Whew! It took several hours of work and a good bit of debugging, but the webdesign page is finally presentable again. Especially check out the new links section, new and improved from its stay on my links page (which is my next project…after I sleep. LOL).
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT ACTUAL UPDATES? WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?!
LOL! All kidding aside, the webmistress page has been thoroughly updated (it has become a PAGE rather than a terribly-involved SITE), and WMW.org’s past layouts now reside on a little mini-site all their own. Go check ’em out! These are just a couple of previews of what you can expect when Version 14 hits!
(Okay, so this post should have been combined with the one below it, but I had to test my new WordPress-to-Twitter plugin, so why not?)
Yes, I finally have changed the network page to get rid of a dead link and put a new one on. Also, I linked to my video games site and my novel progress page 🙂 YAY, it’s all tied together now! 😀
YAY Skies over Atlas doesn’t have outdated information anymore~~~woot woot
Also, if you want to join the #SaveCoH movement on Twitter, you can follow @skiesoveratlas–I generally keep up with most of the #SaveCoH news by retweeting it to my followers. We’re still trying to save this game; it’s not been “closed down” yet, not until November 30th (and hopefully not then, either)!
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!
At LAST! It is uploaded and stuff is (mostly) done!
I don’t promise that absolutely everything works or looks the way it was supposed to–I find myself suddenly on a time crunch, mainly because CSS and HTML decided to go without their Midol today. *shakes fist at stupid code that took an hour to debug*
But I got mostly everything uploaded, and will continue to debug over the next couple of days. (Tell me, why is it that code can look absolutely PERFECT on my home computer, yet look like a piece of used toilet paper when I upload it? SIGH.)
Things that need to be fixed:
– the RSS page, because I kinda forgot about styling it
– new webmaster pic on contact page
– new link button on Affiliate page to reflect new layout
– Layout page, because the script that runs it appears to be broken
– writeup of Version 12 (which was just taken down)
– fanlisting page needs an intro
– one webdesign tuts page has some spacing issues
As you can see, there’s a lot to do yet, but it’s mostly small stuff. The big stuff–namely, the layouts and new content–is all up for your perusal! Enjoy the new look(s)–because there are multiples!
I updated a couple of moved/closed fanlistings over at Captivations, and I plan to do a thorough review of all the FL links on there right before v13 goes live as well. Just want to make sure I’m linking to the right stuff! 😀
Also, I’m still working like a fiend behind the scenes of WMW.org here. I just finished a complete revamp of the Webmistress page last night, and I’m planning the same kind of revamp for the College Knowledge section as well, because I’m not really satisfied with the page layout in that section right now–it feels kinda cramped.
All that remains to be done, after the College Knowledge revamp, is to debug all the layouts (WMW.org itself, FL page, news blog, network, links), make sure they run in all the main browser types, and then–joy of joys!–v13 will be uploaded! *happy squee dance* 😀 Now here’s hoping I can actually DO this before June ends. LOL
After a 10-month wait, I’ve finally been able to move ahead with backend code and frontend design for WMW.org, as well as the look for the update blog. Now I just have to finish coding the fanlistings page and come up with design and code for the links page…LOL
Really enjoying getting back into web design. I didn’t realize how stifled I felt until I got a hard drive I could actually keep saving and re-saving to without fear of losing data. 😀 (But I’ll never let a hard drive failure catch me off-guard again–I’ve got a big external hard drive and 3 flash drives as backups now.)
Anyhow, keep your browsers tuned to WMW.org in the next month or so–v13 will be a big (and cool) change when it comes!
WOOT WOOT WOOT I NOT HAZ A LAZY ANYMORE~~~!
In other words, go check out the college knowledge section for epic wins. <3 Took me long enough! I reformatted, rewrote, and otherwise toiled over this section so that it would look better and be easier to read through. Now you can navigate through the section without ever having to return to the College Knowledge page first. ...Did I ever tell you how much I <3 PHP include files? ^o^