Announcing ADIDAP v3.0

Adidap v3

I’ve been a little slow lately on updating but that’s just because I’ve been busy fixing the new version of ADIDAP.

Of course new design also equals problems and hiccups so please bear with me and I’d really appreciate your feedback not only on the overall design of the site, but also if you encounter any problems do let me know.

Back in June I have called for design help and I was able to reach an agreement with Jai Nischal Verma from Blog-Oh-Blog. Although I was really hopping for a unique theme I ended up by settling on a modified version of one of Jai’s Premium Themes ModBlogger-Tech. The upgrade is not over yet since I intend to keep on tweaking the theme, over the next couple of days/weeks, till everything looks right!

This is more than just an upgrade, it is a complete remodeling/migration of the blog. Adidap is now running on WordPress 2.6.3 and some 10 plugins or so.

For those interested here is a quick overview about how did adidap look change over the time

August 2006 till February 2007
Adidap 2006-2007

February 2007 directly after the upgrade
adidap February 2007

Somewhere in 2007 till November 2008
Adidap 2007-nov 2008

Adidap today November 5th 2008
Adidap Nov 2008

So, ladies and gents, what do you think ?

Get published on Adidap


Regular readers of adidap are familiar with the photographer of the week section that I’ve been running for quite a while. I have done my best to contact on regular basis wonderful photographers asking for their permission to publish their work and feature them etc…

Where most of them answered the call in a prompt manner some, obviously caught with their daily life, fail to do so in a timely fashion and this result in some delay of posting here at so I am trying a slightly different approach to this section.

The idea

This is where you come to play a role in all this ! I know there are among adidap readers a lot of talented photographer with great pictures and giving everyone the chance to submit names for POTW will just ease my job. So if you interested to get your work published here as “photographer of the week” keep on reading

Major concern

I have been very reluctant to make “photographer of the week” open for submissions because, obviously, I would hate to receive a portfolio and feel compelled to refuse it, so I am saying this up front. I have no quantifier for the “level” of the pictures needed to be accepted and I am currently the only judge. So don’t freak out prepare your portfolio and send it over and I’ll take a look, just keep in mind that it might not get accepted you just have nothing to loose.

What I am expecting of you

  1. Prepare a portfolio of 10 pictures: Find a collection of your best 10 pictures and upload them to the web somewhere you know that they are going to stay for a good time with max resolution of 445 px on the widest side. Here are some tips on how to prepare a portfolio
  2. Your full name or if you prefer your nickname
  3. The URL you’d like to be linked back to as your main gallery/blog
  4. Of course the permission to use your work on

Finally use the contact page to send me all this and I’ll get back to you if you are accepted or not with a tentative schedule when you are going to be published.

Coming back with lots of pictures

It has been a long time and I’ll try to spare you the whining so I just want to let you all know that I am back “fully recovered”!
This time my absence was not voluntary it was somehow out of my control. In all cases adidap will be back slowly on track I promise.

As a first stage I have as priority to catch up with the flickr rounds so I will be posting a lot of pictures and voting and I’d really appreciate your contribution.

Thank you !

Looking for design help

I’ve been struggling for more than a year to find someone decent to redesign adidap for me. I was never able to seek a professional and reputable wordpress design company for obvious budget constraints, but I found myself spending money and being scammed by 4 “cheap” designers that stop answering emails as soon as they get their part of the money.

What I need

I am not here to bother you guys with my problems but to seek help, I need someone to

  1. Upgrade ADIDAP from wordpress 2.1 to 2.5 importing to tags from UTW to the native tagging system of wordpress
  2. Design a unique theme for ADIDAP as well as logo and branding
  3. Fit the various wordpress plugins I use

I have at hand one design draft made from one of the designers I stated above before he disappears that might be of use.

What Can I offer?

Of course I can offer money for the redesign however my budget is restricted and will be discussed case by case. I can also offer one of the 125×125 buttons for a full year if it is of any good for you. However I just need someone that will accept to get paid AFTER the job is done. I’m sorry but I don’t feel like being scammed once more.

Feel free to drop any questions or comment here or by contacting me.

Project and contest updates

This is just a quick note to let you all know that I am stuck with a VERY bad internet connection until Tuesday.
So I will not be able to close the “Send me a postcard” project nor the “SMUGMUG pro account giveaway” so you still have time to participate in both.

By the way I still haven’t received any answered on the last question I asked for the SmugMug account giveaway.