I love Filemaker.
I think the common conception of the artist is one surrounded by various piles of slovenly creativity.
Not me. I’m a neat freak. (OK, I leave dirty clothes next to the hamper in my bedroom, but that’s another blog…) I revel in being able to take gobs of information and organize it into tables and layouts and such.
So getting to design a new Filemaker database to match the data structure of the new Andertoons? Heaven.
Here’s my old FM layout (click to enlarge):
Not too bad for my first try, and it served me well for years.
But here’s my new digs (again, click to enlarge):
Oh yeah… That’s nice!
With Fliemaker 8.5, I can now pull the thumbnail from my site and see it live in the database instead of adding thousands of JPEGs to the database itself.
And each tag now has its own entry, instead of being a single field filled with comma-separated keywords. (Notice how they alphabetize themselves? JOY!)
I’ve also added some new buttons for myself at the top and side to speed repetitive tasks.
Everything I need at a glance. And fun little icons to boot!
I’m such a nerd.