*ECSTATIC DANCING AROUND*
WOOT! Version 14 is FINALLY live–go check it out! I finally decided to not worry with an outside guestbook, and instead made a “guestbook” page on this news blog. (Hopefully it works well and doesn’t glitch up!) And, with that pesky project out of the way, I was able to upload all my Version 14 stuff at last. ABOUT TIME, RIGHT?? LOL
I did have to do quite a bit of debug after I loaded it, but everything looks fine now. Please let me know if you see a problem with anything! 😀
EDIT: FINALLY got this new “news blog” style put up–what do you think? It didn’t turn out exactly like I wanted (because CSS is apparently cranky about background colors on “height: 100%;” div layers that scroll…argh). But otherwise I like it! Let me know if the background image is too busy!
Here’s what remains to do at WMWorg before I can upload v14:
- Finish and upload main domain layout
- Finish and upload network layout
- Code and upload guestbook design
- Write up v14 blurb for layout archive
Finish and upload news blog layout
Rewrite domain info page
Get new guestbook since my old one has been closed
Make new admin logo for contact page
Link-check sitemap, add new links where necessary
Make new button for v14 layout
Can you believe it! 8 years ago this past Saturday (December 8th), I first registered withinmyworld.org. Since then, it’s been everything from an anime portal to a graduate portfolio…what a strange and meandering path!
May the next year be full of more updates and layouts–and hopefully a few more sites along the way! 😀
Randomly hit by a burst of inspiration last night, I began putting together the graphics for a tentative Version 14.
…Wow, brain. V13 hasn’t even been up for a month, and I had to cudgel you pretty hard to even get it done, and NOW you want to start the whole process over again. Just WOW. LOL
My host sent me an email about a firmware reboot on Sept. 27th (around 7pm EDT), so if you visit my site that day and get an error, that will likely be why. They’re only expecting about 10 minutes of real “downtime,” so hopefully it won’t be long. 🙂
[Still hard at work on several sites behind the scenes, too… 😉 ]
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!
A few unexpected code bugs, plus some real-life stuff, have pushed me a little further behind in getting my layouts done, but I’m still a-workin’! 😀 Additionally, I also have been revamping some content pages to read a little better/more concisely. So when v13 DOES go live, it’ll be much more awesome. 🙂
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!