Fanlist Cleanup, Part 1 and Links List Cleanup

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!

New Link Buttons and Favicon

After several months of having no inspiration whatsoever in making link buttons, I’ve made several in various new sizes (100 x 35 and 100 x 50 as well as the more traditional 88 x 31 size). WOOT! This is a great feat coming from someone who hates making itty-bitty images. LOL! Check out the buttons on my Affiliate? page.

Also in the itty-bitty images category–I made and uploaded a new favicon for the site to match better with the current layout. Y’all might still see the little blue gear symbol for a while, but I promise there’s a little green leaf in there now. 🙂 Many thanks to this FavIcon generator at DynamicDrive.com for helping me out! (Never can figure out how to make a .ico in Photoshop…LOL)

Links Got Tidied Up

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

Welcome Wild-Seven.org and Blizzara.org!

Wild-Seven.org is WMW.org’s newest affiliate–welcome to a fellow site beginning with W! 😀 Ava’s domain collective is chock-full of sites to interest fans of Sailor Moon, the Final Fantasy game series, and J-pop–plus, a very full docket of upcoming sites and projects that puts mine to shame. 😛

Also, I’ve added one new link-exchange–Blizzara.org, home to more in-depth Final Fantasy tributes than you can Omnislash at. Stefi has done an amazing job of putting together sites that are content-rich and sparkly, too.

Enjoy visiting these two great sites–I know I have! 🙂 And YAY for us webdesigners sticking together 🙂

Tidying at The Gamer’s Repose

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

Tinkering, LJ Purge, and New Possible Projects

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! 😀 😀

Two New Link-Exchanges, and Lux Perpetua Project

Hooray! Check out Ghost-Lights.org and Reflera.org, my two new link-exchanges. (On the way to add them, I realized I didn’t even HAVE a link-exchanges page yet–that got fixed in a hurry!)

Also, in the next week, I am quite hopeful that I can upload my last upcoming site, now named Lux Perpetua, about Dove II of the comic book series Hawk & Dove.

In future updates, I’ll be referring to something called the Lux Perpetua Project, which is basically me scanning in all the best images of the lady Dove from my collection of H&D comics and uploading them. (Currently, I’ve got all of the five-issue miniseries scanned in, but it will take a VERY long time to scan in everything else. If I waited till I got ALL the comic issues done, Lux Perpetua would never be uploaded!)

New Affiliates at WMW.org and Crooked Glasses!

Welcome to my newest affiliate at WMW.org: Lady Dinobug! 😀 Her lovely domain collective Rokuro.nu is a portal to all her content on the Internet–well worth checking out. Oh, and did I mention her mad leet skills in graphic design are in evidence? 😀

In other news, I’m also hard at work adding Crooked Glasses’ first-ever affiliate–After-Hours.me! :’) Blogs grow up so fast… *sniffle* After Hours is an enjoyable and fun blog written by Chrizta, and I’ve been visiting for a while. Just had to get up the courage to ask for affiliation! 🙂

New Affy and Spiffed-Up Look, Plus Updates

First, a big announcement: WMW.org’s got a new affiliate! Raine of Ashke.net graciously accepted my request for affiliation–go check out her awesome domain (and don’t forget to bow). XD

Second: I fixed the itty-bitty-teeny-tiny-yet-still-annoying-to-my-OCD problem that I’d been having with Version 12 of WMW.org. It may not look a whole lot different, but trust me, the backend coding is much different! Suffice it to say that I can now display more than four affiliate buttons without the whole layout going batpoo crazy. 😀 HOORAY for expandability!

Third: I added my last two character pages to @Austara’s Character Files. Now, Beatalie and VIBRATE officially take their place in my pantheon of City of Heroes characters. Wootwoot!

…Kind of amazed that I was able to get all this done, after months of not being able to do squat with webdesign. Startling what living WITHOUT headaches can help you accomplish! ^o^