Response to Pecha Kucha on Friday night.
1. I learned typography is not boring. Which I knew of course, but fun to see it presented historically going back thousands of years.
2. The last speaker closed with a slide that said “Create something”. And in his charming youthful, snowboard culture way, said that it didn’t matter if it was good or bad shit, just do it. The slide reminded me of Corita Kent, an artist and a nun, who had this to say on the matter of creating:
“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.”
Possibly also written by John Cage, but he’s well enough known, so I rather prefer the idea of the her penmanship being the one. Apparently they knew each other, so who knows, it may have been a collaboration.
While we (“adventurously*”) test out and modify the new theme (2011) that ships with WP RC 3.2, we’ve created a child theme, “Have a Lime” – not (so far) radically different than its’ parent 2011, and created a header image with the phrase “Let’s Have a Lime”.
Now what’s all this about you might ask?
Well, I have roots in Trinidad, where liming is a casual social way of getting together, chatting, etc. I grew up in Montreal, so it’s not a direct local scene that I can speak to, but one I have witnessed;) and participated in when in Trini. I mention it, as it reminds me of a bit of twitter (minus the great weather and the drinks of course) – the casual atmosphere, mingled with the gossipy tone, the news that is discussed, and the general sense of community. Of course, on twitter, time is happening at lightspeed, whereas in a face-to-face lime, time is slowed down, relaxed.
One might say in re-designing this site (centuries later**) that this is the approach we want to take with new clients. Meet in a relaxed, casual manner (could be the twitosphere), start having a conversation, discover on where we’re both coming from, and then get down the details. How can we help you make your project shimmer, if we haven’t learned what its all about?
So, let’s have a lime sometime.
These guys are really taking it easy
*WP 3.2 RC is a release candidate, updated to RC 3 moments ago – which is a development version of WordPress. Not recommended for use on lives sites, unless one is adventurous – Tally Ho!
**We’ve been doing this since the last century, and yet our own site has languished for a while, while we execute many exciting projects