This whole escapade is an accident. I’m much too wimpy to aspire to anything but natural inbred gimpiness. I can barely distinguish a pixel from a gnome. I have no idea what a binary code is …. it looks like this and means absolutely nada to me.
00000100100010010000 00111001000001001100 00111110000001111100
I don’t have a clue what an HTML formatting tag is. Here’s a list of them. There are a LOT more lists of them. Here’s where you can find them.
But I recently had a frustrating encounter with GIMP, which has a stellar program for creating graphics in almost any format. You can make wonderful business cards with enough terrific tools to keep creative juices at the maximum strength. But alas, GIMP doesn’t seem to offer template grids. You get ONE business card but no easy way to create a whole page of them.
So I figured there must be plenty of standard ten-card templates out there in the world of cyberspace. Wouldn’t you think it would be easy to put a standard sized business card created in GIMP into any other site’s standard template for ten business cards???? Looked so damned easy.
But GIMP did not like this intrusion and refused to participate.
So I balked and became intransigent, intractable … and very irritated. I cobbled together a template within GIMP. And then tweaked it to print correctly on my printer which like most home printers doesn’t accomodate the standard American letter size. I had four migraines, fell sleep on the keyboard three times and had a hissy fit twice in the middle of the night. But eventually I got a workable template.
So not wanting to waste all the effort on myself, I decided to launch the GimpWimp for ordinary people who don’t know much more than I do and would just like a simple way to accomplish a basic task without having to download plug-ins and extensions and separate files. Just easy simple solutions explained in easy simple ways. Assuming that my readers are as clueless as I am. And just want to get the job done.
So here goes. The Gimp Wimp is preparing to limp into the fray, hoping to KISS and help other gimpies with a little easier access.