In puttering around the site, I realized my sitemap was in BAD need of updating–thus, it is now tidied up! Woot for finally getting around to a random project that’s been probably out of date for about a year. (Snow days make for excellent web productivity days, especially when you’re aggressively avoiding other work)
I’m taking time with this redesign (but don’t I always? LOL)!
One reason this is taking so long is because I’m giving all the mini-sites a new look, similar to what the video games site and the British TV shows site have. (Once their redesigns are complete, I hope to not have to redesign them again for a while…whew!)
The main domain look has been pretty “set” for a while, but I actually might change a few things more before it goes live. I’ve also got to do the news blog look…and then I think (THINK) I’ll be ready to launch V14. Just trying to squish out all the air bubbles and kill all the code bugs first. XD
I did finally complete everything that needed fixing around WMW.org. Let me know if you see any other problems, especially in browsers besides Firefox, IE, and Chrome.
Now that v13 is finally live, I can begin working on my (huge) projects list. Here’s what I’m going to be working on for the next few
- Super Mario RPG
- British TV Shows:
- Are You Being Served?
- Are You Being Served? Again!
- Waiting for God
- Downton Abbey
- Dove II (Dawn Granger) from Hawk & Dove comics
And I also have ideas bouncing around for a simple Tumblr theme help site, but I’m not sure if I have the expertise with Tumblr themes yet. LOL
Keep an eye on this blog and Twitter feed to learn about new projects here at WMW.org! (I hope some of them will at least come to fruition before the year’s out… LOL)
Got most of the little fixes complete around the site–still have to work out the odd spacing issue on the webdesign tutorials mini-site, but everything else looks shipshape and Bristol fashion. 😛
Well, except that I forgot to write up version 13’s inspiration paragraph, and I accidentally broke one of the affiliate links… ;_; Okay, okay, I’m continuing to putter around fixing stuff. xD
Let me know what you think about all the various layouts–I did a whole slew of them, for the main domain, the webmistress page, and the Surviving College article series, as well as the webdesign tutorials, as I mentioned above, the links page, the network page, and even the joined fanlistings page. I challenged myself, in each of these layouts, to use colors that don’t usually get used together, and use icon navigation instead of text links. How’d I do? Let me know in the comments!
Today, while hiding from the scary retail world of Black Friday, I went through all my joined fanlistings and noted the dead or moved ones. I also found about 10,000 more that I want to join on TFL.org. X_x Oh well, that’s what FLs are for–feeding our site-joining addiction. XD
Anyhow, now that I’ve noted all this stuff, I’m going to spend some time (maybe now, maybe later) getting rid of the dead links and putting up new links. Lot of work, but I think it’ll be worth it, since I hadn’t done jack squat with the joined FLs list in…um… *checks last date* Geez. Okay. Yeah. XD
ALSO: I did EVEN MORE fixing on the Links list. A little golden star icon was added to several sites’ descriptions, designating each as a “Robin-Recommended” site. Check those out, as well as some of the other new sites I added to the list!
Check out the improved WMW.org Links page here! I went through all the links (physically clicking and evaluating each one), and edited/deleted as necessary. Some sites went away and some were added, but ALL are working links now. WOOT! (And all that done over dial-up, too. Never would have believe 50kbps could do so much.)
Going to keep my eye out for more links to add in the days to come…keep checking back for updates to my huge epic Links list. XD
With the help of my awesome boyfriend, I have been fixing up the HeroClix powers and abilities page on The Gamer’s Repose to reflect recent rulings changes. Check it out here: Colors on the Dial and Their Meanings
More tidying is to come, as I seek to keep the site updated. I think there are still a few more things to check on, but that will be for tomorrow. Now, I sleep. …Maybe. If I don’t get caught up in my book again and read ’til 4:00 am. LOL
If you logged onto WMW.org anytime between 12:00 AM and 1:00 AM EST, you might have noticed that the navigation appeared to be bouncing around all over the place. That was me, trying to get the navigation to be a little more intuitive, and royally bungling things up in the process. -_-
BUT! I did get it fixed, and now all the little leafy navigation thingies have WORDS to go with them, all the time! WHOOPEE!
Also, since my old-as-grass LJ account is no longer being used as the update journal, I purged it of its networky updates and began again. I have no clue what I’m going to use it for, but I’ll keep it around for randoms.
I updated the network page accordingly, and even spruced up the network links all around. Now, they are more descriptive in their hover text. Woot. 😀
Lastly–check out the Projects page on this little blog for some new possibilities on the horizon…CuriousLittleBird just MIGHT be making a few more new sites in the near future! 😀 😀
I admit it. I hoard like crazy. And apparently, I don’t just hoard random things in my house–I hoard digital things on this domain.
Exhibit A: One “welcome” image from version 8 (EIGHT!!), about ten million years ago. Why did I not get rid of it? Who knows. XD
Exhibit B: 6 pages that I combined into my current “webmistress” page and forgot to delete…or was afraid to delete because I didn’t know if they were still in use. SAD.
… -_- *sigh*
Just as in real life, I am hopeless at organizing digital files. BUT! That will change.