4 January 2020
*Northstar.nu, Shounen, Shoujo, Scented, Good Tidings, Cappuccino

So yesterday I put the domain on a brief hiatus. I’ve been creating like four different new layouts for it, but nothing quite felt right. Ugh. Layout block is the worst. Good thing Affeli.us offers free templates for precisely this occasion. Hopefully I get out of this rut soon.

In other news, my first new FL for 2020 is now up: it’s for one of my favorite josei manga, Cappuccino, a short series by Marmalade Boy creator Yoshizumi Wataru. I read this three years ago, and I’m still thinking about it today; that’s how hauntingly heartbreaking the story was, and how well-written it is. (Also added it as an affiliate to Sailor V.) It’s my first time to use a stock photo for a manga site, but I’m liking the effect (if I do say so myself). I just hope it doesn’t confuse people. xD

Other stuff I did today:

  1. I tweaked some of the content in Fine Print. (I really should change its layout soon!)
  2. I looked up some CSS section dividers and am itching to revamp (even retitle yet again) my fanfiction site! Better add that to the to-do list.
  3. …Speaking of which, I’ve been meaning to get my coding done for the /log section but have not been able to *sigh*
  4. I put down the signup section on Good Tidings, and put up the reminder in the Participants section that layouts have to be up until Jan. 15, 2020. :)
  5. I added a ton of affiliates cross-linking my own sites to the Shoujo and Shounen FLs. :) On that note, I better add revamps of those two on my list. I like the art I used for the layouts, but the layouts themselves are ugh :
  6. Lastly, tweaked the CSS and image size on Scented. I hate ugly scrollbars, so I “camouflaged” the colors a bit, and made the header image smaller to better suit my resolution (1366×768).

1 November 2019
Scented

It seems like a really manic energy took over and I was able to finish Scented, my homage to the popular 90’s web clique, Scented Angels. 。.:☆*:・’(*⌒―⌒*))) I really wanted to revive this clique because I still want to use it on my domain splash page, but since I had no way of contacting the creator (Tira)—as it has been two decades since the site was closed—I thought it would be fitting to put up a tribute instead. I suppose visiting Robin’s The Nostalgia Project gave me the necessary push to finally get this done! ^.^ Art is by Yuumei, used under her nonprofit license.

31 October 2019
*Northstar.nu, Dog-Eared, Ishida Uryuu, Scented

Hit by a sudden flash of inspiration, so I started work on yet another a new site. (⌒▽⌒)☆ Done with the initial phase of the layout; coding is to come next. Just have to write a little content and then we’re good to go~

In other news, I finally got around to adding icons to my sites at Northstar.nu. ^^;; Also tweaked the CSS there a bit more, until I’m finally happy with how the content is rendered on the page (especially with the “About,” “Design,” and “Projects” sections).

More housekeeping:

  1. /log: Fixed the CSS so the entry backgrounds now have rounded corners, edited the .htaccess (with help from Lys, as ever! ♥) to drop the PHP extension in my files, and finally got around to adding a to-do section
  2. Ishida Uryuu: Decided to go with a fixed top nav, hopefully it looks better!), and added a new affiliate, Rukia
  3. Dog-Eared: Made the content into an iFrame so it aligns better with the header image, but now I seem to be regretting the two-column layout decision since the site is so text-heavy >_< This design really works better for smaller sites with little content. So I may have to change the layout soon, no matter how much I like the current Kuroko+Nigou one(个_个)