Wow. I've been pretty busy for summer, and then it only
got worse into the school year. I hope I'll never go this long again
without an update. But, I was finally able to get this update out, which
includes some more stuff in the about section,
including new sections such as my signatures
and my infamous class schedule. The Forum
section has been re-named to the Live section,
which now includes (in addition to the Forum):
Gallery, "blog" (short for weblog),
and the LaunchPad.
Also, more backgrounds have been
added (and all the old ones have been "re-mastered" at higher
quality. Enjoy!) Also, I got some more links (will
the madness never end?)
Good news: I finally found the Visual Studio CD, and I
have already resumed progress on Ultimate Slots game, and I've
picked up a Visual Basic book which should help me to figure out more fun
goodies to put in the game, and improve it greatly. (Of course, all this
depends on when and if I have the time...)
Many tweaks overall since I rushed my last update
slightly, and I've figured out a few new tricks. First, I tweaked the
coding behind the layout so the pages are slightly smaller and more
efficient. Also, I figured out the command I needed to use on the little popup for the animated logo so
that it will close now.
I'm continuing to make more pages to keep myself busy,
and the latest item in the "Scudmissile Network" is the Scudmissile LaunchPad. This
page is for all new designs and demos of web pages that aren't quite ready
for prime time or so that I can show off some new ideas I have instead of
worrying about making a "real" web page.
If you have been wondering where I was for a couple of
days, I was off at Philmont Scout Ranch,
hiking through the mountains and just having a great time. Pictures of the
trip should be showing up on the Troop 708 Online page
"soon". I was also able to add another thing or two, although
the "show/hide" script has almost driven me insane (as noted
above), but I still remain with a false sense of hope that I will get it
In other news, thanks to some cool CSS effects, those
of you using Internet Explorer 5.5 will find that the scroll bar looks
uber-cool and fits right in with the color scheme now. Other than that,
there's a new background, I fixed
up the links section some more and re-worked some
of the music links. Also, I split up the FAQ and PC Guides sections
as I continue to clean up some minor layout things across the page. The
polls are back as well (authorities are still determining if they were
missed at all), and there is some more updated info in the about section. Oh, and I also forgot to mention last
time that the page new page design is compatible with almost resolutions
(640x480 still has some problems, and it looks much better the higher you
go), and it should look a bit better in lower colors.
Now that school is over and I have a bit more free
time, I might be able to get around to some more updates, like this one.
This includes "Y.A.N.D." (yet-another-new-design) including some
optimized graphics (and throwing out some all together). Once again, I'm
going for faster loading times and a cleaner, easier to maintain design.
Also, check out new links (as usual) and more
content in the About section.
Still more minor updates, such as some links and more tweaking of the layout.
Minor updates, including a few more links
and a new right border layout.
Okay, so I didn't do anything on the coming
soon section, but there are still more links,
including some to SP Design sites, I dumped
the animated logo in favor of a still image for faster loading, but if you
really miss it, you can visit it again here, and more about
Optimized images and fixed a couple of links.
New animated logo and header graphic, Tons more PC Guides content, and a revised version of the Memory Optimization guide, thanks to the release
of Cacheman 4.0. More links. Link to "All Your
Base" has changed slightly to give you the complete back story
and official page.
Fixed a thing or two with the site
map and images. Also, I think I should give you a bit of a heads-up on
what to expect form this site for the next couple of months. First of all,
I'm hoping to work on a new version of Ultimate
Slots once I get Visual Basic installed again, but there are some
other things I'm planning. The Help : PC Guides
section will grow substantially as I gather more information, get
screenshots, and decide exactly how I should write them (and actually go
about writing them). I'll always be gathering more links,
but I will hopefully get some of the hosted
sites up soon so that I can link to those.
This page now uses FrontPage Themes/Web generation so
it's easier for me to expand, and the overall design looks slightly
different, but there's the same main layout. This time with more FAQs, new links, new section in
help called PC Guides,
which will include articles for increasing your computers security
Slightly tweaked HTML, new picture
of me and updated about page (more favorites and a new schedule, for a new semester), some more
links and new sub-divisions in the main sections,
more specific link targets (for external sites), and a sitemap.
Completely redone site graphics and layout, including a
different menu system (hopefully this will all be more stable and
faster-loading), a new game, windows backgrounds and games are now both in the downloads section, updated and edited the about section.
NEW! Help section, some more backgrounds, slightly modified site
graphics, and minor HTML tweaks, including CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
Yet another new system in the Windows Backgrounds section (I'm
keeping this one!), one or two more links,
different hyperlink colors, and some more backgrounds.
An entirely new color scheme and look, the Suggestion Box is now the Forum,
my picture is now in the about section, new
interface for Windows Backgrounds
(larger previews and a menu system), my own web poll, today's date is
displayed on the left, and some more links.
New page design and graphics (including the upper nav
bar, no more 'dotz' banners, and some other dHTML effects), & smaller
Changed the link colors so that there're easier to see,
got rid of the scrolling effect on the section explanations to help the
pages load faster, there are now two themes in the backgrounds section, and I modified
the about section so that it has stuff about me.
Added some dHTML effects (the scrolling text, link
underlines, etc.), fixed some spelling errors and a couple of links.
updated intro graphic, modified links section, a
comment from me in the suggestion box, and file sizes for downloads.
links, and the games
section is now up, as well as various other fixes to the pages.
More links, backgrounds, and lower nav bar added.