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).