Well, here it is. It has been a while in the works but is finally up and running. The totally new redesign of dimind.net.
When redesigning the site, I decided early on that I wanted drop down navigation menus for ease of use and comprehension, but to do that I needed to teach myself CSS. No big deal, CSS is easy... right?
Well, it turns out that when using CSS, the basic work flow of web page front end design to back end programming is pretty different from how I have been working with my previous sites. Matching a design through photoshop is a HUGE pain, especially if you are determined to have things like custom fonts, gradients stuck to the sides, etc. so what I thought I would get done in a week to two turned to a couple of months... and that is with the help of some friendly forum followers over at csscreator.com. If you are looking for help with your CSS problems, I would defiantly recommend heading over that way.
There are still a number of things that I am unhappy with (including the stupid redirect emailmeform added to the form code that I am going to have to replace with new code and the pdf's not opening in fancybox) but I thought it best to work on that after the site is live. It was time for it to be up.
Other than that, I haven't really spent any free time away from the computer. The town I am in has only one dance club and I got over it real fast. Those who know me can attest that I am not really into the "thug" scene. :\
I actually uploaded the site monday morning, then kind of collapsed with a combination of exhaustion and illness which has kept me near constantly bedridden till... well... about 25 minutes ago. Couldn't really sit up fully without getting dizzy for about 4 days, but most of it is gone now.
On that note, I have been dealing with some unfortunate health issues lately and still have a ways to go before feeling healthy again.
I was however able to watch the entire series of Farscape in 4 days. Yep, that's what I said. For those of you who don't know the series, that's 88 forty-five minute long episodes of sci-fi goodness ending in the most surprising last minute plot development before cancelation fiasco that I have ever seen. And I thought the series end for "My name is Earl" was aggravating.
Thank goodness for fan forced wrap-up movies.
Anyways, feel free to take a gander at the new threads. I really wanted to stress an elegant and professional theme with this one, and really couldn't think of something more fitting than pinstripes.
Makes me want to head back to Vegas and check out the Armani store. :P
I hope you like it, and feel free to send a message if you guys spot errors in spelling, things not working or just flat out suggestions.
Oh, and yes, demo reel is down currently... that was my project for this week, but being sick changed the plans.