Getting there…

At this point I'm about 80% finished, to go any further I needed to move this site.. So if you are reading this, the DNS has updated!

Time to divulge into some of my plans:
  • I'm going to try and blog more, a big stretch I know, given my previous track record ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • This form of the site will exist as a sub-domain.
  • Every site is getting an SSL certificate.
I think three items is enough to give away for now..

This will probably be my last post here. A little sad, but this site has sat dormant for long enough!

Theme Refresh

Over the past two months I've been working on a new purpose for this website.. Keeping it a blog doesn't really seem to be working haha. So I'll be turning it into a portfolio site!
All of these posts will still exist, have some details to iron out still but things are moving along at a good pace.

There are more goodies to show off, but for now, here's my new logo:

In the mean time if you are looking for a new website or maintenance on a current WordPress website please tweet me @JoeMittler or fill out my contact form.

Until the theme refresh..

DMA244: 1 Minute Video

I was going to post last night before going to bed but it was 3am and I was dead tired.. So here we go.. For my groups project we had a 3D rockstar can modeled by Josh that after falling into toxic waste goes on a killing rampage taking out Graeme and then myself. Fun project, and we finished just in time too.. It only took about 305 minutes to upload the 1.3gb final video, with killa outtakes. Here it is: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pydXLm6Q3JY[/youtube] Back to working on my Oakley flash project

DMA322: Custom Header Issues

Wanting to get something easy out-of-the-way yesterday I figured I'd take the 10 minutes needed and add the things due this Monday for Crisps class. After adding the links I went to add a custom header as I have done on many other websites including this one.. I remember Crisp said in class that the zenit techs didn't compile php with jpg or jpeg support, so it was no surprise to me when it failed. Before everyone goes emailing Crisp or tweeting me I figured I should make this handy-dandy work around. Let's begin! Step 1: Find an image you want to use for the custom header. It can be anything (within reason). Step 2: Open Photoshop, MS Paint or whatever application you have available and resize the image. It should be around 720 pixels wide by 180 pixels in height (720x180). Otherwise your header image will be huge and make your blog look weird and possibly n00bish. Step 3: This step isn't required but highly recommended. With Photoshop still open make a smaller version of the header image maybe 200 pixels in width and the corresponding height. Save it with the same name as the image made in Step 2 but add "-thumb" before the file extension. This is so you can see the image on the Header page. Step 4: Open FileZilla or your preferred FTP application. Log on to the zenit server and go to this path: public_html/wordpress/wp-content/themes/tarski3/headers. Let me break this path down. public_html is where files go that you want visitors to see. wordpress is the directory name I'm assuming you used, it may vary.. wp-content is the WordPress directory where all your content goes. Examples: themes, plugins, uploads, images, videos, etc.. themes is where your themes are located and edited. tarksi3 is the theme we installed in class, again this folder name may vary, mines tarski. headers is the folder where all the header images are stored. Step 5: Navigate in the left area of FileZilla and locate the image(s) that you resized for your header in Step 2. Drag over or double-click to upload the image(s) to the "headers" folder. Step 6: Login to your WordPress admin area. An example link is: http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/~dma322_111a19/wordpress/wp-admin . Step 7: Locate the "Appearance" tab on the left and then click on "Header". If everything went well you should see your header thumbnail. Or a broken image if you didn't make the thumbnail. Step 8: Click on the radio button to the left of the image thumbnail and click "Save Changes". Step 9: If you click the link on the top left of your blog it will bring you to the main page where you can see your stylish new custom header image! Step 10: Pass the link to this post onto others who need help: http://wp.ly/jC. On a side note, I find it interesting how hardly anybody has posted on their blogs this semester..

Welcome to JoeMittler.com

I just want to welcome everyone to my blog for Seneca's DMA Program. Unlike most students this blog isn't hosted on blogger or wordpress.com. And it has its own domain as well ๐Ÿ™‚ My pictures will be on this blog as well in galleries. I don't want to have all my work scattered on the internet. It's better to have it all in one easy to use place ๐Ÿ™‚