... a webcam... the photos... web whore... etc...

i'm currently looking over the new ones i recieved from larry bradby... they FINALLY got here! i've got to send a jac rabbit some snail mail soon ;) i think i'll be burning cd's tomorrow if i finally get these all sorted!

that's all for now... i really appreciate ANY input about the site!!!



pinkpixies7 at 2005-06-28 03:58 (UTC) (Link)
Our shoot rocks!
paintwithlight at 2005-07-01 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
A whole load of photos to handle and a way to add more easily? Definitely sounds like a candidate for a PHP script and a database. I went nuts trying to keep my own photo site up until I went the database/script route. What used to take 20 minutes or more now takes less than 5 and I haven't had to write a line of code since.
Celestial Heaven
purekitte at 2005-07-02 18:06 (UTC) (Link)
yea that's what i'm looking for... something that i can get down once and not have to hassle it again, just copy the code and fill-in-the-blanks. but the search is difficult when you don't know exactly how to get started. i've just come to terms that i'm no webdesigner by any means! with no training it's difficult to get those more technical tasks completed... especially for an artists eye. i find myself wanting more than what i can do!

i dig your site! the images (such as your icon) have a lot of mystery in the shape and form, i love that, it always draws me in.

so you know kirsten? she's an awesome girl :)

thanks for the comment!
paintwithlight at 2005-07-02 19:06 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the kind words on my site, and more importantly, my images. I'm pretty much self taught in both web geekery and photography and don't hold myself as a master of either, by any means. Picking up enough to get by works for me.

Do a Google for some PHP tutorials. It's a scripting language that is embedded right in the web page. It's not at all hard to get started and it plays well with databases, too. It took me a month or so of head scratching and another month of coding to set mine up but adding a new photo now involves using a web form to enter some data (Title, file name, thumb file name, height and width) and then choosing, from another form, which gallery to display it in.

ladiekae and I have done a couple of shoots together. As you say, she's an awesome girl.
Celestial Heaven
purekitte at 2005-07-02 22:08 (UTC) (Link)
do you live nearby the timonium area? where do you do your shoots? i would love to do some with you if you would be up for it... i'm patient, i love the more artistic shoots... and i would enjoy doing some really interesting shots for my website. if you would be interested in some tfp let me know! i do have a *few* pictures up on www.onemodelplace.com (#86121) but i stopped doing a lot of shoots so i didn't see the purpose in renewing my membership, so i guess it's down to 5 image limit now that it's not a paid account. it's a long story as to why, but lets just say i'm very selective about who i shoot with now... i like your work and if you've worked with kirsten it gives you some credibility in the trust department ;)

are you on aol or yahoo at all? i'm heavenlyferrets on aim and yahoo is ipodoll or purekitte... i don't know which. maybe both i guess... they're linked together... look me up if you like!

jesus holy hell! this green tea has given me all sorts of jittery caffine buzzness! ack!
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