I got to work on some illustrations this week to use with a blogsite we’re building with Google’s blogger platform.
The site delivers a collection of articles specific to politics in Virginia from a wide array of news sources. (Mostly local and regional newspapers) via RSS and subscription services.
Blogger isn’t as robust as WordPress, but it was a fun project. XML based styling for logic and CSS suprised me. It’s kind of like a huge theme, but all on one page of code. There is a fine line between doing some interface driven design and altering the code. Sometimes the processes null each other out. It’s always a win in using Google products though. I applied some text to the newspaper, as a small poll got mixed results as to what folks thought it was. I think the Turbo Tax illustrations have really been inspiring me.