After a year and some change (both figuratively and literally), I have gone back to tackle this site! Since I have been recently diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, whose symptoms include depression, I have added important details about how PTSD connects to depression to round out this site and make it more informative and helpful. (I also added Google Fonts, a new button, and updated code to my current standards.) Let me know what you think!
This little site now has a new(ish) layout design, with a new color scheme and lots (LOTS) of little polishing touches! (I plugged my WIP on Discord last night and finalized everything today!)
I’m so glad to be finally content with this layout…it only took me a year and some change to figure out that the image of Dove needed to be the lightest and brightest thing in the design! Once I realized that, then the darker color scheme quickly took shape, and I started getting more excited to fix other things about the layout. Now the code has also been updated and some writing has been tidied up as well! WOO! (Just goes to show you how a little spark of inspiration can set my whole mind ablaze with productivity!)
After 2 years and several (SEVERAL) revisions, this little site is finally ready to show off! What was once a tiny site of 5 pages has now been rewritten and expanded with 5 brand-new articles to round out the content, including an introduction to Olaf as a character. I think I’ve finally nailed everything I wanted to say about Olaf and why I find so much to love about his character in the film!
(Fun facts: I actually had this revamp technically done on the 20th, but I waited a couple of days to see if I wanted to add anything more before officially plugging it here…also, I am still open to suggestions, especially about design choices!)
I’ve been quiet about my work on Absentia (my Eighth Doctor site), but that doesn’t mean I quit working on it entirely! (I did have some slowdowns due to lack of inspiration and motivation, but I think I’m fighting through those now :D)
Anyhow, I’ve added a couple new articles to Absentia: PTSD, the Eighth Doctor, and Me, and A Wacky Theory about the TV Movie. Check ’em out, let me know if they look weird or are hard to read, and let me know what you think about the topics I’ve covered! 😀
Also, I’m working behind the scenes on my Olaf site, The Impossible Dream (not going to link it yet because what is currently up is kind of embarrassing slkdjflksjdf). It got nominated for a Shrine Spotlight award over at Amassment, so I’m newly motivated to get this thing shined up and beefed up with more content, better layout/fonts, etc.!
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)
My third project of 2017 is live! (Actually, I even completed it yesterday–thank you, snow days! xD)
Now this little page shows the current state of my novels…yup, that’s right, novels! I took the one big book I’ve been working on for YEARS and officially split it into three books. The second and third books are novel-length already (over 75,000 words), and the first book will be as soon as I beef it up with more story and description. At least…I hope so ^_^;
Anyhow, take a moment and check out the new and improved-ness! YAY PRODUCTIVITY AT LAST 😀
This little site has gotten its Google Fonts and some style tidying along the way, as well as some added information. WOOT! (I had intended to finish this in July, but since I finished Clefairy so early in January, I figured, “Why not try to finish another project?” 😀 )
Now to check the 2017 projects list for what else I can do in January…!
My first official project of 2017 is complete! What was once “Elusive Enchanter” has been reborn and completely overhauled as Ephemera, a much better fansite for my favorite little Pokemon.
The site now features:
- All-new seven-part info section about Clefairy in the anime & games
- Expanded mythology articles
- Larger poetry section, with five original poems inspired by Clefairy
- Expanded music article and broadened song selection (each song has its own page now)
- Images to enhance and illustrate content
- Completely redesigned layout, including two tricks I’ve never tried before: a shimmery text effect in the top bar (thanks to Masao for helping me debug!!) and a partially-transparent cloud image floating atop the layout.
Check it out and let me know what you think!
(I am also still trying to make the shimmer text effect work in IE, to no avail–I have tried some fallback styles but I don’t think I’m doing them right. Any advice is greatly appreciated, as always!)
Hey, cool, I did manage to update again before the end of the year! LOL
After scanning through the Visionary Sphere Network, I’ve come up with a list of things I’ll be doing (hopefully) in the coming year. Doing this month-by-month list really helped with motivation this year, so I’m counting on its continued success in 2017!
Overall 2017 Goals
- January: Redesign/overhaul Elusive Enchanter
- February: Write more articles for Absentia
- March: Update The Impossible Dream (Google Fonts, more articles)
- April: Gather pictures for Something Good‘s plot summary
- May: Rework Novel Progress (new info, better scripts)
- June: Write articles for Something Good
- July: Improve Classes‘ page layout
- August: Gather pictures for Absentia
- September: Rework College Knowledge (CMS, pre-made responsive layout)
- October: Add more playlists to WMW.org Radio
- November: Update Skies over Atlas (Google Fonts, revisions)
- December: Update The Gamer’s Repose (Google Fonts, revisions)
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! 😀 )