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May 15, 2004

Argghhh!!! - Final Design



Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Castle Argghhh!!.

This is a site we did for Pam's buddy Sir John of Argghhh!!!. She is, after all, the Imperial Animatrix. We also did his wife, Beth's, site at She Who Will Be Obeyed!.

Sir John is ex-military and wanted a militaru schem. We decided we wanted to do something with a desert camoflage background and pick some complimentary colors for the rest of the design. Finding a pattern that tiled on the page properly was THE major boggle in completing this design.

The graphics on this site are just awesome. Pam did several different page banners with cannons and machine guns and stuff like. Then she did some small banners for the comments and trackback windows. I just can't say how talented I think she is. She always comes up with awesome stuff. I'll put all her Argghhh!! in another post so you can see them all.

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Bad Example - Final Design



Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Bad Example.

This is a site I did for my buddy Harvey. It's all his fault I got into this blogging thingy... his, and Matty O'Blackfive.

His old site at Bad Money was a slow loading dog. I used to open a second IE window just for his site and browse around in the other window till his got loaded. His site had been acting funky for several weeks so, after several months of not so gentle poking and prodding, we finally convinced him to move over to MuNuviana and an MT blogging system.

The graphics on this site are just awesome. Pam took the mental image Harvey gave her, improved on them and turned out some really fantastic logos and backgrounds. Page load speed was an essential element of his design and we took that into account in optimizing the size of his banner images. Outstanding work! I'll put all her Bad Example banners in another post so you can see them all.

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January 30, 2004

Homicidal Maniak - Final Design


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Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Homicidal Maniak.

Here is a full screen sample at 1024x768 resolution. This view is the site non IE users will see. The embedded font technology will not show in other browsers. The following view for the 800x600 resolution show the embedded font in the date bar, in the post title, and the sidebar titles.

Here is a full screen sample espceially for viewers 800x600 resolution. This view is implemented via a button at the top of the left column. Clicking the button will give the readers with 800x600 resolution access to a readable site. Both sites update simultaneously through the regular posting method. I also installed modules for the links that will update both site views with one edit. Cool stuff!

Here is an Trackback Template screen sample. I installed the logo graphic and tweaked the CSS for this template. I also installed the logo graphic on all the comment templates.

Here is a roll-down or expanding comment listing screen sample. The shows how the previous comments display when you click the roll-down comment link. I really like this script because I don't like waiting for the comment window to open. A reader friendly feature.

Here is a closed comments in the Monthly or Date-Based Archives screen sample. To prevent the old comments from being spammed, I installed a script that closes access to comment posting after 30 days. Notice that on the January 29 post the comment link is working. The January 30 post has the comments disabled and tells the reader that there are "x" comments to read via the roll-down comment feature.

This site was more of a "complete and tweak" design effort. The site author had the basic layout, color scheme, and graphics completed, but was trying to implement a 3 column design. A regular reader of Eric over at Straight White Guy, she passed a message to me via Eric. So, we got together and implemented a 3 column design plus did some slight tweaking to the stylesheet.

This site required a couple of new design elements that were fun to implement.

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January 28, 2004

U S U R P - Final Design


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Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by U S U R P [United Society of Unusually Responsible People].

Here is a full screen sample at 1024x768 resolution. It's a large image, so it may take a while to download on a dial-up connection.

Here is a full screen sample at 800x600 resolution. On the 800x600 view, the red is solid all the way to the edge of the page, and the blue fades to white toward the edge of the page.

Here is an Individual Entry Archives screen sample. I placed all the archives in the same format as the main page for a consistant look and access to all the site links from any view.

Here is a comment listing screen sample. I placed the trasparent gif logo on all the comment and trackback templates so the colored background would show through.

Notice that the design is off-center with the red column on the left narrower than the blue column on the right. We matched the color scheme to an existing logo the site administrator had already designed. Then, we tweaked his logo design to make it a transparent gif image to place on the blue background of the comments and trackback listings. The background is a 20px high image with three color columns. We repeated the image down the Y-axis of the body to achieve the gradient fill effect with the colors fading to white. This approach required us to use exact positioning methods to place the content column and the sidebar column.

All in all, this site required several unusual and challenging design aspects that were fun to implement.

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January 19, 2004

S A P S A - Final Design


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Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by San Antonio Polio Survivors Association.

Here is a full screen sample at 1024x768 resolution.

Here is a 800x600 resolution screen sample.

This is a site I did for my mother. She is an retired RN and a polio survivor. She does a monthly newlewsletter for her local support group, and I thought it would be a good idea for her to put all this stuff on-line.

The graphics on this site are just awesome. Pam took the image my mom liked and turned out some really fantastic logos and backgrounds. Then, she used that same type-style to use as captions for the sidetitles. Phenomenal work!

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January 15, 2004

She Who Will Be Obeyed - Final Design


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Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Beth at She Who Will Be Obeyed. Here is a 800x600 full screen sample.

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January 14, 2004

Consent of the Governed - Final Design


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Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Consent of the Governed site administators. Here is a 800x600 full screen sample.

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January 13, 2004

Civilization Calls - Final Design


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Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Civilization Calls. Here is a 800x600 full screen sample.

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January 01, 2004

MFW - New Years Eve


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Above is a screen capture of the last design for Madfish Willie's Cyber Saloon. I kept messing around and tweaking this site from the get go, so this is about the 8th or 9th design I have displayed on this site. This particualr background is for New Year's Eve. I change the background wallpaper out all the time to keep the site fresh for both of my regular readers. How about that baby picture?

Here is a 800x600 full screen sample. It may take some time to load... be patient!

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SWG - Final Design


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Above is a screen capture of the final design presented and approved by Straight White Guy. Here is a 800x600 full screen sample.

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