Customize ur site

  1. Download the Fleur des Salines theme from the Expression Gallery. This theme is the one used by Fleur Des Salines.
  2. In this asset folder, you should find a theme folder named fleur-des-salines. Copy this folder to your server under folder wwwroot/wordpress/wp-content/themes. Adjacent to this folder, you should find the “classic” and “default” theme folders of WordPress.
  3. Login to your WordPress site by navigating to http://www.yourdomain.com/wordpress/wp-admin.
  4. Expand the Appearance menu, and then select Themes. You should see the Fleur des Salines theme under Available Themes as shown below.
    Themes window
  5. Click on the “Activate” link below this theme so that it becomes the current theme.
    Activate
  6. Confirm the operation of the new theme by opening up your site in IE at “http://www.yourdomain.com/wordpress”. If you already have your site open in IE, you will need to press F5 to refresh the page. It should appear as shown below.
    new theme in browser window
Customize the WordPress Theme for Your Site
  1. Back in your WordPress admin page, open the Fleur des Salines panel under the Appearance panel. Then change the default logo graphics for both the main page and sub pages. Follow the examples below:
    Homepage logo:
    …wordpress/wp-content/themes/fleur-des-salines/images/Fleur_Des_Salines_Large.gif Inside logo: …wordpress/wp-content/themes/ fleur-des-salines/images/Fleur_Des_Salines_Small.gif Background image: …wordpress/wp-content/themes/fleur-des-salines/images/background.jpg
  2. In the WordPress Settings panel, replace “Just another WordPress blog” with “A cottage with 6 rooms for 12 people, near the heart of the salt marsh of Guérande”
  3. Create an empty page called “Home” by expanding the Pages panel and clicking on Add New. Then click the Publish button.
    create an empty page
Set the WordPress Page as a Static Home Page
  1. Expand the WordPress Settings menu, then click on Reading.
  2. For the Front page display setting, select “A static page (see below)”, then in the drop-down to the right of “Front page:”, select “Home”. This will make the home page you just created the main page of your WordPress site.
    a static page
  3. Click Save Changes and open your WordPress site in IE to see the main page. It should be similar to the following with the exception of the menu.
    WordPress in IE

Publishing a Silverlight Photo Album to Your Website

This section shows you how easy it is to incorporate a Silverlight Photo Gallery into your website, using a free plugin that is available as a direct download from WordPress.

Add the Silverlight Photo Gallery Plugin to Your WordPress Site
  1. The photo gallery that appears on the main page of the original Fleur des Salines website is actually available as a direct download from WordPress. To start, you will need to open the Plugins panel from your WordPress admin page and enter “Silverlight” in the search box. After you click the Search Plugins button, you should see the Silverlight Gallery plugin.
    The plugin is highlighted in yellow in the screenshot below.
    Silverlight Gallery plugin
  2. Once you have located the plug-in, click the Install link. You will then be presented with the plugin details window from which you may wish to take some notes prior to clicking the Install Now button.
    Install Now button
  3. Next, you will need to activate this plug-in before you can use it on your WordPress site.
    activate this plug-in
  4. You are now ready to edit the Home page of your WordPress site. Simply click the Pages panel on your WordPress admin page and click the Edit link under the Home page post.
    Edit your homepage
Add Images to Your Silverlight Photo Gallery
  1. For your gallery, you will need some images. Sample images for this tutorial have been conveniently included in the assets folder of this lesson. Click the Add an image icon as shown below.
    Add an image
  2. Select the three images provided in your images folder, and then click the Open button.
    select images
  3. You may then simply close the Add an Image panel
    add an image
Add the Photo Gallery to Your Website
  1. In WordPress, select the HTML view, then click the insert Silverlight Gallery icon.
    insert Silverlight Gallery
  2. In the options window that appears,
    1. check all boxes except Display preloader, and
    2. provide a value of #303639 for the Background color. This is the matching background color of your WordPress theme.

    options window

  3. After you click the Insert button, your post should appear as shown below. Note that you may change any settings by editing the text.
    post preview
  4. You are now ready to click the Update button to publish these changes to your website.

Now, when you now open the main page of your WordPress site, you should have the ability to navigate through the three images you uploaded. Simply click the expandable left and right arrow buttons that appear over the image. You may also notice the ability to directly select an image by clicking on its thumbnail. The image thumbnails will appear when you hover your mouse over the bottom of the current image.

main page of your WebPress site

No Anand without Dev–tribute to a legend

Dev1Dev Anand, Bollywood’s evergreen star, who swayed generations of fans as debonair hero and later as a filmmaker in a Bollywood career spanning 65 years, died in his sleep on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of classics like Taxi Driver, Hum Dono, Kala Pani, Guide, Jewel Thief and Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

For his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, Dev Anand was honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2002.

Born as Devdutt on September 26, 1923, in the Punjabi-speaking Anand family, son to Advocate Pishorimal, younger and older brother to Chetan and Vijay respectively and one sister, who was subsequently married in the Kapur family, and gave birth to actor/film-maker, Shekhar Kapur, two daughters, Neelu, who was married to actor Navin Nischol, and Aruna who was the wife of Ajay/Parikshat Sahni, son of renowned Balraj Sahni.

His sheer longevity in the industry is remarkable. Dev Anand came to Bombay in the early 1940s, a graduate from Lahore’s prestigious Government College, hoping to make it into films like his idol Ashok Kumar. The elder Anand brother Chetan was already here on the fringes of the emergent industry. The Anand brothers were suave and educated and soon fell in with an intellectual crowd. The younger Anand got a job as a censor in the military post office but his heart was in the movies.

He was offered a role in the 1946 flick ‘Hum Ek Hain’. This is where he stuck a friendship with Bollywood legend Guru Dutt, a young assistant director – Guru Dutt who was to direct him in his first venture Baazi. Ashok Kumar introduced Dev as a leading man opposite Kamini Kaushal in ‘Ziddi’. Thereafter there has been no looking back for the ‘evegreen’ Dev Anand, who went on to star in over 110 movies, spanning from 1946 through to 2005.

In the 40s Dev Anand got offers to star opposite singer-actress Suraiya in woman-oriented films, as the male lead. They fell in love and together gave seven hits Vidya (1948), Jeet (1949), Shair (1949), Afsar (1950), Nili (1950) Do Sitare (1951) and Sanam (1951).

Suraiya’s maternal grandmother opposed the relationship as they were Muslim and Dev Anand Hindu, and so, Suraiya remained unmarried all her life. Dev Anand married Kalpana Kartik and had son Sunil and daughter Devina.

Anand has won two Filmfare Awards – India’s equivalent of the Oscars – in 1958 for his performance in the film “Kala Paani” (Black Water) and in 1966 for his performance in Navketan International Films’ “Guide”. “Guide” went on to win Filmfare Awards in five other categories including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Director’ and was sent as India’s entry for the Oscars in the foreign film category that year.

Along with bothers went to create a production house Navketan, this production company that went on to make well known films like Baazi, Taxi Driver, Kala Pani, Nau do Gyarah,Hum Dono, Guide, Jewel Thief and Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Each of this films reflected the modern idiom of the day and often the subjects and treatment were ahead of their times. Navketan introduced many actresses to the Hindi screen, from Kalpana Kartik to Zeenat Aman to Tina Munim. It was his company that gave a platform to S.D. Burman and Sahir Ludhianvi and Navketan was where Guru Dutt and Johny Walker debuted.

Dev Anand introduced actresses like Zeenat Aman, Tina Munim, Mumtaz, Jackie Shroff and Tabu to Bollywood.

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No Anand without Dev–tribute to a legend

Dev1Dev Anand, Bollywood’s evergreen star, who swayed generations of fans as debonair hero and later as a filmmaker in a Bollywood career spanning 65 years, died in his sleep on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of classics like Taxi Driver, Hum Dono, Kala Pani, Guide, Jewel Thief and Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

For his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema, Dev Anand was honoured with the prestigious Padma Bhushan in 2001 and Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 2002.

Born as Devdutt on September 26, 1923, in the Punjabi-speaking Anand family, son to Advocate Pishorimal, younger and older brother to Chetan and Vijay respectively and one sister, who was subsequently married in the Kapur family, and gave birth to actor/film-maker, Shekhar Kapur, two daughters, Neelu, who was married to actor Navin Nischol, and Aruna who was the wife of Ajay/Parikshat Sahni, son of renowned Balraj Sahni.

His sheer longevity in the industry is remarkable. Dev Anand came to Bombay in the early 1940s, a graduate from Lahore’s prestigious Government College, hoping to make it into films like his idol Ashok Kumar. The elder Anand brother Chetan was already here on the fringes of the emergent industry. The Anand brothers were suave and educated and soon fell in with an intellectual crowd. The younger Anand got a job as a censor in the military post office but his heart was in the movies.

He was offered a role in the 1946 flick ‘Hum Ek Hain’. This is where he stuck a friendship with Bollywood legend Guru Dutt, a young assistant director – Guru Dutt who was to direct him in his first venture Baazi. Ashok Kumar introduced Dev as a leading man opposite Kamini Kaushal in ‘Ziddi’. Thereafter there has been no looking back for the ‘evegreen’ Dev Anand, who went on to star in over 110 movies, spanning from 1946 through to 2005.

In the 40s Dev Anand got offers to star opposite singer-actress Suraiya in woman-oriented films, as the male lead. They fell in love and together gave seven hits Vidya (1948), Jeet (1949), Shair (1949), Afsar (1950), Nili (1950) Do Sitare (1951) and Sanam (1951).

Suraiya’s maternal grandmother opposed the relationship as they were Muslim and Dev Anand Hindu, and so, Suraiya remained unmarried all her life. Dev Anand married Kalpana Kartik and had son Sunil and daughter Devina.

Anand has won two Filmfare Awards – India’s equivalent of the Oscars – in 1958 for his performance in the film “Kala Paani” (Black Water) and in 1966 for his performance in Navketan International Films’ “Guide”. “Guide” went on to win Filmfare Awards in five other categories including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Director’ and was sent as India’s entry for the Oscars in the foreign film category that year.

Along with bothers went to create a production house Navketan, this production company that went on to make well known films like Baazi, Taxi Driver, Kala Pani, Nau do Gyarah,Hum Dono, Guide, Jewel Thief and Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Each of this films reflected the modern idiom of the day and often the subjects and treatment were ahead of their times. Navketan introduced many actresses to the Hindi screen, from Kalpana Kartik to Zeenat Aman to Tina Munim. It was his company that gave a platform to S.D. Burman and Sahir Ludhianvi and Navketan was where Guru Dutt and Johny Walker debuted.

Dev Anand introduced actresses like Zeenat Aman, Tina Munim, Mumtaz, Jackie Shroff and Tabu to Bollywood.

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On the right footing – Hogmanay

What is my papa upto today. Suddenly it has dawned on him at that I learn a new alphabet. Not that am good at them, it is just that it has be perfect.

What wrong with – Look at that Caaa papa

Do you see the Canee.

Papa wanted be learn the alphabet “rrr” phonetic Ra. He has been after my back the whole day, trying new words with ‘r’ in it. I get them allright but he doen’t think so nah-nah.

Eventually we started Brrrrrrrrrrrrrring around BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR that

DRRRRRRRRRRRR that and just RRRRRRRRRR.

We running aound the home with the mist of slaiva hitting my face as ran making varoius of the sounds I learnt or let us say rediscovered. Fun it was for me not sure for my papa. And in the end my mama intervened it seemed papa thought he was satisfied.

“Learning is a new journey” so does my dad think. Well, I will for the time being let him live with this illusion. What can I say, I see this as a whole new world!

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