I wrote only last week about breaking stuff.
Turned out that my migration of the Lime website wasn’t quite as successful as I’d hoped. The theme wasn’t responsive, and activating the menu on a tablet or smart phone, overlaid the menu choices on the current page text. It looked horrible.
I have activated another theme – which whilst still not perfect, is holding the fort, as it were.
Updating the site, I stumbled on a process that is inefficient. As part of my iPad first, streamlined workflow, ambitions, I set to fixing it.
Something happens in sphere of anti money laundering that I wish to alert my clients about and to comment on publicly. The first is achieved by sending a briefing note and the second by posting on the website.
I write the web piece in Ulysses and upload it to the WordPress Editor, as per this site. I also export the text to form the basis of the briefing note. Typically, I export it as a Word document (Docx). Then, I edit it, copy it, and paste it onto a corporate template. Finally, I e-mail it to the clients with a covering note.
Aha – I thought. Perhaps I can export it straight to a PDF template from Ulysses. Apparently not. Or at least not without building a bespoke “style” over on Mac, using skills beyond my know-how. Even then, the logo might be an issue.
Hmmm…what about some sort of shortcuts / automation on IOS? Nope. Not that I can divine.
How about one of those swish PDF apps? Apparently not.
A little Google-fu convinces me that it might be possible to conjure something on the Mac but that on IOS, I will struggle.
The simplest way is to compose the briefing note on a briefing note template in either Word or Pages and send it from there. Who knew? I will probably compose the text in Ulysses with no formatting, then copy & paste to Word/Pages. That done, I’ll format for web in Ulysses and export to the site, before returning to Word/Pages and manually formatting the briefing note.
Or – of course, somebody will point out to me that I’m missing something painfully obvious.
In June – I’m changing things up a bit.
Monday – I’ll link to the 1857 Podcast release.
Tuesday – I’ll link to my article at Lime
Wednesday – I’ll publish the Members-Only post
Thursday – I’ll publish the regular post (like this one)
Friday – I’ll link to my article at Nero’s
The weekend, I’ll take off, though there may be some “downtime” posts too.
I’m going to change the Membership program too. Offering more content to members in more forms. I will also be increasing the price. Now – people who became members before June 1st 2020 will retain their legacy pricing. If you do want that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting a writer as he gets going, it will cost less if you do it before June 1st. Become a Member.