Color Splash Gif Tutorial

I decided to make a separate how to post rather than have it clutter up my color splash gif post 😀 (You can click any of these pictures and they will take you to a bigger version.)

This is the way I colorized my gif as seen in this post, I’m sure there’s an easier way but my minute or so search on google wasn’t revealing anything. It wasn’t that difficult just tedious because of the amount of frames. Hope this helps… or rather, I hope this doesn’t confuse you more.
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Flickr Plugins. One Option.

With the Daily Shoot assignment coming around I set about finding a way to show my Daily Shoot photos on my blog. I wanted them to go to a page I created, not to my posts (because I feel like I post too much.) So first I had to create a new page on my blog that I named “Daily Shoot.”

After creating the page I went on the hunt for the right plugin. I typed “Flickr” in the plugin search bar and found “Flickr Gallery” as the third result.

Once it is installed you have to go to “Settings” and insert some info including an API number from Flickr which you will have to apply for.  It’s not that complicated. You will have to wait a little bit for it to find your flickr account to pull the pictures into it. You know it will have worked when your pictures show up at the bottom of this settings page.

Now in order to get them to show up on a page I went to here it has a little bit more information on Flickr Gallery. It provides code that you can post on your page so that it will pull the stuff from Flickr.

I chose the code that I highlighted in yellow. We are supposed to tag all the pictures we take for the Daily Shoot with “ds106” so I figured that would be the best. I changed the “foo” in the code to “ds106” and pasted the code on my page.

I went to check my page and voila! it was there 🙂  I hope this helps and it not too confusing.  You can check out my daily shoot photos by clicking “Daily Shoot” at the top of the page in the menu.

P.S. A cool thing about this plugin is that it puts the pictures in a thumbnails but when you click the thumbnails it shows a bigger version without leaving your blog.

I love Google Analytics

Earlier today I installed google analytics.  I have 22 page views. (21 from US 1 from Canada). Hello readers.

Here are some tips for those who have not used Google Analytics before:

1. I searched “Google Analytics” in the plugin search of word press and went to the second page of results and chose the one that was called “Google Analytics”

2. The plugin shows up in the settings area of your Dashboard and all you need to do it put in the UA-XXXX-XXX code that your google analytics account provides for you.

3. In your Google Analytics Tracking Code/Tracking Status page make sure you set it to “one domain with multiple subdomains” in case we create any other subdomains through our sites.

4. Wait. It should take no more than 24 hrs for reports to come in.

5. Google Analytics doesn’t update in real time. This means if you want to see who visited your site on say the 19th you’ll have to come back and check the report on the 20th. Not a big problem just something you should know.

I had attached google analytics to two of my projects for Dr. McClurken in the past. One was a Pearl Harbor Project last semester and it was amazing to watch the increase in views of my site the day of and before and after the anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Those days caused the pie graph of traffic sources to change from referral sites (other people from my class looking at my project from a link on Dr. McClurken’s site) to search engines. I found it incredibly interesting, then again, I am a nerd.

Good luck! And now I shall stop flooding the DS106 site and go to bed.