Go on vacation, then come down with the flu the day after getting back and that tends to put out the fire when trying to catch up on work.

This week has been super-productive so far. I have a shoe store client for whom I’m integrating FoxyCart, a great little ecommerce system for smaller shops; today I added FoxyCart forms to about 30 products and finished the remaining cart setup, and tomorrow will be ready to build a checkout template.

I’m also integrating OptionCart for a BMW racing parts store – that’s nearly done. And a Plogger image gallery for the same company (which is now complete).

And…what else?

  • Finishing up a custom Javascript gallery for my typographer client, as well as 11 XHTML/CSS custom template pages. That should be done this week, I’m just working on a list of revisions.
  • Adding functionality to a large site for which I’m working as the developer only. I have a WordPress theme to build this week among other things.
  • Finishing up a WordPress site for a dentist – tomorrow I’ll be creating a template for her online scheduling tool.

Whew. Time to make dinner.

On Saturday I sat down with WordPress and the NextGen image gallery plugin and added my web design portfolio to my site in about three hours total. Actually, it only took about one hour to get the gallery set up with all the images; the rest of the time was spent adding descriptions, links and tags.

I’m using the default Thickbox effect, but had to go into the Thickbox .css file to make my two-line captions fit properly. And NextGen is still giving me a scripting error that I can’t resolve.

But all in all I’m happy with the appearance. Let me know what you think.