I love how there is almost always a free version of the software you’re expected to pay for.
A few days back, after I formatted my harddrive, I made the mistake of installing all the default software the Apple includes (whoops!). AppZapper came to my mind as a good piece of software to remove all of the files associated with iDVD and GarageBand, but five uses was a couple too short to do all of the removing I had wanted to do. Oh the frustration! I really didn’t want to pay 15 dollars in order to delete applications; that doesn’t make any sense, does it?
Google and a Lifehacker article saved the day by introducing me to AppDelete, a completely free application that does the exact same thing as AppZapper (minus the sound-effects). After 10 seconds of downloading, I was back on track deleting away.
A site that I coded by hand last Saturday is now up and running at www.whitmandirectaction.org; check it out and let me know what you think!
It was a pain and a half to create, undergoing at least 3 complete re-writes, because I went at it not knowing what I wanted to create (nor did I have a color scheme). Every site I looked at for inspiration added more ideas to the mix, the CSS would then break, and I would have to do it all over again. Note to self: have a sketched understanding of what you want to build before you go about building it.
The idea for a broad blue banner came from the startpage for Google Analytics and I modeled the concept of a clean FAQ off of Parakey’s splashpage. Those FAQs, at least at this point, are in need of a complete re-write because I was completely bombed out at the end of the Saturday. If you have any questions about wDA, or want to learn more about my idea of an open-source organization, feel free to contact me.
It’s danielbachhuber.com and will be powered off of WordPress. Developments will be made to it when I have time to do so check back often! This includes photos, blog posts, and side projects. In the meantime, though, why don’t you check out the Whitman Pioneer? It’s a project I’m working on actively, and I would love any feedback you can give me!