I know I have not updated in far too long, but that’s because I have been a busy little web coding panda. A while ago I mentioned that I was working on a site update, and while there is still a long way to go, I’ve got a mockup up and in progress. If you are using a modern browser (Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer 7 or higher) you can click the link below to check it out. Note that (at the moment) the site will NOT display correctly in Internet Explorer 6 or lower, because IE6 is a broken, buggy and insecure browser (and you’re still IE 6 or older, you should update, like, right this second). I’ll fix this later.
The mockup is basically just a static page at the moment – it’s not hooked up into the blog engine yet, and none of the links/menus work (except for the little “help” links on the sidebar). But the “Photo of the Day” feature is (somewhat) up and running, so check it out – try clicking the “prev” and “next” links to reload the photos without refreshing the entire page!
I’ve tried to channel the same layout as the current blog, but with a modern, updated twist. As well, I’ve added a lot of new technology behind the scenes that will greatly enhance the site functionality. I’m putting a new focus on readability and images, and using some neat tricks to keep things simple and clean whilst allowing access to advanced functions when needed. Finally, the photo section is being reworked into something which I’m pretty excited about and which and which as far as I know has never been seen on the internet to date!
There’s still a long way to go as almost everything on the site is written and designed by yours truly from scratch, and unfortunately, having to work for a living means I can’t spend as much time on it as I would like. But it’s coming along, so look for it at the end of summer/beginning of fall!
Speaking of summer, since you all seemed to enjoy the previous video blog, I have another one for you below, wherein I wax rhapsodic on the finer virtues (NOT!) of summer in Japan, specifically my burning hatred for cicadas in all their crunch, disgusting evilness.
Okay, that’s it for now. Thanks for watching and I’ll update again soon! And if you made it to the end of the video, feel free to leave your responses to my question in the comments below!
Now listening to: Supramental – Kolesa (Radio Edit)
This song kicks ass! There’s no video on youtube, but the song is available on itunes – go check out the sample at least!