Upcoming changes to Supermeow

This post is probably more for my own edification than anyone else’s. Now that I’ve got a little bit of downtime, I can work on some of the things that I’ve been putting off for a while. One of those things is come up with a good mobile browser style sheet for this here blog.

Supermeow was built on the 960 grid framework. It makes for easy, quick layout work, albeit sort of bunky in combination w/everything else behind the curtain. A neat new offshoot of that is the adaptable Adapt.js, which does some handy on-the-fly style sheet switching depending on the width of your browser window, including a setting for mobile browsers. Handy!

Only problem is that Supermeow is currently not set up in a way that is able to, uh, look good if you’re making use of this script. Oops. Sooo, to that end, there will be some retooling this weekend.

Another thing that I’ve done is removed some of the “please give money to others/to me/indirectly to me” widgets on the sidebar. Nobody was making use of them anyhow, and it’s just needless extra clutter. I even got rid of my little Google Widget fish! See what I do for the ±10 of you that seem to read this on a regular basis??? The point of me doing this and any of the web projects that I do for which I do not receive a salary is to learn how to do stuff that will be useful to me in my day job. Soooo, even if there’s no value gained in sharing my hopes and fears with others, there’s a lot of value in me learning how to do new stuff or do old stuff better/more efficiently than I was previously doing it. 😀

Yet another thing that I am toying with is ditching the BigCartel shop and selling my stuff on Etsy. Nobody’s buying things. I’ve made two sales in the month of July. Would I have better luck on Etsy? Would I have better luck if I made an effort to advertise? I don’t know. I’m not really doing this to make money so much as I am to 1) clear this stuff out of my house, 2) make things that I like and hopefully 3) make things that I like that other people will also like, so I can then make more stuff. I will admit, though, that this statement is made with a couple sour grapes. I think I had this wrong-minded thinking that “these buttons are so great, who *wouldn’t* want to buy them?” Heh. Is it worth it to make the effort? I don’t know. I mean, I have a full-time job already, I have a long commute, I’m home during the week for like maybe four hours total (not counting sleeping: maybe 2 in the morning and 2 at night)… I don’t really have an immediate need to supplement my income nor do I want to be bothered with the complications caused by the extra income in terms of tax liability and all that business. I guess I’ll just keep on keepin’ on, doing this for fun and personal education!