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07 March 2004 @ 09:43 pm
LiquidStar Overhauled  
I've just made live the new LiquidStar! :D Lots of new content was added, lots of outdated content was scrapped or updated, new skins were made, and a whole new overall look was set up. Go see! And while you're at it, join the mailing list! ;) The old mailing list just up and DIED one day, and I never brought it back--it only had five subscribers anyway. ;P This new one better wind up with more, since it took me over 10 hours to write and debug the scripts.

Yeah, I spent the whole weekend uploading this new stuff. That says nothing of all the other hours I spent rewriting content and making the new skins. One of which still doesn't work in Firefox, but I'll get around to fixing that.

Anyway, yes, this is supposed to be a happy thing! Whee! :D
 
 
Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Current Music: Matchbox 20 - Bright Lights
 
 
 
Eight Wishes8wishes on March 7th, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)
Yay for new skins! I wish I knew more CSS to be able to help you out. I really like the "keypad" skin though. And I hope I'm not being anal or anything, but...



I'm not sure if you meant for that to be like that, but I guess that just looked a little out of place to me.
Melody: mecomeseptember on March 7th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)
It's neither intentional nor unintentional. It kind of just happened, and it didn't bother me enough to fiddle with it more. ;) I was considering fixing it when I figure out why the skin looks like crap in Firefox. Since someone actually bothered to mention it to me--and you even took a screenshot and everything!--I probably will fix it. :]

The Keypad skin is my favorite, too, so I was like AARRGH when I couldn't get it to work in Firefox. >:P
Emma: pretty maple leavesemmavescence on March 7th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC)
i'm so in awe of your website! not just one good design, but multiples! and so much content! *envy* i don't think i'll ever get mine close to that. i'm feeling rather mediocre lately. bah.
Melody: magiccomeseptember on March 7th, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)
Well, my domain has been around for nearly 3.5 years, and I've had a personal site for just about 4, so I've had a lot more time to develop skills and ideas for content than you have. Don't sell yourself short, your site is absolutely beautiful! :D
SKingList: mini meskinglist on March 7th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC)
but but I've had my domains for a gazillion years going back to this piece of ugliness and beyond and I still have no content...
stamp.whine.
I love the grass one, I guess it's default?
ps: Hope you weren't too busy scripting to see CJ, it rocked!
Melody: mecomeseptember on March 8th, 2004 04:36 am (UTC)
EEP!! NOOO! I totally forgot!! X/ Are they going to run it again anytime during the week??

Well...I guess I just like having lots of content? :]

Yeah, Scratchy is default. It took me no time at all and was meant to be a very simple, content-focused design. I'm glad you like it. :)
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deeevamp on March 7th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
My goodness, I eat pizza backwards too!!!

I love your new site!!! This is fabulous!!! You are wonderful Melodie.

I like the pink skin best. Except for that little person. She goes well with it, but I just don't like those anime looking persons. haha

GOOD JOB BAYBEEE!!!!
Melody: mecomeseptember on March 7th, 2004 08:48 pm (UTC)
Hee, I think you've mentioned that before!

Thank you thank you muchly! :D :D

And "that little person" is Princess Garnet--a character I adore from Final Fantasy IX. ;]
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Melody: magiccomeseptember on March 7th, 2004 08:50 pm (UTC)
I found it on GettyImages and was immediately like "O_O O_O I MUST TURN THAT INTO A SKIN!!!" Not only is that someone's left hand (I'm a lefty), but it's pressing #3--my favorite number! That image was clearly made for me to find and use for something! ;D
Scott Kskreidle on March 7th, 2004 09:29 pm (UTC)
Safari: First visit, came up text-only. Refresh gave Scratchy, which looked all right. Keypad only loads the header graphics and sidebar, nothing else. No, make that "everything is crammed into a very, very long column the width of the sidebar." Garnet looks all right, I think.

IE for Mac: Scratchy by default, no problems. Keypad, well.. left to right, we have: part of the header graphic, title overlaying graphic and sidebar (which is just about centered), a narrow column of Update Log, and a narrow column of Lately. Garnet looks all right.

http://skreidleimg.n3.net/MFtemp/IE-Mac-Keypad.gif
http://skreidleimg.n3.net/MFtemp/Safari-Keypad-1.gif
http://skreidleimg.n3.net/MFtemp/Safari-Keypad-2.gif
Emma: technokitty!emmavescence on March 7th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
macs are silly :p
Melody: daffodilcomeseptember on March 8th, 2004 04:45 am (UTC)
I like them. :] I've been working a lot with them in my media art class, and I've gotten over all of my misgivings with them from the past. I now really want a PowerBook. ;)
Scott Kskreidle on March 8th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
Maybe they insist on stringent adherence to established standards? :)
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Melody: thoughtfulcomeseptember on March 8th, 2004 04:34 am (UTC)
When you refreshed, it probably reset your cookies. I had the same problem at first--since I got rid of all the old skins, the cookie wasn't valid anymore because the skin name in it doesn't exist. Refreshing or deleting the old cookie fixes that. :]

So basically Mac browsers handle floating DIVs terribly. :P *sigh* Those look ten times worse than Firefox. XP If I had access to a Mac so I could fiddle with it all, I'd plan on fixing that, but maybe whatever I wind up having to do to get it to work in Firefox will fix those, too.

Thank you for telling me all that and taking screenshots. :) If you don't mind, could you tell me the version numbers for Safari and IE for Mac that you have so I can update my skins page to mention that Scratchy and Garnet work in them? :]
Scott Kskreidle on March 8th, 2004 09:16 am (UTC)
Safari 1.2 (v125)
IE 5.2.3 (5815.1)

Under OS X 10.3.2
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ZOLTAN WARRIOR OF POWER!z0ltan on March 7th, 2004 10:18 pm (UTC)
"Current Music: Final Fantasy IX OST, "Melodies of Life""

Hellz!
Melody: magiccomeseptember on March 8th, 2004 04:46 am (UTC)
The copy I ripped myself, even. ;D I love that song!
crazygal on March 8th, 2004 02:22 am (UTC)
EEK!!! it says:
There is an error with your cookie for this website; please clear your cookies and then refresh your browser. For instructions on clearing your cookies, consult your browser's Help files. There is an error with your cookie for this website; please clear your cookies and then refresh your browser. For instructions on clearing your cookies, consult your browser's Help files. Update Log There is an error with your cookie for this website; please clear your cookies and then refresh your browser. For instructions on clearing your cookies, consult your browser's Help files
Cherylcircumstances on March 8th, 2004 03:32 am (UTC)
Re: EEK!!! it says:
Yeah. I got that too the first time it loaded (IE 6 on W2K). Then I refreshed and the default skin came up fine. Besides that it looks really nice, Melody. :) Really nice.
crazygal on March 8th, 2004 03:34 am (UTC)
Re: EEK!!! it says:
yeah i looked further down and it said someting about layout or something so i clicked there, and then saw the other skins...
Melody: bunneh eyecomeseptember on March 8th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
Re: EEK!!! it says:
That's another way to fix it, I suppose... ;D
Melody: thoughtfulcomeseptember on March 8th, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)
Re: EEK!!! it says:
It's because you've been to the site before and the skin name in your old cookie was for a skin that doesn't exist anymore. Refreshing the page seems to work for some people to reset the cookie, but since several people have been confused by it and it doesn't work for everyone, I just fiddled with the code, and it should no longer be an issue. :]

Thank you very much for the compliments on it. :D I'm glad people like it. :)
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Melody: thoughtfulcomeseptember on March 8th, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
Re: EEK!!! it says:
That's because you've been to the site before and the skin name in your old cookie is for a skin that doesn't exist anymore. ;) I figured people would do as the message says and clear their cookies, but several people have been confused by it so I just fiddled with the code, and it's no longer an issue. :]

Try again, and let me know if it works!
crazygal on March 8th, 2004 10:20 am (UTC)
Re: EEK!!! it says:
heh i'm just too lazy to bother with cookies...
but further down it said something about a new skin or something so i clicked that and got in
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