New Orleans

This is a test. I’m trying to learn how to do combined multiple picture designs.

Combined, because I’ve crashed two templates. I’ve also used some older pictures that those of you who are new to Storyteller may never have seen. They highlight a couple of tourist areas. Places that some of you might go if you came to my fair town.

While I was writing, I learned something very new. It appears that the block in which I am working expands to contain the new text. That’s great, but I have to watch the depth if I want some air between the text and the images.

The Pictures

I suppose that you’d like to know a little bit about them because this is, after all, a photography blog.

The top image is Canal Street at dusk.

The bridge is the Crescent City Connection, which crosses The Mississippi River to the Westbank.

Next to it is Bayou St. John.

Below that is a French Quarter scene,

Far left is Magazine Street.

Canal Street. Streetcar.

I hope you’ve me followed this deep. I’d love some feedback. Positive — of course. Negative — because it’s needed.

All About learning

Learn from me if you’d like. You are going to be right behind me. I like challenges, but many of you won’t. There is an old school template that I believe predates me. That means it’s at least ten years ten years old. That’s the option if you hate the block system.

One design note. I’ve thrown just about every design tool that I’ve used to date into this page. Drop caps. Headings. Multiple pictures. Offset text. I could do other things that I’m not so sure about when it comes to contemporary design. I could change the color of the pages. I could do that in one go, or block by block. I could change the color of the type, again in one go or block by clock. I’m more minimal than all of that.

Stay Safe. Enjoy every sandwich.



5 responses to “Learning”

  1. aFrankAngle Avatar

    Is the description of the pics in the location you thought they would be?


  2. Kim of Glover Gardens Avatar

    I’m not exactly new to Storyteller, but I haven’t seen all these pictures. My feedback is that when pictures are as lovely and redolent with context and feeling as yours are, it’s almost overwhelming to see that many of them together. I can’t spend the time with each of them that I want to spend, because the next one distracts me.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I don’t know when we started following each other, but those pictures were made in 2014 when I had the energy to roam the city. In those days, we’d come back from tour. I’d rest a day or two and hit the streets so that I could fill up Storyteller while we were out on the next leg. Then, we’d come home and we’d do it again. The first days of rest gave us a chance to do laundry and refill travel bottles.

      If I distracted you, there is another option. Dig around in the archives. Look at a couple new things and a couple of older things. That way I’ll get really confused when you comment on something from 2013.


  3. gottatakemorepix Avatar

    I’m reading this on an android tablet, and the offset multiple images are fine, but the text blocks at the top I find a little difficult to follow. I’m glad you’re working with this new block editor, I haven’t had the initiative to experiment yet.


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I’m looking at it on an android phone to see what you see. Nothing is correct. Apparently, the block editor is a year old. It’s either very buggy or it just doesn’t scale. It needs a lot of work on the WordPress side.


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