Both now sport more floral layouts to match the domain layout (which I’m still pretty happy with), and they involve better coding and design techniques–the exits page in particular features a new CSS technique called Flexbox, which will make my designing life about 5000% easier. I’m now super excited to try this on some other layouts!
I know it’s been more than a few hot minutes since I did much on my domain, but I’m still here! It’s just been hard to muster up the energy to work on websites much. I want to do stuff, but then I boot up the computer and my brain is just “you know what? …nah.” LOL! I still have several ideas for my sites, though. I will start nudging some things around in March and see how many flying flips I can spare for webdesign stuff!
Speaking of computers, I may be looking into getting a new computer at some point this year, because my current one is almost 7 years old and I’m not sure how much longer she’ll last. 🙁 She’s been a good one, though, and I don’t want to trade her in till she just doesn’t run anymore. I really like the ASUS brand laptops (especially the gaming ones like this one) because they just seem to be made to last much longer than normal laptops, just like I like ’em. If anybody has recommendations on what I should upgrade to, especially if it’s within the ASUS brand, let me know!
Things have been a bit busy behind the scenes here at WMWorg! Recently, I found out that my previous host was going to be tripling the price of my plan, so I purchased new hosting with Teacake.org and moved there officially this past week. There were a few bugs to iron out, but Masao (the owner of Teacake.org) was super awesome with troubleshooting and getting me settled in. YAY for great web buddies ♥
Also, I’ve been doing a bit of cleanup work around the main page, network page, and links page. It had been almost two years since I updated the links page, but admittedly the last year and a half has been pretty hectic IRL, so it’s understandable. Now, at least, everything is tidy again, and my newest site The Other Slipper has its official place on my network page!
Lastly, I had hoped to release a project on October 25th, but work on that has been delayed due to my health. Hopefully I will get feeling better ASAP and can finish it, because it’s a labor of love and I can’t wait to show it off!
WOOT! This is a momentous day for WithinMyWorld.org–for the first time, she’s sporting a mobile-friendly and responsive PARALLAX layout! (If you don’t know what parallax is or why anybody would geek out over it, let’s just say parallax is the reason why my site looks so sleek and scrolls so pretty with all the different images. LOL!) I am in love with it and can’t stop scrolling up and down, thinking, “OH WOW I HELPED MAKE THIS???” (If it hadn’t been for that demo I found, I would have never gotten it to work!)
The network page has received a matching facelift, though it was a bit rushed–I couldn’t figure out how to make the silly divs obey me, so I had to use the trusty table tag again. (Hey, if it ain’t broke in most browsers, don’t fix it, right? ROFL) Also, I added a page about this new design over at Disguises, my layout archive.
Y’all, I am SUPER EXCITED about finally being able to make this work! As always, let me know if a few code bugs slipped out while I wasn’t looking, and I hope you enjoy!
YAY I’m slightly more productive now! (more like infinitesimally more productive xD)
(Also I added another project to my list: I’m going to be doing a general Animal Crossing site at long last! Now to figure out how in the world this site is even going to work xD)
Twelve years ago, I bought a domain for myself, not expecting much more out of myself than to create just a few fansites in one fandom, plus maybe a domain hub like so many of my fellow mid-2000s webdesigners. How wonderful it has been to see this little place grow to become a haven for all my various interests, plus a few informational/educational advice sites as well!
2016 especially has been productive and accomplished, with several new and relaunched sites; November 2016 itself became busy as I started my November Nouveau program of random productivity (LOL). Though I don’t know quite yet what I will be able to accomplish in the last few days of the year, I look forward to what 2017 has in store for the Visionary Sphere Network!
(Bonus: happy birthday to me! 😀 )
Whew, it’s November already! I still have a couple of projects in the hopper for 2016, but here’s what I’ve accomplished this year so far:
- Revamped: Something Good (Oct 2016)
- Revamped: Love You to the Moon (Sep 2016)
- Republished: Narratives (Aug 2016)
- New Design: withinmyworld.org (entire network) (Jul 2016)
- Republished: Living Words (Jul 2016)
- Started: Absentia (April 2016)
- Revamped: News Blog (Mar 2016)
- Revamped: Disguises (Mar 2016)
- Launched: Counterbalance (Mar 2016)
- Launched: Good Ol’ Ev! (Feb 2016)
- Launched: Well-Thumbed (Feb 2016)
- Launched: Love You to the Moon (Jan 2016)
Wow, I didn’t think I’d accomplished QUITE that much this year, but it’s been a busy 10 months at WMWorg! March was my most productive month, though–weird!
Looking ahead, this is what I plan for November and December:
- Select Google Fonts for: Good Ol’ Ev!, College Knowledge, Inexhaustible Peace, Unspend, Gifted, Declutter, & The Impossible Dream
- Finish Absentia
- (Time Permitting) Redesign and Retitle Elusive Enchanter
- (Time Permitting) Redesign College Knowledge
Whew, looks like a lot of work (and it probably will be, not going to lie), but I’m excited about it too–I’m not going to actively build any new sites or do any huge revamps in November, so I’m going to be able to do more little tasks around the domain. Check back for updates!
In the days since the release of Version 15, I’ve gone back and edited a few things here and there, such as:
- Fixed the “collapsing div overload” on the main page (many thanks to Lethe!)
- Tidied up the exits page with 12 all-new minimalist-aesthetic link buttons
- Featured the link buttons that went with each past layout on Disguises (here’s an example!)
- Fixed the visited link color on the links page (many thanks to Lethe again!)
Ahead for WithinMyWorld.Org during this summer (time permitting):
- Finish my in-progress Eighth Doctor site for the Construction Zone event at Amassment
- Revamp and rename my faith site (it will likely be relocated to a new subfolder as well)
Stay tuned right here or at @wmworg for the upcoming changes!
HOORAY!!! After months of puttering around behind the scenes, Version 15: Passionate Light is ready to view and explore!
Here’s some of the new sights to see:
- Main index
- About domain
- About me
- Network page
- Layout archive notes on version 15
- Exits page
- One sole page of links, now as a satellite to the exits page
- Affiliation/link exchanging is now handled with a single list of “esteemed colleagues”
- And of course, this updates log has gotten a matching facelift
consisting of me changing like 3 colors, because I’m lazy
Let me know what you think about version 15 in the comments or the guestbook! I’m really happy with it so far! (And as always, if something is displaying strangely on your machine, it’s a good bet that I have no idea it’s happening!! Currently v15 has been tested in the Windows versions of IE, Firefox, and Chrome.)
Can’t believe it’s been 11 years since I bought this domain and began filling it with various web works!
Sites have come and gone, and there have been many facelifts, but WithinMyWorld.org has stood the test of time. It was my 20th birthday present to myself, in the midst of college exams, and it has seen me enter other stages of my life since then. :’) Ah, memories. <3 Here's to many more years! *clinks glasses*