Saturday, November 30
Shiny New Buttons
I have added some discrete navigation buttons to the left sidebar. For years, I have resisted putting much window dressing on the site, but the time has come to make a change. The addition brings to a conclusion my overhaul of the site that began back in May. I've had to do it in stages. Behind the scene is a lot more use of cascading style sheets (CSS) and XHTML. The design ain't nothing to win prizes and I continue to emphasize content. I've still got a lot to learn and not much spare time to do it.
There are still some nagging flaws -- mainly some issues of cascading style sheets issues in Netscape and Opera. There is also a problem with the archive listing on the right side of this page -- it has not been updating so there are no additions since May. I've tried to figure it out on my own, but have now sent an inquiry to the Blogger administrator.
I have started playing around with my digital camera to see if I can use it to add more content to the site. I have started taking pictures of some of my favorite pieces of Peruvian folk art. I start with an Andean cross by Nicario Jiemenez, an Ayacuchan craftsman/artitst that I became close to during my research and writing in Peru. These ceramic pieces are modeled after the real ones that populate the Andes at significant (sacred) places.