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  • Web Design Weekend

    New WayFar Design Logo

    I spent this weekend doing a ton of web design work.  I’ve made some major updates here on Sethen.com, including making the damn site finally work properly.  I also started work on a website for my latest client.

    My website has been acting up for SOME time now.  Every time I’d go to edit something, I’d get random errors. Server 500 Errors were running rampant, and I had to switch the site out of HTTPS just to edit the menu. Things were out of hand.

    I backed up the entire website, and practically rebuilt it piece by piece to find what was causing my problems.  I also kept running the site through GTMetrix to help me work out my load errors.  In the end, I found that two plugins were behind my woes – the one that auto-posted to Facebook, and the one that connected my site to my Piwik Stats site.

    I found ways to replace the functionality of both of these, and we’ll see how it goes.  I also managed to remove about a dozen plugins I didn’t need anymore, and removed several dozen files from the internal structure of the site that were years out of date.

    All in all, everything is running better now.  I also managed to figure out the built-in mobile version of my theme, instead of using the ugly one that looked nothing like my site.  My site is now truly mobile-friendly.  I also updated the logo for WayFar Design, as seen above 🙂

    Stonington Library
    My newest client is the Stonington Public Library.  I spent a good portion of Saturday setting up and designing their new website.  I’m not ready to show it off publicly yet, so don’t go looking for a link 🙂

  • Website Update Progress

    I made some good progress on the Minecraft website this weekend.  Finished all the province pages, the city-states, and the South Province. Pretty much if the page is listed in the menu on the website, its finished.

    Here are some links for anyone interested.

    Central Province | North Province | Desert Province | South Province | East Province

    Free City of Pyke | Free City of Klaatu | Arthur’s Crossing

  • Minecraft Website Overhaul

    In celebration of my Minecraft World turning 5 years old this month, I’ve begun a massive overhaul to the Minecraft section of my website.  I’m going to be updating all the photos, and hopefully making some new videos!  I’ve started by expanding so that there is a page for each location, organized into Provinces and Kingdoms, etc.

    Since I recently updated Graycleft for the first time in at least 3 years, I’ve started with the West Province.  Follow these links below to see what the new pages are going to look like!

    West Province | Graycleft City | Valemont | Lakeside

  • Web Design Woes

    I just spent 3+ hours screwing with Sethen.com, breaking it, un-breaking it, all in an attempt to fix one minor issue with the site being https and not getting shown as properly secure.  In the end, I have no idea what fixed it, it just started working.  Maybe it was the blood sacrifice, or possibly the undead zombie chicken – I’m not sure.  But its all working again now, and I can sleep.

  • Progress made on Historical Society Website

    I ended up staying home from work yesterday, as my head cold was getting the better of me, so I put that time to good use.  I spent the afternoon finally making some headway on the Milo Historical Society website overhaul.  I continued that progress this evening, and I’m going to do my best to keep it going all week.

    So far, I’ve got WordPress all set up and mostly laid out.  I’ve converted both the newspaper sections, and the celebrations.  Moving all those images in the celebration section took all evening.  I am excited though, as I found a plugin that will let me display PDF files directly in WordPress, without any need for an external plugin!  Gotta love Google Docs.  This will let me display the issues of the two newspapers that are PDFs in a much nicer way.

    My favorite part so far is the header. I found a collection of old painted postcards of Milo, and cropped them to fit in the header image slot.  It even picks one at random each time you load the page.

    Here’s a sneak peak at what the site looks like right now.  It is by NO means finished.  If anyone wants a link to check it out, just ask!

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