Thanks for bearing with me though last week's sporadic postings. I find that blogging is more fulfilling when I do it on the weekends and don't have to stress about it after work during the week so in the future when I take weekend trips i'll just scale things back instead of trying to keep up.
Moving on, what do you think of the new look? I changed to two columns instead of three and changed the typeface, other than that, no major differences. Oh also you'll notice that I'm trying to edit my pics to have rounded edges. Something about the rounded edge looks cool and modern to me, maybe because it's one of the features of Web 2.0. Though the only reason I even know what Web 2.0 is is because of the BF. As you know, I'm a big fan of GIMP, I don't have Photoshop and so far GIMP has served me well. If you're only going to do basic photo/image editing, I think GIMP is a great choice. It's probably capable of alot more but I haven't taken the time to learn it all, I only know what I need to use regularly. So here I'll present a tutorial on how to give your images rounded corners using GIMP. It's my first tutorial, be gentle. The pic I'm using is my fave pic of me as a babe (no comment on the outfit).
3. Choose the settings you would like for your rounded edges. Edge Radius corresponds to the radius of the rounded edge. My default level is 15, which is what I used on the pic above. Making this number smaller will result in a smaller rounded edge, a larger number will result in a larger rounded egde. You have the option to add a shadow to your finished image and you can also choose to make the change to your original image or to a copy.
As you can see, giving your pics rounded egdes is very simple and results in a more modern look. To add a border to your pic, you'd follow similar steps: Choose Script-Fu, then choose Decor, then Add Border. Simple!
LOL! I just realized I didn't round the corners of my screen grabs! Oy!