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Weekly Site Changes: May 15-21, 2020

It feels like the clock is ticking, and so soon after the last snow, now we’re hitting 70s° F almost like clockworks, though the nights are still unevenly cool.  Lots of catch up going on the spring clean up front.

  • Added a few more animals to the Critters page.
  • Updated the 2020 Plantings page as needed.
  • Updated the “What I’m planting soon” side widget as needed.
  • Finally finished a post I started earlier this year on Latin name significance.

Still to Do and Rollover (with notes and changes):

  • By May 1st at latest: Double check all posts’ Cats and Tags. (Oh, Past Me, I’m laughing right now.  But I also understand why this still isn’t done too.  You had no idea how weird things would get back then when you set this deadline.)
    • Continue Tag cleanup (typos, dumb ideas, excessive growing in gardner).
    • GiG tag removal progress: still only the first few I did immediately
    • Create either a widget or something under the Our Plants page that has all the new Tags listed for posts that used to be under sub cats of Plants or newly make Project Progress.
  • Do the darn Planting Page icon drawings already!
  • Keep catching up on missed former Office Window Views, don’t forget to add each to the widget slideshow. Try to get 7 done per week until caught up.  Start noting where you left off for your own sanity.
    • Also go through media files and make sure all OWV labels and names are consistent.
    • Make sure earliest views are tagged as such, before we came up with the “tag”.
    • Revert all the captions on OWV’s that have timed out of the sideshow.
      • Start a new admin only page for the caption override to keep track of which are fixed or not.
  • Do the changeover for “Friends?” Page and explain why that’s changing.
  • Decide what to do for a rotating header–possible home page only if possible?
  • Is it too early for a static home page to feature things?  I’m still uncertain about this.
  • Start sketching out format for 2Hr Garden series for consistency.
  • Finish current draft for first 2HG series this year.
  • Add one new plant a month to “our plants”.
  • Add one new critter a month to “Critters”.
  • Consider a Cloud tag/placement.
  • Keep working on the garden plot plan.
  • Feature image of the month/week widget? Or not needed if rotating out the header?
  • Schedule for second story window view images!
  • Polish draft posts overall.
  • Any reality to time available for once a month comic? (You have one idea, draw it and see what happens.)
  • Find a way to check if side widgets really cannot be seen in tablet or phone form. Find a work around if that’s the case.
  • What is “food animals” and “food insects” supposed to represent on the data page?  I’m so confused because it doesn’t seem to be what my brain wants it to be.

[REMINDER: If you shut off the scheduled post option to add something before you go to bed, don’t forget to turn it back on after you’re done so it actually posts when it’s supposed to, you silly!]

Care to share thoughts on this?