Saturday, 12 January 2013

Designs, Dungeons and Rails

Hello everyone! As you might see, my blog has been updates and improved (thanks to Repelling Spider for various tips, his blog is awesome!). In my opinion it looks much better and is way more user friendly. A few changes are that if something very important happens then it will be posted on the front page, under the bulletin board as well as just as a regular post. Feedback of the new design is appreciated  and always welcome (though do be nice about it please).

     Project Creation has been coming along nicely, and tomorrow is the day that I finish filming. After that it'll probably still take a few weeks before the release seeing as it is quite a challenge to edit (and music, *hint* *hint* ) 

     I'd like to thank one of my friends (who I will call F for the time being) for lending a couple of his rails so I could do some tricky camera work. Video production has been a bit slower then usually because I've been addicted to playing a couple of rouge like games (FTL and Dungeons of Dredmor) however in the future I'll try to avoid such things.

    Finally because you were kind enough to read this (or you just scrolled down, either way) here are a couple of tests utilizing the new rails. Ignore the light flicker. I personally also think the last once was better, although this probably is because I figured out the best method of sliding the camera down the rails. Anywho, glad you read this and enjoy!


  1. You know who (!) ;)12 January 2013 at 05:44

    Glad I could be of help with lending you my rails ;)

  2. Wow really smooth motion, is that stop-motion?? Also good work on updating the blog. The image slider looks nice in the wide aspect you gave it. I would suggest removing some of the space on the top and bottom of the "Bulletin Board" icon. This can be done by adding this bit of coding to the CSS area. Go to Template > Customize > Advanced > CSS and then enter the follow code, being sure to change the "WIDGETID" with the ID for whatever gadget it is. This effects the margin underneath a gadget, so you'll have to do it to the Bulletin icon as well as the slider above it. Change the number value to affect how much space there is. You can find the WIDGETID by opening up the gadget in the Layout page and looking at the last bit of the url for that gadget. If any of that is confusing or doesn't work, let me know and I'll try to help. The icon for the Bulletin looks really nice, so good job on designing that. I'd perhaps stretch it out to be a banner that goes across the main body of the page, but that's jus a preference. Looking forward to your new film, btw! Best of luck!

    margin-bottom: -15px !important;

    1. Thanks! It is indeed stop-motion. Sadly the Bulletin Board icon is just an image, and not a widget however I'll see if I can change it into one. Thanks for the tip!

    2. Welp, did what you suggested, what do you think?

    3. Definitely looks better without so much space on either side!