Chris Z. Griffin: Comments en (Chris Griffin) Copyright 2007 60 Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:45:17 GMT Still Sporting the Default Template Are your job numbers relative... Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:45:17 GMT joff <p>Are your job numbers relative to the client or you have one system.</p> <p>Client related: client-x/clx0001 client-x/clx0002 client-y/cly0001</p> <p>Job related: client-x/clx0001 client-x/clx0002 client-y/cly0003</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">How Do You Organize your Project Files?</a> Before this reading this post:... Sat, 24 Mar 2007 04:20:53 GMT Robert Kabwe <p>Before this reading this post:</p> <ul> <li>Admin - invoices by year, settings for apps etc</li> <li>Library - assets folder</li> <li>Clients - client projects</li> <li>Projects - personal projects</li> <li>Sort - = to your Misc folder</li> </ul> <p>After i renamed Library to Assets (works alphabetically better now too)and added the _archive folder to clients. Ive also adopted your client subfolders - Your post&#8217;s as nicely organized as your folders, your blog&#8217;s going to do really well with practical, helpful insight like this. Thanks a bunch </p><p>Posted to: <a href="">How Do You Organize your Project Files?</a> Jon-Michael, I noticed you have... Wed, 21 Mar 2007 05:16:00 GMT Chris Griffin <p>Jon-Michael,</p> <p>I noticed you have a standard for filenames also. </p> <p>I usually keep them very simple since the directory structure is pretty explicit. For example, for comps I&#8217;ll just simply name them <strong>1.psd</strong> in numerical order by version.</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">How Do You Organize your Project Files?</a> Hi Chris, I use almost... Tue, 20 Mar 2007 01:54:48 GMT Jeff Mackey <p>Hi Chris, I use almost the same file/directory system as you. Freaky-weird; I suppose great minds think alike. :)</p> <p>Thanks for sharing in the post.</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">How Do You Organize your Project Files?</a> Rats! I’ve been Textiled! I... Wed, 14 Mar 2007 18:00:44 GMT Jon-Michael <p>Rats! I&#8217;ve been Textiled! I used asterisks for the nested directories.</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">How Do You Organize your Project Files?</a> I like your folder name,... Wed, 14 Mar 2007 17:56:54 GMT Jon-Michael <p>I like your folder name, &#8220;workspace&#8221; - uses that for XSLT and data sources, so I&#8217;ve been slowly adjusting to it.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been doing front-end code and CMS templates exclusively for the past 8mos, so I keep my files in /Library/WebServer/Documents - localhost. Here&#8217;s my file system:</p> <ul> <li>clients/client_name/ ** client<em>name/project</em>name - no files except for the invoice <em>*</em> project_name/vXX - only for archived designs, code, and/or SQL files. Active files stay in ./. <em>*</em> project<em>name/master - PSD&#8217;s with an &#8221;</em>m&#8221; appended to each filename <em>*</em> project_name/site <em>*</em>* site/static - static PHP prototypes <em>*</em>* site/live - CMS install <strong>*</strong> live/lib - CSS, JS <strong><em></strong></em> lib/img - presentational images, flash <strong>*</strong> live/img - photos</li> <li>txp - latest SVN version of TXP for plugin development</li> <li>sym_dev - Symphony install</li> <li>projects - personal code and design projects ** _jm - personal site code and design ** acronym/ - CSS || JS || PHP || XSLT files. Usually pointless experiments that need to be deleted. ** photoshop/ - miscellaneous designs ** txp/ - textpattern plugins</li> </ul> <p>For my active client projects, I place the project folder in the finder sidebar and bookmark the localhost location. I could probably simplify things with virtual hosting - Headdress looks cool.</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">How Do You Organize your Project Files?</a> Eddie, Not sure on the... Mon, 05 Mar 2007 07:26:00 GMT Chris Griffin <p>Eddie,</p> <p>Not sure on the FTTP. Verizon has a page where you can check by phone number or address. Find an phone number/address in the Pearl district and see if it&#8217;s available. Unfortunately, I can&#8217;t get it where I live.</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p>There are a ton of organic food stores downtown and throughout Portland, from mom and pop shops to larger chains. Trader Joes, Whole Foods, New Seasons, to name a few.</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">New Blog, New Beginnings</a> Chris, Thanks for the perspective.... Mon, 05 Mar 2007 00:04:38 GMT Eddie <p>Chris,</p> <p>Thanks for the perspective. The comment about not planning on getting a decent piece of land within a 20 mile radius of the city would be fine actually. My fiance and I like the idea that Al Gore has been promoting (e.g., cut back and use less if you can, become more carbon neutral). So living in a city (and I hear that Portland is a relatively clean city to live in) with the awesome public transportation system and its environmental friendliness (good recycling programs from what I'm read about) ranks high. Also, I like cities that are progressive and which plan well.</p> <p>Regarding "over the top" (San Francisco), I was there during the dot com boom so my view was probably very skewed by the microcosm that surrounded me (but I saw greed at its worst in South of Market / Multimedia Gulch area). I appreciate people who work hard and are progressive, and appreciate what a place like the S.F. Bay area can offer (access to a lot of capital if its needed, the Ivy League schools such as Stanford and Berkeley), but I'm not interested in living among extreme people (and in S.F. I saw a lot of people go to the extreme), but having at least some balance to one's life is important in my book.</p> <p>I can well imagine your missing the claps of thunder and the beaches and year-round warm weather. Portland looks to be a place that can experience some weather variability (its not just a place where it rains all the time&mdash;it looks as if it can get some really hot days in the summer). I think I could put up with that, especially if the air quality with winds coming off the Pacific Ocean is relatively clean as I imagine it is (I've been to Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle and both experiences, I loved the smell of the maritime air especially as it would filter through pines and deciduous forests). </p> <p>Getting back to Portland being progressive, I see that Verizon announced that they are going to wire another 60,000 homes in the greater Portland area with fiber to the home (FTTP). I am trying to figure out if this includes the option of hooking up FTTP to a loft condo in the Pearl area (an area that sounds appealing to move to but of course I have to check it out). In general, are the broadband connection options in Portland (in the city) decent and relatively affordable? If I were to live close to a CO, would ADSL be better than cable modem Internet access?</p> <p>Oh yeah, one last thing, does the city offer decent options for buying organic food products? Doesn't necessarily mean vegetarian, but organics are important to us.</p> <p>Thanks a ton!</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">New Blog, New Beginnings</a> Get yourself to some of... Mon, 05 Mar 2007 00:02:36 GMT Geof Harries <p>Get yourself to some of those glaciers, mountains and forests that Oregon is famous for. That'll give you a new perspective on why west is best :)</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">New Blog, New Beginnings</a> Eddie, Portland is a great... Sun, 04 Mar 2007 13:55:56 GMT Chris Griffin <p>Eddie,</p> <p>Portland is a great city. Public transportation here is one of the best in the U.S.. Portland's urban planning is strict, and far different than most cities I've seen. I wouldn't plan on getting a decent size piece of land anywhere within a 20 mile radius of the city.</p> <p>I'm not sure what you mean by over the top, as I've never been to San Francisco. Portland is very liberal, and a very artistic city. I would consider Portlanders friendly, although, I'm not sure how many Portlanders are actually native to Portland. It seems like Portland is made up of mostly transplants from all over the US.</p> <p>After moving here though, I'm starting to appreciate what I had in Florida. Warm weather pretty much year round, nice beaches, and the afternoon thunderstorm during the summer was like music to my ears. The humidity though, I'll never miss humidity.</p> <p>I'm not sure if I'll ever adjust to cooler weather. I'm a summer person, not a winter person. But, I wanted to try something new and completely different than Florida, and Portland is like a different country in comparision to Florida.</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">New Blog, New Beginnings</a> Hi Chris, My name is... Sun, 04 Mar 2007 12:18:48 GMT Eddie <p>Hi Chris,</p> <p>My name is Eddie and like you, I am contemplating a change in scenery (a move to Portland for a job opportunity) and I am also going to be getting married later this year. </p> <p>I am wondering what your impressions are so far of Portland, and how would you compare it to living in Florida? Do you miss the hot and humid sunny days?</p> <p>I've heard that Portland is very progressive and has terrific urban planning and the people are cool and friendly. I once lived in San Francisco and even though it was a great experience, I found the people there were a little bit over the top for my tastes (I'm originally from the Midwest). Thanks for any pointers / tips for contemplating a move to Portland! Cheers!</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">New Blog, New Beginnings</a> You're not a nobody to... Mon, 26 Feb 2007 09:38:24 GMT Allison <p>You're not a nobody to us, Chris! :-P </p> <p>Seriously, though... you are a great addition to our team. I am looking forward to your thoughtful ponderings! </p><p>Posted to: <a href="">New Blog, New Beginnings</a> I just wanted to be... Mon, 26 Feb 2007 01:28:00 GMT Robby Russell <p>I just wanted to be the first to welcome you back to the blog-o-sphere or whatever it is that they are calling it now. :-)</p><p>Posted to: <a href="">New Blog, New Beginnings</a>