Google Page Creator and layouts (and CF 7)
I got my Google Page Creator invite a short time ago, and just setup my account (less than 2 minutes ago, as of this writing).
That's been my weakest point, as I'm concerned more with function than design, to a certain extent. Design is of course important, but I'm not too concerned with the beauty of the design, as much as being functional and useable.
To throw some keywords into this post, I've been reading the ColdFusion MX 7 Web Application Construction Kit for the last couple of hours. I'm on Chapter 6, having read the intro and skipped Chapter 2 (Dreamweaver MX 2004 setup - I have 8, so why bother with the previous version, which I don't have - and I've already setup sites and the like in 8, so ...). I've got a couple notes - three quarters of a page - and I felt a couple of times like I was studying for a class back in school. It's actually a fairly nice feeling ...
Once I've finished grabbing what I can from this book, I'll work on the other one that I've got sitting on the top of my 'cabinet' at work. We don't have ColdFusion MX 7 (6.1, which is why I installed 6.1 at home), but much of the material should be relevant. However, it has made me think that I probably should just upgrade my local installation to CF 7 ... Of course, I've already gone through the steps of setting of 6.1, and I still think that there's more on 6.1 than 7.
Yet, at the same time, it would be nice to have knowledge of the current version, and read up on new enhancements ...
Really, I should just upgrade now and get it done with. I've just got to find a free host for ColdFusion first, to set that final stone in place. If I can't find one, then 7 it is. If I can find one, then I'll have to go with what they go with.
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