A new look and broken links – what’s this all about?
Well, the Day Job has been something else for the past couple of years. (as in very, very busy) You can see that in how much I’ve not been posting. I can’t complain much, as the Day Job is good to me. It’s just not so good to Laughing Frog Images. I’ve managed to get in some time behind the camera here and there – it’s the sorting, processing and captioning that’s not keeping up. In the grand scheme, I guess there are worse problems I could have.
In the “big news” category, I gave the Blog a new, cleaner look – mainly for the benefit of those using a smartphone to keep up with things. The old color scheme worked well with the website theme and LFI logo, but it wasn’t great for every reader on every platform. After searching new themes for a while, I found one that’s crisp and clean, and looks good on a desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone. I have to admit, I was quite proud of myself when I got it up and running smoothly!
Or so I thought.
I started to figure out that a lot of the links were broken or lost for some reason. I’m sure there’s a perfectly sound technical explanation for what happened and why – I just don’t know what that is. I’ve started to fix the links, however, I sense that it’s going to take a while to finish (as in someday). If you find a link that’s broken, and you can’t get to something you want to see, please let me know and I’ll fix it as soon as I can.
I also moved the videos out of the site gallery and on to the Laughing Frog Images YouTube Page. It didn’t make much sense (to me, anyway) to have videos in both places. That YouTube is optimized for viewing on all platforms reinforced that thought process. I’ve got clips from 1994 that I’ve not finished editing yet. They’re nowhere near the quality of today’s smartphones, and my video skills weren’t great – but you can’t see those trains anymore, so they’re on the list. I’ll use the Blog to let folks know when there are significant uploads.
What’s (eventually) coming to Laughing Frog Images?
- Scenes from and animals of Costa Rica
- Nevada Northern Railway’s 2019 Winter Photo Shoot (first weekend)
- My thoughts on Tamron’s 18-400mm all-in-one super zoom lens
- My thoughts on Nikon’s AF-S DX 16-85mm VR lens
- Railgiant’s 2018 Night Session