New title graphic

March 9th, 2012 | Posted by Emmett in Comics | Site Development - (0 Comments)
Only took me a couple nights but I finally got my comic header graphic done. It's doesn't really fit with any specific page I have so far, but I think it's awesome. At the least I can make a page that sets aside comic-related posts and have it link to that. Yeah, and on that note I think I'm going to do an "Awesome Cover of the Week" series or something like that, because I clearly need more opportunities to describe something as "awesome."

Found a template I like

March 6th, 2012 | Posted by Emmett in Site Development - (0 Comments)
I think I found a template I'm going to stick with. It's called Delicate, and you can find it here. I wanted to be able to display a different header graphic for each main page, and it looks like I can do that here. So that's exciting. I haven't gotten to look around the settings much. It comes with a default header graphic and ended up wasted a couple hours going through fonts while watching Stargate SG-1 episodes on Netflix. Hopefully, I'll be able to look through a little more of the new template tomorrow.
So it's pretty easy to make an album page once you know what the code is (go figure). The NextGEN Gallery plugin page has a lot of useful reference information. You're bound to run across it if you're doing any kind of related search, but if you haven't gotten there yet, check it out. Anyway, I'm still working on the overall site design so I might go for a slightly different gallery style once I settle on something, but the compact style is working well enough for now. Next on the agenda is trying to get multiple blog streams on my page or manually created page templates. I haven't decided which I want to do. I'm guessing the templates will be a little more easy since I think the alternative involves more install procedures, but who knows. Either way, things are slowly coming along which is nice, and even though I haven't gotten the design polished at all, I think I start non-site-development related blogging soon. I just got Mass Effect 3 downloaded today, so there's that to start.