Also, have to say that the Tumblr updates to the customise screen, particularly the source code editor are going down as some of the best updates I’ve seen on this site. So many things that may seem small but are really really useful
So I’ve been thinking. Should we have another Dublin Tumblr meetup sometime soon or will we leave it until the summer (sound off as a reply to this or in disqus comments)?
A new theme that I was working on this weekend. Aiming to have a development release sometime later in the week!
But first we need a name for it. Take a look and shoot your ideas at me (as usual the ask box and disqus comments are open)!
Also if you happen to stumble across a glitch in the theme or have suggestions for improvements, let me know.
Note: a few things about the “flat” style. It’s been around before Windows 8 but only recently got popularised. In the past most websites followed a skeumorphism (I hope I spelled that right) style, where it was the designers job to use gradients, graphics, drop shadows etc, to make a website appear 3d and realistic. Apple were great supporters of this with iOS (before iOS 7). Flat style was better as it meant less graphics and thus faster loading websites, however lately people have jammed images into flat websites so *shrug*
Flat style also helps to put emphasis on the content, so that’s obviously what Tumblr is going for
As I was already late predicting the new flat logo for Tumblr (I was actually going to make a mockup prediction for the dashboard etc) I’m going to list some changes you should probably expect over the next few days. They’re scored out if they’ve already been done
new logo removal of drop shadow from posts
- Change of images used. This might extend to the post buttons but unlikely
- Removal of gradient on dashboard. (the round cornered box that wraps around the posts and sidebar and then fades into background). Gradients aren’t common in “flat” style
- Change the ask box. The button especially will probably be flattened
- All buttons when posting, like the submit ask button.
- Minor changes to new-post interface
- Changes to new post indicators
Now we’ll see how many were right. Tick them off as they happen!
Something I’ve been wondering and I figure you guys could help me with this. Is photography a talent or a skill?
Talent is usually defined as something within the person. Some people are good at drawing, some at learning and some at music. A natural ability, if you will.
A skill is something that can be learned, such as programming, photoshop, PR etc. It could also be argued that everything is a skill to some extent (and indeed talent can help to acquire skills), however, in this case we’ll assume that it’s not something one can suddenly be really good at.
I’m just interested in the opinions of people here, as many of you consider yourselves photographers to some degree. So which is it?
If you follow me and you live in Dublin, Ireland then I expect to sometime meet you in person and talk to you and get to know you and stuff. Just a warning
Will there be another dublin meetup soon?
Hey, I’m posting this publicly so anyone who might have similar questions might see it. I hope you don’t mind.
Dublin meetups have been, and always will be, organised by a variety of people. While I was delighted with the turn out at the last one (the one I “organised”) that doesn’t mean that I’m the only one organising them from now on.
I’d love to organise another one but I’d need to get a good date. Personally I’d hesitate because I don’t know what my schedule will be like any given weekend…makes organising one tough. As well as that, most of my friends from these meetups have similar issues.
That said, if anyone does want to organise one, I don’t mind helping with promotion or whatever. There’s certainly no doubting the original promo post for the last meetup was a success.
So thanks for the message and I’m really sorry I couldn’t give you a better answer!
you should change your description to "failing with women since I was born". i think it's most appropriate for you
I like this actually. Maybe it’s true, but are you talking about a specific situation? Or was it just a case of “hey, this would be funny” (which it kinda is…have to be able to laugh at ourselves right?)
I won’t be doing the “change your url to something spooky” thing, so here’s a semi-transparent festive ghost to make up for it